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Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR Indoor Crops

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringRuns on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Below are sample crops from an indoor photograph at each of the Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR's ISO settings. A crop from the Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
at the same ISO setting is shown next to each one of the Fuji HS20 EXR. Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras taken at the highest quality setting. ISO and white-balance were set on camera, everything else was left on automatic.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The result is that, while you can partly reduce noise at the expense of details, the maximum acceptable print size gets smaller as ISO is increased. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR

Fuji Finepix S100FS

Fuji Finepix HS20EXR ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix HS20EXR - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix HS20EXR - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix HS20EXR - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix HS20EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix HS20EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji Finepix HS20EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400 (8 MP)
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400 (6 MP)
Fuji Finepix HS20EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 12800 (4 MP)
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 10000 (3 MP)

While both cameras deliver very good results for their size, the S100FS is superior without a doubt up to its highest full-resolution ISO setting. From the start is is easy to see that the HS20 EXR produces softer images. The S100FS also performed better in terms of color accuracy, although the HS20 EXR is not far off.

Given the resolution of these cameras, ISO 100 to 400 are very usable for common print sizes but we would not go too big on the HS20 EXR due to softness. ISO 800 clearly is a step down, limiting to smaller print sizes and all goes significantly downhill from there.

Fujifilm Finepix HS20 EXR
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Fujifilm HS20 EXR Facts

Large digital camera
16 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 100-3200
30X Mechanically Linked Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K PixelsCustom white-balance
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
1 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
8 FPS Drive, 8 ImagesStandard AA Battery
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 460K Pixels
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