Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
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3 April 2013
Summary: I totally recommend this camera to ANYONE! It takes fabulous pictures when in Auto mode, and is also fully manual if you want to put in a little more effort. The kit is alright. The extra rechargeable batteries are nice, but the case and most of the little extras are poor quality. The camera actually doesn't even fit well in the case.
Summary: The HS20EXR camera was tested side by side with Canon sx30 IS, Panasonic FZ40, Nikon P500, Fujifilm S2900-4000 series cameras, Kodak Z990, and Kodak c613 point and shoot. A Nikon D90 and D3100 is mentioned as a result of casual use, but images were not tested. The D90 and D3100 are referenced concerning ease of use of cameras.
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: 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.
Summary: I previously owned a 9600 for five years. When I acquired the 9600 it was an absolute pleasure to use, it looked good, felt good, and performed well. However, after a couple of years or so I became aware of the HS10, and its subsequent replacement the HS20. Having reviewed the impressive spec and read rave reviews on the HS20 I decided to go for it. I sold my 9600s in order to purchase the HS20 – big mistake.
Pros: Lens range, menu system, panorama facility and screen.
Summary: Having previousy owned a Fuji S9500 I wasn't expecting a point and shoot camera and I certainly didn't get one.I've read several reviews from HS20 owners worldwide and what the vast majority said was quite true, it doesn't work out of the box, the default settings need to be adjusted, the firmware usually needs to be updated(even this is beyond the average user),so if you want a point and shoot camera that works right out of the box avoid this model and don't be tempted...