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.
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.
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.
Pros: 20x super zoom, HD video, high frame rate video,
Cons: Higher frame rate videos lack quality & resolution, slow startup, small buffer makes processing batches of images slow, white balance inconsistent
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...
Excerpt: Serious photographers usually own more than one camera. There’s the high-end model you might use for nature photography, a pocket camera for quick indoor shots, and one that has some specific feature for unusual situations – such as finally getting front row ticks to your favorite sports team. With the Casio EX-FH20, the main perk has to do with an unusual burst mode, which can capture 40 photos in a second with one shutter press.
Pros: Cool burst mode; high-def video recording; light and compact
Cons: Lens could break easily; not the best casual shots; expensive
Conclusion: This camera packs some big high speed features, and is well constructed. However, the actual functions and bonuses included with this camera leave a little to be desired. I would recommend anyone shopping for a camera in this range to look for a camera with better still photo performance, unless the high speed functions are absolutely crucial. I was a little disappointed that this camera had such impressive features, but turned out to be so unimpressive.
Cons: Still photo performance, Slow AF, tiny high-speed video resolution