FujiFilm HS10 summary
FujiFilm HS10 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally introduced on July of 2010. It uses a 10 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736. The camera is also known as "FinePix HS11" in certain regions.
The HS10 is placed #134 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #670 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
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FujiFilm HS10 Gallery
You can look at the HS10 from different angles in the gallery here.
FujiFilm HS10 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the FujiFilm HS10 based on things which are typically considered important in a digital camera.
FujiFilm HS10 Sensor features
The sensor size in the FujiFilm HS10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 10MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. RAW files are saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the HS10's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The HS10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
FujiFilm HS10 dimensions
FujiFilm HS10 weighs 1.47 pounds (666g / 23.49 ounces) and features outer size of 131mm x 91mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the FujiFilm HS10 is heavier as compared to various competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a shot of the FujiFilm HS10 with a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the HS10.
FujiFilm HS10 Lens features
The HS10 provides a fixed lens offering a focal range of 24-720mm giving it a 30.0 x zoom which is very good and will enable you to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.8 and that is really sluggish and not very good in low light events and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also need to raise your ISO leading to noisy photos. On the long end, 720mm is phenomenal zoom and comes at f5.6 which is really slow and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
FujiFilm HS10 Connectivity
The HS10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer images and sometimes change settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
FujiFilm HS10 Video features
The max video resolution in the FujiFilm HS10 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance in video quality versus file size but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone port so you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to get a different model if you want better audio in your videos.
FujiFilm HS10 Weather Sealing
FujiFilm HS10 does not have environment sealing so damp conditions can damage the camera.
FujiFilm HS10 Screen and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm HS10 houses a 3 inch tilting display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specs regarding FujiFilm HS10 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 97%
Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial in sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
FujiFilm HS10 Shutter features
FujiFilm HS10 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
FujiFilm HS10 Flash and Hot shoe features
FujiFilm HS10 boasts both integrated flash plus external flash support.
FujiFilm HS10 Autofocus features
FujiFilm HS10 boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & accurate as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. FujiFilm HS10 has the ability to use manual focus if needed in low light conditions or you need to have more exact control on focus.
FujiFilm HS10 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the maximum (600) battery life in this range of cameras.
Below is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:
FujiFilm HS10 for different categories of photography
The following chart gives a outline of the FujiFilm HS10 for different categories of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.
FujiFilm HS10 Portrait photography highlights
The FujiFilm HS10 receives a score of 41 which is really bad, and means the camera is not suitable to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support together with the flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Street photography with FujiFilm HS10
With a modest points tally of 55, the FujiFilm HS10 is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
FujiFilm HS10 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography points tally of 42 suggests the FujiFilm HS10 is not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
FujiFilm HS10 Travel photography information
Portability is super critical when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the FujiFilm HS10 gets a moderate 46 as a travelling camera which is reasonably acceptable for your journeys.
FujiFilm HS10 Landscape photography info
In case you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will be image quality. The FujiFilm HS10 and it's really bad score of 45 as a landscape camera is not suitable in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with FujiFilm HS10
A vlogging camera preferably should have a articulating display, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm HS10 is not suitable for vlogging as it receives a really bad score of 24.
FujiFilm HS10 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the HS10, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph followed below provides you an overview of the HS10 versus it's top scored competitors suggested earlier.
There are more cameras you may check out as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.