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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 993 reviews of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The zoom and performance also get good views, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and price are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good comments, but there are mixed views on the shutter and focus.

usability, performance, portability, price, image quality

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and price. The focus and zoom also get good views.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR a definite improvement

 

A capable 30x megazoom, the HS30EXR's design and features are still tops for those who like more control.

The ; has a great design and feature set for those who like to do more than leave their camera in auto. It also has several shooting options to improve photo quality for difficult lighting.

Getting the best results from the HS30EXR can require a lot of effort and even then its photos might not be good enough for some.

Fujifilm's FinePix HS30EXR is a capable megazoom for those who like the controls of an SLR, but not the expense and weight of one.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (Black) review: Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (Black)

 

Fujifilm's 30x zoom HS-series camera hasn't changed much from generation to generation. It more or less just gets fine-tuned, and that's the case with the 2012 version, the FinePix HS30EXR.

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a great design and feature set for those who like to do more than leave their camera in auto. It also has several shooting options to improve photo quality for difficult lighting.

Getting the best results from the HS30EXR can require a lot of effort and even then its photos might not be good enough for some.

Fujifilm's FinePix HS30EXR is a capable megazoom for those who like the controls of an SLR, but not the expense and weight of one.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

 

The 30x Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a pleasure to use thanks to a manual zoom lens, Raw support, and a wealth of physical controls, but image quality at higher ISOs is disappointing.

30x manual zoom lens. Tilting LCD. Excellent physical controls. High-quality EVF. Raw shooting. Hot shoe.

Big. Noisy JPG images at high ISOs. Slow to start up. No mic input.

The camera's menu system is similar to other Fuji cameras, including the FinePix F600EXR compact superzoom ($349.95, 3 stars). Hitting the Menu button brings up a text-based interface that sits on top of the live view frame. From here you can adjust...

May, 2012

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Review

 

Fuji has taken an already a highly regarded super-zoom camera and made it even better. With better shooting performance and various other upgrades, the HS30EXR is a welcomed addition to the HS-series from Fuji. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Awesome 30x optical zoom lens covers 24-720mm ; Manual zoom operation allows for precise framing ; Comfortable dSLR-like body ; Plethora of automatic and manual exposure options ; Improved shooting performance over past models ; Excellent battery life...

Good amount of noise present across the sensitivity range from 200 on up ; ISO 3200 and above are not usable in my opinion ; Some edge softness present at wide angle ; AF system has some difficulties when shooting at full telephoto in low light ; AE...

Fuji has taken an already a highly regarded super-zoom camera and made it even better. With better shooting performance and various other upgrades, the HS30EXR is a welcomed addition to the HS-series from Fuji. Read more in our

Jul, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Review

 

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a new super-zoom digital compact camera. Looking and handling like a DSLR, the bridge-style Fujifilm HS30EXR boasts a 30x zoom lens which covers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-720mm and features mechanical image...

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR super-zoom camera is a rather modest upgrade of its predecessor, but it does address some of the main problems that afflicted the HS20EXR, most notably the incredibly long image processing speeds for RAW files and...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

 

Fuji's HS30EXR is a compelling choice among the ultrazooms that crowd the market, can it outshine its predecessor?

Try, try again, Fujifilm (and once more, please).

Nov, 2012

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Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

 

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR is a 16 Megapixel super-zoom with a 30x stabilised optical range and a 3in flip-up LCD panel. Launched in January 2012, it replaces the HS20 EXR and while the lens range, screen size and sensor resolution are unchanged,...

Big, bright, high resolution EVF ; LCD screen works well in bright light ; Programmable Fn button ; Face tracking AF for movies

Manual Zoom not ideal for video ; Big and heavy - similar to entry-level DSLR ; Low light and stacking modes operate at half resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR is, like it's predecessor, a super-zoom with its own very distinctive character and style. The specifications put it on a par with market-leading models from other manufacturers, but they really only tell part of the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera Review

 

No matter your consumer label, enthusiast, beginner or aspiring professional, you can’t go wrong with the Fujifilm Finepix HS30 EXR. It does everything you could need and more. It has an amazing focal range lens, good low light capabilities, a flip out...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Fuji Finepix HS30 EXR

 

The key is versatility and a mechanical 30X ultra-wide angle optical zoom lens covering 24-720mm more precisely than any of its peers is just the start. A high-speed EXR CMOS sensor capable of capturing 16 megapixels images at 8 FPS and recording 1080p...

Mechanical ultra wide to super telephoto lens, Stellar dynamic range in EXR-DR mode, Low image noise in EXR-SN mode, Consistent sharpness except near ultra-wide, Low optical distortion, Impervious to chromatic aberrations, Good color response, Fast...

Above average noise at full-resolution, Smudging of details at all ISO settings, Useless ISO 3200 and up, Strong edge softness at ultra-wide end of zoom, 1s Movie record delay, Shutter speed limit drops by 1 stop per ISO, Useless live-histogram, Not...

This ultra-zoom provides an excellent feature set in an ergonomic design which emphasizes efficiency and quick access to photographic controls. Its unique mechanical 30X ultra-wide angle optical zoom lens, shared with its predecessor, is a pleasure to...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Fujifilm Finepix HS30EXR Reivew

 

And on they roll: the maxi zooms, filling a strong consumer demand. Buyers of bridge cameras like this make their choice to avoid DSLRs, feeling they can happily enjoy enormous zoom reach without the hassle of lugging a bulky camera bag full of...

Sure, they miss out on the finesses of DSLRs but, I figure, there are plenty of people out there quite happy to live with a single camera, lens attached, easy to tote and use. And my bet is these (also) keen photographers bring home the bacon in the...

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