Mark Peters : January 5th 2012 - 23:40 CET
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR digital camera : Just a few days before the CES 2012 Show in Las Vegas, Fujifilm introduces a large number of new digital cameras including the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR bridge camera. The popular Fujifilm HS digital camera range has become synonymous with versatility and optical quality among those digital photographers who don't want the lens-changing capability of a Digital SLR camera, but still want total control over their pictures. The new Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR camera includes a number of key specification improvements over the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR camera model it replaces.|
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR bridge camera
The Fujifilm HS30EXR features an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) which has been improved while a switch in power supply to a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery delivers up to 600 digital photos per battery charge. The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has also been improved with the addition of a customizable Function (Fn) key on the rear of the camera. This enables fast access to regularly used functions without needing to go into the full menu each time. These are just some of the changes that will ensure the FinePix HS30EXR camera keeps the Fujifilm name at the forefront of the bridge camera market in 2012.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR picture quality
The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR features an improved EXR CMOS image sensor, which gives the user even more versatility, most notably in low light conditions. By redesigning the shape of the photo diodes used in the EXR CMOS sensor, the pictures display 30% less digital noise at higher ISO settings, which results in smoother tones and better low light images. The Fujifilm EXR-CMOS image sensor offers three different user-selectable options.
Fujifilm EXR-CMOS options
High Resolution (HR) delivers the best results in bright lighting conditions or when fine detail in an picture is of paramount importance. Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Priority is ideal for capturing photos in high contrast light situations, when the user wants detail in both shadow and highlight areas, while High Sensitivity and Low Noise (SN) Priority is the one to choose in low-light. All of these photo modes can be selected, or it can be left to the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR camera to choose through the EXR AUTO function.
Fujifilm HS30EXR features
Composing photos on these Fujifilm HS digital camera can be done using either the large 3-inch tilting color LCD or the Electronic Viewfinder, both of which have been substantially improved over the Fujifilm FinePix HS20. The upgraded LCD display uses 460.000 dots to display menus and photos with great clarity and now benefits from a brighter screen that ensures it's easy to view, even in direct sunlight. Meanwhile, the Fuji FinePix HS30EXR Electronic Viewfinder is also larger at 0.26-inches and features 920.000 dots, compared to only 200.000 dots on the Fujifilm HS20EXR, making for a far clearer viewing your picture.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR camera lens
Placed at the heart of the Fujifilm HS camera series is a Fujinon 30x optical zoom lens offering a huge focal range from 24-720mm (equivalent to a 35mm camera). This enables digital photographers to tackle almost any type of subject matter from sweeping landscapes to fine details on wild animals. But there may be other occasions when users require even more telephoto zoom power to pull in really distant details and, thanks to the Intelligent Digital Zoom function, this is now also possible. This doubles the focal range, delivering a impressive 60x zoom with a maximum telephoto setting of 1440mm.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR video in Full HD
Like the Fujifilm HS20EXR, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR digital camera captures 1080p Full HD movies at 30 frames per second, but this hasn't stopped Fujifilm's technical designers making some key improvements to ensure HD video recording is even easier. Whit the FinePix HS30 EXR it's possible to manually focus during video recording for even more creative focusing effects, while those preferring to auto focus will benefit in a reduction in focus hunting, so they can keep up with the action.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR specifications
• 16 megapixel EXR-CMOS image sensor
• 30x Fujinon Optical zoom lens (24-720mm / 35mm camera)
• Up to 60x Intelligent Digital Zoom
• Large 3-inch LCD screen with Sunny Day mode
• Electronic Viewfinder with 920,000 dots
• 1080p Full HD movie recording
• Hot shoe for TTL flash
• RAW file format support
• Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
• Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE
• Manual exposure modes
• Macro focusing down to 1cm
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review
As soon as we receive a Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR test camera, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Fujifilm HS30EXR review.
Fujifilm HS30EXR FinePix bridge camera