Fujifilm HS20 EXR Video Footage Of Local Wildlife (No Tripod)
Hello Finepix Community,
I have read numerous articles/posts about the video recording on the HS20 being very disappointing, and in some posts stating its a joke.
Today I decided on my way home to see for myself what the HS20's video quality is truely like.
Title screen (Sorry I had to include 2 photos to post this)
This is a photo that was taken while recording video!?
Before reading I apologise if anyone feels this should not be a photo-blog but I have no where else to put it.
Ok so firstly I set the camera to auto just to test things out, videoing seems pretty good at the lenses wide setting, I tried zooming and it did seem rather sluggish and troubled to focus when zooming. One thing I found that was very interesting, is that while videoing you can take photos as well, by pressing the shutter button! I thought this was pretty awesome!
Before setting off up a mountain trail, to check out most of the settings that would effect videoing, I decided that setting my camera mode to EXR high def seemed the most logical, but I am not sure it effects video. I did change the video focus mode to wide/continous, and the 80fps setting ( I now realise that setting your camera to any of the fast modes disables the sound! ) It would be interesting to do this again but choose the best quality HD mode.
So my camera is all set up and I made my way up the trail, the first thing I came across was a local deer which I managed to film drinking before it ran off due to my mobile phone ringing! (note to self, put it on silent/vibrate) I did a quick replay of the footage and thought it was good, so kept the settings the same.
On my way along the trail I noticed movement near some leaves, I noticed a little lizard watching me, so zoomed in and started recording, the lizard started to do a sort of bobbing motion (perhaps a warning, or trying to cool down?) I decided that I would test out taking a photo while recording, luckily I took a photo before he disappeared due to a heavy footed walker. Here is the photo that is included in this blog:
I am pretty impress with the quality of the photo taken while videoing.
The last thing I videoed on my walk, was a little pond near a temple entrance, I decided to film on wide first, and then chose a fish to follow and zoom in on, I think the camera handled it pretty well, and would of been awesome if I had a tripod with me.
My conclusion to the Fujifilm HS20 EXR's Video recording ability, is rather impressed, Completely opposite to other articles/comments I have read. Therefore I have decided to practise more with the video mode, and see just how good it can be.
Here is the link to the video and I hope you have enjoyed this different type of photo/video-blog:
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