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Old Aug 12, 2011, 2:18 PM   #1
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Default New cam from Fuji...also an HS30?

Hej,
Fuji launched a new cam 600 EXR I have some questions..

Is this a better working version of EXR also in EXR-auto mode, compared to the EXR version in HS20?

Will there be an HS30 in the next few months? I hope in a new more "beginner friendly" HS30, compared to the more complicated HS20.

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Old Aug 12, 2011, 3:27 PM   #2
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If you want "beginner friendly" superzooms,don't just confine yourself to the Fuji.Take a look at the Panasonic FZ35/38 and FZ47/48, easy-friendly-probably kings in superzooms.

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Old Aug 12, 2011, 5:12 PM   #3
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Hej,
Fuji launched a new cam 600 EXR I have some questions..

Is this a better working version of EXR also in EXR-auto mode, compared to the EXR version in HS20?

Will there be an HS30 in the next few months? I hope in a new more "beginner friendly" HS30, compared to the more complicated HS20.

Regards

The HS20, F500 EXR, F550 EXR and F600 EXR all use a
16MP, back illuminated, CMOS sensor. In all probability,
the same sensor is used in all of them.

The HS20, F500 and F550 sensor spec:
1/2 inch EXR CMOS 4608 x 3456 pixels BSI
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 2:16 AM   #4
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..thanks..
the sensor is maybe the same, but I was thinking of a revided
version of EXR system itself, because the one used HS20 was not working very well for me, and I had some issues with the quality of the pics.
Also the normal auto a bit unusable.

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Old Aug 13, 2011, 6:51 AM   #5
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..thanks..
the sensor is maybe the same, but I was thinking of a revided
version of EXR system itself, because the one used HS20 was not working very well for me, and I had some issues with the quality of the pics.
Also the normal auto a bit unusable.

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Based on published images from the Fxx0 EXR cameras, I think you
will not achieve the quality you are looking for from any of the 16MP
Fujifilm cameras. This issue isn't confined to Fujifilm, other brands that
use CMOS sensors with a combination of small size and high resolution
also suffer from image quality issues. There is a limit to the maximum
pixel density that can be achieved before noise levels become intolerable.
Most of the P&S makers are pushing this limit very hard. The consumer
wants more zoom and more megapixels. The market has to provide them
with what they want.

Maybe you should consider trading zoom for quality by getting
a camera with a bigger sensor and lower resolution. In compact
cameras, the class leaders are the Canon S95, Panasonic LX5
and Olympus XZ-1 (in no particular order). Alternatively, you might
look at interchangeable lens cameras like the micro four thirds cameras
from Olympus and Panasonic.

Have a look at these shots taken with the XZ-1 by LTZ470
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/1246504-post16.html
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 9:28 AM   #6
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..well I do not ask more MP at all, I wish they will only have max 10-12 MP and a decent sensor.

My expectations are not huge... let's see zoom 20-24 and the same quality I get from a plain A610 Canon some years old.

The HS20 was very good when you hit the right "settings", exposure, shutter and so on... But I had hard time to get that consistently.

Anyway, I did not intented to make a polemical question.. I am "ignorant" in photography
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PS The pics from the Olympus are great
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