belfordrocks From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 60 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5537 times:
I have been considering upgrading my current camera to a DSLR for some time now, but the FinePix HS10 caught my eye- DSLR-like zoom and focus, 24-720mm(!!) lens, good high ISO quality, full HD 1080p video, and 10fps at the full 10mp size!
All of this for about $300 less than a DSLR. It's really a camera that has everything DSLR-like, only not. Kind of a bridge between a bridge camera and a DSLR (if I'm making sense!)
So, is this jack-of-every-possible-trade camera worth it more than a DSLR? Opinions?
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5500 times:
I'm afraid these 'jack-of-all-trades' P&S cameras just don't work for me. Small sensor as Royal mentioned (leading to excessive noise, no matter how great they tell you it is), shutter lag, wide-angle to telephoto lens (which will no doubt degrade quality), etc.
If you are serious, then a DSLR it should be. If these advanced P&S cameras were so brilliant as advertised we'd all be using them at a fraction of the price of our DSLRs. The choice however is entirely yours - just make sure you don't regret your decision!