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Fujifilm Finepix HS20 is the superzoom camera to rule them all

Fujifilm has just announced the new FinePix HS20 superzoom camera with 30x zoom lens. Dubbed by its creators “the ultimate all-in-one” Fujifilm Finepix HS20 packs some serious punch under the hood.

The camera is built around a 16 megapixel backlit 1/2” EXR-CMOS sensor that allows FullHD 1080p video capture at 30fps. There’s also a high-speed movie mode for creating 80/160 and 320 fps videos (though the greatest framerate is only available for 320 x 112 pixel videos).

The triple core EXR processing engine that’s inside the Fujifilm HS20 also allows high-speed burst modes of 8fps (for 16MP stills) and even 11 fps (in 8MP mode). The long-reaching lens of the superzoom camera goes from the very wide 24mm all the way to the extreme tele 720mm (in 35mm equivalent). The maximum aperture at 24mm is F2.8 but it reaches F5.6 at the long end of the zoom range, which honestly is a bit dark. To help things the camera offers sensor-shift image stabilization.

Working with 4 standard AA batteries (what?) the Fujifilm HS20 weighs good 730 grams (whoa!) so it’s not exactly suited to those who like to travel light.

For the ultimate photographic control, the camera has all the needed manual and semi-auto modes plus RAW image output. There’s also a hotshoe for an external flashguns, an Electronic Horizon level function and a 360° Motion Panorama mode.

We don’t have any information on either pricing or target availability of the HS20 so far.

You can check out the full specs of the device by following the source link below.

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