Fujifilm Finepix F20 Review

Review Date: October 18th 2006
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4
Features
4
Ease-of-Use
4.5
Image Quality
4.5
Value for Money
5

First up, a confession. I was a little disappointed in the Fujifilm Finepix F20ís big brother, the F30; most of it largely due to the hype preceding it meaning results fell short of (great) expectations. Not expecting so much from the lesser-specified F20, I was presently surprised. In not placing so many demands on performance, chiefly not unduly overstretching itself (and its SR chip) as regards ISO, Fujifilm has delivered a minor triumph. Though of course you're going to lose detail shooting above ISO 800, I was also surprised how much was retained. Any unusable images were due more to camera shake, and resultant image blur, than image noise, which is perhaps one area that Fujifilm has yet to adequately address. Though ISO 2000 is less of a headline grabber than the F30ís ISO 3200, I think the Fujifilm Finepix F20 is a better camera for it. To sum up, a recommendation and certainly one of the most successful marriages of price to performance I've seen in recent months. It's well built, feels sturdy enough to withstand a few knocks and suggests itself as another reliable option for a back up point-and-shoot camera on those occasions when taking a consumer-level DSLR out is both impractical and inadvisable.

Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

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