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Old Apr 23, 2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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I'd like to start a thread to collect some tips for HS10 users.

Here are some settings that I have come across that my be helpful to others:
- The HS10 seems to have better IQ @ ISO 200 than at ISO 100.
- DR 200% @ IS0 200 seems to be the sweet spot for good DR.
- JPGs shot with JPG+RAW don't have as much smearing/NR as the JPGs shot in the plain JPG mode.
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I'd like to start a thread to collect some tips for HS10 users.
Great idea!
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 1:30 PM   #3
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The Olympus TCON-17 (or the older B-300) works GREAT with the HS-10. It will offer you 1224mm (51x zoom). Forget getting one of those cheap ones on eBay. You will end up using it for a paperweight. To use it, however, you will need a 58mm-55mm step-down ring. They are readily available online or at any camera shop. I've seen them a low a $3.
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Something new I learned today...

The DR controls the NR. If you set a DR of 100% you get more detail, if you go to 200% or 400% the resulting images have more fuzziness and smearing.

So, we may be better off with a DR of 100%, not 200% as I previously posted.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:46 PM   #5
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Here is some tips to make the camera last but at a cost of some performance.


1. reduce brightness on lcd and use the auto evf/lcd option when outside.
2. do not use continuous focusing. set it to afs. (this means it activates when shutter is pressed halfway)
3. IS set to "shooting only". This means when you shoot, the stabilizer kicks in when shutter is pressed halfway
4. turn off AF illuminator.i think that is what its called. besides it's useless for me and i mean me because i use manual during indoors and are superior picks.
5. reduce frame-rate you view your video on the lcd to it's lowest to reduce battery. if its 60fps, use 30 of 15 if you have those options. I haven't looked yet.
6. make sure you use good batteries and not 99 cent brand lithiums. also, make sure you set the appropriate battery type in camera.
7. turn off high speed shooting.

there are few more tricks but i leave those alone.


There are a few more tricks to increase battery life but the main idea is you have a couple of stabilizers in there and that is what causes the battery to drain fast because the motors are working continuously.

or choose your poison
http://www.energizerbatteryfinder.com/step1.aspx?dc=10
and add a 15 minute charger.

Seriously. I have some battery powered speakers and all i can say is there is no other brand in the market that can push the speakers more than the energizers. I use to use other brands that are unknown and all I can advise is use the known ones and not some crap.

do this. Try the store brand regular energizers and see if you like. If it performs well, then buy the lithium and see if they work. ohh ya and I almost forgot eneloop batteries from sanyo

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Std color works better than Chrome, especially for portraits. Chrome give a bronzed look to skin tones.

Chrome is probably good for other types of flora and fauna, makes the colors pop.
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Firmware update 1.01 is out
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digi...hs10/fupd.html
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Something new I learned today...

The DR controls the NR. If you set a DR of 100% you get more detail, if you go to 200% or 400% the resulting images have more fuzziness and smearing.

So, we may be better off with a DR of 100%, not 200% as I previously posted.
I agree especially noticeable when you get to ISO800

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I agree especially noticeable when you get to ISO800

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Things might change with the new update. We may be able to start using higher DRs again if the smearing problem is gone
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I think putting the camera to a silent mode.. may also be a battery saver.
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