Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Review

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April 28, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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The new Canon PowerShot SX30 IS compact camera climbs straight to the top of the super-zoom ladder with its incredible 35x, 24-840mm optical lens - truly all the focal range that most photographers will ever need or use. In addition to this, the SX30 offers a 14 megapixel image sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, flash hotshoe, full manual controls and 720p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review to find out if this new super-zoom really is all the camera you'll ever need.

Casio EX-FH25

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The Casio EX-FH25 is a super-zoom camera with a difference - its high-speed capabilities mean that it can take 30 still photos every second and even shoot 1,000fps video footage. The 10 megapixel EX-FH25 has a 20x lens with a focal range of 26-520mm, large 3 inch LCD screen and a wealth of automatic shooting modes to make your life easier. Read our comprehensive Casio EX-FH25 review to find out if this is the right high-zoom camera for you...

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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It's super-zoom week here at Photograpy Blog as we review the hotly-anticipated Fujifilm FinePix HS10, a bridge-style compact camera with an amazing 30x zoom lens and a wealth of must-have features. This DSLR wannabe boasts a 24-720mm focal range, 1080p movies, 3 inch tilting LCD, 10fps burst shooting and a 10 megapixel back-illuminated sensor with JPEG and RAW support. Is this the only camera you'll ever need? Read our Fujifilm FinePix HS10 review, complete with over 50 full-size sample images, to find out...

Kodak EasyShare Z981

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The Kodak EasyShare Z981 is a new bridge camera with a remarkable 26x image-stabilized optical lens providing a focal range of 26-676mm. Other key features include a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes and RAW file support. With an official price of £399.99 / $329.95, read our expert Kodak EasyShare Z981 review to find out if it can challenge the super-zoom leaders.

Nikon Coolpix P500

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The Coolpix P500 is Nikon's new super-zoom compact camera for 2011, offering a massive 36x zoom lens with a focal range of 22.5-810mm. The 12 megapixel bridge-style Nikon P500 can capture full 1080p high-definition movies in stereo sound, has a back illuminated CMOS sensor, 3-inch 921K-dot tiltable LCD screen, electronic viewfinder and fast 8fps burst shooting. Priced at £399.99 / $399.99, read our Nikon Coolpix P500 review to find out if it can challenge the likes of the Fujifilm HS10, Canon SX30 IS and Panasonic DMC-FZ100.

Olympus SP-800UZ

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Bored of your camera's hum-drum 3x zoom? Feel constricted by a mere 10x lens? Is 20x still not enough for you? Well, Olympus have the answer in the shape of the SP-800UZ, a brand new bridge-style compact camera that boasts a 30x zoom lens with an incredible focal range of 28-840mm. In addition, the 14 megapixel Olympus SP-800UZ also offers a 3 inch, 16:9 ratio LCD screen, 720p movie recording, 2Gb of internal storage and long-awaited support for SD memory cards. Zoltan ArvaToth gets up close and personal in the World's first Olympus SP-800UZ online review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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The super-zoom compact camera market is a hotly-contested one, with offerings from all the big manufacturers. Panasonic have updated their range for 2010 with the introduction of the DMC-FZ100, an all-singing, all-dancing successor to the popular FZ38 model. Key highlights include a 24x zoom, large free-angle LCD, full HD movies, 11fps burst shooting, fast RAW mode and a 14 megapixel sensor. Read the world's first online Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review to find out if it can beat its rivals.

Pentax Optio X90

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The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.

Samsung WB5000

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The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a super-zoom camera with some rather unique features up its proverbial sleeve. These include a 20x zoom lens and 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, both of which utilise Sony's DSLR technology, 3 inch tiltable LCD screen, and fast 10fps burst shooting mode. Going up against the likes of the Canon Powershot SX20 IS, Panasonic FZ38 and Olympus SP-590UZ, we find out if the £480 / $500 Sony HX1 hits the right spot...

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