Shooting in Aperture-priority at ISO 400 has resulted in a slightly soft image overall with fine detail taking on a ‘smeared’ look.
(1/125sec @ f/8, ISO 400, 105mm, AWB)
The HS20 is best able to resolve fine detail at its lowest settings of ISO 100 and ISO 200.
(1/125sec @ f/6.4, ISO 200, 75mm, AWB)
Switching to the ‘Velvia’ Film Simulation setting produces images with more saturation and contrast. And just like the old 35mm film stock its based on greens come out especially rich.
(1/250sec @ f/4, ISO 100, 70mm, AWB)
Metering is generally pretty accurate, but like its predecessor the HS30 has the occasional tendency to overexpose.
(1/160sec @ f/5.6, ISO 200, 24mm, AWB)
While the 24-720mm range of the 30x zoom might grabs all the headlines, it’s the HS30’s two Macro modes that really impress.
(1/100sec@ f4, ISO 100, 24mm, AWB, Macro)
Straight out of camera and the HS30 has faithfully captured this sunset over the sea.
(1/30sec @ f/8, ISO 200, 135mm, AWB)
Score in detail
Design & Features 8
Image Quality 8
Build Quality 8