HS20 EXR Review Pt.5 — Ergonomics.
I thought at this point before continuing with the settings faze of these reports I would spend a little time reviewing the ergonomics of the HS20EXR. In many ways its exactly like the HS10, about the size of a 4/3 DSLR in terms of weight and size, so it fits in the hand pretty well ( and I have big hands).
- Much improved LCD, usable in bright light.
- Lenshood, a nice addition,
- Thumb grip, another nice addition
- Large range of external function buttons (ala DSLR’s)
- Tilting LCD, great for those of us with bad backs.
- Good smooth zoom function
- Improved Lens quality (more on that to come)
- No power switch mis function when turning power off.
- Large access panel for inserting SD cards or attaching video or USB cables.
- Improved hot shoe for external flash ( Fuji propriety flash units)
- RAW image output button now on menu dial
- Improved burst mode and number of shot selection.
- Lenshood is reversible for transportation.
- Much improved shot count when using NH 2600 mh batteries or better. (currently 500 shots and counting from one set)
- Loss of instant zoom from menu dial ( I used this a lot)
- Poor manual focus ring, difficult to access and use.
- Slightly insecure feel to battery cover (although this doesn’t cause problems)
- Lens-cap a little difficult to fit when lenshood attached.
- Plastic tripod screw housing may be problematic if misaligned when mounting to tripod.
- Less than useful electronic viewfinder.
Posted by R. McKenzie at 1:26 PM