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Old 04-02-2011   #11
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Outstanding mate.
Why on why have I spent thousands on Canon stuff just to end up with dusty photos?
Thanks, Boris. I've only had the HS-20 a week on Monday. At this rate, I'll end up selling my Oly kit!
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Old 04-21-2011   #12
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Hi ... great shots ... can u post EXIF info please ... or thumbs to full size pix ...
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HS 20 - slow as all get out recording RAW even on a 10 speed chip. In sports arena the viewfinder can not keep up with the action, Shoot fine JPEG and keeps on shooting till buffer is full. Outdoors - a great camera. Does a very good job in low light - I find around the 2-300 zoom range the best for low light photos. ISO 1600 is very clean and really useful. Have shot 1 studio siting with the camera on manual and it picks up my lights great. Do Theatre photos in low light and the camera does what it promises. Great camera - great price. buy it. Kinda eats batteries AA X4 so buy the rechargables and keep 2-3 sets handy for continious work

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Gary thank you for posting this, you pushed me over the edge in purchasing this. I had another "bridge" camera, the Oly SP590UZ, and I think the wife pointed the lens at the sun as the sensor is overly sensitive now to any kind of light reflections, so I'm gifting that to the culprit to get me the Fuji. Love that manual zoom! Thanks for helping me make my decision.
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Gary thank you for posting this, you pushed me over the edge in purchasing this. I had another "bridge" camera, the Oly SP590UZ, and I think the wife pointed the lens at the sun as the sensor is overly sensitive now to any kind of light reflections, so I'm gifting that to the culprit to get me the Fuji. Love that manual zoom! Thanks for helping me make my decision.
You're very welcome. I had the SP590 and while being a decent camera I liked the SP570 better. Of course, the HS-20 tops them both IMO. I'm sure you'll really like it. Just be sure to take the time to really KNOW it.
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Holy crap!!

This Camera caused me to defect from Canon (My Canon Sureshot SX20 is forsale)

Did this one 8am this morning HAND HELD full (30x) 720mm zoom.
(Dial SP1 - Landscape Mode Set) ISO 125 - f5.6 - WB Auto - Sharpness Normal

1st - pic is a 4608 x 3456(16mp) resized to 1024 x 768
2nd - pic is a 1024 x 768 crop of that 4608 x 3456

Dunno but this is dang impressive detail esp for hand held!!



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Awesome and sharp shots, Gary !! I need to check this camera out.
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Outstanding mate.
Why on why have I spent thousands on Canon stuff just to end up with dusty photos?
I hear that, I spent over an hour "wet cleaning" the sensor on my S2 before I was satisfied. Makes me want to use my superzoom without worry of having to clean it.
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How ironic, or coincidental, but definitely funny, that both of us are shooting the moon with the same camera. I was doing a side-by-side comparison with my Oly SP590UZ, and the Fuji outsmarted the Oly by a mile!

Here's my comparison photos...

Fuji HS20EXR - firrst one, full HDR negative image capture and stack:





Now this one and the one above are quite noisy, but that's to be exptected, this was 2:26 am and it was cloudy as all get out. Had to really work to get a decent capture. Green and purple fringe are from the cloudiness and the moon's motion, came out that way when I tried some noise reductions.

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Now, same capture on my Oly:





Oly - 26x zoom, no RAW format, can't do HDR images with it, does a great job but is not nearly as nice, nor as laiden with options, as the Fuji. Date on the Oly was off, both of these were on 7/20 at 2 to 3 am. Oly recorded as 3/20, go figure....


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