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…
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.