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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

£149.99
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A multi award winning bridge camera, great for wildlife photography
Bridge 16MP 30x Yes Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR number 319 across all digital cameras.
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158 Reviews + 6 Awards
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4 Years Old
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Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 158 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus two other sites and a "Silver" from Toptenreviews.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good picture quality and excellent technical features. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
The FinePix HS30EXR has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Very small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 241 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 222 in sports photography cameras, but average for portrait photography, ranking number 250 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR?

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is 130.6mm wide and 96.6mm tall. It is 126mm deep and weighs 637g.

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR front dimensions

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR size in context

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Camera Labs, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine all of whom decided that this Fujifilm digital camera was very good.

Another three expert review sites all endorsed this digital camera. This camera received a Toptenreviews.com "Silver" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com. In addition, review site CNET.co.uk gave this Fujifilm camera an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was outstanding.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 20 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 81 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

FinePix HS30EXR owners on average rated this camera as outstanding. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed it thought it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

22 people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use, 10 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and four customers considered that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,158 expert and owner reviews (including 2,689 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has very good reviews. We also found that Fujifilm has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

34 people reckoned that this digital camera was able to produce good images, three people who bought it agreed that it was good in low light and two owners said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Seven customers who bought it agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

19 owners thought this digital camera had a good zoom, eight people who bought it agreed that it had a good lens and three customers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Nice Design

Five people who bought it thought it was smooth and five customers who bought it thought it was good looking.

Users Report Great Product Quality

14 people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen and three customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

13 people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four customers reckoned that it was well made and three customers who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two owners thought this digital camera was compact.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four owners who purchased it thought it was good for video recording.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £149.99 it is more expensive than 50% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and the United Kingdom price of £149.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $194.76 (£253.09).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The FinePix HS30EXR's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR's optical zoom of 30x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 2% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix HS30EXR has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The FinePix HS30EXR's minimum aperture number of 2.9 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The FinePix HS30EXR has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The weight of the FinePix HS30EXR of 637g is fairly heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR's digital zoom of only 2x is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the FinePix HS30EXR of 720mm is in the longest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3264 x 2448|3264 x 2176|3264 x 1840|2304 x 1728|2304 x 1536|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR's image sensor size of 0.5" is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in June 2013.


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