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Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR Digital Camera Review

Fujifilm's flagship HS20EXR offers sophisticated design and a rich feature set.

$499.95
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Introduction

The FinePix HS20EXR is Fujifilm's most advanced ultra zoom this year, distinguished by full manual zoom and focus rings surrounding the lens assembly. We liked the feature-rich HS10, this model's predecessor, but this segment of the market has grown increasingly competitive in recent months. We've seen some strong improvements from Nikon, Canon, and especially Panasonic, whose high-end superzoom performance has skyrocketed.

Fujifilm needs to overcome a few lingering image quality problems in order to surpass the stiff competition. Does their superzoom flagship rise to the occasion? We let the tests decide.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Panasonic Lumix FZ150 Comparison
  12. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Comparison
  13. Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery

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