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Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 16.0Mp Resolution
  • Tilting 3.0" LCD Monitor
  • 24-720mm Fujinon 30x Optical zoom Lens
  • 1920 x 1080 HD Video Capture
  • 0.2" Electronic Viewfinder w/ Eye Sensor
  • CMOS Shift Type Image Stabilization
  • 100-12800 ISO Sensitivity
  • 60x Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • Manual Exposure Settings (M/A/S/P)
  • AA Battery Power

The FUJIFILM FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera has many qualities comparable to high-end DSLR cameras. From a powerful 30x zoom lens with manual focus to an electronic viewfinder to full 1080p HD video capture, the HS25EXR is one budget-friendly camera that's out to impress. When you add in the copious amount of auto shooting modes, and creative functions, like Fuji's Film Simulation mode, the 25EXR is more than worthy of your attention. What's more, it's powered by AA batteries - a readily available power source that's both economical and easily obtained.

The f/2.8 24mm Super EBC Fujinon lens gives you a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-720mm. That large range gives you the flexibility to shoot everything from 1cm Super Macro images to far, far-off telephoto subjects. The lens also sports a manual zoom barrel to make the most of the 30x telephoto optical zoom range. The camera also sports 60x Intelligent Digital Zoom, which is controlled by the Fn (Function) button. Additional highlights of the lens include an 11 group and 15 element configuration with a Super Electron Beam Coating (EBC) which reduces ghosting, flare, and purple fringe.

The HS25EXR, of course, also features image stabilization for clear shots that are free from the effects of hand-shake. The CMOS Shift stabilization works together with a high ISO for great shots, even at the full 30x zoom. Advanced Anti Blur (in EXR AUTO mode) provides an added boost by using Multi Frame technology to layer 4 shots into a single, blur-free image. None of this would mean much however, if it weren't for the 16Mp 1/2" BSI EXR CMOS sensor, which can be considered the heart of the camera. According to FUJIFILM, this sensor is effectively three sensors in one, providing high resolution, wide dynamic range, and high sensitivity and low noise. Helping the sensor out would be the EXR processor. This dual CPU/EXR Core tool efficiently processes files and powers features like Intelligent Scene Recognition, fast start-up, and others.

As previously mentioned, the HS25EXR has an electronic viewfinder, in addition to a 3.0" tilting LCD monitor. The viewfinder features an Eye Sensor which automatically switches the display from the LCD to the viewfinder when you bring the camera to your eye. The tilting 3.0" LCD boasts the ability to angle high (45° downward angle) and low (90° upward angle) for more flexible shooting. It also has a high 1:1100 contrast and features Sunlight Mode for accurate viewing, even in bright conditions. Additional LCD features include the histogram display, vector graphics, and the direct shooting command buttons to the left of the screen.

Other design considerations include a one-touch movie record button, for no-fuss video capture, angled mode and command dials, a rubber coating for a secure grip on the camera, and the Fn button, which can be programmed for shortcuts to frequently used functions. The camera also has an easy access memory slot that accepts the compatible SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards needed for recording files. Even when the HS25EXR is mounted to a tripod, the slot can be accessed. In addition, optional accessories, such as a lens hood, remote release, and compatible TTL flashes can be added to the camera as well for even more versatility when shooting.

Along with a bevy of auto shooting functions - most notably all those that fall under the EXR AUTO mode - the HS25EXR also gives you the option to utilize bracketing functions. Film Simulation Bracketing, AE Bracketing, and Dynamic Range Bracketing all give you more opportunities to nail the shot. Film Bracketing will produce PROVIA, Velvia, and ASTIA styled shots - that have the look of Fuji's famed films - while AE Bracketing captures three frames with varying exposure ranges. Dynamic Range Bracketing produces three images, each in a different dynamic range (100%, 200%, and 400%). Numerous other modes - such as Motion Panorama 360, Pro Focus mode with face detection, and Pro Low-Light mode - also enhance the benefits of this camera as well.

24-720mm Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom and Super Macro Mode
The bright, high-precision Fujinon lens boasts a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and an optical zoom range from wide-angle 24mm to 30x telephoto, while a remarkable 1cm Super Macro Mode opens up creative opportunities right under your eyes. Producing exceptional resolution across the image plane, from the center to the edges, this lens also delivers brilliant Fujinon optical quality across the entire zoom range
Manual Barrel zoom
The wide-angle 24mm to 30x telephoto optical zoom range is controlled by twisting the lens barrel, giving you speedy, intuitive control over magnification power
60x Intelligent Digital Zoom
Controlled by the convenient Function (Fn) button, the Intelligent Digital Zoom offers an astonishing 60x magnification power, the equivalent of a 1440mm focal length. In addition to magnifying the image, the EXR sensor intelligently minimizes noise in flat areas and sharpens and enhances contrast in edge areas and to create natural clarity and crispness even at super-telephoto magnification. Intelligent Digital Zoom also functions in EXR AUTO mode, to guarantee you exceptional shots with minimal effort
1cm Super Macro
At a distance of just 1cm, macro photography using the FinePix HS25EXR allows you to capture all the exquisite detail of your subject from really close up
Fujinon Lens
11 Groups / 15 Elements Configuration:
Incorporating 15 elements in 11 groups, including 3 aspherical and one ED lens, all elements in the high-quality Fujinon 30x zoom lens have been treated with Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) to reduce ghosting, flare, and purple fringe. This high-performance lens produces outstanding resolution with very little color blurring or distortion, resulting in images with superb clarity and color fidelity

3 Aspherical Lenses - For Rich Resolution and a Compact Form:
By using 3 high-performance aspherical lenses, the FinePix HS25EXR delivers sharp image quality with rich resolution. These lenses also contribute to a more compact overall lens configuration

ED Lens - Removing all Color Fringing Even at High Magnification:
One ED lens has been employed for their low dispersion and effective reduction of chromatic aberrations. By preventing color fringing and reducing contrast, the FinePix HS25EXR lens captures images with superb accuracy across the zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto

Super EBC - Aiming for High Quality Images:
All the lens elements used in the FinePix HS25EXR have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality

Image Stabilization (CMOS Shift + High ISO)
Long telephoto shots usually suffer from camera shake and subject movement which can ruin photos by producing blurred results. The FinePix HS25EXR's highly effective CMOS-shift and high ISO image stabilization ensures that your shots stay extra-crisp and clear, even at the full 30x zoom

Advanced Anti Blur
In EXR AUTO mode, Advanced Anti Blur selects optimum sensitivity and harnesses responsiveness of the BSI EXR CMOS sensor, using Multi Frame technology to layer four consecutive frame shots at high speed into a single, sharp, blur-free image with remarkably low noise, even at telephoto zoom settings

Electronic Viewfinder with Eye Sensor
Put your eye to the EVF and the Eye Sensor automatically switches display from the LCD to the highly responsive viewfinder
High Quality Photos & Movies with the EXR AUTO
The EXR CMOS sensor provides breathtaking image quality in low-light scenes, and the EXR Processor enables lightning-fast auto focus

EXR Technology - 16Mp BSI EXR CMOS Sensor:
The 1/2" BSI (Back Side Illuminated) EXR CMOS sensor combines an impressive 16Mp of high-resolution image quality with exceptionally responsive performance. Fujifilm's proprietary pixel and color filter arrays enhance both vertical and horizontal resolution, which is the key to 3-way capture technology that ensures the best image quality for every scene. Dynamic range has been expanded to 1600%, achieving a new level of imaging performance.

The BSI structure results in improved light reception for a significant boost in sensitivity, with available settings up to ISO 128000 for S size files. An optimized signal read-out configuration significantly reduces in-sensor noise, achieving a further significant reduction in signal-to-noise ratio. The CMOS format also achieves higher readout speeds and faster image processing, enabling 8fps high-speed continuous shooting at full 16Mp resolution

Three-Sensors-In-One:

High Resolution:
Just as your eyes see even the tiniest of details when looking at something in good light, HR (High Resolution) mode maximizes the full 16Mp resolution of the FinePix HS25EXR to reproduce even the smallest details in bright, beautiful color

Wide Dynamic Range:
Just as your eyes see the full range of shadows to highlights in high-contrast scenes, DR mode simultaneously captures two images to produce a single image with significantly enhanced dynamic range, revealing subtle details in shadow and eliminating washout of bright areas

High Sensitivity and Low Noise
Just as your eyes strive to make dark scenes as bright and detailed as possible, SN mode takes advantage of high-sensitivity to capture smooth texture and natural brightness with minimal noise

30 Percent Less Noise!!
Stunning Stills in Low Light:
30% less noise at ISO 3200! The enhanced performance of this EXR CMOS sensor lets you shoot dark scenes at high ISO sensitivity and capture them brighter, clearer, and with less noise than ever before
EXR AUTO
With the addition of Motion Detection, Intelligent Scene Recognition technology in EXR Auto mode automatically recognizes and optimizes white balance, focus, exposure, and other settings for a total of 103 shooting patterns. In addition to recognizing the shape and color of scenes, the camera also calculates available light and determines whether a person is present, giving you exceptional photos in almost every conceivable situation
Full 1080p HD Movies
With the ability to shoot full HD video (1920 x 1080p; 30fps/H.264 high profile) with impressive stereo sound, the FinePix HS25EXR doubles as a high-performance video camera. Improved continuous auto focus is enhanced by facial recognition, to ensure the people in your movies are in focus and properly exposed. Movie scene recognition optimizes settings to take the guesswork out of movie making. The H.264 (MOV) files format combines high quality video with a small file size, for effortless editing on a PC

HD Movie + EXR High Sensitivity:
The BSI EXR CMOS sensor maximizes high-sensitivity performance to capture stunning movies, even in challenging lighting conditions

HD Movie + Film Simulation:
Add atmospheric effects to your movies with a choice of Film Simulation modes, including B/W and sepia

HD Movie + 30x Manual Zoom:
From 24mm wide-angle to 720mm telephoto, dynamic zoom effects add impact to your movies. In addition to responsive auto focus, a manual focus option lets you fine-tune any scene

HD Movie + HDMI Port:
A built-in HDMI port makes it easy to show movies and photos on your widescreen HDTV

EXR Processor
Featuring Dual CPUs, an EXR Core, and a reconfigurable processor, the EXR Processor delivers outstanding power and speed, performance that comes into its own in Full HD Movies, high-speed continuous shooting, speedy auto focus and Intelligent Scene Recognition. Start-up is quicker, focusing is faster, and writing time after burst shooting has been significantly reduced

High-Speed Image Search:
The EXR Processor powers an array of sophisticated high-speed picture search and sorting functions

Vector GUI:
A Vector Graphics Accelerator is responsible for crisp, highly legible menus and information readouts on the graphic user interface and pleasant viewing on your HDTV

Film Simulation Mode
Simulate the distinctive look of FUJIFILM color films loved by professional photographers: the natural tones of PROVIA, the distinctive saturation and vibrant colors of Velvia, or the smooth tonality and skin tones of ASTIA. Black & White and Sepia modes can also be selected
High-Speed Shooting Functions
High-Speed Auto Focus:
Focusing in as little as 0.16 seconds, high-speed auto focus ensures that every frame is sharp and clear, even when shooting burst sequences

Responsive Start-Up and Processing Performance:
Thanks to the powerful EXR processor, the FinePix HS25EXR wakes in approximately 0.8 seconds. In addition to quick start-up and faster focusing, waiting time after continuous shooting sequences has been reduced by as much as half compared to conventional models. That means the HS25EXR is ready to go back to work almost immediately

High-Speed Continuous Shooting:
Capture the action at 8 frames per second in full 16 megapixel resolution. At 8Mp (M size), burst sequences can be shot at 11 frames per second. Each frame can be viewed as a single shot or the entire burst sequence can be viewed in a separate window. In the case of pictures taken in continuous shooting mode, only the first frame of each series will be displayed. Press the selector down to view the other pictures in the series

High-Speed Movie:
Sometimes things happen too fast for you to see them properly with your own eyes. The FinePix HS25EXR can freeze the action at up to an amazing 320fps! So you can see every single minute detail and watch things happening step by step in slow motion

Best Frame Capture Mode
Timing your shot is ever-so-easy with Best Frame Capture. Half-press the shutter and the FinePix HS25EXR starts recording photos at 11fps at 8 megapixel resolution. When the moment happens, fully press the shutter button and the camera captures up to 16 frames including pre-recorded frames, giving you the opportunity to select the best shot
High Contrast "Tilting" 3.0" Large LCD Monitor
The 3.0", 460,000 dot LCD screen tilts to provide flexible viewing options for both high (45° downward angle) and low (90° upward angle) shooting positions

160° Wide Angle:
Viewable at up to 160° in both the vertical and horizontal directions

High Contrast LCD with Sunlight Mode:
The high-contrast (1:1100), high-resolution 3.0" LCD screen features Sunlight Mode for clear viewing, even in bright outdoor conditions

Vector Graphics:
The updated GUI (graphic user interface) incorporates flash technology, adding an intuitive and entertaining dimension to searching and displaying photos and accessing features. And a new font display technology produces menus and icons that are easy on the eye

Histogram Display:
Enthusiasts will appreciate real-time confirmation of brightness levels and exposures settings

Direct Shooting Command Buttons
Access and adjust camera settings and controls with a row of buttons conveniently located to the left of the LCD

ISO Button:
Adjust the ISO sensitivity setting for superb performance in low light with minimal noise

AE Button:
Change Multi AE to Spot AE for a perfectly exposed subject

AF Button:
Instantly switch to AF and ensure the camera keeps your subject perfectly in focus

AF C/S/M Button:
Switch between Single Auto Focus, Continuous and Manual at the touch of a button

WB Button:
Choose Auto WB and let the HS25EXR optimize the white balance for you, or alternatively select a preset according to your requirements

Design
Movie Record Button:
A touch of the button immediately switches into full HD video (1080p; 30fps/H.264 high profile)

Angled Mode and Command Dials:
The ergonomically angled mode and command dials put camera controls at your fingertips

3.0" Tilting LCD Screen:
Compose shots at even the most difficult angles with this useful tilting 460,000 dots of resolution LCD screen

Rubber Coating:
Featuring a sure-grip rubber coating usually found on high-end DSLRs

Function Button:
A convenient Fn button can be programmed to act as a short-cut to frequently used functions; among the 8 functions that can be assigned are Intelligent Digital Zoom, Film Simulation, and image quality modes

Easy Access Memory Slot:
A flip-open compartment on the right side of the body facilitates easy access to the SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, even when the camera is mounted on a tripod

4 x AA Batteries
Readily available power source; no bulky chargers required. Alkaline batteries can shoot approximately 350 frames
Optional Accessories
Lens Hood LH-HS10:
The HS25EXR is compatible with a FUJIFILM lens hood LH-HS10 and is compatible with commercially available 58mm filter

Remote Release RR-80:
Remote releases lets you avoid blur in long-exposure shots and other situations susceptible to blur caused by manual shutter release

TTL Flash-Ready EF-20 / EF-42:
A hot-shoe accommodates an auxiliary TTL flash. Among the options are the ultra-compact EF-20 with a bounce function of up to 90 degrees and the lightweight EF-42, which can swivel 90 degrees up, 180 degrees left, and 120 degrees right

Protector Filters
The HS25EXR is compatible with genuine FUJIFILM 58mm Protector Filter PRF-58. Commercially available 58mm filters can also be used
Manual Exposure Setting (M/A/S/P)
Permits quick and easy selection of automatic and manual exposure settings
Three Bracketing Functions
Film Simulation Bracketing:
One press of the shutter produces three images of PROVIA, Velvia, and ASTIA modes

AE Bracketing:
Continuous capture of three frames with exposure range of up to +/- 1.0 EV

Dynamic Range Bracketing:
One press of the shutter produces three images in a different dynamic range (100%, 200%, 400%)

Advanced Shooting Modes
Pro Focus Mode with Face Detection:
This focus-bracketing mode emulates the gentle, out-of-focus background look of a DSLR when shooting portraits or macro subjects. A single press of the shutter first takes an exposure focused on the main subject, then additional exposures at different focus points. This produces a final image emphasizing the sharply focused subject against a soft, out-of-focus background

Pro Low-Light Mode:
Ideal for shooting non-moving subjects in low-light, this mode automatically takes a series of four high-sensitivity and low-noise exposures and then combines them into an image with less noise than the single exposures

Multiple Exposures
Multiple exposure function lets you superimpose two different exposures in a single frame to create artful, one-of-a-kind photos
Motion Panorama 360 - Photo Gallery Quality
Just sweep the camera right-left or up-down to shoot giant panorama up to 360°. When you view the panorama playing back on your camera or personal computer, you can enjoy a seamless panoramic image with both ends stitched together to create a "cylinder" view
3D Mode (Individual Shutter 3D)
Two exposures of the same scene are saved in MPO (Multi-Picture Format) to create convincing images that appear to have been shot in real 3D. An overlapping guide on the LCD screen makes it easy to position the exposures, so even a novice can create impressive 3D effects. FUJIFILM's proprietary high-resolution 3D print system produces natural, beautiful 3D prints from images captured with the HS25EXR
Face Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection couples with Tracking Auto Focus for new ways of capturing great people pictures, even when those people won't stop moving. Face Detection optimizes focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear faces, while Tracking Auto Focus maintains sharp focus on moving subjects. The result is attractively exposed, well-focused photos
Face Detection
Face detection optimizes people pictures by detecting faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results

Red-Eye Removal in Detected Faces:
Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a perfect end result

Instantly Detect Up to 10 Faces!
The face detection can simultaneously recognizes up to 10 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the zoom up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results

Face Recognition
The FinePix HS25EXR not only detects faces in a frame but it can also recognize who is who! You can register up to 8 people in your camera and next time you take a photo of them it will bring up their name and optimize settings in favor of your registered faces. In playback, you can search for all photos containing registered faces to quickly find photos of your favorites
Auto Release
As soon as the Face Detection function detects the face, shutter is automatically released capturing the finest of the person with great optimization
Dog/Cat Detection
By incorporating Dog/Cat Detection function, the FinePix HS25EXR is able to detect dog or cat faces, optimizing focus and exposure for pet photos that will delight everyone. An auto-release function can also be selected to automatically shoot the photo when the pet is looking directly at the camera
Share Your Images with Built-In Social Networking
Don't wait until you get home to start choosing which pictures to upload to FaceBook. Start the process in-camera by tagging the pictures you want to share. The next time you connect to your home computer your images will upload automatically. The same goes for movie clips too, which can also be uploaded to YouTube

Easy Wed Uploading to YouTube and FaceBook via MyFinePix Studio:
It's as easy as one, two, three. Shoot pictures and HD video clips and tag them for upload to your FaceBook profile page or YouTube account

Upload:
When the FinePix HS25EXR is connected to a PC, the marked images are uploaded to the designated site, eliminating the need for time-consuming PC-based image processing or selection

MyFinePix Studio Automatically Searches for New Images to Upload:
MyFinePix Studio detects new images to upload. When finding new images to upload, the uploader start automatically

Favorites Rank:
Sort your favorite photos tagged by star rating from 0 to 5. Quickly search for favorite pictures depending on the rank using image search

Photobook Assist
Create a photo album in your camera. Easily accessible and mobile, you can share images with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Installed in-camera, you can create a Photobook folder where tagged images will be stored and organized accordingly. Your Photobook can also be ordered online for print when connected to the Internet, as well as when you go to the stores to get your photos printed, images can easily be sorted when tagged
Image Search
With the convenient Image Search Function you can search pictures by Date, Face, Favorite Rank, Scene, Type of Data, and Upload Mark

By Date:
Viewing your saved photo image by date, making it easy to locate specific events or occasions

By Face:
All your portraits can be selected and replayed based on composition: group photos, couples pictures, or solo portraits

By Favorite Rank:
Quickly search favorite pictures depending on the rank

By Scene:
Photo shot with AUTO or EXR AUTO, or Dog/Cat can be replayed according to the type of scene: portrait, landscape, night scene, and macro

By Type of Data:
Display the content of your image library according to the type of data: still photos, movie footage

Playback Functions
Micro Thumbnail View:
Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10 x 10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback

Slideshow:
Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style

3D Viewing and 3D Printing
  • The camera displays images in 2D. Press the selector down to toggle between the first and second shots
  • Devices equipped for 3D display, such as the FinePix REAL 3D V3 digital viewer for FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera, will display the image in 3D
  • 3D prints can be ordered from FUJIFILM
  • The supplied software displays 3D anaglyph images. 3D photos can also be viewed using other applications that support the MP format
  • 3D TVs that support the MP format can display images in 3D. See the manual for your TV for details
Imaging
Pixels 16.0 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2" CMOS 1
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(EXR CMOS Sensor with Primary Color Filter)

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File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: IMA-ADPCM (Stereo) 2
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(Exif Ver 2.3)

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Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical 3
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CMOS Shift / High OIS

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Optics
Lens 15 elements in 11 groups
EFL: 4.2-126 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-720 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T) to f/11 4
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Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom Lens

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Zoom Optical: 30x
Intelligent Zoom: 60x
Focus Range Wide: 1.4' (42.67 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 9.8' (298.70 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 2.7" (6.86 cm) - 9.8' (298.70 cm)
Tele Macro: 6.5' (1.98 m) - 16.4' (5.00 m)
Super-Macro: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - 3.2' (0.98 m)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
Shutter 30 - 1/4000 seconds
1/4 - 1/4000 seconds
Exposure Metering Face Detection, Multi, Spot, TTL 256-zones
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Custom, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 11 fps at 8 MP for up to 16 frames
Up to 8 fps at 16 MP for up to 8 frames
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds 5
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Auto Release / Auto Release (Dog&Cat)

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Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Exposure Compensation
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1 - 23.2' (0.30 - 7.07 m)
Telephoto: 6.5 - 12.4' (1.98 - 3.78 m) 6
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(Super i-flash)

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External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Built-in Memory 25MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC 7
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(UHS-I)

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Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL 8
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Optional zoom function (manual) can be used

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Video
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic,
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
.2" LCD Rear Screen (200,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x USB 2.0 (out)
1x AV Output (out)
1x USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
Power
Battery 4x AA Batteries
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.6 x 5.0" / 13.0 x 9.1 x 12.7 cm
Weight 25.7 oz / 729 g Including Battery & Memory Card
Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black)
  • 4 x AA Type Alkaline Batteries
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Lens Cap and Lens Cap Cord
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    FujifilmFinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 29 reviews)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (23)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Good image quality (20)
    • Large clear LCD (19)
    • Image stabilization (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (22)
      • Landscape/scenery (21)
      • Travel (18)
      • Sports/action (13)
      • Low light (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (13), Casual photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great camera with pro settings

      Easy to use
      EXR mode excellent
      Manual controls
      External Flash or use remote for any flash brand.
      Better and fast focus than my coolpix P500
      Manual zoom (will save...Read complete review

      Easy to use
      EXR mode excellent
      Manual controls
      External Flash or use remote for any flash brand.
      Better and fast focus than my coolpix P500
      Manual zoom (will save battery).
      30X Zoom great but use a tripod.
      Battery AA are great so you don't have to buy extra.
      Memory card slot located inside the grip so you don't have to open the battery compartment anymore to replace the memory card.
      Solid construction.
      Great colors and super macro photos, not very lucky with weather for the pass 2 weekends to go out and try outdoors.

      This camera is away better than all the previous I had from NIKON,5700,P5100,P500.

      Cons: only the cover so far on the battery compartment moves a bit,
      but after batteries installed not so much.
      will be great for Fuji to add RAW files

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good product for the money.

      Manual zoom is the reason this camera was purchased along with the good name of the fuji brand.
      What I like a little less is that it seems cameras (all brands) are...Read complete review

      Manual zoom is the reason this camera was purchased along with the good name of the fuji brand.
      What I like a little less is that it seems cameras (all brands) are taking too much control away from the user with their "smart" auto settings. You want a *smart* auto setting, that's fine but also include a good ol' fashioned plain auto setting. I don't like software matrixes making decisions for me.

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      4.0

      FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera

      By psychler

      from New York

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

        Easy to use. Great zoom and picture quality.

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        5.0

        Awesome Camera Love My HS25

        By Ed

        from Lynn MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

          I use my HS25 for all types of photography I tend to shoot nature, birds, sunsets, sunrises, foliage, close up of Butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, I've taken lots of pictures of people even shot a wedding for a friend. Haven't yet found a situation the camera couldn't handle and get excellent pictures. The pictures are sharp and clear, focus is fast, burst mode is great for action. Simply a great camera with great versatility, lots of functions and all of it right out of the box with nothing else needed as add ons. bought mine from B & H got it quickly and it was in perfect condition (I have ordered three cameras from B & H and all came quickly and were in perfect condition) Love the manual functions, manual lens, external buttons for main camera functions makes using these fast and easy. I've owned it since late October and have found nothing I don't like about it yet. I owned the Hs20 before this one and it too was a great camera and the HS25 is even better. As I say I love the camera can't say enough good things about it Easy to use and takes great pictures, with great color. Love that it used AA batteries, I use the rechargables most of the time, but when I go on vacation I use the non rechargable advanced Lithium batteries and they can last up to 3 weeks (and I take a lot of pictures)

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Definately a good choice

          By Short trucker

          from Miller Sd

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

          • It Is Bigger Than Expecte

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

          This camera is awsome. it is user frendly to the inexperienced like me and has some really advanced features for the more experienced fotografer to use. Which I am going to learn. I fell in love wit it the first day, got some fantastic fotos, transfered to my pc with ease and now I am going to learn how to do the more advanced stuff. like 36o panoramic!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Another Great Fuji Product

          By MR CLIFF Three

          from Ypsilanti Township, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

            I purchased this camera for use when a DSLR is not needed. My first outing was to the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I have shot the NAIAS for the last 13 years, so I know exactly how to manually set a camera to obtain outstanding pictures.
            I have to say that the camera performed extremely well. When I viewed my pictures at home on my computer I was surprised at the outstanding color, contrast and sharpness that the camera produced. Most of the pictures merely needed a quick unsharp mask (for printing purposes) and that was the only editing done.
            I also took a few pictures outside at the Detroit waterfront and the zoom was outstanding. The pictures taken were also crisp and clear and produced excellent color and contrast.
            I took over 555 pictures during the day using rechargeable NiMH batteries and the low battery level never came on. There are plenty of more pictures on the charge even after over 500 taken.
            All in all, this will be a great camera to take out and about when a DSLR is not needed, but where I can still produce excellent pictures under a variety of conditions.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            No Good

            By roy

            from houston, tx

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • Poor Image Stabilization
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                We were looking for a nice affordable camera that had the ability to shoot great pics in action. This is not the camera for the job. The auto focus is terrible and we eneded up trading in for a less expensive finepix 4500 that was much more capable for the fast shots.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 3
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                So far so good....

                By Sharonius

                from Winston-Salem

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Weight

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                I am very much still in the "getting to know you" phase with my new FinePix, but so far so good. The camera weight appears to be my biggest adjustment, and that is a big one. Having spend the past 6 years with my FinePix s5200, the camera is both familiar and unfamiliar - but the manual is easy to read and my test shots please me so far.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Photographic Freedom

                By Max G

                from Saint Louis

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                    The camera is excellent. It takes great photos and is easy to use if you just want to take snapshots. But it has features that allow great control and creativity.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Not too big, not too small....Just Right

                    By Photographer Wannabe

                    from Belchertown, MA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                      It is way too early for me to accurately review this camera, but first impression: It's solid, versatile, high quality and for me it is a good "transition" camera from the simpler point-and-shoot camera to the more intricate, higher functioning models. I have a lot to learn and I think this camera will get me started.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 7
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Good product for the money.

                      By Roger

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                          Manual zoom is the reason this camera was purchased along with the good name of the fuji brand.
                          What I like a little less is that it seems cameras (all brands) are taking too much control away from the user with their "smart" auto settings. You want a *smart* auto setting, that's fine but also include a good ol' fashioned plain auto setting. I don't like software matrixes making decisions for me.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Best bang for the buck!

                          By Pilgrim

                          from Shediac, NB CANADA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Hot Shoe
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Manual focus option
                          • Manual Zoom
                          • Short Lag Time

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                            Greatest things are the manual zoom, the hot shoe and the manual focus option which make it the camera which is the closest to a DSLR.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 8
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Replacement Camera Review

                            By lenp

                            from Maryland

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                              This camera was purchased to replace an older FinePix that was damaged beyoud repair.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 9
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Who needs a DSLR?

                              By Antonio

                              from Portugal - Lisbon

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Short Lag Time

                              Cons

                              • A Bit To The Heavy Side

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro And Flowers Pics
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                              Having been an enthusiast photographer since the 70's with a manual Praktica and a 80-300 manual Soligor zoom, I introduced myself to the digital photo a while ago, starting with the Lumix LZ8 and the fantastic Canon Powershot A590 IS. I must confess I a crash on AA batteries cameras with total manual controls. Had a lot of fun with wonderful and sharp images from the A590IS, but always missed a longer zoom and better pictures in low natural light scenes(no flash). After quite a research on the new technologies, I decided to buy a bridge camera with a long zoom and very good performance at low light...and my choice was the Finepix HS25EXR. The choice was based on my specific needs, above as well as budget and no need for RAW files, I have been using it for a couple of weeks and I couldn't have chosen another camera to fullfil my specs...it has a outstanding image quality in any light condition and the manual zoom is in fact an added value helping to save battery juice. I use NIMH Imedion batteries with 2400mAh that easily deliver around 450 shots and 7 to 10 Full HD videos before a new recharge. The EXR sensor performs wonderfully and delivers outstanding quality shots even in Auto mode. The zoom was another good surprize when fully extended at 30X and with the camera hand held. This is the camera I always needed and it's much better than I ever dreamed with. Still finding my ways through Manual Focus, EXR options, external and slave flashes usage ...etc.
                              In summary I have got all of the performance of a DSLR, not having to carry the extra lenses, and did not spend such a pile of money.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 8
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Montana Bound with my new camera!!

                              By Montana Mary

                              from Tampa, Fl

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                I have just started to play with my new camera. I am going to Montana in a week and can give you a better review when I return. So far, I like the instruction book and ease of using the camera. More when I return. A good friend that knows cameras and my ability (beginner) recommended this camera:)

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Still learning this camera

                                By JoanieD

                                from Maine

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                    I had a Fujifilm Finepix S9000 prior to this camera and when it broke after six years, I chose this new camera mainly for its long zoom. The 30x optical zoom is great and then you have the 60x digital zoom. The zoom barrel does not seem to rotate as smoothly as my other camera. I like this larger LCD. There are so many options to choose from when taking a photo though and the directions are not really clear on some of them, so I am still learning it. It seems to overexpose in the Auto modes so I set it up to take three photos with one of them being underexposed by three steps. The macro feature works well. I haven't had a chance to take any photos of people yet, as my husband does not want to "model" for me.

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 5
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great so far!

                                    By LoMeds

                                    from Orlando, FL

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Good in Low Light
                                    • Great Zoom
                                    • Large Clear LCD

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                      I stepped up in terms of skill level in purchasing this camera but am very pleased with the purchase thus far. The various "auto" features have allowed me to take great pictures in a variety of situations without the "user" getting in the way. My son and I are excited to explore the manaul settings and expand our ability to take pictures in a variety of settings and/or effects. Only had it for a few weeks but get the sense this is a camera we can grow with for some time. Got a great deal at B&H and shipping was right on time.

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 8
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great camera

                                      By Mike

                                      from TX

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good Image Stabilization
                                      • Good in Low Light
                                      • Great Viewfinder
                                      • Great Zoom
                                      • Large Clear LCD
                                      • Nice Body Color
                                      • Short Lag Time
                                      • Small / Compact

                                      Cons

                                      • No printed manual

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                      Great camera. Love the manual zoom. Many features, and still learning. Manual on CD isn't very printer friendly. Uses too much paper

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 6
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Don't need a DSLR? This is your camera!

                                      By Fergy

                                      from Dundalk, ON

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                      • Functionality and options
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good Image Stabilization
                                      • Great Zoom
                                      • Large Clear LCD
                                      • Light weight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife photos

                                        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                        The only thing really separating the HS25EXR from DSLR's that cost much more is the fact that this camera does not have interchangeable lenses. It basically has all the mode options and composition controls you would expect from a full-blown DSLR. But almost no one needs lenses beyond what the HS25EXR has - 24mm-720mm (the 35mm equivalent). A pro might want more but this camera exceeds what even an avid amateur requires. From super-macro to high-zoom, no lens change is even needed. For the money, this camera really delivers! This is my second Fuji camera in a row, and they definitely produce the best product in the price range. Yes, the battery cover moves a bit under pressure, so what? Ignore the negatives about that... it has no effect and doesn't come loose. The LCD screen is fantastic, even in bright light. The range of controls (auto - manual) is fantastic. The camera is very light and does not become annoying when carrying it for long periods. Battery life is quite good. I like Fuji's method of menuing and this camera is no exception. I just wish (and it isn't just Fuji at fault), that the camera came with a proper, printed user manual, instead of a quick-start guide and the full manual on CD. This is not a point-and-shoot camera and the manual is a necessity, so you must print it out your own. I use this camera for everything from macro shots of flowers, frogs and hobby models to long-distance mountains and landscapes. In other words, everything! It does everything extremely well. And then... it lets you take really nice HD videos too! This is a camera everyone should consider if they don't actually NEED a high-end DSLR!

                                        • Ease of Operation:
                                        • 9
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        FinePix Digital Camera review

                                        By Crads

                                        from Lexington, KY

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                        • Good Image Quality
                                        • Good Image Stabilization
                                        • Good in Low Light
                                        • Great Zoom
                                        • Large Clear LCD
                                        • Nice Body Color
                                        • Short Lag Time
                                        • Small / Compact

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                          This camera is exceptionally easy to use. Takes great quality pictures. There really isn't anything negative that I can comment on. Love this camera!

                                          • Ease of Operation:
                                          • 9
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          So far the camera I hoped it would be

                                          By Steve Z

                                          from Vermont

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Image Quality
                                          • Great Zoom
                                          • Large Clear LCD
                                          • Short Lag Time
                                          • Takes AA batteries

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Travel
                                            • Wildlife photos

                                            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                            I've only been using the FinePix HS25EXR camera for a couple of weeks, so these are my preliminary thoughts about it. So far I like it a lot. I wanted a bridge camera with a powerful zoom. I like that it takes AA batteries, as I already have too many devices I need to remember to re-charge.

                                            I have never been entirely comfortable with the menu items on any of the digital cameras I've owned, and the HS25EXR is no exception. However, I've managed to navigate to the commands I need. There are so many options for adjusting the exposure etc... that it is a bit over whelming, so I stick with the basic auto for now. I've been pleased with the quality of the images.

                                            That's it for now. As I get more experience with the camera, I'll try to post an update to this review.

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                                            5.0

                                            The best bridge SRL-like cameras

                                            By Ilir Hashorva

                                            from Bronx, NY

                                            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Digital Camera (Black):

                                            About Fujifilm cameras Finepix HS25EXR and Finepix HS30EXR

                                            Although both cameras Fujifilm Finepix HS25 EXR and Fujifil Finepix HS30 EXR are almost similar, I purchased the first one not because I wanted to spare $100, but because I liked its batteries: standard 2AA rechargeable Ni-Mh.
                                            I chose between Fujifilm Finepix and Canon Power Shot SX40HS or Nikon Coolpix P510, Fujifilm even the other two cameras have a longer optical zoom: Canon 40, Nikon 41,7 and Fuji 30, because:
                                            - Fuji has external flesh, and Nikon hasn't.
                                            - Fuji works with standard batteries and Canon and Nikon do not.
                                            - Fuji has a wider diapason of shutter speed and aperture.
                                            - Fuji has a larger sensor which gives a better dynamic range, and against Canon, has more pixels.
                                            - Fuji camera is a more versatile than Canon or Nikon. It has a lot of features, more than you will need.
                                            - Fuji uses a new sensor called EXR which is said to work better than other sensors, although I cannot confirm this.
                                            - Fuji has manual zoom ring, instead of electric zoom, which is more convenient, more professional like and gives longer battery life.
                                            - Fuji has a 58 mm thread so you can add filters or a teleconverter, the others do not have.
                                            - Fuji gives you the possibility to shoot in 3D. I made a test and received a perfect 3D picture. No other camera does this. I was amazed.
                                            I can not compare image quality of cameras because I do not have Canon and Nikon cameras, but I do not expect any conspicuous difference.
                                            For all these, I think that the Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR, or HS30EXR are today the best bridge SRL-like cameras in the market. Their prices are reasonable.

                                            What I do not like to these Fuji cameras:

                                            - Awful instruction booklet, HS25EXR dos not have at all. Its booklet is in the CD.
                                            - Fujifilm does not have an exposure live view. So you can not see on the LCD what the final picture will look like (how light or dark it will be) before you actually take the shot.
                                            - The image stabilization is not too good, although I do not know how good is in Canon or Nikon cameras especially at lower speeds or in high zooms when it is needed more.

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