Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 117k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 2 fps
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5.5x faster continuous shooting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Weight
Lighter
687 g vs 850 g
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Around 20% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2 Pro

Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.0x15.5mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.1" vs 5"
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Around 40% thinner
Size
Slightly smaller
142x131x80 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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Around 10% smaller
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
HS30 EXR:Digital
S2 Pro:Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
HS30 EXR:687 g
S2 Pro:850 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
HS30 EXR:5"
S2 Pro:3.1"
Size Large Help
HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
S2 Pro:142x131x80 mm
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
HS30 EXR:460k dots
S2 Pro:117k dots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$386

Thickness Is thicker
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$299 - $500

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$400

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is significantly smaller
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is significantly smaller
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Super zoom

$259 - $290

Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

$416

Size Slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 - $378 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $399

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,831 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Smaller
True resolution Lower true resolution
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,799 body only

$545 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies

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