PMA 2010 is forthcoming: Fujifilm introduces the new FinePix HS10 bridge camera featuring BSI sensor and a gorgeous 30x zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix HS10 is a long-zoom digital camera featuring a backside illuminated CMOS image sensor.

I must admit I’m a long time Fuji Finepix fan: I’m still in love with my S9600 bridge camera, which is two generation behind this Fujifilm FinePix HS10!

The Fujifilm FinePix HS10 is based around a 10.3 effective megapixel,1/2.3-inch back-side illuminated CMOS image sensor coupled to a Fujinon-branded 30x optical zoom lens. Maximum image resolution is 3,648 x 2,736 pixels in the camera’s native 4:3 aspect ratio, and both 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratio modes are also available. The HS10’s lens offers actual focal lengths ranging from 4.2 to 126.0mm, equivalent to 24 to 720mm on a 35mm camera – a generous wide angle to a powerful telephoto. The Fuji HS10 has a two-step aperture, offering either F2.8 or F11.0 at wide angle, and either F5.6 or F11 at telephoto. Minimum focusing distance is ordinarily 1.6 feet at wide angle or 16.4 feet at telephoto, but drops to just 0.3 feet in Macro mode at wide angle, or 6.5 feet at telephoto. A Super Macro mode locks the lens at an unspecified focal length, but allows focusing as close as 0.4 inches

There’s no true optical viewfinder on this model, but as you’ expect on a long-zoom digicam like this, there’s a 0.2-inch, 200,000 dot FLCD electronic viewfinder which takes its place. There’s also a 3.0-inch tilting LCD display with 230,000 dot resolution. Both EVF and LCD provides 97% frame coverage. The HS10 also includes a sensor that detects when the user brings their eye towards or away from the viewfinder, then automatically switches between the EVF and LCD as appropriate!

The sensor in the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 yields an effective resolution of 10.3 megapixels, and sits behind a Fujinon-branded 30x optical zoom lens with a generous 24mm wide angle. The Fujifilm HS10 includes both an electronic viewfinder and a 3.0-inch LCD panel. Images are stored on SD or SDHC cards, or in 45MB of built in memory.

Again, as the old S9600, power for the Fuji HS10comes courtesy of four AA batteries, with alkaline disposables included in the product bundle!
This means that you’ll never run out of power thanks to wide availability of AA batteries worldwide!

The Fujifilm FinePix HS10 offers USB 2.0 High Speed data connectivity, as well as both high-definition Mini HDMI and standard-definition NTSC / PAL composite video outputs.

Pre-order the Fujifilm FinePix HS10now for US $499.95 and get free shipping too!


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