Fujifilm HS10 Black 10MP Digital Camera w/ 30x Optical Zoom

Walmart # 000698269

Fujifilm HS10 Black 10MP Digital Camera w/ 30x Optical Zoom

Walmart # 000698269
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Serious photographers seeking the versatility and performance of a DSLR system without the bulk or expense now have the perfect solution in the shape of this new Fujifilm 10MP digital camera. The HS10 adds to its award-winning range of big zoom bridge cameras and offers an unprecedented feature set that combines a powerful 30x optical zoom lens with sophisticated photographic controls, advanced functionality and DSLR-like handling in a single compact, affordable unit. <p></p>

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  • 10.3 megapixel resolution
  • Fujinon 4.2-126mm zoom lens
  • 12 scene modes
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good for the money

I bought this camera for use on our vacation to Hawaii. The camera or should I say the 30x Lens worked great. The Camera interface needs some work in my opinion. I can appreciate the Fuji engineers wanting to provide an easy to use camera, and in some respects they accomplished that. On the positive side, the lens is great, the camera body is easy to handle, and the resulting HD pictures are sharp and beautiful. On the negative side, the viewfinder is horrible as it is way to small and dim, battery life is okay as long as you have the LCD screen off, time to record frame and video is too long, and flash intensity control is bad especially when you want a fill in flash if the background is bright. I also own a more expensive Nikon D80, the first time I picked up that camera, I shot great pictures, no problem in any situation. I purchased for this Fuji camera because I didn't want to be changing lenses while on top of a crater or at the edge of cliff. I give this Fuji camera high marks for value, but low to medium marks for being easy to use.
Maui, Hawii costlineSunrise at 10k feet

HS10 is worth the money.

I have read many reviews regarding the Fujifilm HS10 Camera. I feel as though people are expecting a $4000 for $430. Here a few of my thoughts regarding the HS10. It is true that the sensor for the HS10 is the size that is normally found in a point and shoot camera. With that said, it is impossible for the camera to produce photos that are equally as sharp as a digital SLR camera. Please check out the photos that I chose for display. They are very colorful and sharp. One thing that I found was that the settings in the menu can be set to add sharpness or more color to the photo. I run in P mode or one of the manual modes. The auto mode isn't really impressive. Also, the photos must be saved in jpeg fine or raw. Jpeg takes up around 4 megs of space for each photo. The difference in photo quality between the raw and jpeg fine was not noticeable but the raw file took up around 14 megs per photo. Other features that I like playing with are multi shot and sports mode. They will stop most action. If faster action must be stopped, try using shutter priority and a 1/1000 setting. You will be amazed at the results. People have complained about shutter lag but I changed the sound in the menu to option 2 and have caught some amazing photos using a fast shutter speed. Many things can be done in manual mode. I bought a digital photography book and learned from scratch. The video mode is impressive to me. I am very particular and picky about a lot of things but I feel that the video mode is impressive enough when watched on my HDTV. I will say that the image stabilization should be turned off during a movie shoot or there are jerky blurred portions as the camera tries to stabilize the shot. IS works great for still photos (even in low light). I picked a low light shot to share from the Boston MOS. Use the #2 option + D. That mode combines optical image stabilization with digital. All in all, for the money, you won't find a better camera. If you want to do better, try pricing digital SLR cameras from 600 to $1200 for just the body and more than $5000 if you want lenses that will give you between 28mm to 700mm focal length or from a wide angle to a 30x zoom. Just buy the HS10 and actually learn how to use it, you won't be disappointed. I would have uploaded more photos but was only allowed 2, sorry.
Macro Close Up ModeNo Flash - Auto ISO800 - P Mode

Very disappointed after 4 weeks

I awaited for almost 2 months in anticipation of this camera when it was first announced around the beginning of February. I finally got my hands on it on April 7th, 2010. Unfortunately after a month using I returned it today to my local Walmart store. Image quality was a big let down. You can see plenty of noise and image artifacts at anything over ISO 100. Even at ISO 100 is still not acceptable to me for a $500 camera when compared to my almost 5 year old (if not older) Canon Powershot G2. Zoom works well, LCD is impressive, ergonomics make it easy to use right out of the box without resorting to reading the manual, and camera was light to carry around, but to me image quality was my #1 priority and this camera just did not produce the quality I was expecting from a $500 camera. I have been the proud owner of a Canon Powershot G2 and my G2 by far produces better quality images at ISO 100 than the Fujifilm HS10 did for me. I think I will go for a Canon Powershot G11 or Canon Powershot SX 1 IS as soon as the refund hits my bank account in a few days. Final words of wisdom, if you are planning on spending $500 on this camera you are better off spending it on a Canon or Nikon bridge or SRL camera. Don't be fooled my the 30x 28-720mm lens on this camera.
100% crop of image taken with Fujifilm Finepix HS10 @ ISO 100100% crop of image taken with a Canon Powershot G2 @ ISO 50

Photography is fun again...

The Fujifilm HS10 is an amazing camera. I've had the camera for about three weeks, and continue to learn it's operations and features. First off, the camera just feels great in your hands. The manual zoom, a little stiff at first is loosening up with continued use. To date I've taken over 500 images, and six videos. Low light performance is awesome, the zoom incredible, and the 1080P video capabilities are icing on the cake. The camera ranges from full automatic in a scene recognition mode that virtually does everything for you, to full manual with control over most any aspect of the photographic process. Editing is built into the camera for both still and video work, and playback modes even include a slideshow that serves as a nice way to show your pictures to friends using the provided cable for television hook-up.
MacroHand held @ 720mm

It is a super zoom camera

I should provide a little background for my review, I made the jump to digital back around 2001 with a 750k pixel Polaroid. I have had about 8 various point and shoot and super zoom cameras since not including my most recent Sony H5 a 7.2 mp with a 12x Zeiss zoom I have never had a DSLR so I can't make any comparison there. I obviously like the Fuji I primarily bought it for its lens capabilities I love the ability to go from 24 mm wide angle to 720 mm zoom without changing a lens and the fact that you can zoom with the left hand like is nice too no fumbling with the little switch while your trying to frame the missed the shot. Another great feature I like is the ability to use AA batteries. Battery technology gets better every day but once you have a proprietary battery your kind of stuck with it. The Sony I have takes great pictures and the Fuji takes as good or maybe slightly better in some situations. With the lens opened up wide angle to f 2.8 close ups look fantastic and with the lens zoomed all the way out to max pictures look good too. I did notice some instances where at max. zoom the lens had a hard time focusing but if you back it off just a little it would focus fine. One important thing to remember is at 720 mm focusing sometimes ¼ of a mile away it is very hard to hold still let alone all the stuff in the air between you and the subject. I did notice when I put the camera on a tripod the distant pictures looked better not taking anything away from the image stabilization it works well too. I can't say anything about movies or the raw capture feature I don't use them much. The camera is well laid out control wise two of my favorite things are the night modes both pro low light and tripod modes are nice for very low light scenes. My other favorite is the best frame capture mode that is adjustable for the number of frames before and after shutter press. Got some great shots of fish trying to jump back up the falls which would be really hard to get otherwise. It is a beefy camera your not going to stick it in your pocket and carry it around but what would you expect with that kind of zoom? Bottom line: it is what it is a super zoom camera I've seen people compare it to a DSLR and it is not. It is however a very nice camera if your stepping up from a smaller point and shoot you'll probably be quite happy if your looking for a DSLR then buy one.
Grand Tetons from same distance wide angle.While it may not be the best shot you can see the zoom.

FujiFilm HS10 Review

Wow. I upgraded from a Kodak EasyShare CX7530 to the FujiFilm FinePix HS10. All I can say is "WOW"! Its a huge improvement from my old camera. This camera has almost everything needed to take good pictures right away. I also amazed by the price for this camera. It should of been more expensive. I included the first picture I took with this camera. There are no adjustment made at all. I just turned it on and took a picture of my dog.

FujiFlim HS-10 not so hot

As much as I love the features and style of the HS-10, after 3 weeks of testing and looking at other peoples test shots... Back to the store it goes. The images are not sharp and crisp, more soft and fuzzy no matter what settings are used although manual will produce much sharper images than Auto. In Auto modes it is fast to focus but that's it. The shutter lag is significant and the time between shots is long. The 10 fps is not true, it only takes 7 shots before stopping to process and write to the card. Forget catching any magic moments with this camera. As for tricks, the 5 in 1 shots are good but photo shop does the same thing faster. The High-Speed Video is only good up to 120fps, beyond that you need extremely bright light to get any kind of shot and then it is so tiny that it is useless for all practical purposes. Sorry Fuji, once again I go back to Canon. Picture quality is #1 priority. Soft, fuzzy, aberrations, fringing, noise. Need I say more.

good photos camera is a bit fragile

This camera does what it states it does. I bought it because my last 3 cameras died from pumice scratching the lens and pumice getting in the zoom mechanism. This camera has a filter thread if the filter gets scratched you can buy a new one for around $12 walmart should sell one. The camera has manual controls any dirt in the zoom mechanism can be worked out manually. I also like the fact the camera is ready to shoot when you turn it on with out waiting for the lens to extend. The camera is large and fragile I don't dare bump it also the battery compartment could be made a bit more rugged. The photo shown was done free handed under maximum zoom and low light.

Proffessional's Point and shoot Camera!

I have been a professional photographer for years and was looking for a point and shoot camera for travel. This is it! Wonderful long focal length lens. Great features. This is truly your last camera! I love it! It does EVERYTHING! Great Fuji Quality. This is a must have for photographing at zoo's or events or birding! No more carrying around all your lenses. Fuji really did it this time!

Returned item

Really wanted this bridge camera to work out. In the end the slow write time and poor quality video convinced me that it wasn't the bees knees. The video image was very pixelated in both 640 and max HD. Leaves on a well lit oak tree were blotchy and the highlights were blown.
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