Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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"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: 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: 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: I've had the HS20 for two weeks and shot about 400 images with it so far. My previous cameras have been a Sony f707 5mp, 5x zoom camera from 2001 through 2006, and a Pentax K100D 6mp DSLR from 2005 through the present. I was considering purchase of a more current Pentax body (the K-X or K-R for $500 and $800) to utilize the 4 Pentax lenses I presently own.
Summary: I wanted a dependable camera to take along on a trip to Vegas. I have a Canon 7D and some L lenses, but that entire getup weighs more than some people I know. I wanted a camera with wide focal range and one that took excellent pictures. I had the previous Fujifilm HS10 and really liked it. Like most people reading these reviews, I had read about the serious problem encountered by some people with the overheating warning.
Summary: I received the HS20 o/a April 7, 2011 and I began using it right out of the box (I also have the Canon SX10IS and Minolta SLR's). I have not yet used it to its fullest potential, but so far, here is my initial reaction to the HS20: 1) pictures are vivid and sharp; 2) The manual zoom is a great feature; 3) taking macro pics is super easy (not so with the Canon SX10!!!
Summary: This is not a DSLR camera. There are major differences. But it costs less than most good lenses for a DSLR. It does almost everything an amateur could ask for to take great photos while on, "Once in a lifetime" vacations. It allows you to zoom out to get a good sharply focused, High Quality picture of wildlife, or landscape items, that sometimes do not want to come in close to you. Sometimes it is not very safe to be close to a Grizzly Bear or a mother Moose.
Summary: I have had this camera for several weeks with all sorts of shooting involved. I have over 40 years experience as a photographer, both as an enthusiast and part-time professional. I don't know-it-all nor do I pertend too, I'll just give my impression as honestly as I can. I purchased it as an all-around shoot everything without having to pack a DSLR and lenses. For an amateur, I'd say it would be quite easy to learn to get many good shots.