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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Thanks Ron I know it was cloudy with rain yesterday ... Appreciate your thoughts and your images !

    I know that u like to shoot with small unobtrusive cameras ... Were the dedicated function buttons helpful ? And we're u noticed by subjects ?

    Must say the colors looked rich given the weather

    Thanks Eddie for the opportunity to play with the camera too.

    The dedicated function buttons are pretty much generic to me as I tend not to fiddle much with the settings during my walk-about. The only thing I touched most of the time was the adjustment dial to change the aperture speed so that I can get optimal shutter speed for the look I want (I was on Aperture priority). Assessment to the ISO speed was done prior to entering the space of interest (outdoor to indoor and vice versa) which again was rather easy if you are familiar with the Fujifilm in-camera menu setup. I didn't use the Auto-ISO settings as I find that it can give me inconsistent looking images sometimes due to the AI in the camera reading the scene.

    Shooting with the HS 30 is quite an exercise of being trying to be invisible with a dSLR-looking camera as I'm rather large framed but because the HS 30 is so encompassingly nifty, small and very silent, the subjects that I have shot have no idea whether am I shooting them or am I just walking close to them. Not forgetting to mention that the 30X optical zoom helped narrow down the subject of interest from a far distance away.

    The one thing for any camera i use on my end is the responsiveness of the AutoFocus. My current X10's AF is a tad slower in response compared to the HS30. Sometimes in a snap decision to raise the camera up to your eye-level and half-pressing the shutter button, the AF must be responsive enough to kick in the moment the button is pressed and when compressed fully, the AF lock is still on the subject. This, I find, was exceedingly good with the HS30.

    For the colors, as yesterday was rather a dull greyish day, I chose to use Velvia film simulation to shoot and further, an in-camera adjustment to the density of the tone and color setting does the trick of punching up the festive colors in Chinatown. I would say that the AWB of the HS30 is pretty awesome in mixed lighting conditions (tungsten, fluorescent and ambient in the wet market scenes).


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    Default Re: Fujifilm Finepix HS30 review

    nice to see you back in action here on CS, ron!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    nice to see you back in action here on CS, ron!

    heheh thanks it's been a long time since. 10 years has lapsed

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    Wah!!! I didn't know that there is a HS30... I just bought the HS20... what's the material difference?

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    Default Re: Fujifilm Finepix HS30 review

    Dont know .... we did not have the HS20 for a comparison
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    so, the 1280x720 60fps video function has been taken away from HS30? which is in HS20.

    thank, can you confirm that ?
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    Default Re: Fujifilm Finepix HS30 review

    HS30 . video is at 30fps

    "1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) "

    sorry ,,,, dont know what was on the HS20
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    thanks, fuji HS10 has the 1000 fps low resolution video function,
    in HS20, it is reduced to 320 fps max for low resolution video, but it has 60fps 720p video recording
    now, HS30, now high speed video feather is gone.
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    On the HS20 the viewfinder would freeze when it auto focused until the picture was taken. Does the HS30 do this also?

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    How abt the price?
    Should I get this HS30 or NX?
    Pls advise thks alot

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    Default Re: Fujifilm Finepix HS30 review

    the HS30 is a fixed zoom so cannot interchange other lenses
    the NX has a few lenses that you can interchange

    sorry no clue on the pricing

    check out the various "what camera is for me?" threads in Newbies section for more help
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119
    the HS30 is a fixed zoom so cannot interchange other lenses
    the NX has a few lenses that you can interchange

    sorry no clue on the pricing

    check out the various "what camera is for me?" threads in Newbies section for more help
    Thks alot.

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    Hello, and thanks for sharing your impressions!
    Is it true that has a quicker than usual startup time?

    Thanks

    Uskyrt

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