The High Speed Casio EXILIM Pro EX FH20 is all about speed. 40fps continuous shooting for stills and up to 1000fps video capture, all tied in with a 20x optical zoom makes this one beast of a high speed superzoom. But is it any good, or a mere gimmick? The What Digital Camera Casio EX-FH20 review…

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Casio EXILIM Pro EX-FH20

Overall score:82%
Image Quality:75%


  • 20x super zoom, HD video, high frame rate video,


  • Higher frame rate videos lack quality & resolution, slow startup, small buffer makes processing batches of images slow, white balance inconsistent


Casio EXILIM Pro EX-FH20 Review


Price as reviewed:



The Casio EXILIM Pro EX-FH20 digs deep to gather attention – and that it does with great success. Its super slow mo video and continuous shooting modes are definite eye-catchers, though for many photographers may come across as nothing more than a gimmick; especially given the limitations of both video quality, resolution and functionality – a professional video camera this isn’t.

However, video modes aside, the EX-FH20 is a fine 20x optical superzoom compact/bridge camera. It handles well, the controls are simple, intuitive and – whilst the image quality can lack without some processing and careful consideration – pictures are of ample quality.Of course, for the video modes you’re set to pay a premium – a premium which, if you wont use the video, begs the question of whether you should buy one for its photographic stills quality alone. It’s a yes and no answer really as, should Jessops continue to put out models for £199 then it’s a sure-fire bargain but, for the more realistic £342 price tag, the EX-FH20 is a bit on the wallet-heavy side, especially considering the already well-occupied superzoom market.

All in all, the Casio EX-FH20 is a solid camera, it balances quirky fun against serious superzoom, all wrapped up in a neat package and, for both the dual video/stills functionality, it’s not set at a bad price point either. It’s just with the video limitations it feels lacking compared to more advanced superzooms available out there.


Other:720p/30 video, 1000fps video, 420fps video, 210fps video, face detection
ISO Range:Auto; 100-1600
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, DayWhite Fluorescent, Daylight Flourescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Weight:483g + 4xAA batteries
Dimensions:122.6 (W) x 81.4 (H) x 84.5 (D)mm
Power:AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, AA-size rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 4, AC adaptor connection
Connectivity:USB/AV port, HDMI output (mini), hot shoe, external microphone jack, AC adaptor connection (DC-IN)
Flash Modes:On/Off, high speed to 5fps burst at full power
Memory Card:SDHC / SD / MMCplus / MMC
Exposure Modes:Auto, High Speed Auto, High Speed Video, Video, Best Shot modes
Metering System:Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot by imaging element
Shutter Speeds:30 to 1/40000 second / High-speed Continuous Shutter: Maximum 40 frames per second at 3072 x 2304 pixels
File Formats:RAW + JPEG / AVI
LCD:3in 230Kdot
Lens:20x optical zoom - 26-520mm equiv.
Sensor:9.1MP 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS
  1. 1. Casio EXILIM Pro EX-FH20 review
  2. 2. Design & Performance
  3. 3. Image + Video Quality & Value For Money
  4. 4. Verdict
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