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I had an old Fuji FinePix camera back in 2001-05, it was a five Megapixel beauty. Thinking back, it was the great experience I had with that camera that got my creative juices flowing for photography all over again. Now I use a DSLR (Nikon D40x and D700), but I'm really tempted to get hold of this latest offering from Fuji. Reading all the specs from the manufactureres (and the various review sites that just seem to copy them), and the leaps they've made in technological design, it does sound very impressive.
I love innovation and this FinePix would be far in advance of my old one, I'd really love the tilting screen too. However.....
My question is: Could the fuji guys produce a superzoom with such a great range that can really exhibit quality images?
However, I think I'll wait! We need to think hard when spending our hard earned precious resources, and things look like they are going to get tougher this year with all the cut-backs, price rises, inflation and fuel duty notching up the cost of motoring. We may just have to tighten our belts and dream of what could have been in 2011:-(), but then again, perhaps not.
Before parting with any cash, I'll read / watch the hands-on reviews rather than just relying on what the manufacturers tell us.
If you are interested in the New Fuji click here: Fuji FinePix HS20
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Here's a Snippet of some of the Information from Fuji's site.
Record-breaking, innovative, versatile; the new Fujifilm FinePix HS20 is all this and so much more. Replacing the multiple award-winning FinePix HS10, this latest addition to the range of Fujifilm bridge cameras represents the perfect picture taking solution for photographers who want the specification and picture quality of an SLR without the heavy camera bag and huge dent in their bank balance. With a class-leading feature set that includes a brand new EXR CMOS sensor, high speed continuous shooting capability, improved user interface, versatile video functions, 30x zoom lens and a 16 megapixel resolution, the HS20 sets new standards in bridge camera functionality and performance.
Imagine being able to go from 24mm to 720mm with one lense?
Question: Could a super-zoom lense like this really be able to produce quality pictures? Let's wait and see. I'll be posting some review links here soon.
So keep watching. Until then, keep up with the photography.
Remember the best camera is the one you have with you at the time. You may just catch something special.