Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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Adam L. Rogers, Amazon
2 July 2011
Summary: Ive only had this camera for two days of shooting and though ive tried shooting in as many conditions and variables as possible, this camera has yet to leave me unsatisfied. It does have a bit of a learning curve coming from a simple point and shoot and I recommend you brush up online on the basics of ISO,AF,AE and F stop if you havent and are considering this camera.
Summary: Disappointed with HS20exr, I own a finefix s6000 fd for three years with no problem. The HS20exr gave me problem right from the box, the on/off switch does not work after two days. The hd movie focus constantly even if sets to manual focus, the zoom len's ring does not move smoothly. The view finder is very small. But I like the SP1 and SP2 setting and the flip viewer.
Summary: This camera is a gery good camera for the novice and the professional because of its ease of use. The buttons are all within easy reach of the photographer and the on screen menu simple and uncomplicated. It has a major flaw: The camera heats up too quickly and you have to shut it down to let it cool too frequently. Fuji film failed to address this defect baffles me. The camera does all it professes to do so this overheating is a big minus.
Summary: First two I purchased had multiple problems and were returned to the dealer for a refund. I took a chance when Amazon had them restocked and ordered it, as there was no other bridge super zoom that had the attributes of the hs20. Yes, it has some shortcomings but they are outweighed by its many features. The video is barely okay, but the still pictures are amazing. The auto focus does a lot of hunting and seems at times to suffer from the dt's.
Summary: When reviewing a product it is always my intention to give a balanced review noting the pros and cons. However I'm afraid this review is going to sound like a gushing testimonial to the engineers at Fujifilm for designing a camera like the HS20. I'm am amateur photographer whose previous cameras have all been digital point and shoot. I was considering a DSLR, but being lazy I didn't want to deal with aperture settings and things of that nature.
"Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR Digital Camera - (16MP)"
12 June 2011
Pros: I've had mine for 10 days now and I just love it. It's perfect for my needs, great wide angle which is a few mm more than most. Love the tilting screen for low down shots and the electronic spirit level is a great idea. Only negatives I can see are 1) the
Cons: great camera doesn't make a great photogapher and I'd suggest that anyone finding the image quality poor either is doing something wrong (lighting set-up etc.) or, has a faulty machine.
Summary: Had a finepix S5000 before that was better than great for the average user. After 5 years and more than 12000 pictures it began to show it's age. Those pics were beautiful. Great memories of trips/grandchildren etc. Had to replace camera with another bridge type camere, didn't want to break the bank but needed great pics for our trip to Yosemite and boy did this camera deliver. They were beautiful. Took about 700 pixs and 7 were thrown out.
Summary: The HS20 I bought from Amazon has serial number starting with batch number 1AA. I discovered that Fuji had already produced cameras with batch numbers 1B*, which contained a firmware upgrade (and I don't know what other improvements may have been made). It appears that I received an earlier manufactured unit. However, the Amazon order and delivery was very good and the camera is working great - so far.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my Fugi S5300 that I have had for years. I wanted the same camera because not only did it take great photos, it had the best sound for filming live music that I had ever heard. After breaking the battery door and finding out that the S5300 was no longer avalible,I bought this camera. The HS20 also takes great photos and has wonderful live sound and lots more.