Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR digital camera
26 December 2011
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 as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HS100V. This is definitely not a bad camera and is better than the HS10 but the price is a bit high.
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. The triple-mode EXR technology adds to this the ability to shoot low-noise images or up to 1600% the dynamic range of conventional sensors.
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, Generally responsive, Clever best-shot drive mode, Eye-sensor switching between EVF and LCD, Responsive manual focus ring, Generally good ergonomics, Plenty of direct controls, Good...
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 and EVF accuracy and coverage, Tiny low-resolution EVF, Complex feature interactions, 1s delay starting movie recording, Waking up camera requires power cycling, Changing ISO re...