I have a new camera! I know, I just got a new camera back in February, a shiny Panasonic FZ35. Which was, and is, a very nice camera. Excellent image quality, excellent value for money. But I wanted bigger, better, more expensive. And so I introduce you to my new best friend, my new shooter, and the source of most of the photos that will be appearing on my blog for the next year or three – the Fuji HS10.
It’s a beast. Larger and heavier than the FZ35, without being too large. And the heft is nice. The 30x manual zoom lens is nice too. The CMOS sensor promised excellent low light photography, promises which my first few photos suggest have been kept. It has settings galore. And it looks like a real, grown up camera. I’ll be reviewing it in several parts on my photography blog, with the first post, First Impressions, already up. And there are some sample shots on my Flickr page.
The camera costs 10,500 pesos in Mexico. Far too much for my wallet. Fortunately, I have an amigo from the US who travels south on a regular basis, and I got the camera for much much less. Damnable Mexican import taxes. Gracias amigo!