HS30 - More critter shots

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May 24, 2012

This was posted not to showcase composition and colors but rather details and noise-handling in fur at various ISO.

Pictures in the next posts.

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Wow..You make it shine at ISO 1600, it's a real deal.

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Wow..You make it shine at ISO 1600, it's a real deal.

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pr: galleries/7821552098/photos/1981787/dscf-89r

Yep I think it is. A little clean-up, it will look even better.

HS30 can definitely produce decent high-ISO shots.

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It's certainly better than shooting bees.

A DSLR it aint but the 30 doesn't disgrace itself.

I think once you become one (grass hopper) with your HSXX the results can be surprising. I hope my path also ends in enlightenment.

Seriously, although the 30 can turn around and bite you with crappy shots it can also produce some IMO pretty impressive results. I like this series it would have been fun doing it. Thanks

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It's certainly better than shooting bees.

A DSLR it aint but the 30 doesn't disgrace itself.

It's the least disgraceful among bridge cams and toyzooms I have handled so far.

I think once you become one (grass hopper) with your HSXX the results can be surprising. I hope my path also ends in enlightenment.

Just keep on shooting. HSXX is a serious camera, not a toy.

Seriously, although the 30 can turn around and bite you with crappy shots it can also produce some IMO pretty impressive results. I like this series it would have been fun doing it. Thanks

Any camera can produce crappy shots even DSLR.

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I bought a HS30 a few weeks back, to relieve my shoulder of the weight of my DSLR and lenses (actually two cameras) and I have really been enjoying this camera a great deal. I hope the discussion of this camera continues to increase here at DPReview, as I understand some were dissatisfied with the HS20 and were leery of jumping in on the next model. I had a HS10 that was wonderful, too, but then encountered problems that were never resolved. I'm surprised I went for another Fuji but I'm really liking camera a great deal.

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I bought a HS30 a few weeks back, to relieve my shoulder of the weight of my DSLR and lenses (actually two cameras) and I have really been enjoying this camera a great deal. I hope the discussion of this camera continues to increase here at DPReview, as I understand some were dissatisfied with the HS20 and were leery of jumping in on the next model. I had a HS10 that was wonderful, too, but then encountered problems that were never resolved. I'm surprised I went for another Fuji but I'm really liking camera a great deal.

Glad that you've made the right decision. IMHO, HS30 has addressed all shortcomings of the HS10 and most of the HS20.

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Joms, it's good to see you enjoying your new camera and I hope that it continues to give you pleasure. I also hope that you'll continue to share informaiton and your experience with the HS30; other than yourself and a couple more posters here, it's a graveyard where HS30 disucssion is concerned.

I have decided not to purchase this time around; frankly - I had expected much more from this camera and on that note, I don't want to get into it with you. We all have different shooting preferences, we all have different expectations; it's that simple. If we enjoy a camera - that's what we should concentrate on.

On a more positive note, I like this photo the best from your series:

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I bought a HS30 a few weeks back, to relieve my shoulder of the weight of my DSLR and lenses (actually two cameras) and I have really been enjoying this camera a great deal. I hope the discussion of this camera continues to increase here at DPReview, as I understand some were dissatisfied with the HS20 and were leery of jumping in on the next model. I had a HS10 that was wonderful, too, but then encountered problems that were never resolved. I'm surprised I went for another Fuji but I'm really liking camera a great deal.

After being severely disappointed with the HS10 I was surprised I tried another HSxx series at all. But the HS30 is in an entirely different league over what the HS10 provided. I didn't try a HS20 at all. Once a person understands these EXR sensor cams are not resolution kings and should not be viewed at 100%, then one can more appreciate what they really provide. Took me quite awhile to get over that hurdle, especially being a s100fs owner. Overall, I'm a very happy HS30 owner. I'm also looking forward to what the XS-2 might bring.

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Hey Joms,

I'm with SO as well. I really liked your final squirrel shot. It's so in the moment. How about giving this one a little post processing and re-post it. It's worthy of some polish and I would like to see your treatment of it.
Thanks for posting.
P.S. If you don't have the time I understand,
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Fulcanelli wrote:

I bought a HS30 a few weeks back, to relieve my shoulder of the weight of my DSLR and lenses (actually two cameras) and I have really been enjoying this camera a great deal. I hope the discussion of this camera continues to increase here at DPReview, as I understand some were dissatisfied with the HS20 and were leery of jumping in on the next model. I had a HS10 that was wonderful, too, but then encountered problems that were never resolved. I'm surprised I went for another Fuji but I'm really liking camera a great deal.

After being severely disappointed with the HS10 I was surprised I tried another HSxx series at all. But the HS30 is in an entirely different league over what the HS10 provided. I didn't try a HS20 at all. Once a person understands these EXR sensor cams are not resolution kings and should not be viewed at 100%, then one can more appreciate what they really provide. Took me quite awhile to get over that hurdle, especially being a s100fs owner. Overall, I'm a very happy HS30 owner. I'm also looking forward to what the XS-2 might bring.

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Good to hear Larry. You might just find that once you are really used to the camera, just how good an image you will get from it. I print A4 from the HS20 with no problems and the '30 looks to better better IQ wise so you might not need to pick up the bigger cameras so often.
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Joms, nice series mate. At 1600 ISO and it what looks to be reasonably poor light at times the HS30 seems to acquit itself very nicely.
BTW, thanks for the downsize on the image, makes viewing hugely quicker
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thanks for sharing these!
i enjoyed looking at them. i think i'm getting one HS30 after all.

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thanks for sharing these!
i enjoyed looking at them. i think i'm getting one HS30 after all.

You will never regret it, trust me!

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Joms, nice series mate. At 1600 ISO and it what looks to be reasonably poor light at times the HS30 seems to acquit itself very nicely.
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You are welcome Ralph. I was impressed when I posted ISO-1600 before using SX40 now I am more impressed with the HS30.

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Silent Oracle wrote:

Joms, it's good to see you enjoying your new camera and I hope that it continues to give you pleasure. I also hope that you'll continue to share informaiton and your experience with the HS30; other than yourself and a couple more posters here, it's a graveyard where HS30 disucssion is concerned.

Yes of course. I was really frustrated with the slowness of HS10 and much frustrated with the SX40. Now it is gone using HS30.

I have decided not to purchase this time around; frankly - I had expected much more from this camera and on that note, I don't want to get into it with you.

I will respect that. I am not here to force everyone to purchase HS30.

We all have different shooting preferences, we all have different expectations; it's that simple. If we enjoy a camera - that's what we should concentrate on.

Indeed.

On a more positive note, I like this photo the best from your series:

http://g3.img-dpreview.com/9937203ABA244CDD96B14771B8610D69.jpg

Thanks. That was a mere snapshot with no composition as I have stated in my first post. Glad that you liked it. My fave would be the rabbit coz it's the first time I have seen them in the wild.

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Fulcanelli wrote:

I bought a HS30 a few weeks back, to relieve my shoulder of the weight of my DSLR and lenses (actually two cameras) and I have really been enjoying this camera a great deal. I hope the discussion of this camera continues to increase here at DPReview, as I understand some were dissatisfied with the HS20 and were leery of jumping in on the next model. I had a HS10 that was wonderful, too, but then encountered problems that were never resolved. I'm surprised I went for another Fuji but I'm really liking camera a great deal.

After being severely disappointed with the HS10 I was surprised I tried another HSxx series at all. But the HS30 is in an entirely different league over what the HS10 provided. I didn't try a HS20 at all. Once a person understands these EXR sensor cams are not resolution kings and should not be viewed at 100%, then one can more appreciate what they really provide. Took me quite awhile to get over that hurdle, especially being a s100fs owner. Overall, I'm a very happy HS30 owner. I'm also looking forward to what the XS-2 might bring.

lw

Glad to hear that you are a happy HS30 owner Larry. X-S2 might the real deal we have been waiting for. Fuji need to be very careful this time.

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Hi Joms, thanks for sharing some more of your snaps. Sadly the HS30 just doesn't tick all the right boxes for me when compared to its competitors, although I'm glad you're enjoying it. After all that's what photography is all about.

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