The results of our tests, based on JPEG files, are shown in the graph below. HS10_Res-vs-FL-graph Interestingly, our Imatest tests showed comparatively small differences in performance across the camera’s sensitivity range, which is where we compared JPEG and RAF.RAW files. About the only thing I would’ve liked would have been a gap between the lens and flash, which would make operating the zoom and focus rings a bit easier. The port looks the same as the port on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 and DMC-LX3. So I tried the FujiFilm FinePix HS10 cables on the Panasonic cameras and they fit and work. The HS10’s menu system is broken into two tabs: Shooting and Set-Up. The shooting options change with the mode you’re in, going from nine in Auto mode to twice that in Manual. Whatever it’s called, the face detection system works well, with the HS10 easily locking onto five of the six faces in our test scene. Custom mode Your favorite camera settings can be saved to this spot on the dial.
Press the button once and a 2:3 aspect ratio frame appears in the center of the LCD. Press it again and you’ll get the portrait version. Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro. The example above is one of the better results I got with this feature. This promises to remove moving objects from your photographs!
Both the monitor and the EVF above it cover only 97% of the sensor’s field of view so neither can be used for precise framing of subjects. Let’s begin our tour of the FinePix HS10 now, shall we? The idea is that somehow, by taking a number of photos and then grinding away for 10 seconds, that the camera can take moving objects out of a photo. Batteries (four AA cells) are inserted in a compartment in the base of the camera that covers slightly more than the grip area. Shots taken with Intelligent Face Detection ate played back with frames indicating detected faces. Regular photo (ISO 800)View Full Size Image Pro Low Light modeView Full Size Image The photos of Zoe (my loyal assistant) are not only crops of a larger image — they’ve also been downsized to fit the page. So, view the full size images for a closer look.