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Fujifilm HS30 Digital Camera

16MP 30x CMOS Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
24-720mm Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom And Super Macro ModeThe bright, high-precision Fujinon lens boasts a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and an optical zoom range from wide-angle 24mm to 30x telephoto,... More
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25 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website info.abril.com.br scored this camera 80%.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

Fujifilm is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Fujifilm also has good reviews for its bridge cameras.

Fairly Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly big normal focusing range (tele) (3 meters) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The normal focusing ranges (tele) of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 1.3m to 5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 2.4m.

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Fairly Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

At 0.45 meters, the Fujifilm HS30 has a quite big normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the HS30 the normal focusing ranges (wide) range from 0.05m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.37m.

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Price Drop of £32.99

The HS30 has dropped in price by £32.99 in the last 60 days.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm HS30 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HS30 which do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm HS30 supports video capability, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the HS30 which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm HS30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the HS30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price], or the S8200[pl_1565851_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm HS30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price], or the S8200[pl_1565851_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price].

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1/2"" Optical Sensor Size

The Fujifilm HS30 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2"". That's 17% more optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 6.40 x 4.80mm. The worst optical sensor size of all cameras that are a comparable age to the HS30 is 1/3"" and the best is 4/3"".

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the Fujifilm HS30 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on cameras of a similar type and age to the HS30. The image editing "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm HS30 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm HS30 has a higher still image resolution than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Fujifilm camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2304 x 1536, 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HS30 range from 2s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. At 30 seconds, the Fujifilm HS30 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the HS30.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm HS30 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm HS30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Fujifilm HS30 is more than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Tracking Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Fujifilm camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features One Light Metering

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Fujifilm digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on digital cameras of this age and type.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm HS30 has a better display than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

An LCD display is the worst display across comparable types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm HS30 is more than most bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of this age and type the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the HS30.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the HS30, the Fujifilm HS30 does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Fujifilm HS30 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm S8200[plb_1565851_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm HS30 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the HS30 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm HS30 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HS30. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this age and type. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras of this age and type range from 8GB to 130GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the HS30.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of this age and type range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. The Fujifilm HS30 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 637 grams, the Fujifilm HS30 is quite heavy compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average weight of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 500g.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Fujifilm HS30 has a quite small combined zoom (only 60 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HS30. The combined zooms of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HS30 range from 16x to 3,600x.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm HS30

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the S8200[pl_1565851_price], or the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the HS30 over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Fujifilm S8200[plb_1565851_price] (44x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (60x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the S8200[pl_1565851_price], or the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Fujifilm HS30 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the HS30.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm S8200[plb_1565851_price] (16.2MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the S8200[pl_1565851_price], or the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price].

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] (CCD).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm HS30 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the HS30.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (4x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] (5x) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface

Expert Reviews

(2)
13 December 2012

Avaliação de Maurício Moraes / Com o corpo muito parecido com o de uma reflex, esta superzoom da Fujifilm é farta em botões e controles manuais. O modelo tem boa ergonomia, com partes... Read more…

6 June 2013

Si estás buscando una cámara de alta resolución con un zoom potente y funciones automáticas que te den excelentes resultados, la FinePix HS30EXR es una muy buena opción...

This camera creates 360, degree panoramas and lets you make your own 3D images
Great controls
Good zooming
Quite light and fairly compact
Sharp output
The LCD screen only folds out to a 90, degree angle
Video quality should have been more better
Manual Zoom not ideal for video
Big and heavy - similar to entry-level DSLR
Low light and stacking modes operate at half resolution

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 14 April 2013 by Duncan adam
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera after wanting to take up photography as a hobby. Did a lot of research and found this camera to be an ideal starting point. I think it will be a long time before I've exhausted... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Paul
(Verified Purchase)

As described...

Reviewed 30 October 2013 by Rupert Richardson
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted something a step up from the mini convenience cameras that nowadays struggle to outperform a phone camera. This one had lots of zoom, manual focusing and a decent flash. It also has (so... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code hs30, code hs30e, code hs30ex, code hs30exr
Barcodes 04547410202540

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