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Old Jun 29, 2011, 3:38 AM   #1
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Default HS10 & HS20 - Head to Head

I have had my HS10 for a bit over a month now and spent some time learning how to use it. My new HS20 arrived today, so I now have both together to compare.


First, the physical differences. Both cameras are identical, except for the following:



Rear

  • The eye sensor (not the EVF) is smaller on the HS20.
  • The silver selector ring on the HS10 is coloured gloss black on the HS20.
  • The Instant Zoom symbol at the top of the selector ring on the HS10 has been changed to RAW on the HS20.
  • The moulding around the Rec, AE/AF Lock and Disp/Back buttons, across the top of the LCD screen and around the ISO, AE, AF, AF(CSM) and WB buttons on the left has been modified from the HS10 and given a smoother (but still matt) finish on the HS20.
  • There is a “soft” rubber insert where the right thumb goes on the HS20 (none on the HS10).
  • The Fujifilm logo is at the top of the LCD screen on the HS10 and at the bottom on the HS20.
Fig 1 - HS10 Rear




Fig 2 - HS20 Rear




Top

  • The shape of the on/off switch has been modified.
  • The silver on/off switch and shutter butter on the HS10 is coloured gloss black on the HS20.
  • The moulding across the top of the camera (including the built-in flash) has been modified from the HS10 and given a smoother (but still matt) finish on the HS20.
  • The SRAUTO and camera symbols of the HS10 mode dial have been changed to camera and EXR respectively on the HS20.
  • The hot shoe on the HS20 is modified to take external flash with TTL input.
  • The built-in flash is shorter in length by about 5mm on the HS20 compared to the HS10. This also means that the built-in flash on the HS10 stand a few millimetres taller when open.

Fig 3 - HS10 Top



Fig 4 - HS20 Top




Left-Hand Side

  • The speaker holes on the HS10 have been changed to horizontal slots on the HS20.
  • The ports cover on the HS20 is bigger than that on the HS10.
  • The micro USB port or the HS10 has been changed to a mini USB port on the HS20.
  • The HS20 has a separate AV cable connector while the HS10 uses the micro USB port for AV.

Fig 5 - HS10 LHS


Fig 6 - HS20 LHS





Front

  • The black and silver 30x Super Wide decal on the HS10 has been changed to a red and black EXR decal.
  • The built-in flash on the HS10 is about 2mm wider than the one on the HS20.
  • The lens markings on the built-in flash on the HS10 are circular while they are vertical lines on the HS20.



Bottom

  • The underside moulding across the bottom of the camera has been modified from the HS10 and given a smoother (but still matt) finish and about twice as much “wear” lines on the HS20.



Lens

  • The HS20 lens is supplied with a Fuji petal hood that allows screw-on filters to be fitted directly to the lens barrel without the need to remove the petal hood. None is supplied with the HS10, however it can be purchased from Fuji for tens of dollars/pounds.
  • The silver ring just forward of the zoom grip on the HS10 has been changed in colour to red and made slightly thinner on the HS20.
  • The lens name has been changed from Fujinon Lens on the HS10 to Super EBC Fujinon Lens on thr HS20.


Next is to compare identical photos taken with each camera.

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Old Jun 29, 2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Cool, keep it coming
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Fig 7 - HS10 Front



Fig 8 - HS20 Front


Fig 9 - HS10 Bottom


Fig 10 - HS20 Bottom

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The identical comparable photos will have to wait until the weather clears up a bit here in Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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The location of the lens mount really sucks.
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The battery door is very flimsy.
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The location of the lens mount really sucks.
Lens mount? This is a fixed-lens camera. What are you referring to?
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The battery door is very flimsy.
Did you have the HS-10?
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battery door flimsy and lens mount?

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Why did you not use the HS10 and the HS20 to shoot each other ? that way you can compare the difference in Q ?


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