Thursday, October 18, 2012

FujiFilm FinePix HS 30 EXR another glance...

I've had this camera now for about 2 months.
I believe that I've shot a bit more than 1,600 photos with it so far.
Do I like it?  You better believe I like it!
I love the panoramic feature for more than one reason.  Sometimes there is just such a great sky and scenery that this just seems fitting.  The shot above was done at 120 degrees.

How about the manual controls?  Well, I was in the valley and I used a 4X ND filter and set my shot up as follows. F11 at 10 seconds.  My focus was the lone brown leaf in the very small water falls.  I used a little Gorilla Pod and the timer to set off the camera.

I was more than pleased.  This is not the best shot I could do with this camera, but I know I can do a nice 'dreamy' waterfall shot with it now given the right circumstances.  This photo was not edited!
I spoke before about the macro feature, this is a great option with the flip up screen.

And lastly, the camera manages to pull off some decent sunrise and sunset photos on the 'sunset' preset no less!

I don't find myself leaving this camera around home anymore.
Yes, it has draw backs.  It does do the best in terrible light conditions, but then what camera really does?  For a hiker and hobbyist, it is a perfect choice.


  1. hi, ur photos are great. i am also planning to buy fujifilm HS30EXR but am confused with canon 1100D.can u is a bit cotlier than fujifilm

  2. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

  3. You are welcome. The camera at this date is still doing wonderful work. I had an offer from someone to buy it from me when I purchased the Nikon D5200.
    I guess I am passing on that because the HS30EXR is still proving to be so incredibly useful for field work.