Last update (May 01, 2009): Casio Exilim EX-FH20 review at CNET.
Compiled here are Casio Exilim EX-FH20 professional reviews, user opinions and experiences, tests, conclusions, ratings and feedback.
Joshua Goldman, the senior editor for CNET Reviews and writer of this article, assigned a rating of 3 / 5 stars (GOOD) to the FH20, and had the following conclusion:
Casio deserves credit for pulling off the high-speed shooting features on the Exilim EX-FH20 at its price. It really makes me look forward to testing the EX-FC100 and the EX-FS10. Unfortunately, the photo quality on the FH20 seems to have taken a back seat, and usability isn’t too great, either.
Joshua also compared the shooting speed of the FH20 against three other super-zoom digital bridge cameras, namely:
Pros and cons of this fun camera, by “fsw”
“fsw” lists a few strengths and weaknesses of the FH20:
The pros: Shooting slow-motion movies is a gas. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing. I could actually get pretty good at this. High-speed stills shooting: I can do without 40 fps, but 10 is pretty darn impressive, and you get a pretty nice printable image, unlike the Olympus 550 where I tried and the high-fps quality just wasn’t there. Maybe Olympus has improved upon that. The Oly’s specs can’t come near the Casio. The lens may be better for general shooting, but the Casio rocks, as far as buffer goes.
The cons: Like with the Olympus superzoom, which I ultimately gave away, the FH20 is near-impossible to focus at full zoom even in good light. Tone it down a bit, using midzoom, and you can lock focus and all is well with the world. At full zoom, it can be really, really frustrating. Midzoom isn’t bad, if you can live with that. Tthe closer-up you are focusing, the easier it is to lock focus. Once you know the limitations, you can adjust your use of the camera.
Half-way down the page, you can find a Casio Exilim EX-FH20 video preview being conducted by Thomas Ranchon, product manager at Casio France.
Here’s an English Language translation of the news piece, which highlights that the expected selling price of the FH20 should be about 499 Euros.