Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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Fuji HS20 - the best ever bridge camera?
18 November 2011
Summary: I bought this remarkable camera after much research which conclusively proved that, in its class, it was top dog. There are now many on-line technical reviews from the PC and camera magazines (for example see [...]), and they all say much the same thing. This is a very highly specified bridge camera with many Digital SLR-type facilities and a huge non-interchangeable zoom lens - 24mm to 720mm in 35mm terms.
Summary: First things first: BUY THIS CAMERA! I don't want to be a pro photographer. I can't be bothered learning all the manual settings on cameras...but I do want the best pictures possible without the work :-) I've owned many smaller point and shoot cameras and have had reasonable pictures. My brother in law has an SLR with a bag full of lenses which creates amazing pictures. This camera however is as good in my opinion. The zoom is incredible!
Summary: I previously owned a 9600 for five years. When I acquired the 9600 it was an absolute pleasure to use, it looked good, felt good, and performed well. However, after a couple of years or so I became aware of the HS10, and its subsequent replacement the HS20. Having reviewed the impressive spec and read rave reviews on the HS20 I decided to go for it. I sold my 9600s in order to purchase the HS20 – big mistake.
Pros: Lens range, menu system, panorama facility and screen.
Summary: Update: 7 Feb 2012: The recent snow has given me an ooprotunity to test the auto features in what can be more trying circumstances than normal. Superb result and correct exposure - even with some shots taken trough double glazed windows (too cold at minus 4C to go outside at one point). In mid-January I took a mixture of shots, including panoramas, at a stage show rehearsal.
Superb for Studio Work and Nature - Not for Sports
Doggy Cards "Peter", Amazon
18 October 2011
Summary: I have been using digital cameras since they came out; I use my cameras mainly for studio work and photographing my family. I use Nikon D7000 and Nikon D60 every day, they both are advanced DSLRs and good enough for magazine work. The main reason for buying Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR was that DSLR are expensive and I wanted to have a camera which has a big zoom without changing lenses all the time.
Summary: I have had this camera for about half a year now and not once has it let me down. it is great for all types of photographer, i specialise in birds and every picture is up the with the standerds of a 10,000 pound SLR. if you are a photographer this camera has settings for: sport, night, people, cat&dog recognition, nature, macro and supermacro etc it is a pefect camera for anyone (i would reccomend wildlife photographers though). One tip if your looking for a camera....
Summary: I have been using a Finepix S5800 for a few yerars now, for photographing wildlife, mainly snakes & lizards. I wanted a camera with a more effective zoom so I could get better close up shots. Have I acheived what I wanted? yes. The HS20 is definately more challenging to use with a lot more manual options, but still easily useable on full auto mode. But like me, if you want the opportunity to play and learn through experimentation then go for it.