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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fujifilm HS10

Fujifilm introduces FinePix HS10 with 30x optical zoom!



I am attracted to the fact that this camera has the versatility and performance of an SLR system without the bulk or expense. It offers an unprecedented feature set that combines a powerful 24-720mm (30x) zoom lens with sophisticated photographic controls, advanced functionality and SLR-like handling in a single compact, affordable unit.

With a range that would require at least two bulky ‘super zoom’ lenses on an SLR, the FinePix HS10’s built-in 30x wide-tele zoom lens is its crowning glory, encompassing virtually every photographic requirement in a single compact unit. Furthermore, because the lens and body on the FinePix HS10 are built as a closed unit, it eliminates the possibility of dust on the lens and Sensor - a serious problem when removing lenses on a digital SLR.

The twist-barrel manual zoom control enables the photographer to make precision adjustments, and zooming is faster and more accurate than with the powered zooms traditionally used in this class of camera.


  1. Firstly, Fujinon lenses are not renowed like Carl Zeiss, Nikon, Canon or even Minolta, Pentax. If really interested, find a lens test report on the Internet to find out more. Secondly, the focal length is from 4.2mm to 126mm. Is it something like from fish-eye to mid telephoto? If so, do you need a fish-eye lens? When at 126mm the maximum aperture is f5.6, so so lah...A 30X zoom lens actually is an undreamed dream come true. But you may have to sacrifice photo quality for convience.

  2. At 720mm an aperture of f5.6 is something difficult, if not impossible. Though there might have recent optical breakthrough, but such aperture on a long-telephoto will mean very extreme short field depth. Imagine shooting a macro using f1.2mm?