6.3-megapixel camera with ISO 2000 sensitivity and plenty of technology
30 November 2011
Summary: The FinePix F20 is for those who appreciate high-tech in an affordable package. Fuji includes its Super CCD HR imager technology for optimal pictures, adds the Real Photo Processor for speedy operation and improved image quality, and throws in an intelligent flash that delivers the proper light all the time.
Pros: Very clean ISO 2000 sensitvity, "Intelligent" i-Flash markedly improves flash shots, Super CCD HR technology and Real Photo processor add a lot, Powerful battery, Helpful "Flash + natural light" scene mode, Handy push-button LCD boost, Anti-blur mode, 640x480 movies at 30 fps
Cons: No true manual modes, Some menus/operations counter-intuitive, No optical viewfinder, No zoom in movies, Only 3X zoom
Excerpt: The Fujifilm FinePix F20 upgrades the award-winning FinePix F10. FinePix F20 is a compact digital camera with a short shutter lag time and a bright LCD with Anti-Glare Coating and Low Light Viewability Gain-up Brightness Mode, easy-to-use Image Stabilization and affordable for the ones who don’t want to compromise on quality (good close-up and macro shots that are sharply-focused, bright and clear, very low noise compared to other camera, but still problems with red eye...
Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls FinePix F20 Specifications CCD Sensor 1/1.7-inch Super CCD HR Number of Effective Pixels 6.3 Million Pixels Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 2,848 x 2,136 / 3,024 x 2,016 (3:2 format) /2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) File Formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver.
Summary: : The Fujifim F20 is a very impressive compact 6 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a large 2.5" display. The camera offers almost identical performance to the Fujifilm FinePix F30, however, at a price that puts it head to head with other budget digital cameras.
Pros: Excellent value for money, Very easy to use, Large screen shows the resulting photos with good clarity., Fast and responsive - high speed mode also available., Plenty of options to suit 'artistic' photography - plenty of scene positions to help ordinary people take better photos., Clever "Natural Light and Flash" mode gives you a choice of photos, Excellent quality images - very good colour, Uniquely low noise and good detail even at ISO800, Good battery life (rated a...
Cons: AUTO modes use higher than necessary ISO setting with flash causing over-exposed flash subjects (much better results are available with a manually selected ISO setting), Lacks the Manual mode available with the Fujifilm FinePix F30 and F31fd., Purple fringing is quite high, Highest ISO setting (ISO2000) isn't necessarily useful., In 'scene' modes, the camera tends to use higher ISO modes (including ISO2000) where a lower ISO setting would have been satisfactory.
Excerpt: Compact digital cameras With huge TFTs, underwater capabilities and high resolutions for under £200, now is the time to buy These days, there's little point in spending more than £200 on a compact digital camera. You can buy a decent 6.1-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom for just £144, and the shutter lag associated with older cameras is all but gone.
Summary: First up, a confession. I was a little disappointed in the
Fujifilm Finepix F20’s big brother, the F30; most of it largely
due to the hype preceding it meaning results fell short of
(great) expectations. Not expecting so much from the lesser-specified
F20, I was presently surprised. In not placing so many demands
on performance, chiefly not unduly overstretching itself (and
its SR chip) as regards ISO, Fujifilm has delivered a minor