Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera – Product Description:
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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera – Customer Review:
A WINNER FOR ME!
First, I want to compliment Amazon on the free shipping. I ordered the HS30 on April 9th and received it on April 14th. Two to five days before the estimated time it was supposed to arrive. ( between 16th and 19th ) Very pleased with that Amazon.
So far I think the HS30 is great! The IQ is not bad at all. I have a Nikon d3100 which takes great pictures but sometimes I would miss a great shot because I didn’t have the right lens on at the time. I took a closeup pic of a Finch on my porch railing yesterday that I never would have gotten with my Nikon, I’m sure, because I would have had to change lenses. The pic came out excellent! Crisp, sharp and detailed. Took a great pic of a quarter-moon this morning. Again, crisp, sharp, and closeup. Now, is every pic like that? No. But, neither is every pic taken with a $5,000 camera.
Take time to go through the menus and learn the camera, and you should be fine. I mainly wanted the long lens and the panorama feature. So far so good. What persuaded me to buy this camera was I had previously owned the HS10 but had to return it for financial reasons, not because I didn’t like it. When looking back at some of the pictures I had taken with it, which were pretty good, (not my photography skills but the camera IQ) and now being a little more experienced with shutter speed and aperture settings and such, I figured this time around I could really work some magic with it.
Also, a nice surprise was that from the back it looks almost exactly like the D3100. So far, all of my macro shots have been really good too. Really good! Some hand-held telephoto ( at full zoom ) shots were a bit shaky but if you can use a tripod with remote or self-timer you should be good to go. The low-light shooting modes work pretty good too. IS works good.
If you want a camera that you can take a picture, “now” without fumbling with a bunch of lenses and stuff and still get nice images, this should do the trick. Plus, there are a lot of different settings and so forth to play with. The 360 panorama works great. ( might need to practice a little ) The software has a 360 viewer which is pretty cool.