As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, mirrorless and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S6000fd and the FinePix S9200) and Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR compared to other super zoom competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (january 2011 vs january 2013) and is slightly more expensive ($699.99 vs $364.64).

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S6000fd (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6000fd (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S6000fd and HS20 EXR

  • Light weight: 700 g vs 730 g
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm FinePix S9200

Fujifilm FinePix S9200
3 years newer
$365

Significant advantages of the S9200 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 500 shots vs 400 shots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S9200 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1700 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S9200 and HS20 EXR

  • Great battery life: 500 shots vs 400 shots
  • Light weight: 670 g vs 730 g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 400 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and HS20 EXR

  • Light weight: 650 g vs 730 g
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
2 years newer
$314

Significant advantages of the HS50EXR (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the HS50EXR (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the HS50EXR and HS20 EXR

  • Great battery life: 500 shots vs 400 shots
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10
1 year older
$900

Significant advantages of the HS10 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HS10 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the HS10 and HS20 EXR

  • Light weight: 666 g vs 730 g
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the HS35EXR (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 400 shots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the HS35EXR (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • None found

common strengths of the HS35EXR and HS20 EXR

  • Great battery life: 600 shots vs 400 shots
  • Light weight: 687 g vs 730 g
  • Each supports an external flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 3x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (400 shots vs 240 shots) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is much larger (large (131×91×126 mm) vs compact (98×58×31 mm)) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
4 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much smaller: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 5"
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 30x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and HS20 EXR

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (320 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 3.7 fps).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10.6 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3.5 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and HS20 EXR

  • None found

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5
3 months older
$331 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-5 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much less shutter lag: 104 ms vs 350 ms

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the K-5 and HS20 EXR

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 8 fps

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 5"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and HS20 EXR

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.7" vs 5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the DSLR-A230 and HS20 EXR

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
2 years older
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D90 and HS20 EXR

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
similar age

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the T3i and HS20 EXR

  • Flip-out screens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (large (131×91×126 mm) vs compact (104×58×28 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is older (january 2011 vs april 2013).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and HS20 EXR

  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 400 shots
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Casio Exilim EX-H30

Casio Exilim EX-H30
similar age
$320

Significant advantages of the EX-H30 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (104×58×28 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 5"

Significant disadvantages of the EX-H30 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the EX-H30 and HS20 EXR

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (320 fps vs none), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.7"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,620k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10.6 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
5 years newer
$1,699 (body only)
$1,964 - $2,299 23mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10.6 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and HS20 EXR

  • None found

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NX2000 and HS20 EXR

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 118k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (large (131×91×126 mm) vs compact (95×68×20 mm)), is thicker (5" vs 0.8") and is much heavier (730 g vs 185 g).

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1
5 years older

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×68×20 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 5"
  • Much lighter: 185 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the X1 and HS20 EXR

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S400

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much smaller: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Large (131×91×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 5"
  • Much lighter: 230 g vs 730 g

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the HS20 EXR)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S400 and HS20 EXR

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital