Share your HS30 settings

Started Sep 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
Share your HS30 settings

Many have been asking what settings will work best for general and specific type of shooting.

I normally shoot wildlife so here I am using C-Mode with these settings:

Static/Semi Static critters

C-Mode set to Aperture-Priority (Go to Aperture Priority mode then save to C-Settings)

ISO = Auto 400 (shoot first on this then if the critter stays shoot on lower-ISO)
DR = Auto
EV = -0.33

Aperture = F/2.8 (it will become f/5.6 on the long end automatically and vice-versa)
Image Size = L 4:3
Image Quality = Fine
Film Simulation = Velvia/Vivid
File format = RAW+JPEG
Noise Reduction = Low
Intelligent Sharpness = Off
Face Detection = Off
Face Recognition = Off

Image Stabilization Mode = Continuous IS
AF Illuminator = On
EVF/LCD Mode = 50 fps
Quick Start Mode = On

Continuous Shot Mode at 5 frames/s

Photometry(Metering) = Spot
White Balance = Auto
AF-Mode = Center
Focusing = AF-Single

LCD on Best Framing (RO3 guide)

For Bird-in-flight or other flying critter

Shutter-Priority Mode
Shutter speed = 1/1000s

For Macro

Aperture or Program Mode
Flash ON for insects and other critters under shade

To achieve Maximum magnification/Shallow DOF set the focal length to 150-160mm (EFL) and lens at 3-5 inches away

For Low-light

EXR-SN or PAS mode
ISO=Auto ISO1600
Image Size = M 4:3
DR = DR100
Film Simulation = Standard
Noise Reduction=Low

For General purpose type of shooting like events

Program Mode
ISO=Auto ISO400
Image Size = M 4:3
DR = DR400
Film Simulation = Standard
Noise Reduction=Low


  • If you want extra resolution shoot in L-Size and set DR to Auto, File-type to RAW and PP it. That is the only way you will see considerable difference in resolution between L-Size and M-Size.

  • I am using Silkypix to PP my RAW files but sometimes especially on macro mode, JPEG is more than enough.

Next time, I will post my Silkypix settings.


-=[ Joms ]=-

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