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Fuji Finepix HS10 Indoor Crops

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringRuns on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Below are sample crops from an indoor photograph at each of the Fuji Finepix HS10's ISO settings. A crop from the Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
at the same ISO setting is shown next to each crop from the Fuji HS10. Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras taken at the highest quality setting. ISO and white-balance were set on camera, everything else was left on automatic.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The result is that, while you can partly reduce noise at the expense of details, the maximum acceptable print size gets smaller as ISO is increased. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Fuji Finepix HS10

Fuji Finepix S100FS

Fuji F100 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji F100 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji F100 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji F100 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji F100 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji F100 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji F100 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji F100 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji F100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji F100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji F100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji F100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji F100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400
Fuji F100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400 (6 Megapixels)

While both cameras deliver very good results for their size, the S100FS is superior without a doubt up to its highest full-resolution ISO setting. From the start is is easy to see that the HS10 produces softer images, most likely due to noise-reduction but it may also be from the nature of the BSI CMOS sensor used too. Color and exposure is similar but again the S100FS performed better in terms of accuracy.

Given the resolution of these cameras, ISO 100 to 400 are very usable for common print sizes but we would not go too big on the HS10 due to the softness issue. ISO 800 clearly is a step down, limiting to smaller print sizes and all goes downhill from there. It is worth noting that even ISO 3200 can give a fairly recognizable subject when printed small or for web-site.

Fujifilm Finepix HS10
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By on 2010/05/12
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Fujifilm HS10 Facts


Large digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

10 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 100-6400
30X Mechanically Linked Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K PixelsCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
10 FPS Drive, 7 ImagesHot-Shoe
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingStandard AA Battery
3" LCD 230K PixelsSecure Digital High Capacity
Internal Memory
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