Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Review

April 28, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |


Number of effective pixels

16.0 million pixels

CCD sensor

1/2-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter

Storage media

Internal memory (Approx. 20MB) SD / SDHC / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card

File format

Still image - JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*3, RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible) Movie - H.264 (MOV) Sound - WAVE format, Stereo sound


Fujinon 30x optical zoom lens

Lens focal length

f=4.2 - 126mm, equivalent to 24-720mm on a 35mm camera


Mode - Single AF / Continuous AF (EXR AUTO, Movie) / Manual AF (One-push AF mode included) Type - TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available AF frame selection - Center, Multi, Area, Tracking

Focus distance

Normal - Wide : Approx. 50cm / 1.6ft. to infinity Telephoto : Approx. 3.0m / 9.8ft. to infinity Macro - Wide : Approx. 10cm - 3.0m / 0.3ft. - 9.8ft. Telephoto : Approx. 2.0m - 5.0m / 6.5ft. - 16.4ft. Super Macro - Approx. 1.0cm - 1.0m / 0.4in. - 3.2ft.

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/4000sec., (All other modes) 30sec. to 1/4000sec. (combined mechanical and electronic shutter)


F2.8-F11 (Wide) F5.6-F11(Telephoto) 1/3EV step


Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Standard Output Sensitivity) * ISO6400 : M mode or lower, ISO12800 : S mode

Exposure modes

Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

White balance

Automatic scene recognition. Preset - Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom


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


Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay

Video Output

HDMI (Type C) NTSC/PAL selectable

Digital Interface

USB 2.0 High-speed

Power source

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)


130.6(W) x 90.7(H) x 126.0(D) mm / 5.1(W) x 3.6(H) x 5.0(D) in.


Approx. 636g / 22.4oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card) Approx. 730g / 25.7oz. (including battery and memory card)

Shooting modes

SP - Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Dog, Cat, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text. MODE DIAL - EXR, AUTO, P, S, A, M, C, PANORAMA, SP1, SP2, Adv

Movie recording

1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec.) with stereo sound * Optical zoom can be used.


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

Voice memo

WAVE format, Monaural sound