Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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13 October 2011
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.
Summary: I am a DSLR (D700 and D90) user who has been looking for a bridge camera that is small enough to be carry around but doesn't disappoint in the image quality and useability stakes. I have just taken this camera on a Baltic cruise and used it in all sorts of situations. The performance and flexibility over all is fantastic given the size. The manual zoom was perfectly smooth on my camera and so much more useable than the FZ38 which I also own (for the moment).
Summary: I have been considering a new camera for the past four months. I have trawled through hundreds of forum's, reviews and sample images; even tested them out in the shop. Regardless of some of the mixed reviews I decided to go for the HS20EXR. Please remember 3 things: 1. Firstly, remember when purchasing this camera, it looks and feels like a D-SLR but - IT IS NOT A D-SLR!! And the image quality will NOT compare with a D-SLR.
Summary: I have used my HS20 for a few weeks now, having migrated from a Finepix 700 only because the 500mb XD cards were increasingly difficult to find.I am conversant with both slr and dslr photography. The bottom line is that the HS20 performs very well for a sub £300 camera, and the 30x zoom is outstanding, giving real value for money.
Summary: I'm not sure that the HS20 is any real improvement over the HS10. I don't think it's got enough improvements to warrant the extra cost. For all that it's still a first class camera. It takes a bit of mastering but the results are excellent. I certainly don't regret buying it and would recommend it to anybody wanting to move up from a simple point and shoot camera.