The image quality from my new Fuji HS10 has been very pleasing. Better than I’d have hoped for. The video quality? The HS10 can do video in Full HD (1920 x 1080) but I found the quality on my monitor to be jerky, full of pixelation and generally useless. This could well be my PC rather than the camera. In fact, I’d bet on it. But no matter. I don’t really need full HD, so I converted the video to lower res HD (1280 x 720) and got a much better result.
The video is below. I took a few clips from different environments around the Centro Historico. The video quality doesn’t seem to quite match my old FZ35, but there’s not much in it. The Panasonic was a bit smoother I think. The audio, however, seems much more life like with the Fuji. But I still need to play with the settings and production options to get the best out of the HS10.