Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR / HS22EXR. It is the upgrade model from the successor of Fujifilm FinePix HS10. It uses the same lens as HS10 but change the CMOS sensor from 10MP to 16MP. And, added the EXR technology from the previous model FinePix F300EXR / F305EXR and FinePix F80EXR / F85EXR.
I thought the HS10 have the Dog / Cat Detection feature.
According to Mr. Kenichi Tanaka, Managing Director, FUJIFILM India, “FUJIFILM is the undisputed leader when it comes to innovation. Time and again we have been introducing features and products that are world’s first. Be it the dog / cat detection feature for pet lovers in the F80EXR model or the 30x optical zoom in the HS10 model, we intend bringing the latest to the fore for our discerning customers.”
But the Dog/Cat detection feature is not available in HS10. Luckily the feature is appears to HS20, it can detect many kinds of dogs and cats. Those Dog and Cat types are listed from the Fujifilm site in here
Guide for Auto Dogs & Cats Detection
The image quality of the HS10 is not so good. It could be a lot of noise if we are going to use the ISO above 800. I think the newer model, HS20 provide better image quality. And the maximum ISO can up to ISO 12800.
Another important upgrade is the flash. The HS10 do not support TTL flash, but the HS20 does. I bought the metz mecablitz 36 C-2 for the HS10. Fujifilm do launch two kind of flashgun support HS20EXR only. It is Shoe Mount Flash EF-42 and Shoe Mount Flash EF-20 that can be found in here. Lens Hood, Remote Release & Flash. I think Nikon flash do support for the HS10. Normally Fujifilm company will recommend Metz for their customer.
It does something change on High Speed movie recording. It support High Speed Movie (80 / 160 / 320 fps). Where is the 1000 / 480 fps ?
HS10 has 1000 / 480 / 240 / 120 / 60 fps.
But the HS20 has 320 / 160 / 80 fps only.
Too bad, it is still do not have Bulb mode, the maximum shuttle speed is 30s only. I wish to get more than that, but no luck.
3.0 inch tilting rear LCD with 460,000 pixels, yeah, I need higher quality LCD to be viewed after taking each photo.
Some people searching for
PowerShot SX30 IS vs Fujifilm HS20.
Definitely I will go for HS20.
Because I like the manual zoom of the HS20 or HS10.
Full HD movie, 1080p that is 1920 x 1280 pix with 30fps
HS Movie up to 320fps or 1000fps in HS10
Cheaper filter price, because it is 58mm but SX30 is 67mm.
AA battery, I like AA battery now days, because most of the Flashgun you need AA battery, so, everybody do have AA batter.
If using the Sanyo Eneloop rechargable battery can take up to 700 photos without flash.
The price of the HS20 is expensive because it is still new. I think I will be waiting for the HS30EXR / HS33EXR in the future. Maybe that time it would be 45x optical zoom and higher resolution CMOS and faster speed.
Here is the specification of HS20EXR
|Model Name||FinePix HS20EXR / HS22EXR|
|Number of effective pixels*1||16.0 million pixels|
|Image sensor||1/2-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter|
|Number of recorded pixels||
|Aperture||F2.8-F11 (Wide) F5.6-F11(Telephoto) 1/3EV step|
(from lens surface)
|Sensitivity||Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zones metering, Multi, Spot, Average|
|Exposure mode||Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|Image stabilizer||CMOS shift type|
|Exporsure compensation||-2.0EV – +2.0EV 1/3EV step|
|Shutter speed||(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/4000sec., (All other modes) 30sec. to 1/4000sec.
(combined mechanical and electronic shutter)
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing : ±1 / 3EV,±2 / 3EV,±1EV
Film Simulation Bracketing : PROVIA / STD, Velvia / VIVID, ASTIA / SOFT
Dynamic Rang Bracketing : 100% / 200% / 400%
|White balance||Automatic scene recognition
|Self-timer||Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay|
|Flash||Auto flash (super i-flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO)
|Flash modes||Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
|Electronic Viewfinder||0.2-inch., approx. 200,000 dots, color LCD viewfinder approx. 97% coverage|
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage|
|Movie recording||1920 x 1080 pixels (30frames/sec.)/ 1280 x 720 pixels (60frames/sec.)/ 640 x 480 pixels (30frames/sec.) with stereo sound
|Photography functions||EXR mode, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Motion Panorama360, Film simulation, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Best frame capture, Face recognition, High Speed Movie (80 / 160 / 320 fps), Electronic level, One-touch RAW, Advanced Anti Blur|
|Playback functions||Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, voice memo, histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, Image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames|
|Other functions||PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode|
|Power supply||4xAA type alkaline batteries (included) / 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately) / 4xAA type lithium batteries (sold separately) / CP-04 with AC power adapter AC-5VX(sold separately)|
|Dimensions||130.6(W) x 90.7(H) x 126.0(D) mm / 5.1(W) x 3.6(H) x 5.0(D) in.|
|Weight||Approx. 636g / 22.4oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Approx. 730g / 25.7oz. (including battery and memory card)
|Operating Temperature||0°C – 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||10% – 80% (no condensation)|
|Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation||Alkaline batteries : Approx. 350frames
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries : Approx. 400 frames
Lithium batteries : Approx. 700 frames
|Accessories included||4xAA type alkaline batteries
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
Lens hood (excluding China)
|Optional accessories||AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
DC coupler CP-04
Lens hood LH-HS10
Remote release RR80
Shoe Mount Flash EF-42 / EF-20