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: love it ease of operation sleek design and has all the features i was looking for in a digital camera beats my cell phone pics for advertising Fujifilm FinePix HS20 16 MP Digital Camera with EXR BSI CMOS High Speed Sensor and Fujinon 30x Wide Angle Optical Zoom Lens
Excerpt: My background is I like easy to use cameras but need a decent zoom for wildlife photos etc on long haul holidays. My existing camera was a fuji S1000 which has done reasonably well, but I was interested in the HS20 for 3 main reasons: 1. The increase in zoom from 12x to 30x 2. The EXR dynamic range mode for high contrast shots eg taking a picture of a bird/monkey in a tree in a backlit situation. 3.
Summary: The HS20 came on Wednesday evening. I have been shooting twice a day since. My previous camera was also a FujiFilm S7000 which I purchase for $420 in 2005. I took 14000 photos with the S7000 and learned to use all of its features. If you are familar with Fujifilm operating system, you are going to love this camera. Since 2005 little has changed. More features and more menus, but intuition that you have been taught is similar.
Summary: After reading the specs on this camera, I sold my Canon G11 and bought the HS20EXR. I was looking for a "manual" barrel zoom and this was about the only choice, the 30x was a bonus, and the rest of the specs were outstanding. Overall, I am very pleased. This camera takes great pictures and has many neat "tricks" like taking multiple exposures of stationary objects at night to remove noise. The zoom range is nothing short of incredible!
Excerpt: First off I wanna say if your looking for the perfect camera.....GOOD LUCK! No Camera is perfect....all have their strong and weak points $200 to $2000+. Too many people expect the quality of a High End DSLR out of a $300 Prosumer Camera. It's probably never gonna happen so we hafta be realistic! This lil Guy has some excellent features for various types of photography. You don't hafta be a expert to get awesome pics with it.
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.