Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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returned within less than a week
Benjie Urbina, Amazon
4 June 2011
Summary: its basically a toy. if you ask me. the high speed video is a joke the af blacks out when it captures the image, sometimes 4 seconds before its ready again, NO WAY. Sorry. its sad that a company even dreamed of making such a device and thinking of selling it. you can try it yourself, if you have used DSLR's before, I guarantee you, you will be looking for another cam very soon if you buy this. Me, returned within less than a week. Amazon is awesome thought.
Summary: The Fujifilm Finepix HS20 is an evolution of it camera line. I own the S9000 and S500 which I used for work. Both were exceptional cameras that took lots of abuse and kept working. The S9000 has duct tape on the battery lid after having been dropped from a great height with no other ill effects.
Summary: I have been buying fuji cameras a few years now and have been extremely impressed with the high quality of the build of these cameras, the last camera was the s200exr this camera has the look and feel of a Nikon SLR camera. But the the hs20exr camera was like a toy it barely fit my hand, and the assembly was poor the fuji name plate was falling off and it was just cheap. The reason I bought it was that it had a 30x zoom and hd video.
Summary: I've been using this camera for two months now (bought it for company camera) and I must say it has got to be the best bang for buck camera out there. It's a borderline amateur/expert style camera. I had a Fuji S7000 and S9100 and this one by far is Fuji's best entry level camera for the amateur photographer.
Summary: I chose to buy this after a lot of deliberation. I was originally thinking of either going for this, the Panasonic Lumix FZ100, Canon SX30IS or the Sony DSC HX100v. While the Panny was high on my list and Sony was yet to release theirs, I decided to settle for this for primarily 2 reasons... good manual high-zoom, and the EXR mode. Research and reviews of photographs showed the camera to be very capable.
Summary: This is my third Fuji brand camera. I have been satisfied with most of them. I frequently take photos of my kids sporting events and almost always in multi shot mode. The high rate of photos at full resolution was something I was looking for. The camera arrived in good condition and mechanically functioned fine. There are MANY MANY modes and variations to take photos with this camera. I have done some experiments with settings and have much more to do.
Summary: I got interested in the HS20 after looking at the HS10 and the S200EXR. The one consistent thread through the reviews was that those two cameras have excellent picture quality. later, I went to the Fujifilm website and there I found their blurb (about 8 pages) listing the incredibly extensive feature set that was built into the HS20EXR.
Summary: This Camera is very nice! i like that it has all the features of a SLR but not having to buy all the lenzes. This cam take very clear pictures. I took some pictures for a prom is they pics came out perfect! I was a little worried about the over heating but once i heard they came out with a firmware update, I was hooked. But i haven't had the over heating issue anyway so it must have came with the udate. Its not as fast as DSLRs but its not that far behind.
Summary: This is one outstanding camera and a true novice will be able to take incredible photos after doing a little homework. The HS20 is much more than a simple point and shoot so additional time is needed to catch the learning curve. I strongly advise you to read the online owners manual and save it to computer desktop for quick reference for at least the first 30 days.