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Fujifilm HS30

A multi award winning bridge digital camera with good features
Bridge 16MP 30x Yes Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Fujifilm HS30 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Fujifilm HS30 number 633 across all digital cameras.
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223 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Good Features
23
5 Years Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has not bad expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 223 reviews. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph plus three 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 digital cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good lens quality and excellent product quality.
The HS30 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Very small maximum memory card size

Fujifilm HS30 Video Reviews


How Big is the Fujifilm HS30?

The Fujifilm HS30 is 130.6mm wide and 96.6mm tall. It is 126mm deep and weighs 637g.

Fujifilm HS30 front dimensions

Fujifilm HS30 size in context

Fujifilm HS30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This Fujifilm digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Hardwarezone.com.ph, Camera Labs, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

Three additional expert review sites liked this camera. This Fujifilm camera received a "Silver" award from website Toptenreviews.com and the expert at website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. This camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from website CNET.co.uk who said it was exceptional.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 25 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 80%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is superb based on 198 owner reviews. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

27 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use, 10 customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus and five customers reckoned that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

26 customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good zoom, eight owners thought it had a good lens and four customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus.

Users Report Great Product Quality

17 people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality.

Fujifilm Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Seven people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five owners considered that this digital camera was smooth and five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good screen and five customers wrote that this digital camera had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners concluded that it had a good flash.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

43 owners who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images, three owners who bought it thought it was good in low light and two people said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three people who reviewed it considered that it was compact.

Users Report it is Robust

Four owners said in their reviews that the product was well made and three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

14 customers who purchased it thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Four people who bought the Fujifilm HS30 considered that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six customers mentioned that the product was good for video recording.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Fujifilm HS30 of 16MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Fujifilm HS30 of 30x is quite big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 20% 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 typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Fujifilm HS30's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm HS30 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Fujifilm HS30's ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800 is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Fujifilm HS30 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The weight of the Fujifilm HS30 of 637g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm HS30 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Fujifilm HS30 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital 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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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 typical of many digital cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Fujifilm HS30 of 720mm is in the longest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Fujifilm HS30 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor sizes of digital cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the Fujifilm HS30 of 0.5" is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. The Fujifilm HS30's maximum memory card size of only 8GB is in the smallest 22% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Fujifilm HS30 of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x. The Fujifilm HS30's digital zoom of only 2x is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Fujifilm released the HS30 in March 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm hs30exr
Barcodes 04547410202540
Hugely lighter
50% bigger digital zoom
0.7 larger maximum aperture number
2x smaller optical zoom

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