Trying to buy an all round camera these days is nigh on impossible, with a raft of great options for the want-everything gadget fan to choose from. So how does the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 fair? Can its bridge style and lengthy spec sheet satisfy our tech demands? Read our complete Casio Exilim EX-FH20 review now and find out.
The Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is undoubtedly one of the most solid bridge snappers you can lay your hands on. It has all the attributes to satisfy those making the step up from a compact, but who don’t want the fear factor of their first DSLR. It takes 9.1 megapixel stills, and although that’s easily gazumped in terms of numbers by its rivals, the shots are still full of detail and look ace, as long as you shoot in the correct conditions.
See, once you take the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 into a room without much light, or decide to take it outsode after dark, you will encounter trouble. This is a real shame when most all rounders these days equip themselves well come rain or shine. In well lit places, its absolutely ace, but you’ll feel cheated when you review pics of a night out on the town.
That’s not to say the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 doesn’t have its good points. The menu system is so simple even your kids could get to grips with it and the controls are pretty easy too. Bullying it into taking the shots you want is nice and straightforward.
The Casio Exilim EX-FH20′s 40fps mode is great when you’re at the kids’ sports day or trying to get shots down at the football of a Saturday afternoon too. And the 1000fps HD video mode is nothing short of spectacular.
The 720p video is, in general though, a disappointment. You can’t use the ace 20x optical zoom when taking clips, with the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 instead falling back on a 4x digital zoom.
The Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is a more than ample digital camera that’ll satisfy noobs. But if you’re serious about snappers and want something smaller, the pricier Panasonic G1 or Olympus E-P1 are where it’s at.