- 30x optical zoom
- 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor
- High speed continous shooting
- Tilting 3-inch LCD
Although it looks like a DSLR, the HS20 is described by Fujifilm as a bridge camera for the photographer that wants a long zoom without carrying around multiple lenses. The 30x optical zoom length is definitely the major selling feature of this model, giving consumers the ability to take high quality shots from huge distances. Despite this long focal length, the camera is not too bulky and is much lighter than most DSLR formats. Another cool addition to this model is its 360° panorama mode that captures a continuous image when you spin the camera in a full circle. While image quality is fairly good in most lighting conditions, night time shots did have a fair amount of noise. But when considering the price, the HS20 is probably better compared to a high-end compact than a DSLR, and therefore is a much better performer in low light than its smaller counterparts. Overall a good option for someone wanting the zoom of a DSLR, but without the complexity.