Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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HS20 First Impressions
Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 April 2011
Summary: After a couple weeks of use, I have "reluctantly" returned this camera. I actually loved this camera and it was very painful returning it. The photos were sharp, colors vibrant, and the camera was extremely easy to learn and operate. Also, the camera has a robust set of features. Prior to this camera, I owned a Panasonic FZ30K which has a manual zoom with 8MP. The low light photos taken on the HS20 were far far superior to ones taken on the FZ30K.
Summary: Just tested this camera today, 15 April 2011. Color balance and resolution quality are fine. Here's my initial experiences: CONS first. Cons: Camera was packed in a plastic bag - lens cap was not installed. Lens was dusty - but no smears. LCD display did not have a protective film applied. Camera did not accept a freshly formatted (but used) 4 GB class 6 SD card - it did accept a brand-new 16 GB Class 10 SD card.
Summary: In addition to what has already been said, I must say that this is the best Super Zoom camera ever. I own a Lumix FZ-18 and have been waiting for a camera with the advertised qualities of the Finepix HS-20. In the meantime, I have purchased and returned several cameras including a DSLR due to disappointing photos, especially in lower lighting. This Finepix HS-20 has been amazing. I love the low light capabilities and all of the very user friendly features.
Great superzoom camera, what the HS10 should have been
31 March 2011
Summary: The HS20 shares the same body and lens as the HS10, but has been beefed up with much faster and more capable electronics. It is what the brain-dead HS10 should have been. After all, it should be expected that one of the biggest uses for a superzoom camera would be shooting live action long distance shots and sporting events. This sort of photography makes full use of the superzoom lens, but does need very fast focusing and fast shot to shot times.
Summary: I had spent my first day with the HS20EXR and was generally very pleased with the functionality and performance. Make no mistake, this is not a DSLR, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. This camera packs some capabilities and features that I would dream to have in one of my DSLRs. Although it's not a large camera, for those who've used the HS10, you'll already know that the build feels solid and the handling is somewhat like a smaller DSLR.
Summary: it's; * a all-in-one..go-shoot cam, except for absence of GPS(to record locations). * a good buy for the price! * though AA sized batteries - useful for photographers exploring places where there is no power supply/charging facility..just pick few AA sized batteries to suffice.. I hit around 250-300 quality shots with 4*AA.
Summary: My first large camera I found it easy to use striaght out of the box, as I found my way round the camera settings it was even better . This is a good digital camera that gives you the confidence to go up to use a DSLR . Also this is excellent value for money . There was only one downfall, that was the first camera kept freezing and had to go back.
Excerpt: "...the only one with a Fujifilm camera, everyone else had either a Canon or a Nikon. I had more difficulties achieving the same images as other students, however, once I actually set aside the time to read the manual and other online resources regarding the camera, it became much easier to use and my pictures usually turned out pretty well. The only prominent issue I seem to have is that when I shoot in raw + jpeg the process time between images seems ...
Pros: Good size, great zoom and macro feature, 360 degree panorama, 16 megapixels
Cons: Slow process time while shooting raw + jpeg, takes a long time to master all the settings/features
Summary: A great bridge camera if you don't want to spend out on a dslr. Packed with features including a digital spirit level. There is just two things to bear in mind, 1. it uses AA batteries and not a rechargeable pack 2. the video recordings often pulse (bad focus).
Summary: The modern camera is packed with features and this Fujifilm is no exception. The problem I think with many reviewers is that they have not learned about photography in the old film days and expect to pick up a camera and get pro results. Read an old photographic book and learn about ISO, aperture and shutter speed, exposure adjustment and then apply them to creating your photographs and you will get better results with ANY camera.