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Casio Exilim EX-FH20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and value for money are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the storage and viewfinder get mixed opinions. The size and features get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio EXILIM EX-FH20

 

In a market littered with superzooms, it's really tough for one to stand out of the crowd without being too eccentric and dysfunctional. The Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 manages to do so with its high speed still photography, slow-motion video capture, and...

The camera features 20x optical zoom, which is big number, but you cannot take great shots at full zoom without a tripod, since the EX-FH20's image stabilization isn't the best. On the other hand, the camera's macro performance was pretty impressive...

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Casio Exilim EX-FH20

 

The Casio Exilim EX-FH20 megazoom digital camera looks and feels like a small, entry-level SLR, with its oversize 20X-optical-zoom lens, pop-up fill flash, and big, beefy right-handed grip. But the camera is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot--and a...

Great high-speed capture modes ; Very good image quality

No audio or zoom in high-speed video mode ; Awkward use of electronic viewfinder for settings

With its 20X zoom and high-speed capture mode, Casio's Exilim EX-FH20 is built to handle action shots, especially when you can't get close to your subjects.

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Casio Exilim EX-FH20

 

The Casio Exilim EX-FH20, like most all megazooms, is basically a puffed-up point-and-shoot camera. However, it's what Casio puffed it up with that sets it apart: the ability to shoot at 40 frames per second and 1,000fps video capture. In fact, these...

High-speed features work as promised; comfortable body design; lots of features for experimentation.

Occasionally annoying to use; mediocre photos for the money; eats batteries, storage.

Equal parts fun and frustrating, the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is an adequate megazoom camera with a couple of truly novel features.

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Casio EX-FH20 Review

 

DOVER, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 - Casio America, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, today announced the release of its newest EXILIM digital camera, the HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20. This remarkable new...

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Casio EX-FH20

 

Serious photographers usually own more than one camera. There's the high-end model you might use for nature photography, a pocket camera for quick indoor shots, and one that has some specific feature for unusual situations – such as finally getting...

Cool burst mode; high-def video recording; light and compact

Lens could break easily; not the best casual shots; expensive

The EX-FH20's main perk is its unusual burst mode, which can capture 40 photos in a second.

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Exilim EX-FH20

 

The Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is the new, super-fast, ultra-zoom released by the manufacturer who made waves with the more expensive EX-F1 earlier this year. The FH20 sports a 20x zoom, the ability to take 40 frames per second at 7-megapixels, or record...

Up to 40 stills per second ; Extreme slow-motion video capture ; Good white balance score

Generally poor lab test results ; Slow auto focus ; High speed videos small and require bright light ; Expensive

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. Deciding whether you should purchase it or not boils down to how useful you'll find...

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Casio Exilim EX-FH20

 

If you have a need for the high-speed shooting capability that this camera provides, then it's really the only game in town. And it's available at a price that's not much higher than other high-end super-zooms. But if you dont care about the high...

40fps shooting mode at 7MP resolution9.1 megapixel maximum resolution20X optical zoom3-inch color LCD TFT display (230,400 dots)Sensor-shift image stabilization

Casio created a new category with the release of their high-speed super...

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Casio EXILIM Pro EX-FH20 Review

 

For starters the EX-FH20 boasts a large and firm, moulded handgrip, that, as with the Canon SX10 IS, stores the four alkaline AA batteries that power the camera in its base. Though the mostly-plastic camera feels lighter at 483g than both Canon and...

With its curved slopes and matt black finish recalling a baby DSLR, from the front Casio's EX-FH20 looks not only attractive but, for the consumer electronics brand, unusually sophisticated too. It is also to be commended for including less...

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Casio HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20 Digital Camera - Hands-On Preview - The Imaging Resource!

 

The FH20 has a rather more svelte body than that of the F1, taking just a little off the width and height, and trimming the length of the lens by almost two inches. The FH20 still retains the SLR-like styling of its predecessor, but is now rather more...

Amazing high-speed continuous shooting, 40 frames at up to 40 frames/second at 7 megapixels, 8 megapixels at lower frame rates ; Even more amazing high-speed movie recording ; as high as 1,000 frames/second at tiny resolution, 210 frames/second at...

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The CMOS image sensor in the Casio FH20 has sadly been simultaneously pared down from the original 1/1.8"-type in the F1, to a significantly smaller 1/2.3" - a change that will have proven necessary to match the smaller image circle of the new lens....

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Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Review

 

The FH20 definitely has some tricks up its sleeve, though. Like the ability to shoot at up to 40 frames/second (at 7 Megapixel), with a "pre-recording" function that ensures that you don't miss that perfect shot. Or how about recording video clips at...

20X optical zoom lens, with great 26 - 520 mm range ; Sensor-shift image stabilization ; Stunning ultra high speed continuous shooting and movie modes; handy precapture feature ensures that you don't miss a shot ; Large 3-inch LCD display; easy to see...

Images are soft/fuzzy, with smudged details, even at ISO 100; image quality drops rapidly at ISO 200 and above ; Expensive ; Strong purple fringing at times ; Autofocus system often struggled to lock focus; no multi-point AF feature ; Slow startup time...

I like cameras that use AA batteries, as you can buy them anywhere in the world, unlike the costly proprietary batteries used by some of the competition

Product Specifications

With the Casio EX-FH20 you can capture an amazing 40 high resolution, 7 megapixels images in one second providing more images to choose from than a DSLR. Get close to the action with the 20 time optical zoom starting at 26 mm wide-angle. A push of a button enables you to shoot high definition 720p video and switch to high speed slow motion video. You can capture in 30-210 fps, 420 fps, and 1,000 fps. At 1,000 fps you can catch movement that you cannot see with the naked eye.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.3in
Height:3.2in
Weight:17oz
Width:4.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:31.9MB

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-FH20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio High Speed EXILIM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.5
Max Focal Length:92mm
Min Focal Length:4.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD/CMOS
Sensor Resolution:9.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical/Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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