Fujifilm HS30EXR overview
Fujifilm HS30EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially announced on January of 2012. The camera features a 16MP, EXRCMOS 1/2" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
FujiFilm brought out this camera in order to improve the older FujiFilm HS20 EXR (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards introduced the newer Fujifilm HS35EXR (Read Full Comparison) in order to improve this model.
The HS30EXR is placed #39 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #437 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to try our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Fujifilm HS30EXR family
The Fujifilm HS30EXR is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Gallery
You can view the HS30EXR from different angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm HS30EXR based on things which are generally viewed as useful in a camera.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Sensor specs
The Fujifilm HS30EXR houses the EXR chip. The sensor spec in the Fujifilm HS30EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The EXRCMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. The ISO can be expanded digitally to a maximum of 12800. RAW photos are saved so the user has more margin for error.
The image underneath shows the HS30EXR's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The HS30EXR sensor has a crop factor of 5.6 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm HS30EXR dimensions
Fujifilm HS30EXR is 1.51 lbs (687 grams or 24.23 oz) & has outside proportions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Fujifilm HS30EXR is more heavy compared to other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a image of the Fujifilm HS30EXR next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the HS30EXR.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Lens details
The HS30EXR has an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 24-720mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is perfect and could enable you to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.8 and that's fairly sluggish and not very good for low light occasions and you will likely find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You could also have to boost your ISO setting leading to noisy files. For the long end, 720mm is fantastic zoom and comes at f5.6 which is pretty slow and you would have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Connectivity
The HS30EXR has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Video details
The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm HS30EXR is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in quality versus file size but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to crop. While the body has a mic port, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone port so you won't have the option to check your audio levels.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Weather Sealing
Fujifilm HS30EXR doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions can affect the camera.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm HS30EXR features a 3" tilting display with a resolution of 460k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Fujifilm HS30EXR are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Shutter details
Fujifilm HS30EXR continuous shooting rate is 11.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Flash and Hot shoe details
Fujifilm HS30EXR has both in-built flash together with external flash ability.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Autofocus details
Fujifilm HS30EXR has only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect which is useful for portraits.
It also features Tracking AF for things on the move. Fujifilm HS30EXR features manual focus in case it is required in low light or you require more precise control on focus.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Battery life
The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest possible (600) battery life in this category of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
Fujifilm HS30EXR for different categories of photography
The following illustration presents a summation of the Fujifilm HS30EXR for different categories of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Portrait photography factors
The Fujifilm HS30EXR gets a score of 56 which is moderate, meaning that it is reasonably appropriate for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the capability to utilize off-camera flash.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Street photography highlights
With a decent score of 55, the Fujifilm HS30EXR is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Sports photography features
A average sports photography score of 53 suggests the Fujifilm HS30EXR is relatively adequate for shooting sports. A camera really should have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Travel photography highlights
Size is extremely important when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Fujifilm HS30EXR gets a decent 51 as a travelling camera which is reasonably appropriate to buy for your trips.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Landscape photography information
If you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm HS30EXR at it's average rating of 52 for a landscape camera is fairly suitable among its competition.
Fujifilm HS30EXR as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm HS30EXR is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a dreadful score of 28.
Fujifilm HS30EXR Alternatives
If you need replacements to the HS30EXR, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall within the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph listed below shows you a bird's eye view of the HS30EXR compared to it's highest scored rivals mentioned previously.
Following are several cameras you might view as alternatives. To read a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.