Excellent photo quality with many professional features
16 January 2014
Summary: The camera is excellent. Picture quality is quite clear. The camera includes many advanced features that may be used by a semi and/or professional photographer. Locking in the frame to be shot for a more precise photograph is a favored feature. I highly recommend such a camera to those who wish to pursue advance photography.
Excerpt: + Very sharp tele photos at f 7,1. (Sharp tele lenses are very expensive) + Use it with 800 ISO, 8MP (no more) and sociore 1,8x converter.Nice birds shootings possible.Try it. + very nice colors, high contrast and very good sharpness (besides wide angle in the corners) + AA batteries - Video lanscapes are 'jumping' sometimes, when moving bridge HS20 too quickly.
Summary: I've been using this camera for quite some time and just realized I had never reviewed it. It has been to Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and all over the US. I am very satisfied with this camera. I'm sure that the next step up would have cost double what I paid for this camera. It's easy to use and with a little experimentation you can take pictures just about anywhere with the scenes settings.
Summary: Overall the camera is great. I loved it. The only problem I had with it was the fact it would freeze. 20 pics at a time, then 10, then 5, then 1, with each time having to remove the batteries. There was a firmware update but it didn't fix the problem and you also run the risk of bricking your camera. So all in all, great pictures, very cool features and tons of stuff you can personalize, just a bad manufacturer defect, that they don't admit to.
Summary: I order this camera not really knowing what to expect and it only to about 9 days to recieve it I am deployed in Afghanistan with the US Military and other the war that is going on its nice to get some nice pics of the country and people with my first camera it took pics but not real clear this new HS20 is perfect and with 30X wide view its awesome
Summary: I totally recommend this camera to ANYONE! It takes fabulous pictures when in Auto mode, and is also fully manual if you want to put in a little more effort. The kit is alright. The extra rechargeable batteries are nice, but the case and most of the little extras are poor quality. The camera actually doesn't even fit well in the case.