The FinePix HS10 camera from Fujifilm incorporates enhanced photographic controls, 24-720mm (30x) zoom lens, and SLR-like handling capability is targeted at the serious hobby photographers who prefer the performance and versatility of an SLR system, but without its expense or bulk.
This camera can shoot a maximum of 10fps with a setting of 10-megapixel. It incorporates a ‘Best Frame Capture mode’ that helps the camera to record images and continuously cover the period from the instant the user initially focused the camera and saves a maximum of seven shots before or after the user presses the shutter release.
The camera has a total HD movie mode (1080p/30fps) along with stereo sound. Its mini HDMI output is used for displaying movies and pictures on high definition televisions. It also has the ‘Super High Speed Movie function’ that is able to freeze action as well capture breathtaking movies with a 1000fps speed
Other modes included in this model include Motion Panorama, Pro Low Light, Motion Remover, and Multi-Motion Capture, besides others. It has a clever sensor placed at the side of the electronic viewfinder (EVF). This sensor can switch the picture on to the EVF, with the image switched on to the LCD automatically, if the eye is withdrawn.
Fujifilm India’s Managing Director, Kenichi Tanaka, informed that to offer such a range, the SLR would need a minimum of two massive super zoom lenses, as compared to this range being offered through in-built 30x wide tele-zoom lens of the FinePix HS10. He claimed that the Fujinon lenses are acclaimed by industrial users, television broadcasters, besides photographers. He explained that the body and lens have been made as a closed unit in the camera, thereby eliminating the chances of dust on the sensor and the lens, a serious situation faced while the user removes the lens from a digital camera.