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Wednesday
Aug152012

Let It All Go and Shoot With A HS30EXR

Put away your prejudices, imagine what it's like not to have to lug around a bag full of lenses, and read the stats.

16 Megapixels.

Raw / jpg shooting.

24-720mm f2.8 / f5.6 Zoom lens.

Super Macro Mode - minimum focus distance 1cm.

Sensor-shift image stabilisation.

EVF live spirit level.

Max ISO 12800.

8 Frames Per Second.

3" Tilting Screen.

Shoot super slo-mo 320fps movies.

Film simulation modes.

I'll stop there. Suffice to say that I'm only scratching the surface of what this camera can do, but just compare those features about with your SLR, Compact or CSC. I'm not saying that any of this will make you a better photographer or your images or any better, but how would it feel to have all that fire-power in a light-weight single lens solution?

Fujifilm have long been a champion of Bridge or Super-Zoom cameras. I myself started out with the S5700, and sometimes I have to admit that I miss the simpler days of going out with a small camera, a hand-full of spare batteries, memory cards, and a few filters.

Did I mention price? At the time of writing you can pick up a Fujifilm HS30EXR from Amazon for less than £300. What a bargain. What a great camera to lead a simpler photographic life.

Thanks, Rob.

 

 

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