Third in the queue is the first of the new super-zoom models, the FinePix HS10, which pushes the boundaries of the sensible with a colossal manually-operated 30x zoom f/2.8-5.6 lens, which combines an ultra-wide-angle with extreme telephoto equivalent to 24-720mm. The HS10 has a number of advanced features, including a new 10-megapixel Back Side Illumination CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD video recording with stereo audio and 10fps continuous shooting at full resolution (up to seven shots), as well as a high-speed capture mode capable of 1000fps.
Other features include a sweep panorama mode and several multi-shot composite capture modes similar to the Sony TX1 that I reviewed earlier this week. More importantly it has Raw capture mode, essential for something that is being touted as a photographer's camera. It has a 3.0-inch 230k tilting monitor, and runs on four AA batteries.