Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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20 March 2015
Summary: My Fujfilm FinePix HS20EXR review finds that this is a powerful ultra-zoom camera, offering an impressive 30X lens. Its image quality is very good for the most part, and, while the autofocus works quickly, the HS20 does suffer a little bit from shutter lag, which does negatively affect some images.
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR is a 16 Megapixel Super-zoom with a 30x stabilised optical zoom and a 3 inch flip-up LCD screen. Announced in January 2011 it replaces the 10 Megapixel HS10 with a newly designed 16 Megapixel sensor sporting some cunning tricks to improve noise or dynamic range, a...
Pros: 24mm wide angle and manual zoom ring., Unique EXR modes reduce noise or boost DR., 1080p HD video., RAW shooting., Wide range of burst shooting modes.
Cons: Manual barrel zoom not ideal for movies., Sluggish autofocus., Relatively large and heavy., Poor High ISO quality at full 16MP resolution.
Summary: The key is versatility and a mechanical 30X ultra-wide angle optical zoom lens covering 24-720mm more precisely than any of its peers is just the start. A high-speed CMOS sensor capable of capturing 16 megapixels images at 8 FPS and recording full 1080p video pushes things further.
Pros: Mechanical ultra wide to super telephoto lens, Stellar dynamic range in EXR-DR mode, Low image noise in EXR-SN mode, Consistent sharpness except near ultra-wide, Very low optical distortion, Impervious to chromatic aberrations, Good color response, Accurate focus system, Short shutter-lag, Genera...
Cons: Above average noise at full-resolution, Smudging of details at all ISO settings, Useless ISO 1600 and up at 16 MP, Strong edge softness at ultra-wide end of zoom, Below average autofocus speed, Shutter speed limit drops by 1 stop per ISO, Useless live-histogram, Not Exposure-Priority, Poor LCD an...
Summary: Brand new releases come with top-end asking prices, yet the £380 for the HS20 is about right. The only thing that’s going to usurp it are older models, including Fuji’s own HS10 (around £225 at the time of writing), that have been on the market for a little longer and seen a steep price drop.
Pros: 24-720mm lens with manual zoom, built in EVF presence, tilt-angle LCD, external flash compatible
Cons: Image quality not staggering, slow Raw processing, no design update over HS10, EVF’s low resolution
Summary: Despite the technology, the smaller sensor on the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 means it cannot match DSLRs or compact system cameras for image quality. However, for a bridge camera it offers impressive functionality and great-looking images.
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR is priced at a market operating price of Rs. 24,999. This is a bit steep for a camera which such attributes. While the camera has done well during our zoom test, there are other options out there which sell for a lower price point and offer similar specifications such...
Excerpt: The HX20EXR looks and feels uncannily like an SLR. It's just as heavy at 730g and its lens rings for zoom and focus give a much more tactile experience than other ultra-zoom cameras' levers, buttons and dials.
Summary: I wrote about this camera’s predecessor, the Fujifilm HS10 , back in January and explained that it was an anomaly being £1,000 worth of camera and a kitbag of accessories packed into a £245 product.