Record-breaking, innovative, versatile; the new Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR is all this and so much more. Replacing the multiple award-winning FinePix HS10; this latest addition to the range of Fujifilm bridge cameras represents the perfect picture taking solution for photographers who want the specification and picture quality of an SLR without the heavy camera bag and huge dent in their bank balance. With a class-leading feature set that includes a brand new EXR CMOS sensor, high speed continuous shooting capability, improved user interface, versatile video functions, 16 megapixel resolution and a 30x zoom lens with advanced anti-blur technologies, the HS20 EXR sets new standards in bridge camera functionality and performance.
“Shoot with beautiful quality and never miss the moment”. This is our concept for EXR-CMOS and the backed up technologies behind are below.
With these unique sensor combinations, capturing great pictures has never been easier.
Thanks to the FinePix HS20 EXR's heady mix of sensor and processing technologies, brilliant action shots are possible no matter how fast the subject is moving. Whether you've got the HS20 EXR trained on sport, wildlife or just the kids running around, continuous full resolution shooting at 8 frames per second will make sure they're stopped in their tracks. And if that's not fast enough for your needs, how does 11 frames per second at 8 megapixel resolution sound?
There's also no need to worry about slow auto focusing or shutter lag conspiring against you; the HS20 EXR's contrast AF system takes no longer than 0.16 seconds to focus. So, it's more likely to be human reactions that fail before the camera, but the HS20 EXR even has that eventually covered as well with the Best Frame Capture Mode. Here, the camera starts recording images from the moment you half-press the shutter release to focus. When you do take a picture, the HS20 EXR also capture 8 frames before or after you've taken the shot to make sure you get one perfect image. Friends and family will think you've turned into a professional sports photographer overnight.
With a 30x zoom range covering focal lengths from 24 - 720 mm (35 mm equivalent), the FinePix HS20 EXR really is ready for anything. Boasting high quality Fujinon optics, the mechanical zoom lens is now even easier to operate thanks to a reduction in the size of the integral flashgun. Zooming through the range can be done quickly and precisely to ensure perfect framing for every shot.
Using the longer focal lengths can cause camera shake, but the FinePix HS20 EXR has the bases covered fighting camera shake on three fronts. First, the sensor moves to counter any hand movements. Second, sensitivity is boosted using Pixel Fusion to allow faster shutter speeds and third, “Advanced anti blur” mode in EXR Auto (need for the users to select EXR Auto) where a sequence of four images are taken and then combined to provide one, to realize shake-free result (camera will decide automatically according to the shooting scenes).
The FinePix HS20 EXR isn't just a camera for shooting stills; it also offers an impressive level of video functionality. By employing the same Pixel Fusion technology as it does for still images, the FinePix HS20 EXR delivers high sensitivity with low noise for movie capture in low lighting conditions without the need to resort to additional lighting. Now you can capture the mood of sunsets, interiors and parties and even night safari scenes in both still and movie form.
This camera can captures 1920 x 1080p footage at 30 frames per second. Versatility is further increased thanks to the High Speed Movie options, which include 320 x 112 pixel capture at an incredible 320 frames per second or 640 x 480 pixel capture at an impressive 80 frames per second. With features like this, even the fastest moving subjects can be captured and watched in super-slow motion.
Lastly, this camera can save the footage using the H.264 (MOV) Full HD format with stereo sound. The mainstay of broadcasting and Blu-Ray technologies, the H.264 (MOV) format produces file sizes that are smaller and easier to handle than AVI format, plus they're compatible with many applications and websites, making it simple for you to share video content via sites such as YouTube.
Further enhancements have been made over the HS10 to enhance the user experience and make the FinePix HS20 EXR the perfect all in one camera. These include an improved Motion Panorama mode for simple, high quality 360° image capture, compatibility with the RR-80 remote release, film simulation modes and the provision to accept high capacity SDXC cards.
Flash users will be pleased to hear that the HS20 EXR also offers TTL flash metering and will be supported by two new compatible flashguns; the bounce head EF-20 and EF-42, which also offers auto zoom function.
|FinePix HS10||FinePix HS20|
|Resolution||10 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Movie capture||H.264 (MOV)
High Speed Movie
High Speed Movie
|Scene Recognition||6 scenes||27 scenes|
|Continuous shooting rate||10 fps at 10 megapixels||8 fps at 16 megapixels,
11 fps at 8 megapixels
|Remote release compatibility||No||Yes (RR-80)|
|SDXC compatibility||No||Yes, with UHS-1|