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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera (16MP EXR-CMOS Sensor, 30x Manual Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable LCD Screen

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  • 16MP EXR CMOS Sensor
  • 30x Fujinon Manual Optical Zoom
  • 3 Inch Tilting LCD Screen
  • Full HD Movie
  • Raw File Option

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  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 13.1 x 9.7 cm ; 635 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Item model number: HS30EXR
  • ASIN: B006Q8VA2W
  • Date first available at 4 Jan. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,277 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

FinePix 16 MegaPixels Bridge Camera with 30x Optical Zoom & 1080 HD Movie Mode. 3.0" LCD Monitor. Long-life new Li-ion Battery.

Manufacturer's Description

Take a tour of the many advanced features of the HS30EXR. Click here for a larger image and additional information.

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR – Long zoom versatility and exceptional image quality

The FinePix HS30EXR is the latest in a long line of market-leading bridge cameras by Fujifilm. The HS30EXR has a new EXR-CMOS sensor, a crystal clear 920,000 dot electronic viewfinder, a massive 30x optical zoom, and a powerful lithium-ion battery to keep you going for up to 600 shots.

The EXR-CMOS sensor combines an impressive 16 megapixels of high-resolution image quality with exceptionally responsive performance. Click here for a larger image and additional information.

New sensor, even better pictures

16-Megapixel BSI EXR-CMOS sensor

The 1/2-inch BSI (Back Side Illuminated) EXR-CMOS sensor combines an impressive 16 megapixels of high-resolution image quality with exceptionally responsive performance. Fujifilm's proprietary pixel and colour filter arrays enhance both vertical and horizontal resolution, the key to 3-way capture technology that ensures the best image quality for every scene. Dynamic range has been expanded to 1600%, achieving a new level of imaging performance. The BSI structure results in improved light reception for a significant boost in sensitivity, with available settings up to ISO 12800 for S size. An optimised signal read-out configuration significantly reduces in-sensor noise, achieving a further significant reduction in signal-to-noise ratio. The CMOS format also achieves higher readout speeds and faster image processing, enabling 8fps high-speed continuous shooting at full 16-megapixel resolution.

The EXR Processor delivers outstanding power and speed.
EXR processor

Featuring dual CPUs, an EXR Core, and a reconfigurable processor, the EXR Processor delivers outstanding power and speed, performance that comes into its own in Full 1080p HD Movies, High-Speed Continuous Shooting, super fast Auto Focus and Automatic Scene Recognition. Start-up is quicker, focusing is faster, and writing time after burst shooting has been significantly reduced.

All the lenses you ever wanted in one

Fujinon lens

Packing a punch way heavier than its size suggests, the Fujinon lens on the HS30EXR caters for all requirements, with a 24mm – 720mm zoom range. Incorporating 15 elements in 11 groups, including 3 aspherical and one ED lens, all elements in the high-quality Fujinon 30x zoom lens have been treated with Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) to reduce ghosting, flare, and purple fringe. This high-performance lens produces outstanding resolution with very little colour blurring or distortion, resulting in images with superb clarity and colour fidelity.

The Fujinon lens on the HS30EXR is all the lenses you ever wanted. Click here for a larger image.
24mm – 720mm Fujinon 30x optical zoom and Super Macro mode

The bright, high-precision Fujinon lens boasts a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and an optical zoom range from wide-angle 24mm to 30x telephoto, while a remarkable 1cm Super Macro mode opens up creative opportunities right under your eyes. Producing exceptional resolution across the image plane, from the centre to the edges, this lens also delivers brilliant Fujinon optical quality across the entire zoom range.

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60x Intelligent Digital Zoom minimises noise and sharpens the image.
60x Intelligent Digital Zoom

Controlled by the convenient Function (Fn) button, the Intelligent Digital Zoom offers an astonishing 60x magnification power, the equivalent of a 1440mm* focal length. In addition to magnifying the image, the EXR sensor intelligently minimises noise in flat areas and sharpens and enhances contrast in edge areas and to create natural clarity and crispness even at super-telephoto magnification. The Intelligent Digital Zoom also functions in EXR AUTO mode, to guarantee you exceptional shots with minimal effort.

*Equivalent on 35mm camera

Manual barrel zoom

The wide-angle 24mm to 30x telephoto optical zoom range is controlled by twisting the lens barrel, giving you speedy, intuitive control over magnification power.

Incredibly sharp electronic viewfinder boasts enhanced resolution of 920,000 dots and an expanded viewing angle of 22 degrees.

Clear, high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder

Engineered by Fujinon, the bright, incredibly sharp Electronic Viewfinder boasts enhanced resolution of 920,000 dots and an expanded viewing angle of 22 degrees. Perfect for tracking moving subjects in bright outdoor light, the viewfinder is equipped with an "Eye Sensor" that automatically switches the view from the LCD screen when you hold the camera up to your eye.

Select from a wide variety of modes

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Not sure what settings are best for any given scene? EXR Auto will recognise the scene type and optimise all the camera settings for you. Click here for a larger image.
Let your camera do the hard work with EXR Auto mode

With the addition of Motion Detection, Intelligent Scene Recognition technology in EXR Auto mode automatically recognises and optimises white balance, focus, exposure and other settings for a total of 103 shooting patterns. In addition to recognising the shape and colour of scenes, the camera also calculates available light and determines whether a person is present, giving you exceptional photos in almost every conceivable situation.

In EXR AUTO mode, Advanced Anti Blur sets the camera up to get the sharpest possible shot. It uses Multi Frame technology to layer 4 consecutive frames shot at high speed into a single, sharp, blur-free image with remarkably low noise, even at telephoto zoom settings.

See the bigger picture with Motion Panorama 360°

Set the Mode Dial to Panorama mode, hold the camera vertically or horizontally and slowly sweep it right or left, up or down. A yellow line displayed on the LCD guides you as you rotate. The EXR Processor stitches the resulting images into a seamless full 360° panorama.

Easily set your camera up for tricky scenes, or even simulate the look of Fujifilm colour films. Click here for a larger image.
3D Shooting (Individual Shutter 3D)

Two exposures of the same scene, taken from different angles are saved in MPO file format (Multi-PictureFormat) to create convincing images that appear to have been shot in real 3D. An overlapping guide on the LCD screen makes it easy to position the exposures, so even a novice can create impressive 3D effects. Fujifilm's proprietary high-resolution 3D print system produces natural, beautiful 3D prints from images captured with the HS30EXR.

EXR modes for those more tricky scenes

Sometimes it can take an age to set your camera up for the shot you know you want to take. To make it much easier the HS30EXR has selectable EXR-modes such as High Resolution (HR), for full detail in great conditions, Wide Dynamic Range (DR) for high contrast scenes, or High Sensitivity and Low Noise (SN) for those low light scenes. What's more, these modes are so much more than simply adjusting ISO and shutter speeds. For example, in the Wide Dynamic Range (DR) mode, the camera simultaneously captures both a high and low exposure image, combining the two into a single image with subtle shadow detail and clean, crisp highlights.

Film simulation modes

Simulate the distinctive look of Fujifilm colour films loved by professional photographers: the natural tones of PROVIA, the distinctive saturation and vibrant colours of Velvia, or the smooth tonality and skin tones of ASTIA. Black & White and Sepia modes can also be selected.

Ready to go in an instant

Responsive start-up and processing performance
Fujifilm HS30EXR
The HS30EXR is quick to start-up, and capable of up to 8 frames per second in full resolution.

Thanks to the powerful EXR processor, the FinePix HS30EXR wakes in approximately 0.8 seconds.* In addition to quick start-up and faster focusing, waiting time after continuous shooting sequences has been reduced by as much as half compared to conventional models. That means the HS30EXR is ready to go back to work almost immediately.

*In QUICK mode

Capture the action at 8 fps in full 16-megapixel resolution. At 8-megapixels (M size), burst sequences can be shot at 11 fps. Each frame can be viewed as a single shot or the entire burst sequence can be viewed in a separate window.

High-speed Auto Focus

Focusing in as little as 0.16 seconds,* High-speed Auto Focus ensures that every frame is sharp and clear, even when shooting burst sequences.

*Fujifilm research

Face Tracking Auto Focus

Face Detection couples with Tracking Auto Focus for new ways of capturing great people pictures and video, even when those people are on the move. Face Detection optimises focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear faces, while Tracking Auto Focus maintains sharp focus on moving subjects. The result is attractively exposed, well-focused photos and video.

Create your own Full 1080p HD movies

With the ability to shoot Full HD video (1920 x 1080p; 30fps/H.264 High Profile) with impressive stereo sound, the FinePix HS30EXR doubles as a high-performance video camera. Improved continuous auto focus is enhanced by facial recognition, to ensure the people in your movies are in focus and properly exposed. The H.264 (MOV) file format combines high quality video with a small file size, for effortless editing on a PC. A built-in HDMI port makes it easy to show movies and photos on your widescreen HD ready TV.*

*HD cable required HD Movie + HDMI port

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152 of 157 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on 16 Jan. 2013
I have been a semi-pro photographer -part of my job in Tech Pubs- since 1968, mostly industrial with weddings and things on the side at weekends when I could not get out of them.
I also was on-call working freelance for a couple of local papers.
So you could say I have an idea of what makes a good camera. Well I don't, as every job might require a different camera or lens be it 35mm or 120 which turns out to be a real lump to carry around. I still lean to the right from the weight of the camera bag.
That was then but this is now.

I retired early finding myself in the digital age which I had embraced early with enthusiasm, ending up with a couple of Canon 20D's, a range of lenses and all the paraphernalia that goes with them, which still serve me well.
Not the sort of kit to carry around for your own use.

When it first came out, I bought for myself a Fuji 9600 followed later by the HS10, both of which filled my need for a "Jack of all trades" but NOT a master of none camera.
The 9600 I gave to my partners youngest daughter for school course work when I upgraded.
I had the 9600 for a number of years and had taken a load of pictures with it, but it was still in mint condition.
A couple of months with it's new owner and it looked like it had been through a war, but it still worked fine.
The HS10 I traded in locally against a HS30 having been offered a good deal.

Being lazy, I just set the camera on the EXR mode, jpg mode only and bang away. So far every picture has been usable and excellent quality. Night shots a dream especially in black and white.

I took a photo of a couple of crows on the spire of my local Town Hall.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Dennis & Janet on 5 Jan. 2013
I've had SLR cameras and, by and large, they are great. That is if you don't mind lugging around all the accessories. Often the time taken changing the lens means you miss the shot. This is not an SLR but it is the closest camera to one. I had the HS20EXR but this is better. A4 prints are spot on and, if you are a purist, run the file through Photoshop. Buy an SLR with a couple of decent zoom lenses and you will be pushing the £1000 mark. This costs less than a quarter of that and even a complete novice will get good results. Long battery life, immense zoom, compact body and great results. Save the extra £750 and put is towards a holiday. You will never regret the purchase. That is unless you think it is reasonable to compare the performance of a Mazda MX5 with and Aston Martin DB9. Both get you there and are a lot of fun but one doesn't require you to leave your left leg as a deposit!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Arch Stanton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 July 2012
I haven't really had time to wear this one in, but here are my initial thoughts. Thus far this camera is amazing for what I paid. The price seems to have gone up since then but it's still an extraordinary deal. This approaches SLR quality yet is around £200 cheaper than a basic SLR. It should be noted though that this is basically the same camera as the Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR except that that one takes AA batteries while this one has its own brand. Also, the SDHC Card on this one isn't located in the same compartment as the battery so every time you change the card the camera doesn't turn itself off. I really hate that space-saving feature on a lot of cameras these days.

I'm coming onto this from a Fujifilm FinePix JZ300, which was nice except that I wore out the rubber on the zoom lens through overuse. I can tell I won't have that problem on this one since the lens doesn't move in and out every time I turn on the camera. In fact the zoom lens is adjusted mechanically by twisting it, a must for me since it allows for greater control and accuracy. This camera has a 30x lens which allows for incredible closeups. It's basically like having binoculars hooked up to the front of your camera. I was able to zoom in and make out a hawk in the distance that I just plain couldn't see with my own eyes. This incredible zoom just makes it all the more unforgivable that the camera has a plastic tripod screw. How on earth can you make a camera with a 30x zoom and not expect people to use it with a tripod?

This isn't an SLR but it's close.
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166 of 174 people found the following review helpful By Doug Sinnott on 16 April 2012
My new Fuji HS30EXR is a great improvement on it's predecessors,the HS10,the HS20EXR,and I have owned them both!
It's faster to use,a better EVF,(although it could still be better!)an improved EXR sensor,and faster focussing.
Even the rear lcd,which was one of the best I've used,has been subtly improved,and you can digitally extend the lens to a massive 60X if needed,and the results are surprisingly good,great for nature shots,but a tripod is recommended!
Prints are sharp and colourful,and even the video's better!
You can save your favourite settings now,and there's plenty of functions to experiment with,and I particularly liked the "Pro-focus" advanced setting,which takes two pictures at the same time,one the main subject,and one out of focus image of the background.This results in particularly good results in flower and portrait images.
And the new rechargeable battery lasts almost twice as long as the previous 4 AAs fitted to the HS/10/20,and is also lighter,and will last you for about 600+ images,plenty for a the keenest photographer,and better than some DSLRs,and most of the competition in the "Bridge Camera" world.
We know that at really big blowups,(above A4 or A3),a DSLR sensor is better,but at lower magnifications,these Fuji cameras can produce the goods,and the HS30 is better now at higher ISOs.
I recently sold my Pentax DSLR,because,although it produced some great results,the Fuji cameras are just so much more convenient,and I just never used it!
My HS30 can tackle about anything I come across,and I so I don't need a heavy camera bag,and a heavy DSLR,and expensive extra lenses,to lug about.
Obviously on country walks,and holidays this camera is a boon,so well done Fuji!!
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