Superb image quality in low light.
30x manual zoom lens.
EXR modes improve noise performance and dynamic range.
Electronic level built in.
Noisy JPG images at high ISOs.
Slow to start up.
No mic input.
Image quality not staggering.
Over-exposure not uncommon.
Continuous AF not fast enough for some subjects.
By TopTenREVIEWS on May 31, 2013
If you want a camera that is capable of mega zoom and has many of the same features as an SLR camera, we recommend looking at the HS30EXR from...94
By Camera Labs on September 01, 2012
The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR is, like it's predecessor, a super-zoom with its own very distinctive character and style. The specifications put it on a par with market-leading models from other manufacturers, but they really only tell part of the...83
By DigitalVersus on August 28, 2012
The Fuji HS30 EXR is a pretty standard replacement for the HS20 EXR. It brings a largely improved viewfinder and an Li-ion battery, but it's otherwise just like its predecessor. In other words, it's a very good bridge—or a must-have for...80
By Steves Digicams on July 30, 2012
For 2012, Fuji has taken their popular HS20EXR and added some new upgrades to create the FinePix HS30EXR. While the cameras share very similar specifications, the HS30 does offer some new features that you may or may not see as improvements. These...-
By Expert Reviews on June 27, 2012
Excellent ergonomics and superb image quality in low light, but also a few issues regarding performance and video capture...80
By Trusted Reviews on June 21, 2012
1/2.3inch 16MP EXR CMOS sensor 30x optical zoom (24-720mm in 35mm terms) ISO 100 - 3200 (extendable to 12,800) 1080/30p Full HD movie recording Tiltable 3in, 460k-dot LCD monitor 920k-dot electronic viewfinder The Fujifilm HS30 EXR superzoom updates...-
By cnet on June 08, 2012
Fujifilm's FinePix HS30EXR is a capable megazoom for those who like the controls of an SLR, but not the expense and weight of...70
By Digital Photography School on June 01, 2012
And on they roll: the maxi zooms, filling a strong consumer demand. Buyers of bridge cameras like this make their choice to avoid DSLRs, feeling they can happily enjoy enormous zoom reach without the hassle of lugging a bulky camera bag full of...-
By PC Mag on May 07, 2012
The 30x Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a pleasure to use thanks to a manual zoom lens, Raw support, and a wealth of physical controls, but image quality at higher ISOs is disappointing....70
By ePHOTOzine on May 03, 2012
The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a traditional styled body that closely resembles a Digital SLR, however the camera benefits from a large 30x optical zoom lens. The camera has full manual controls with RAW support and a flash hot-shoe it can quite...80