FujiFilm HS10

FujiFilm FinePix HS10 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 666g - 131 x 91 x 126mm
  • Released July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix HS11
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #149 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #752 out of 1465 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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The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

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.

features tracking focus
has built in flash
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has manual focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes HDMI port
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
long zoom (720mm)
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
screen tilts
supports RAW files
very good minimum ISO (100)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of headphone port
lack of microphone port
lack of Timelapse mode
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
megapixel count low (10MP)
more heavy than competition (666g)
no phase detect auto focus
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sluggish at long end (f5.6)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Down below is a shot of the FujiFilm HS10 with a soda to help you have a sense of its size.

FujiFilm FinePix HS10 dimensions scale

The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the HS10.

FujiFilm FinePix HS10 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 39 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.

Photography Glossary
focusing manually
supports RAW files
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")

Street photography with FujiFilm HS10

With a modest points tally of 54, 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.

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has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than others (666 grams)

FujiFilm HS10 as a Sports photography camera

A really bad sports photography points tally of 41 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.

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excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking focus
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

FujiFilm HS10 Travel photography information

Portability is super critical when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the FujiFilm HS10 gets a really bad 45 as a travelling camera which is not suitable for your journeys.

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flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (666 grams)
MP count low (10MP)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)

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 44 as a landscape camera is not suitable in the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no Time Lapse function

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 23.

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relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly display
no external microphone port
more heavy than others (666 grams)

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.

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General Information
FujiFilm FinePix HS10
Also called
FinePix HS11
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Range of screen
Screen diagonal
3 inches
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
30 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.10 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 120, 240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
666g (1.47 lbs)
Physical dimensions
131 x 91 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0")
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC Internal
Storage slots
Launch price