I have a Fujifilm HS10 and I'd like to put the camera somewhere and take a photo from a scene every say 1 min. How can I do it? Is there any option in the camera to do it? If I connect to the camera via USB, can I shoot the picture by sending a command from my laptop?
The Fujifilm HS10 doesn't have any built-in mechanism for doing this.
There is a chap on the myFinePix forums who has built a bracket to allow a remote shutter trigger. This could (in theory) be hooked up to a mechanical intervalometer.
I could not find information about a way of remotely controlling the camera from a computer using the USB socket.
Most cameras are accessible via ptp. I do not know of universally usable gui tools that work with every camera, but if you don't fear console applications you can use gphoto (at least under linux). With gphoto you can access almost every setting on most cameras via usb.