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Fujifilm HS20 vs DSLR

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
Just for fun and thats all. Don't want posts saying that you can't compare them because thats obvious its just a bit of fun.
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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#2
The HS20 offers an all-in-one package combining a massive zoom, video, high speed video etc. but crucially it still has a tiny 1/2in sensor which means despite the look of the HS20 it's still using the same size as compacts and smaller than the likes of the Canon S95, G12, Panasonic LX5, Olympus XV-1 which are all compacts packing larger sensors.

The DSLRs have a sensor which is far bigger than any compact giving them much better dynamic range and low light performance so in terms of image quality they are far better but they're not the same all in one solution. Video on DSLRs doesn't work very well with autofocus and you're best with a selection of lenses, even the largest ones can't match the HS20.

Personally it's a DSLR or mirrorless for me as the sensor in the HS20 and other bridge cameras is just far too small.

John
#3
Hi John. Thanks for posting the info. Like I said its just a bit of fun but I do have to say from what I've seen on flickr the dynamic range on the fuji is very good. As far as a dslr goes its stupid to compare and thats why the guys at the camera store had some fun.

BTW does the fuji bridge have a smaller sensor than other bridge cams? I thought it was comparable but I could be wrong. I know its larger than the HS10.

Edited By: FoX5 on Jun 12, 2011 20:58
#4
I just want an easy to use camera that takes reasonably good pics.
The HS20.................

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#5
Thanks for posting your pics hottoshop. At the end of the day the equipment is only as good as the photographer.
#6
FoX5
Hi John. Thanks for posting the info. Like I said its just a bit of fun but I do have to say from what I've seen on flickr the dynamic range on the fuji is very good. As far as a dslr goes its stupid to compare and thats why the guys at the camera store had some fun.

BTW does the fuji bridge have a smaller sensor than other bridge cams? I thought it was comparable but I could be wrong. I know its larger than the HS10.

It's only fractionally larger than the HS10, it's a lot smaller than the proper bridge cameras which used something in between a compact and a DSLR but those cameras are pretty much gone and all the bridge cameras now use the same tiny sensors as compact cameras. The DR is not bad for the sensor size (I have an older camera using a very similar sensor so am familiar with it) but doesn't compare well against DSLRs as you'd expect.

John
#7
You're welcome. I'm afraid I'm not technically minded so I can't offer any other comment than I have. I do however love getting out with the camera and taking pics and the Fuji Bridge cameras seem to suit my needs.

Horses for courses I guess ?
#8
hottoshop
You're welcome. I'm afraid I'm not technically minded so I can't offer any other comment than I have. I do however love getting out with the camera and taking pics and the Fuji Bridge cameras seem to suit my needs.

Horses for courses I guess ?

I'd say that's the most important part of a camera and that's having one which suits you, there's no one camera that does it all so you need to choose a camera which matches your own needs the best.

John
#9
hottoshop
You're welcome. I'm afraid I'm not technically minded so I can't offer any other comment than I have. I do however love getting out with the camera and taking pics and the Fuji Bridge cameras seem to suit my needs.

Horses for courses I guess ?

I'm close to buying the HS20. Was originaly going for the HS10 but opted to wait a few weeks to get more money for the HS20. I will be taking some low light pics so the exr is worth the extra money.

BTW I said about the equipment only being as good as the photographer because this is not a point and shoot "auto mode" camera. To get the best out of it there's a learning curve which I'm looking forward to. :)
#10
John I agree with you. Photography for me is a hobby if it was a job I would buy a dslr. I take pictures just for the pleasure of taking them so the HS20 is fine. If it ever came down to buying a dslr and spending loads on lenses for me the fun would be taken out of it.

Thats kind of why I posted the vid in the first place. Its just fun and I'm planing on keeping it that way. Thanks for all the info that you posted btw, every bit helps including for others reading this.
#11
Hope you'll post some pics in the Photo Thread FoX when you get your camera :)
#12
@hottoshop do you have a flickr or some other place online where I could look at your photos?
#13
hottoshop
Hope you'll post some pics in thePhoto Thread FoX when you get your camera :)

I've been a member of this site for ages and didn't even know there was a photo thread! Thanks for the heads up. :)

Edited By: FoX5 on Jun 12, 2011 22:50
#14
John I wouldn't call the BSI CMOS EXR a "tiny sensor". Its small as are all the sensors of cameras in its class. I wouldn't have considered the 20 after reading some comments online, but after seeing pictures taken especially using the 8MP "double-up" or whatever with the camera taking two pictures and one concentrating on the shadows and the other on highlights then merging them into a single exposure well thats cool for dynamic range at high res. I'm not aware of another camera in class that can touch the fuji. The added Flash versatility and the remote as well makes it a really good buy imo.
#15
FoX5
John I wouldn't call the BSI CMOS EXR a "tiny sensor". Its small as are all the sensors of cameras in its class. I wouldn't have considered the 20 after reading some comments online, but after seeing pictures taken especially using the 8MP "double-up" or whatever with the camera taking two pictures and one concentrating on the shadows and the other on highlights then merging them into a single exposure well thats cool for dynamic range at high res. I'm not aware of another camera in class that can touch the fuji. The added Flash versatility and the remote as well makes it a really good buy imo.

I called it a tiny sensor because unfortunately it is, it's far smaller than the sensors used in the proper bridge cameras (2/3in), smaller than some of the premium compacts (such as the Canon G12) and of course a fraction of a size of a DSLR sensor which is what the person was asking for a comparison against. Many people on seeing the bridge camera design believe they're getting something halfway between a compact and an SLR (which is what this type of camera genuinely used to be before DSLRs become affordable) but they're not, the current bridge cameras are basically compact cameras with more controls and a massive zoom but still stuck with the limitations of a small sensor. This is compounded by the long zoom which needs a higher iso for better shutter speeds if shooting in less than optimum light which the HS20 cannot comfortably offer.

I'm well aware of the EXR design as I have Fuji cameras that use it and I don't find it particularly good, it can't match the best of the CCD/CMOS sensors for low noise at the same size and of course is left further behind due to the smaller sensor size. The dynamic range isn't bad for the size but again the comparison was against a DSLR which has far better dynamic range, when you're used to being able to pull back very blown highlights the EXR sensor feels very limited.

John

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