Fujifilm FinePix HS20 review

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

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At £430 some may argue that the HS20 is a little over priced for the quality of images it produces, yet its wealth of high-end specs certainly do well to dilute any qualms.

Ideally Fujifilm wanted to create an easy-to-use super zoom camera, packed full of fun and creative features which ultimately produces a higher level of picture quality. What they have in fact achieved is a feature-filled super zoom that does produce stellar images when used manually, but may provide disappointing results for those shooters content with using auto commands.

We liked

In terms of incorporated features the HS20 easily impresses with its: movie-making options, RAW compatibility, battery life, AF tracking, image stabilisation and improved 360 panorama mode.

We disliked

Relatively speaking the HS20 failed to impress in terms of picture quality when shooting in scene or auto modes. However there are several ways users can eradicate these problems with a little manual investigation.