HS20 EXR with Cmos sensor, more towards pro than novice.
Manual zoom and focus,
Auto EVF eye detection,
30sec shutter speed,
Low light environment,
Burst/continous shooting with different settings,
Sluggish manual zoom,
Autofocus is slow/struggling when zoomed,
RAW saving time,
2 weeks ago today, i bought the HS20 EXR.. love at first sight. Everywhere i go, i carry my HS20 with me.. everywhere. (Mainly because i got such a good camerabag.. lol, i got the Lowepro Passport Sling)
My father been intrested in photography since i was a little child, i played around with Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon and Kodak for over 30 years... never really got into it myself, so i'm a real newb really. But photographing have always been in the back of my head.. and awhile back i bought the S3200 and started shooting "real" photos myself.. and i just realised at this moment that all i need to engnite the spark.. was a camera of my own. I quickly outperformed the s3200 (in features.. i wanted more) where 8 sec shutter speed wasent enough, manual zoom and focus was a must, more features and settings was needed..
I started reading alot of reviews.. and i mean ALOT of reviews on the HS20, i compared it with basically every other bridgecam and aswell as some entrylevel DSLR.. i also tested my friends Canaon D50 and Nikon cams (no idea what modell) to compare them both in features, quality, changeable lenses and so on. I saw customer reviews on youtube, interviews, read in the magazines and so on... i couldent get my mind off the HS20. Too me it's the best allround camera ever made... DSLR or no DSLR. This is ofcourse my opinion. Nothing on this camera is perfect, other cameras will have some "perfection", but what the HS20 is and have is an allround perfection.. everything from basic functionallity to 30x zoom to great low light pictures, to pro-focus to easy navigation in menu's to feel and comfort to AA batteries and the ability to still use re-chargable batteries (no discussion there DSLR folks).
This camera produces exactly the quality i'm looking for (as i said.. i'm a newb) when looking on the overall exposure, light, iso handling and so on. This together with the 1cm macro, 30x zoom and EXR mode, weight and feel, features and speed buttons (mainly shoot in PASM) makes it a perfect camera for me.
So.. i just wanted to let you all know that get the camera that feels right for you, even if it's not the top of the range or the best mp count and so on, get the camera based on your feel and thoughts, not what a single reviewer says and writes or what someone with a high end DSLR says. And for you that still havent bought a camera of your own.. do it.. and you will fall in love.
All my friends have DSLR's ranging from £600 to £1.200... and me? Well i walk proudly besides them.. taking awesome pictures with my £370 "bridgecam".
Thx for reading.
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