Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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7 November 2011
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
IMHO "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.
Summary: Having previousy owned a Fuji S9500 I wasn't expecting a point and shoot camera and I certainly didn't get one.I've read several reviews from HS20 owners worldwide and what the vast majority said was quite true, it doesn't work out of the box, the default settings need to be adjusted, the firmware usually needs to be updated(even this is beyond the average user),so if you want a point and shoot camera that works right out of the box avoid this model and don't be tempted...
Summary: The HS20 is my third Fuji bridge camera; all perform excellently and offer good value for money doing what they claim in the specifications. The HS20 was tempting as I have an excellent Alpha DSLR that is used when I don't mind carrying a kit of parts! The HS20 is a compromise in being a complete lens package and offering the sorts of facilities and choices that a photographer wants.