Auto Focus Speed.
You often hear reports about the Fuji AF system being slow. Compared to some of the top range cameras this is undoubtedly true. Fuji claim that the HS20 will focus in 0.16 of a second. Let me tell you here and now, it doesn’t. Not even close.One of my main complaints with the HS20 is its less than stellar AF speed. While considerably better than the HS10 it is still far from where I would expect a camera of this class to be.
To give you an idea of the focus speed of a DSLR, Pentax Forums have this video to view. They also have a couple of others that show the difference, if any in the speed of their two Auto Focus systems. This series is part of the Pentax Kr review, a camera I may well get to replace the HS20.
The lock on speed is very very fast, and the Pentax K5 is even faster.
If the HS30 is able to approach these speeds I may well reconsider my purchasing choice for this year.
The full Pentax Kr review can be viewed here.