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Fujifilm FinePix HS20 review

The FinePix HS20 super zoom gets a taste of our testing process

Fuji HS20 review: Image quality and resolution

As part of our test we shoot our resolution chart at every sensitivity setting. The higher the value quoted in the caption score, the greater the level of detail being resolved and the better the image quality.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Fuji HS20 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Full iso 100 resolution image

JPEGS

Cropped resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 18 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 18(see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18(see full image)

Cropped resolution image iso 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Cropped resolution image iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 12 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 12 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 12 800

ISO 12,800, score: - (see full image)

Raw images

Cropped resolution iso 100

Raw ISO 100, score: 18 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 200

Raw ISO 200, score: 18 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 400

Raw ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 800

Raw ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 1600

Raw ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Cropped resolution iso 3200

Raw ISO 3200, score: 14 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedAA
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom30x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)636 g
Flash Memory Capacity20 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported4
Battery Built-inNo
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Height90.7 mm
Width130 mm
Depth126 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.20 mm to 126 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelHS20EXR
Product NameFinePix HS20EXR Bridge Camera
Product LineFinePix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC03780A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

In pursuing for the ultimate image technology, Fujifilm has developed a unique collaboration, the EXR CMOS, optimizing the best of EXR and CMOS imagining technologies. See for yourself the dynamic resolution and its brilliant speed, opening a new door to another era in photography.

Battery Life350 Shot
Package Contents
  • FinePix HS20EXR Bridge Camera
  • 4 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Cord
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
  • Lens Hood
Display Resolution460000 Pixel