Fujifilm Finepix HS10 review

July 3, 2010

Overall Rating:


Fujifilm Finepix HS10



Price as Reviewed:


A 30x zoom range, DSLR-style handling, tilting LCD screen, a clever tourist-removing mode and a sub-£400 price tag make the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 an interesting proposition

Fujifilm FinePix HS10 at a glance:

  • 10.3 million effective pixels
  • 24-720mm (equivalent) fixed lens
  • EVF and 3in tilting LCD
  • Full HD (1080p) movie recording
  • Street price around £375

Looking at the specification of the Fujifilm FinePix HS10, it’s easy to see the attraction of a bridge camera. With a huge zoom range that effectively spans 24-720mm (30x), its fixed Fujinon lens is only really restrictive for true wideangle lovers, and there are two forms of image stabilisation (sensor shift and digital stabilisation) to help ensure images at the longest end are blur-free.

There are also a couple of useful features such as Motion Panorama mode for creating one-shot sweeping panoramic images and the unique Motion Remover option that is designed to remove moving objects, such as tourists, from photographs.

While novice photographers may appreciate owning a relatively advanced camera that has the comfort of a fixed lens, more experienced users will like the DSLR-style handling, the ability to save images as raw or JPEG files and the fact that it costs less than £400.

  • White Balance: Automatic, 6 preset, custom
  • Viewfinder Type: 0.2-in, approx 200,000-dot, FLCD monitor. Approx 97% coverage
  • Memory Card: Internal memory (approx 46MB) 
SD/SDHC memory card
  • Output Size: 3648x2736 pixels
  • LCD: 3in, approx 230,000-dot, colour LCD monitor. Approx 97% coverage
  • AF Points: Area, multi, centre, tracking
  • Exposure Modes: PASM, panorama, 15 scene modes
  • Sensor: 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS with 10.3 million pixels
  • Power: 4x AA-type alkaline batteries (included), Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or Lithium batteries (optional)
  • Weight: Approx 636g (excluding battery and memory card)
  • File Format: Still: raw, JPEG, raw+JPEG simultaneously. Movie: MPEG4 (MOV, H.264/AVC, ISO standard)
  • Shutter Speeds: ¼-1/4000sec (auto), 4-1/4000sec 
(all other modes)
  • Compression: Two-stage JPEG
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed, HDMI
  • Metering System: TTL 256-zones metering, 
centre-weighted, spot
  • Dimensions: 130.6×90.7×126mm
  • Colour Space: sRGB
  • Drive Mode: 10fps for 7 raw files, self-timer with 10sec or 2sec delay
  • ISO: Auto ISO 100-6400
  • RRP: £379
  • Focusing Modes: Single AF, continuous AF, manual focus
  • Tested as: Bridge camera

Pages: 1 2 3 4

Receive a free welcome gift worth £77.90 with your subscription!

Get your first 6 months of Amateur Photographer for only £57.99, saving 36%! PLUS, receive a free Passport Duo travel pack & JOBY portable mini tripod!