Fujifilm HS30 EXR CMOS Superzoom with Raw

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Fujifilm HS30 EXR has numerous notable characteristics

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR The FUJIFILM HS30EXR Compact CMOS superzoom with Raw, unique from its siblings due to the lithium-ion battery along with it's RAW and RAW+JPEG file formats. The advantages are a long-term, rechargeable power supply and RAW files creating supreme image quality along with post-production agility. When you think about all the other exciting features of the HS30, it's not merely a budget-friendly alternative, it's versatile as well.

Of the numerous other notable characteristics of the HS30 camera, you'll discover the Fujinon 30x 24-720mm optical zoom lens is at the head of the list. The maximum aperture of the lens is f/2.8 plus it has a sprawling focal length ratio that encompasses everything beginning at 1cm Super Close Macro shots to exceptionally long telephoto images. The imposing 30x optical zoom features an enhanced 60x Smart Digital Zoom alternative, which provides a 1440mm (35mm equivalent) focal length. The Fujinon lens also enjoys a strong build featuring 15 elements laid out in 11 groups, and there's Super EBC to cut down on ghosting and and other aberrations.

The 24mm wide-angle lens is also supported by a CMOS Shift image stabilizer and high ISO options that go up to 12800. Also helping to create steady, clear shots is the Fuji Advanced Anti Blur attribute, which overlays 4 consecutive images into a single picture. One more feature that shouldn't overlooked is the camera's electronic viewfinder that switches automatically from the LCD screen to the EVF as you raise the camera's viewfinder to your eye thanks to the automatic "Eye Sensor".

The LCD screen is 3.0" with 460,000 resolution dots and it tilts both up and down for extended flexibility for both shooting and when playing back images. It also features other advantages like vector graphics featuring flash engineering, an enhanced font display and high contrast. At the left side of the monitor there are direct command shooting buttons for quick adjustment the most-used settings.

A 16 megapixel CMOS BSI EXR image sensor together with its collaborator, the EXR processor make up the heart of this HS30 . Together this pair of indispensible devices give the HS30 its gitty' up - delivering high-quality RAW files plus HD 1920 x 1080 movie recording, not to mention those quick start-ups, fast focusing, continuous high-speed shooting, and much more. The foundation of the camera additionally authorizes EXR AUTO mode, taking all of the guessing out of photography, automatically distinguishing and optimizing countless settings for 103 unique shooting situations.

And naturally, the HS30 gives you the option to select your own settings because of the manual exposure setting dial (M/A/S/P). A feature that lets you creativity fly, giving you the choices you need to acquire the scene as you see fit. Other creative functions include bracketing options, Pro Low-Light, Pro Focus and, Motion Panorama 360 modes, and others!

As you are ready to start sharing what you've photographed, the HS30 offers up the tools to accomplish that, without breaking into a sweat. "On-board social networking" allows you to tag images and movies within the camera, so as you get back to the computer your new files will upload automatically. The FUJIFILM MyFinePix Studio also provides ways to keep connected, featuring automatic search, upload and favorites ranking. On the other hand, Photobook Assist, lets you make a photo album inside your camera, letting you share your pictures on the fly. The camera also features playback modes, 3D view, and 3D print. - Jan 5, 2012

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Fujifilm HS30 EXR CMOS Superzoom Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4