• Fuji Finepix F20 6.3MP Digital Camera Review

Hey folks, Valkor here. As we gear up for the big CES show in Jan, we thought we start things off with a few pre-CES gadget reviews. When it comes to high quality digital cams, make no mistake, Fuji has it down to a science. When they dropped the Finepix F20 at the Val-caves door, I thought I would get the same quality of pics like I did with the F700. Same no? Better? Hells yea!

The F20 like its older sibling the F700 is small, completely portable, fits in almost any pocket and is very lightweight. They share a slight similar look, but that’s where it stops because the F20 is smaller, boasts a sharper view screen, and loses the wheel option that the F700 has. Actually that’s the best feature, the no wheel, everything is now one touch located at the back of the device making navigation of the camera options much easier to use. Plus you can change from still to movie function a lot quicker than previously with the F700. Once you load your XD card then you can start snapping away.

I had two great opportunities to try out the F20. The first was at Pre-CES, which is also the day that the camera arrived. The second was on my trip to Singapore, where I truly got to take this puppy for a test drive and it also let me try out its newest feature, the Anti-shake. With digicams, my biggest problem was the shaking. I don’t have too steady of a hand so having anti-shake is a blessing. Where as some shots used to be blurry, now come out clear.

Fuji Finepix F20

In Singapore I got to take more shots in various times of day. And the F20 shines! Colors are brighter and clearer. The contrast is sharper, everything just stands out more so than they did with the F700. You’ll be amazed just how well 6.3 mp look. I’ll even go so far as to say the F20 looks even better than the Casio z1000 10 mp cam. And it does anti-shake better too. Movie mode also looks great and plays a lot smoother than the F700. And again colors really stand out. And while this is simply a quick click cam, it does come with a slew of options. You can set the ISO, there’s a self timer, change the quality from 6 down to 2mp and lots more. Yea it doesn’t have as much as much as the Exilim cams, but what it lacks in option it makes up in picture quality.

I’m sorry if I don’t get too technical on the specs of the F20, that’s not what TOV is about. We give you straight up and honest reviews, without all the technical fluff. And the straight up is, you gotta own this camera. It looks great, it works great, and it’s ready to go right out of the box. If you’re looking to invest in a digicam this year, let this be one of your considerations. I give it a perfect score, it’s been Valkor tested and TOV approved.