This review is devoted to FinePix HS30EXR that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 05, 2012. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.
Initially, Fujifilm developed this model to replace their older product FujiFilm HS20 EXR and, after some time, Fujifilm has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one FujiFilm HS20 EXR.
In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #218 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 36/100 and it takes a rank of #1117 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has the following external dimensions 131 x 131 x 126 mm (51.57 x 38.19 x 49.61″) with the weight of 687 g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 126mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR comes with EXR processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.
The base of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 12800.
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR features a 16.0 MP 1/2" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR with other standard sensor sizes.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.
The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 .
100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.
Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR are its 11.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Besides, FinePix HS30EXR comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.
FinePix HS30EXR features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.
In addition, FinePix HS30EXR has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
In addition, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.
You can connect FinePix HS30EXR to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix HS30EXR to the average SuperZoom camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 42. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 67. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 81. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR can be called a 81 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 91. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 53. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR can be called a 53 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jan 05, 2012|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||11.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Slow Sync|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.4 x 4.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||30.72 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||3,200|
|Max Boosted ISO||12,800|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||131 x 97 x 126 mm|