|Shot in California, lots of luck here. This would make a good enlargement.|
After about two and a half years of steady use, I can honestly say I still love my Fuji HS10. Note, I said, "I love it." I did not say I like it. The love I feel for my HS10 comes at a price not measured in dollars and cents --- as if love could ever be measures in such a crass manner. You give up a certain amount of control when you use a glorified point and shoot. There are times that you're at the mercy of your camera. Thank goodness it is a merciful little thing.
|Love the moment, but it is clearly soft when enlarged.|
That said, if you are like me --- rather challenged in the money department --- then the Fuji HS10 is worth your consideration. I don't have to make large prints. If my pictures carry on the Web, I'm happy. If my image files are good enough to make good snap shots, I'm happy.
And when it all comes together, you can make incredibly large prints from the Fuji HS10 files and I am sure my best shots would look great published. It is just that I cannot be sure when shooting, not one hundred percent --- especially when shooting action, that the picture being taken will be up to snuff.
|The colour is off but I love the moment. It's a good file.|
In other words, the choice isn't as clear cut as it once was. The spread in dollars is no longer as great but neither is the spread in quality.
In the end, I don't have the money.My back is failing. I don't have the health. But my shooting eye is as good as ever and I my love of photography as strong. My Fuji HS10 brings me great joy without being a burden.
|I still shoot news, now for the Web. The Fuji delivers.|
p.s. My Fuji has fallen at least three times. Once, it fell far enough, and hard enough, to scratch the viewing screen on the back. (I said, I was getting old.) Unlike me, the little camera has taken it all in stride, showing no signs of slowing down.
But I do try and take care of my little friend. I have a clear filter on the lens made especially for protecting the lens on a digital camera.
|See it; Shoot it. I love my little Fuji HS10.|
Google "Rockin' on: Photography" Fuji and check out some of the other pictures taken by this little camera and posted here.
So remember, this is an amateur camera and not a professional one. It suffers from shutter lag, and has some trouble with follow focus but it has a zoom that works just like the ones on the cameras owned by the big boys. If you shoot for the Web, this is a camera worth considering.