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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:12 pm 
Wow, a ton of useful information, guys, thanks.
@bakica, thanks for the tips, I don't mind doing some post-processing in PhotoShop or in AfterEffects.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:02 am 
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I have got a chance to use the HS10... friend's. Liked it much. You may just tend to shoot stills oftener than you do now after getting one in hand.
The direct control buttons are a huge plus and the focusing was fast in manual as Dave has mentioned.
Please try this too along with the others... you never know.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:02 pm 
Jagadish_C - When using those 5 buttons on the left-back of the HS10, note that you don't need to use the Control Dial to change settings - you can use the Left-Right Arrows on the 4-way pad. That can be quicker-easier when using the EVF with the camera up to your eye.

It's essential to change the EVF/LCD rate from the factory default of 30fps to 60fps - or the EVF will look dull-dim and "grainy".

That won't use excessive battery power, if you've turned off the VERY annoying EVF/LCD Auto Switch - maybe the biggest power-waster in the camera. Also turn off the 1.5/3.0 second Review function, to speed-up time between shots. You can see your last shot(s) instantly with the ">" button, bottom-right on the camera back - including with EVF.

When using Continuous, shots in the burst will show there as a tiny "video" in the bottom right of the screen. Press the Down-Arrow on the 4-way pad to stop that - then Left-Right Arrows to check the individual shots in the burst.

The HS10 has a reputation as a "battery-hog" - I use Sanyo Eneloops and get well over 400 shots without Flash or Video. (The last set used did 437.) Eneloops are also sold "re-branded" in some places. Look for 'low-self-discharge' batteries.

Eneloops do come charged, ready to use, but they aren't at their best until after 3-4 charge-discharge cycles. While NiMH batteries aren't meant to "need" full-discharging before recharging, the HS10 does have a full-discharge function. I use that about each third recharge cycle.

I keep my 5 sets of Eneloops in their sets of 4, and use them in the HS10, Canon SX10, and old Fuji S2000HD - now carry-bag pocket camera.

In the SX10 they get 550-600 shots, without Flash or Video.

Using AA-Alkalines in the HS10 gets about 280-300 shots without Flash or Video.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:03 am 
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Hello Dave,
As I have mentioned, the HS10 belongs to a friend and he solely uses the EVF. Not sure if he has got all the other power saving features set properly. Will pass on the info to him which surely be of great value.
As I know, he is getting around 400 shots with seldom use of flash.

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