Features & Controls

The HS20 features a manual zoom, 30x optical Super EBC Fujinon lens with a 35mm equivalent of 24-720mm. This provides you with the most versatility you will find in a single lens, either on a point & shoot or an interchangeable lens. Sensor shift image stabilization and high ISO settings act as a dual image stabilization system to help you capture crisp images throughout the zoom range. On top of all of these features, this lens is also capable of macro focusing as close as approx. 1cm.

Focus Range:
  • Wide : Approx. 50cm / 1.6ft. to infinity
  • Telephoto : Approx. 3.0m / 9.8ft. to infinity
  • Wide : Approx. 10cm - 3.0m / 0.3ft. - 9.8ft.
  • Telephoto : Approx. 2.0m - 5.0m / 6.5ft. - 16.4ft.
Super Macro
  • Approx. 1.0cm - 1.0m / 0.4in. - 3.2ft.

Fuji's pop-up flash unit features their Super Intelligent Flash system, provides the best possible lighting to your subject, while reducing washout of the background, even in macro shooting mode. With a range of 23.2ft. (W) at ISO auto, you will be able to fill a descent sized room, but the zoom will shorten this distance quickly.

The EVF is a 0.2-inch LCD screen with the equivalent of 200,000 dots, giving you a descent quality image and all of the information that you would normally see on the LCD screen. To the right of the EVF is a sensor that automatically turns the LCD off and the EVF on when the camera is put up to your eye, allowing you to switch modes without having to press any buttons.

On the back of the camera is a 3.0-inch, 460,000 dot LCD screen. While providing you with 100% coverage of the image area, the screen also tilts up and down allowing for easy shooting over or under other objects.


Controls on Top: At the top of the camera we find the On/Off switch, shutter release, exposure compensation button, continuous shooting button, shooting mode dial and command dial. This is the rotary dial that is used to change the selected exposure settings, depending on which shooting mode is being used.


Keeping in fashion with the HS10, the HS20 controls on the back have been split on the left and right sides of the LCD.

Left Side: In shooting mode, you have the ISO, Exposure, Focus, Focus mode and White Balance settings. These same buttons also work in playback mode, acting as the zoom in and out, face detection, info and image search.

Right Side: The red button serves as the Movie mode shutter release to start and stop video recording. Next is the AE/AF Lock button. The 4-way controller takes center stage providing shortcuts to several functions such as flash and timer settings, macro modes, and instantly turning RAW shooting on and off. In the center is the Menu/OK button, which enters the menu system and accepts selections. On the bottom are the Disp/BACK and Playback buttons.


On the left side of the camera are three i/o ports. On top is the HDMI output, allowing you to view HD images and videos on a HDTV. Next is the USB 2.0 port for quick transfer of images to and from a computer. Finally is the A/V output jack, for standard definition video output with sound.

Accepting SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, you have the ability incorporate all of your current SD cards as well as any other speed and capacity card on the market today (06-2011). The camera is shown here with a Class 10 PNY Pro 8GB SDHC card.

As one of the few camera's to still use AA style batteries as its power source, the HS20 has additional power available on just about every street corner throughout the world. While it accepts Alkaline, NiMH and Lithium batteries, we recommend using NiMH rechargeables, as they provide the most images for the money.

Number of Recordable Images:
Alkaline: 350
NiMH: 400
Lithium: 700

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