Summary Fujifilm HS20 EXR

Prices Price
Camera only $349
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 33 Among similar cameras #n/a of 46
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 30x Screen size Help 3.0"
Aperture Help f/2.8 Screen resolution Help 460k dots
Wide angle Help 24 mm Movie format Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Fujifilm FinePix HS22 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXRFujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Replacement

Fujifilm has replaced the FinePix HS20 EXR with the HS30 EXR.

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR announced January, 2012
3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much longer battery life

Compare the new Fujifilm HS30 EXR vs the HS20 EXR

reviewsWhat are people saying about the HS20 EXR

"the sensor-shift image stabilisation does a noteworthy job of compensating for camera shake at long focal lengths."
trustedreviews.com | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
"If all-in-one convenience tops your priorities then the HS20 certainly ticks a lot of boxes and is well worth a look."
trustedreviews.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
"High-speed movie shooting works well"
trustedreviews.com | talking about the camera's video-quality

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Pros

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The Fujifilm HS20 EXR vs other recent digicams

Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life Above average battery life Help
400 shots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
320 fps
Macro focus Good macro Help
1 cm
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting

Cons

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The Fujifilm HS20 EXR vs other recent digicams

Size Quite large Help
Large 130x90x126 mm
Thickness Thick Help
5"
Weight Very heavy Help
730 g
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
350 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
January, 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Fujifilm HS20 EXR vs other recent super zooms

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Zoom Poor zoom Help
30x
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic

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Discussion

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Avatar for cryos wolf cryos wolf (8:11 AM, February 07, 2013)
think every one is having the same problem, i'm from indonesia and they sugest that i should go the sercvice center.... kinda disaponiting i think..... and for some info, mine is totally stuck when it start theres only blank lcd and blury live view.
 
Avatar for cryos wolf cryos wolf (8:00 AM, February 07, 2013)
is there any instruction video or something that i can use to upgrade the firmware?? couse mine is totally stuck, i mean when it start theres only blank lcd and blury live view.... can someone help with this?????
 
Avatar for Martin Pasman Martin Pasman (10:06 AM, July 05, 2012)
 Hi there DjDeyarmon1,

I have the same camera for about 8 months right now, and I have the same problems. I'v already turned in my camera for one time, got it back after 6 weeks, with the only thing 'fixed' was a firmware upgrade. It worked fine for some time, but now the problem is here again. So it's been turned in...again. To be honest, I hope they just give me another camera, perhaps the HS30, because I don't trust this camera anymore. But I'll probably just get it back with another firmware upgrade. Anyway, if you did somehow managed to get your money back or a replacement camera, I would like to know how you accomplished that:)...

Kind regards,

Martin Pasman
martinpasman@gmail.com
The Netherlands
 
Ava (4:48 PM, July 04, 2012)
hello
can you geuse why my fujifilm HS 20 EXR" flash is not working? :-/
 
Avatar for Jesus Camacho Jesus Camacho (9:30 AM, June 09, 2012)
This camera have 3d or not ??

First you put take 3D PHOTOS THEN NO 3D SUPPORT

FIX IT please
 
Djdeyarmon1 (5:25 PM, June 07, 2012)
I know it's been awhile since you posted this. We have the same camera and the same problems that you are referring to in your post. Will we have any trouble getting Fuji to replace, credit or refund our money? If you could send any information to my email that i might need i would be forever grateful. djdeyarmon1@gmail.com Thanks!!
 
thearabianmilkman (7:25 PM, May 10, 2012)
It's a great camera for beginners, the panorama, movie, and zoom capabilities can be useful, but even though I am a beginner, I've found that it's not for me, I just want to take good pictures on the manual, aperture, or shutter priority modes, and this camera can be good, but a lot of my pictures have turned out grainy at ISO's 400 and over, I even struggle at 200 sometimes. I recommend this camera for people who want to use the features and the zoom and so on, but it didn't work for me.       
 
Avatar for wykesy wykesy (10:11 AM, February 09, 2012)







We
bought our Fujifim Finepix HS20 EXR camera back in September 2011,
online from Hong Kong (we're in Australia) and it was working great
for only just over a month!! We then started having the same
problems, overheating, freezing etc and just couldn't understand why
it was happening. We changed the batteries and memory card and still
the problems occurred. I emailed the company we bought in from, based
in Hong Kong and I sent the camera back to them explaining the
problems. They have had the camera for about a month now and I have
just received an email today (9 Feb 2012) basically stating their
warranty policy and to please pay $43.80 shipping as they couldn't
find any problems (so user has to pay shipping) with the camera after
FujiFilm have carried out their testing!!! In their previous email to
me, they asked whether the problem was with my memory card which I
think is strange and do not believe that is where the problem lies. I
am in the process of emailing them back saying I'm not paying the
$43.80 shipping and told them about this Firmware upgrade etc and
that others are experiencing the same problems. I am just so
unbelievably frustrated as I like the camera and just want it to
work!!!!!!  I am so thankful I found this site and relived that
it's not just happening to me, that this problem is occurring to
others well!! I'm going to fight them on this and will keep you
posted!!
 
MissMel (9:51 AM, February 09, 2012)
We bought our Fujifim Finepix HS20 EXR camera back in September 2011, online from Hong Kong (we're in Australia) and it was working great for only just over a month!! We then started having the same problems, overheating, freezing etc and just couldn't understand why it was happening. We changed the batteries and memory card and still the problems occurred. I emailed the company we bought in from, based in Hong Kong and I sent the camera back to them explaining the problems. They have had the camera for about a month now and I have just received an email today (9 Feb 2012) basically stating their warranty policy and to please pay $43.80 shipping as they couldn't find any problems (so user has to pay shipping) with the camera after FujiFilm have carried out their testing!!! In their previous email to me, they asked whether the problem was with my memory card which I think is strange and do not believe that is where the problem lies. I am in the process of emailing them back saying I'm not paying the $43.80 shipping and told them about this Firmware upgrade etc and that others are experiencing the same problems. I am just so unbelievably frustrated as I like the camera and just want it to work!!!!!!  I am so thankful I found this site and relived that it's not just happening to me, that this problem is occurring to others well!! I'm going to fight them on this and will keep you posted!!
 
Andrewoh2208 (2:57 PM, January 23, 2012)
Hey Snapsort could you guys try find out the viewfinder size? thanks Andrew
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:31 PM, January 03, 2012)
Hey Bosse

You are correct the HS20 can shoot up to 11 frames per seconds but the resolution drops in half. It can only shoot 8 fps at full resolution, which is what we count. As for megapixels Snapsort uses true resolution which is based on the size of the sensor and not the artificially high numbers that marketers use.
 
Bosse (1:39 PM, January 03, 2012)
The specs are wrong.. it's 11 fps and 16 mp. Please fix this.
 
Juan Manuel D. (5:37 AM, December 17, 2011)
Hi need to know where I can buy the LCD COVER (1) of the chamber FUJIFILM HS2O in chili please an urgent response thank you
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:17 AM, November 28, 2011)
It should come installed 
 
Mail2ajeeb (6:51 PM, November 27, 2011)
Hi  .. i have plan to buy this product..  How do i find the latest model?  Plz tell friend 
Regards

 
Onusopus (5:17 AM, November 11, 2011)
Where did u get the camera ? This freezing problem, as far as i surfed is because of the over heating.
what is your firmware version ? I heard that the latest firmware has solved this problem.
i met a friend of my dad who own this camera and discussed reg the freezing and over heating issues. He said he too had it when he got it 3 months back and when he updated the firmware, it was gone.
Try taking it to fujifilm to update ur firmware. Might solve the problem.

I'm planning to buy this camera later this month. I was thinking that this issue is solved in the latest releases and from ur case if it still has the latest firmware, then that issue still prevails ! :-/
 
Babbett5253 (9:07 PM, November 10, 2011)
Just got my new Fuji HS20 EXR but within a shot or two camera freezes and won't let to untill you take out batteries. When you take out and put it starts right up but then freezes on the next shot. Can anyone tell me what's up, is it me or the equipment?
 
a begginer (3:13 PM, November 10, 2011)
what is the best mode to take pictures from this camera??? i need suggestions....
 
Onusopus (0:09 PM, October 20, 2011)
Is this heating and freezing problem resolved in the more recent cameras ? and are the new ones coming with the latest firmware ? any idea ? i'm planning to buy one by the end of next month and i'm quite impressed with this cam. on surfing for reviews, i find almost every site with 3-5 ppl atleast complaining abt this over heating and freezing of the camera. General view i get is that this is a great cam but for 3 things.  1 - over heating 2 - Freezes at times 3 - auto focus isn't that good.

please let me know if atleast this heating and freezing issue is resolved in the recent cameras !
 
ann (1:47 AM, October 20, 2011)
so basically, which camera is better, HS20 or HS10?
 
Adsl448311 (1:40 PM, October 19, 2011)
very good
 
D&T (3:42 AM, October 02, 2011)
We bought this camera after much research into the best Bridge camera. We were not impressed by the pixelation on close inspection, the camera's inability to focus on macro subjects (such as spiders' in webs or dragonflies in grass) - the focusing jumped around so much that the subject was lost. Auto-focus on moving subjects was dreadful. In short, after 3 weeks we got rid! Dr D's comments below really are spot on!
 
Svitekphotography (1:25 AM, September 29, 2011)
The HS20 is perfect for a backup camera. My normal camera is a Nikon D3X and I actually enjoy shooting with the Fuji a bit more. No massive array of lenses and flashes to carry around, and when it brakes or falls into a waterfall, no problem, it only cost 399.99!! I'm extremely pleased with it (on my 4th one now...) and I reccomend it for anyone trying to get into photography.
 
Anthonbatu (2:56 PM, September 27, 2011)
After reading your information about the hs20exr i m more enlighten of it
even tried out make me more amaze especially focasing on the macro
it is faster and more accurate
 
dpm (2:13 PM, September 27, 2011)
Hi, I have the HS20EXR with the latest firmware v1.03, SD8Gb class 10 card, new SONY NiMH 2300mA, no problem with freezing under any condition, did several movies short and long ones, only problem is that it can't refocus or find the right new white balance if you change the zoom too much while filming but I found a workaround just take a picture while filming and it will continue with the right focus etc. It's a great camera certainly better than the rest of the mega-zooms (I've tried many before buying this camera).  To know which firmware you have turn on the camera while pressing the "back" button. Don't be afraid of making the upgrade to the new firmware, follow Fujifilm site instructions, copy the the file to your SD card, make sure the batteries are fully charged, don't touch any button during the upgrade process.  To get best quality pictures use any of the manual modes, P mode is the easiest for beginners, prefer 8MP instead of 16MP, the latest is only better if ISO can be set at 100.
Set sharpness to SOFT and noise reduction to STD, under expose about -2/3 with the (+/-) button this gives better detail overall, don use continuous focus for pictures or movies to keep your batteries running for longer.  The HS20EXR camera is perfect for users that want to experiment with several options and learn if you just want to use the AUTO or SCENE modes at most then buy a NIKON P500 or a PANASONIC FZ150. HS20EXR is a little better than the HS10 but if you already have a HS10 is not worth upgrading,  wait for the HS30EXR if we are in luck Fuji guys could use the newly developed larger 12MP sensor of the X10 camera and maybe include a fully articulated screen, that would be really cool !  Hope I have answered most of your doubts.