Up to the point where FedEx delivered the HS10, the Canon SX10 IS was my favorite long zoom digicam. Having now spent some quality time with Fuji ‘s newest ultrazoom, that’s no longer the case. Budget and space constrained photo enthusiasts looking for a point-and-shoot that competently substitutes for a DSLR and a bag of lenses could do much worse than the HS10.
The HS10 presents a couple of frustrating missed opportunities in the design process, and it’s a poor choice for those who like to shoot primarily action or video. For just about everyone else (in my opinion) this camera stands above most of its competition.
- 30x zoom
- Excellent image quality
- Very good feature set
- Low resolution LCD
- One-touch video button not instant-on