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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

We've given the HS30EXR a grade of A-.
This product is ranked
11th of 36 in Extended Zoom Digital Cameras
12th of 32 in Fujifilm Digital Cameras
57th of 155 in 14-16 Megapixels Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

The EXR sensor is the selling point here; the user can choose one of three modes that favor high dynamic range, low noise, or high resolution. The low noise and high dynamic range modes reduce the resolution, yet truly improve image quality. You can even leave the camera on EXR AUTO, which will make these difficult decisions for you. Also included are manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority modes. The HS30 is the successor to the HS20, a barely noteworthy upgrade with few extra features. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, however, for the HS20 did a lot of things right. You still get a wonderful 30x manually operated zoom, a 3-inch swivel LCD screen, 1080p HD recording, and high-speed movie modes at reduced resolution. Upgrades include a faster continuous shooting rate and weight-savings due to the switch from AA's to a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Image quality should match that of the recently-reviewed very good F770EXR, so look there for more information.


  • 16MP EXR CMOS II 1/2 inch Sensor
  • 30x Manual Optical Zoom Lens with 24mm wide-angle
  • 1080p HD Movie with HDMI output, and high-speed movies at reduced resolution
  • 3 inch swivel LCD
  • TTL Hot Shoe
  • 11fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual modes
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2012

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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Reviews

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the foremost photographic and imaging companies in the world. Fujifilm is usually given credit for launching the first authentic digital camera in 1988, the DS-1P. Super CCD technology is merely one of the vast array of features that Fujifilm digital cameras now come with. These sensors debuted first in the vastly popular Fujilm FinePix F30 and offer stunning performance in the categories of low-light and dynamic range, performing better than other cameras in most cases.

Important Features

Natural image color, low noise, wide dynamic range and high sensitivity are several of the reasons people decide on Fujifilm digital cameras. The Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR is among the models which are asked for most often and has a Super CCD sensor and offers a large selection of attributes aimed at the camera enthusiast. Boasting manual modes, RAW capture, image stabilization, WiFi connectivity, a 20x optical zoom and a large half-inch 16 megapixel sensor, Fujifilm is obviously aiming for the high-end compact camera market. Although the the learning curve for this camera is a bit steep, the image quality is among the best in the compact zoom class.

Lately there has been a trend for cameras that appear retro; looking to be analog, while offering compelling performance under the hood. Fujifilm has responded to this market need by introducing more expensive models such as the X100, XPro-1, X-E1, and the cheaper XF1. For the enthusiast that wants to not only take fantastic pictures, but look fantastic while doing so, these cameras are perfect.

The Fujifilm XP series is a great place to look if you're in the market for a waterproof camera that won't break your budget. For a high-end waterproof camera that also boasts wireless, the XP170 is available. You can also find a great deal on the cheaper model, the XP50, as well. With a 5x optical zoom and waterproofing to 16 feet, this camera will go just about anywhere you do. Image quality isn't as good as more expensive offerings from other manufacturers, but it gets the job done.

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