Summary: This is my second HS20, first one stolen. I keep it in the car for that unexpected event. Camera has worked beautifully. I have reccomened it to several friends. One has just returned from St Petersburg, Russia. She was going to take Sony Pro, the weight and additional lens and present results concerned her. Haven't seen her results yet. I'm a long time pro, formerly Southern Ca Nikon Rep.
Excerpt: I am shooting Canon 5D and bought this camera for my girlfriend as a Christmas gift because of the "great reviews" I read about it. We tested it for the first time at a New Years Party in a very well lit house. All the pictures, no matter what mode we took them in, came out as if someone ran a "painting" effect on them in Photoshop. We took about 30 minutes of video that night and honestly, there isn't a full 1 single minute of it with locked-in focus.
Summary: I was looking for a camera primarily for work photos. After reading many reviews I decided on the HS20. I can honestly say that this camera has exceeded any expectations I had!!! The quality of the photos are outstanding!! It is very user friendly!! I am in fact ordering additional lenses as I have decided to make photography my new hobby.
Summary: This is the best bridge camera.Is great! It's not necessary expensive for the benefits it provides.Definitely don't avoid it! Always reliable and great quality. That's good enough to use for a wide variety of occasions. I'm very satisfied. I recommend this lovely camera.
Summary: Camera: the fujifilm HS20EXR is a great camera that takes wonderful images. I am a novice photographer and this camera looks and feels like a DSLR. I especially like the manual zoom for its feel. One might want to check out the fujiguys channel on youtube to get a good understanding of the camera features.
Summary: I had bought another digital camera a month earlier to take better close-ups for my eBay auctions. That camera was just horrible on close-ups. When I saw this one and the price, I thought that I would give it a try. It is a great camera - easy to use with the autofocusing feature! It takes great pictures anywhere from close-ups to distance to zooming!