FujiFilm HS20 EXR
- 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
- 3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
- 730g - 131 x 91 x 126mm
- Revealed January 2011
- Alternative Name is FinePix HS22 EXR
- Successor is Fujifilm HS30EXR
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
FujiFilm HS20 EXR summary
FujiFilm HS20 EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first launched on January of 2011. It features a 16 MegaPixel, EXRCMOS 1/2" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456. The camera is also known as "FinePix HS22 EXR" in other markets.
FujiFilm released the fresher Fujifilm HS30EXR (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this model.
The HS20 EXR is ranked #51 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #504 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR history
The FujiFilm HS20 EXR has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can find all older and latest models alongside important specifications.
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FujiFilm HS20 EXR Gallery
You can check the HS20 EXR from several angles in the gallery here.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the FujiFilm HS20 EXR based on aspects that are oftentimes considered necessary in a digital camera.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Sensor details
The FujiFilm HS20 EXR is run by the EXR processor chip. The measurement of the sensor in the FujiFilm HS20 EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The EXRCMOS sensor has 16MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. This ISO can be widened electronically to a high of 12800. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the HS20 EXR's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The HS20 EXR sensor has a crop factor of 5.6 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR dimensions
FujiFilm HS20 EXR weighs in at 1.61 lb (730g / 25.75 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 131mm x 91mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the FujiFilm HS20 EXR is heavier when compared to its competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a pic of the FujiFilm HS20 EXR with a soft drink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show the button layout on the HS20 EXR.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Lens specs
The HS20 EXR offers a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 24-720mm giving it a 30.0 x zoom which is exceptional and does make it easier to zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 and that is rather slow and not great for low light events and you may find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will also need to increase the ISO giving you noisy shots. For the tele end, 720mm is exceptional zoom and comes to f5.6 making it very sluggish and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Connectivity
The HS20 EXR has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and usually alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
A few applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Video specs
The max video resolution in the FujiFilm HS20 EXR is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for video quality versus file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone socket which means that you have little control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to order a different camera if you require better sound for your videos.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the FujiFilm HS20 EXR so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Screen and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm HS20 EXR features a 3 inch tilting screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications for FujiFilm HS20 EXR are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 97%
Viewfinders can be very helpful for bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Shutter specs
FujiFilm HS20 EXR continuous shooting speed is 8.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Flash and Hot shoe specs
FujiFilm HS20 EXR features both built in flash together with external flash support.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Autofocus specs
FujiFilm HS20 EXR features just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it valuable for portraits.
It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. FujiFilm HS20 EXR includes manual focusing if needed for low light conditions or you need more exact control on focusing.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the maximum (600) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:
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FujiFilm HS20 EXR for different types of photography
The following diagram indicates a rundown of the FujiFilm HS20 EXR for different types of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR as a Portrait photography camera
The FujiFilm HS20 EXR has a points tally of 56 which is average, and means the camera is reasonably suitable to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the ability to work with off-camera flash.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Street photography details
With a decent score of 55, the FujiFilm HS20 EXR is relatively suited for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Sports photography factors
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 53 suggests the FujiFilm HS20 EXR is somewhat acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have excellent autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR as a Travel photography camera
Weight is extremely important when getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the FujiFilm HS20 EXR gets a reasonable 51 as a travel camera which is fairly adequate to buy for your trips.
Landscape photography with FujiFilm HS20 EXR
If you find yourself looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm HS20 EXR and it's modest score of 51 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate compared to it's competition.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the FujiFilm HS20 EXR is just not good as a vlog camera as it gets a dreadful score of 25.
FujiFilm HS20 EXR Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the HS20 EXR, below is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph down below provides you an overview of the HS20 EXR vs it's top ranked competitors shown above.
These are various other cameras you may regard as alternatives. To look at a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.