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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread post by mikef » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:37 pm

On the assumption that the batteries are correctly inserted (if it is like my Canon S2 IS two must face up and two down) it sounds like your new batteries might be faulty or insufficiently charged. Have you tested with new alkaline batteries?
If it still does not work it sounds like bad luck as it is most likely a faulty camera :wall:

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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:46 pm

VG, have your tried resetting the camera??? most models have a RESET button placed on the bottom and keeping it pressed for 3-5 seconds it resets your camera to factory settings. Just a thought.
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Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread post by mattmillielibby » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:45 pm

Hello, we have a Fujifilm Finepix HS 10, not the most snazzy camera but it does a very good job. Just wondered if anyone has any experience with it and what the best setting for the park would be?! Thanks!
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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread post by Crested Val » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:03 pm

Yes, I bought one in Oct last year, and used it for the first time in December in Kruger and again in March in Kruger.
I was completely new to photography, so didn't think a DSLR would suit me, and I was right.

The Fuji HS10, is so easy to handle (I have arthritic wrists, so can't hold anything too heavy)

I must admit because I am a newbie, I have always left it on Auto, other than when I wanted to shoot a sunrise, and so changed the setting. :redface:

I am really pleased with it and have been told that some of my pics that I posted in my TR in March 2011 are quite good. The ones taken in December were just OK, but that was down to the photographer not the camera, as I was a real newbie then!! :redface:

It is a good compromise between a compact and a DSLR in my opinion.

The 30x zoom is excellent.

Hope you enjoy using yours.!! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread post by Son godin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:52 pm

MaryMattMillie,

My SO just bought a Fujifilm HS20EXR camera and testes it out on A (Aperture Priority AE) so that you can set your aperture on different F stop and the camera will automatically adjust the speed. Secondly the highlights are overexposed so he suggest to set the sensitivity to -1/3. (push the +/- button next to the shutter release and turn the setting dial so that the pointer on the screen goes 2 stops to the left) Rather shoot in Raw as well instead of JPEG so that you have more information to adjust when editing.

He is also new with this camera and wiil try it out tomorrow shooting birds at Marievale near Joburg
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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread post by DuQues » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:36 pm

Son godin wrote:Rather shoot in Raw as well instead of JPEG so that you have more information to adjust when editing.

I don't know the camera at all, but indeed, if you can shoot in RAW, do so! You will never regret it.
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FYI - New magazoom camera on the market.

Unread post by Shutterbug » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:14 pm

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Cannon's and it will take a lot to pry them out of my hands :) but I came across this Fujifilm and thought it might be exactly what someone is looking for, seems to have a HUGE range with some pretty decent glass, I must be honest and say that I have never used a "superzoom" or "megazoom" camera but it would be nice not to have to shlep a bunch of lenses everywhere you go, anyway I just thought that someone might find this useful.

http://hothardware.com/News/Fujifilms-Beastly-XS1-Offers-26x-Optical-Zoom-Major-Power/

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Re: FYI - New magazoom camera on the market.

Unread post by EOS_User » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:38 am

As with all of these monster bridge cameras; the trade-off for 'convenience' is typically image-quality.

There's a good reason why professional-class lenses don't go beyond a 4x or 5x zoom-ratio; the technology behind the glass construction just doesn't exist (yet) to handle massive zoom ranges...

But, the proof will be in the using when some real-world samples get onto the web; but a 26x zoom-range in a compacted lens has to suffer some degredation! Right now, all the 'so-called' reviews are based wholly on the specs alone, so should be read with a good degree of suspicion!

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Re: FYI - New magazoom camera on the market.

Unread post by bert » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:09 am

Also considering one of these
A few important factors i have found readind many test reports
1) Above ISO 400 is still with a lot of noise (200 is best)
2) Only use optical zoom. digital zoom only creates more noise
3) If possible with RAW
4) filming with these megazooms seems to be quite good
(one of the reasons for me to consider a compact megazoom )
btw, thinking of the Panasonic Z150

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Re: FYI - New magazoom camera on the market.

Unread post by Shutterbug » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:44 pm

EOS_User, I agree that you wont get the same quality as a hi-end camera with a good lens but its not far off, and for less than the price of one half decent lens it's pretty appealing, but as I said I will not trade my Canon equipment for this camera but at $25000+ for my Canon gear Its not a fair comparison.
Here are some pretty impressive images

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_s1/sample_images/

bert, I couldn't find anything shot at ISO 400, all these are shot at 100 but here is a bit more info on the camera

http://www.dpreview.com/products/fujifilm/compacts/fujifilm_xs1


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