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  1. dennis galloway
    May 21 - 12:18 am

    Your review of the Fuji HS10 was generally fair but I still don’t understand how you can publish a sample image made at 24mm eq without noting that it is pure mush at ISO 100.

    Did I miss something?

    And pixel density trumps, forget the backlit CMOS sensor. On the Image Resource ‘camera comparator’ the Panasonic LX3 beats the Fuji HS10 at ISO 1600.

  2. Robert
    May 21 - 7:50 am

    I am considering a Casio ex-fh25. Do you have any info on this camera?

    thank you

    bob

  3. Jon Fackler
    May 21 - 8:21 am

    I just bought my Fuji HS10 last week. I am still in training as I dissect all the bells and whistles that this camera came armed with.
    I can’t say enough good things about this camera.
    I bought my camera through B&H at a very good price and the shipment was on time. I have B&H locked in on my “Fave File”.
    To those of you who are not sure of just what this camera is capable of go out on You Tube. There are a lot of examples out there showing the power of this little guy. I say “little” because my wife can handle this camera with ease and she is a very petite woman.
    My final comment about the Fuji HS10 is….wow…Wow…WOW !
    J.F. Hollywood, Fl.

  4. Yasir
    May 21 - 8:59 am

    Hi there Eric!
    This review is usefel. One thing I would like to suggest you to mention HS10′s performance with both 30x optical and digial zoom! Also publish its shots in complete darkness using flash.
    Last, do publish a review of the KODAK Z981 (14mp, 26x zoom) soon!
    I would be thankful!
    Yasir.

  5. Don DeCoursey
    May 21 - 9:22 am

    I have been a Fuji fan since owning the S602, S9000 and my present S100fs and was excited about the HS10. To my mind the S100fs is far superior to the HS10 so I’ll wait for the “HS12″ or what ever the next version of this camera is, and I would still keep the S100fs. The only reason I don’t own a D90 Nikon is I don’t want to be a “lens caddy”.

  6. Paul Rutherford
    May 21 - 9:48 am

    I (unfortunately) bought one of these.

    I can’t believe it – THERE IS NO REMOTE/CABLE RELEASE facility.

    (Yes, I know you can use the timer – but that’s not the same).

    This thing has a super-super-zoom lens just calling out for tripod use.

    What muppet at Fujifilm left remote release out – it’s been on all the HS10′s predecessors.

    And a black mark to the reviewer – for missing this.

  7. John Kussee
    May 23 - 11:54 am

    Finally a good review of this camera for the casual user! The others I have read have all put up a red flag do to image quality between shot delay, and have suggested going to various DSLR’s. Those all require multiple lenses, special lithium ion batteries you have to remember to pre-charge, etc. etc.
    After your thoughtful review I plan to purchase this camera for shooting the grankids and taking on daytrips. I will buy from B&H Photo to help support your work.

    Thanx

  8. Henry Posner
    May 24 - 10:22 am

    @Jon Fackler:
    I bought my camera through B&H at a very good price and the shipment was on time. I have B&H locked in on my “Fave File.”

    @John Kussee:
    I will buy from B&H Photo to help support your work.

    Thank you. This is very gratifying.


    Henry Posner
    B&H Photo-Video

  9. Tom
    May 24 - 7:15 pm

    I took my new HS10 on a cruise and the photos seemed sharper than my old Cannon SD1000 which is a great little camera.

    My biggest problem is NO OPTICAL VIEW FINDER. I have the screen brightness set to max but still the bright sun of the Caribbean is just too much. You can barely see an image and the electronic viewfinder is not any better. It is driving me up a tree.

    If anyone has an idea about a fix for this problem… I tell everyone who buys a camera these days…. DON’T BUY A DIGITAL WITHOUT A TRUE VIEWFINDER.

    Good luck with your HS10, I may sell mine.

  10. Joe Dyer
    May 25 - 3:38 am

    I have been using a Fuji S8000fd (18x zoom)for the last two years and love the camera. I run a dog walking and care service that provides loads of photo opportunities, my second use for the camera is recording my birdfeeder activity. I dropped the 8000 the other day and have jammed the shutter, what great timing my new HS10 is on order! This type of camera is all about zoom although in good light conditions very good images can be achieved. Looking at the sample images on this review I know the image quality of the HS10 will be more than acceptable to me. Trust me zoom is addictive, can’t wait for the 30X Big Boy to arrive.

  11. vic magsy
    May 28 - 3:57 am

    I think we are like those little critters being led by the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
    I looked at these amazing features of the Fuji HS 10 and, like a little boy
    lured by the smell of grilled burger, bought this camera hook, line and sinker.
    Yes, the numerous features are awesome. But when it comes to the basics-
    the quality of the pictures–it SUCKS! If you are a beginner and does not
    know much about the captured image quality, this is fine. But if you have
    owned another camera (I have a Fuji S7000), I was surprised to see how
    my 6-year old brother of HS10 fared so MUCH well when it comes to result.
    I made my final decision when I saw all these “quality” images above. Yes,
    they seem good. But once you tried the real McCoy, you will be surprised
    that the S7000, though of older technology, beats this one when it comes
    to quality results. No wonder Don DeCoursey left a comment here that says
    his S100fs is far superior. One more thing: Why did Fuji has to make an
    EVF which you could hardly peep through? The S7000 though small when
    I first used it is at least not a joke.

  12. sommel
    Jun 03 - 5:18 pm

    Looking for a superzoom camera.
    Already have a serious dslr with accompanying wide angle and fish eye lenses but acknowledges the fact that serious telephoto lenses are way off my budget.
    The HS10/11 seems to be the perfect partner for me – but before buying I would like some info on what types of flashes are supported by the hotshoe – and – does the HS10/11 have support for wireless flash?

  13. Peter Nixon
    Jun 22 - 7:44 pm

    This last caught my eye – “but before buying I would like some info on what types of flashes are supported by the hotshoe” – one of the nice things about Fuji p&s cams is that you can easily attach traditional flashguns – i use Vivitar 285, Metz 45 and on occasion studioflash.

    The bundled RAW software is downright poor – Jpeg output only, and all that implies. I’m looking for an alternative as I will not give a firm like that money.

  14. Oswaldo
    Jul 02 - 7:46 pm

    Is possible to use a timer or intervalometer with HS-10, if have a good zoom then with time-lapse I think we can get good shoots and movies. Somebody know something???.

    Thank you.

  15. David M. Gaskin
    Jul 05 - 11:46 am

    I like the RAW mode available on the HS10 and was a bit disappointed that the review did not mention it, never mind experiment with it and supplied and/or available image processing software. I have a Panasonic FZ5 (now going on 6 years old) whose image quality was always complained about by all who reviewed it. However I found post processing the noisy photos with “Neat Image” (to remove noise) and SilkyPix (to extend the dynamic range) almost always produced excellent results. I suspect that post processing with RAW images should produce even better results that with jpegs.

    Thank you.

  16. jon gordon
    Jul 11 - 4:45 pm

    Hi,

    A very good review of the HS10. I have been using a Fuji S9600 bridge camera for 3 years, shooting approx 2/3000 images at the very least. The reproduction of the lens/sensor SEEMS to be matched by my Panasonic TZ6 which is a puzzle to me. Any comments?
    Also I still have had a Ricoh XR7, a great A/P camera, which to my knowledge was the only pre A/F SLR to have a aperture lock. JG

  17. mihai giurgiu
    Jul 27 - 9:45 am

    The 1080p movies seem to be “choppy” when panning. It’s awkward, don’t you think ? ( The camera is equipped with a 32GB SDHC A-Data ).

  18. Panayiotis - Cyprus EC
    Sep 06 - 12:47 pm

    I have my HS10 for morthan a month now. For its € price the fetures are the TOP in the market. One piece, art of engineering! I own 2 Pentax, 1 Canon, all using film, one Kodak digital and now the Fuji HS10.

    All cameras take good pictures day time with good light! When it comes to night or indoors (using artificial lights) then only the real cameras take GOOD pictures. HS10 is one of them, very smart SR-Auto (sinery auto) I call it SUPER AUTO does it all for you just shoot! The on camera flash in combination with the AUTO ISO (80-6400)takes best pictures on every shoot.

    One problem is that I use 4 AA PHILIPS 2600mAh batteries, in full auto, continues focus, indoor using flash, and 3″ display, took 120 pictures only with new fully charged batteries (within 30min camera on all the time and taking pictures). Good thing that I had some alkiline batteries with me!

    More info later…

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