Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Last updated (05 February’12):
– Review by PCWorld

Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is a 9.10 million High-speed/ultrazoom digital camera features 20X optica zoom (35mm equivalent: 26 to 520mm) with CMOS-shift image stabilization, High-speed Continuous Shutter – Maximum 40 frames per second at 3072 x 2304 pixels Maximum 30 frames per second at 3264 x 2448 pixels, ISO 100-1600, and a 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960 × 240). The camera measures 4.83” (W) x 3.20” (H) x 3.33” (D) and weighs Approx. 17.04 oz

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Reviews

PCWorld reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“For nonprofessional photographers who want to take action shots frequently, the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is a godsend that drastically reduces guesswork.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“Image quality is generally good, but there are some significant problems…the main problem is image noise, which is plainly visible even at 200 ISO, and is a major problem by 800ISO. The picture quality at 1600ISO is terrible, and wouldn’t even make a good small print. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“The good: High-speed features work as promised; comfortable body design; lots of features for experimentation. The bad: Occasionally annoying to use; mediocre photos for the money; eats batteries, storage. The bottom line: Equal parts fun and frustrating, the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is an adequate megazoom camera with a couple of truly novel features.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DCR reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“When it comes to image quality, the FH20 won’t hit the top of the list as best of show in the ultrazoom market. That’s not to say that the camera can’t produce some decent pictures-it can-but when push comes to shove, it’s the FH20’s high speed capture, rather than image quality, that is the camera’s strong suit.”
Rating: N/A

LetsGoDigital reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“..the shooting conditions are perfect, enough light, low ISO and optimal exposure, photographing is fine to excellent and the end result will be considered fine. However, these circumstances are not realistic – in practice, you will be confronted with high ISO values and badly lit circumstances and it’s exactly then when the weakness of the camera can be seen.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

DCRP reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“the Exilim EX-FH20 does a great job at continuous shooting and recording movies, but it lags well behind the competition in many areas, with photo quality being the most important.”
Rating: N/A

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“FH20 was a bit of a mixed bag. While it produces very pleasing images and offers some of the fastest burst speeds available, the EVF and AF system problems I encountered hinder my full recommendation of this camera. ”
Rating: N/A

DigitalTrends reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“It’s too expensive as a throw-away pocket digital, and doesn’t take the most awe-inspiring casual shots, especially indoors.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

ComputerActive reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“Pictures taken straight from the FH20 were evenly exposed, displaying colours that were well saturated and warm… Verdict: Not perfect, but set against the dearer F1, the FH20 is good value for an all-in-one camera”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Geek reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“Casio’s EX-FH20 offers a lot of camera for the money. As a still camera it may be somewhat mediocre but the high-speed and burst options are downright impressive ”
Rating: N/A

ePhotozine reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“ISO100 and 200 control noise as well as you’d expect them to. Indeed, ISO400 doesn’t do a bad job either and it’s not until ISO800 that it all seems to fall apart for the EX-FH20. the FH20 is a great little camera with plenty to do on it. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“The EX-FH20 isn’t a bad camera by any means; in fact it’s rather fun. But average images and performance means that some of its individual scores have to reflect that, even if overall it just scrapes a four for usability and daring to be different.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCI reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
“The Casio Exilim EX-FH20 essentially delivers a couple of absolutely amazing features, but can only muster mediocre image quality, and comes with a stiff price tag…For wildlife and sports photography enthusiasts, the ability to take photos so quickly, and then chose the best one will allow you to get some amazing shots. ”
Rating: N/A

InfoSync reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and writes;
Pros: Unique high-speed feature. Multi-motion Image mode. Solid, comfortable design and construction. Decent array of manual controls. Cons: Smaller imager offers less image quality. Certain high-speed modes are finicky. High-speed video resolutions are too small. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Sample Photos

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Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Sample Photos @ DCI
Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Sample Photos @ InfoSync

Casio Exilim EX-FH20 User Manual (PDF)

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Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Press Release

Norderstedt, September 16, 2008 — CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of its newest EXILIM® digital camera, the HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20. This remarkable new camera is capable of ultra high-speed burst shooting at 40 fps and can record high speed movies at up to 1000 fps.

In March of this year, CASIO released the EXILIM Pro EX-F1, the world’s fastest digital camera*. The EX-F1 is capable of ultra-high speed burst shooting at 60 fps and can record high speed movies at up to 1,200 fps, helping users to catch each decisive moment, and even capturing motion that the human eye cannot ordinarily perceive. These features have created a totally new genre of digital photography and won the respect and admiration of camera enthusiasts and professional photographers alike. *As at September 16, 2008, based on a CASIO survey for consumer market digital cameras.

While maintaining the ability to perform at speeds unmatched by the world’s top digital SLRs, the new HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20 is designed to appeal to a broader range of users. In addition to simplifying controls by placing all shooting mode settings on a single dial, CASIO also gave the EX-FH20 a 20x optical zoom on a surprisingly compact body, 27% smaller and 28% lighter than the EX-F1. Its speed and ease of use truly puts this camera in a class of its own. In recognition of these unique characteristics, with today’s release of the new EX-FH20, CASIO has launched the new HIGH SPEED EXILIM series, which includes this camera and the even faster EX-F1. CASIO expects the revolutionary capabilities of its HIGH SPEED EXILIM cameras to generate entirely new applications for digital photography.

9.1 effective megapixels and a high power, wide angle zoom lens The EX-FH20 is equipped with a 26 mm-equivalent wide angle zoom lens that can close in on subjects with a powerful 20x optical zoom. The camera also features a CMOS shift anti-shake function to support power-zoom shots.

Never miss a photographic opportunity, with high speed burst shooting up to 40 fps The EX-FH20 can capture action in high definition, 7 megapixel (3072 x 2304 pixel) images with ultra-high speed burst shooting at up to 40 fps. Users can select from seven burst settings, allowing them to capture from 1 fps up to 40 fps in a single burst. Further, users can prerecord up to 40 still images not just at the instant they press the shutter button, but before! Even if they press the shutter a little late, they will still catch that vital moment.

High speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps
The EX-FH20 can record high speed movie footage of motion too fast for the human eye, for ultra slow motion playback. Users can select from recording speeds of 1,000 fps, 420 fps or 210 fps and can also switch from the standard speed of 30 fps to high speed recording at 210 fps during recording at the touch of a button. The EX-FH20 makes it easy to capture critical moments on video.

High Speed Anti-Shake function
This function corrects images by automatically synthesizing multiple images captured during high speed burst shooting.

High Speed Night Scene setting
With or without a tripod, this feature ensures that high speed night shots come out clear and beautiful.

HD Movie function
The EX-FH20’s HD Movie function records at 1280 x 720 pixels, at 30 fps.

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