Summary: The Casio EX-FH20 digital camera carries the look and feel of a digital SLR camera, but it’s more of an advanced point-and-shoot model, thanks to its built-in lens. It offers two particularly strong features: A 20X optical zoom lens and a high-speed continuous-shot and video mode. However, my Casio EX-FH20 reviews shows that with a suggested price tag of about $600, the EX-FH20 is an expensive model, especially when it comes up short in the most important area for a...
Pros: 20X optical zoom lens is very impressive, Great high-speed continuous-shot mode, Good wide-angle options, White balance settings are very accurate, Camera has good balance between large lens and handgrip
Cons: Overall image quality should be much better, Color accuracy in images isn't as good as it should be, Too much noise in low-light photos, Start-up time is below average, Batteries don't last long
Excerpt: In a market littered with superzooms, it's really tough for one to stand out of the crowd without being too eccentric and dysfunctional. The Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 manages to do so with its high speed still photography, slow-motion video capture, and plethora of features. To begin with, the EX-FH20 boasts of a solid body that's made of smooth, hard plastic with ample rubber around the handgrip, and an overhanging thumb grip on the facing side of the camera.
Summary: The Casio EXILIM Pro EX-FH20 digs deep to gather attention - and that it does with great success. Its super slow mo video and continuous shooting modes are definite eye-catchers, though for many photographers may come across as nothing more than a gimmick; especially given the limitations of both video quality, resolution and functionality - a professional video camera this isn't.
Summary: Nicely balanced and a joy to hold and shoot with, the EX-FH20 is a solid bridge-style camera. It has a range of practical, creative features and provides rich, detailed shots – and its sub-£260 price ensures that this fills the role of a great all-rounder.
Conclusion: Casio Exilim EX-FH20 megazoom camera With the EXILIM EX-FH20, Casio is showing that they are still able to be innovative. Launching the Hi-Speed function for the consumer market, even if it is somewhat restricted in its resolution at really high speeds, is a brilliant move. A move we certainly appreciate, if only for the fact that there are not many genuine innovations lately in the compact camera segment.
Excerpt: Casio took the theory of high speed digital cameras to the extreme with its 6 megapixel EX-F1 with blazing 60 frames per second continuous shooting and 1200 fps high speed movie mode. Following in the F1's footsteps is the smaller, lighter, and less expensive 9 megapixel Casio Exilim EX-FH20 .
Pros: Amazing, and unique, high speed still and movie capture, Full complement of manual and automatic features, Image adjustment, including white balance, available in playback, Generally good shooting performance, High-resolution, 3.0 inch LCD, Natural looking colors
Cons: Images are relatively soft and image noise creeps in even at mid-ISOs, Purple fringing is noticeable along high contrast edges, Lens distortion at telephoto, Image stabilization offers only slight benefit at full telephoto
Excerpt: At first glance, the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 ($599) may look
another super zoom camera. It has a big lens (20X), a 9 Megapixel sensor, a
3-inch LCD, manual controls, RAW image support, and all the gimmicks
you'd expect on a modern digital camera (face detection, scene modes, etc.
Pros: 20X optical zoom lens, with great 26 - 520 mm range, Sensor-shift image stabilization, Stunning ultra high speed continuous shooting and movie modes; handy precapture feature ensures that you don't miss a shot, Large 3-inch LCD display; easy to see outdoors and in low light, Generally good build quality; easy to hold and operate, Full manual controls, Unique scene modes: high speed anti-shake / night scene, move in/out CS, Well implemented face detection feature, "Reg...
Cons: Images are soft/fuzzy, with smudged details, even at ISO 100; image quality drops rapidly at ISO 200 and above, Expensive, Strong purple fringing at times, Autofocus system often struggled to lock focus; no multi-point AF feature, Slow startup time, Very limited RAW mode: only usable at ISO 100 or 200, quality lacking, slow write times, no editing software included, High frame rate movies are very low resolution; lots of light required, Use of M-JPEG codec means large...
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