|Casio Exilim EX-FH20 lens
The front of the Casio FH20 Megazoom camera is dominated by a large zoom lens. This 20x optical zoom lens is impressive and provides all-round capacities. Even from your easy chair, you can reach large distances with it. The lens is quite bright; f/2.8 for wide-angle and f/4.5 for telephoto. Upon activating the camera, the lens partially extends approximately 2 cm. The lens extends a total of 6 cm when zooming in completely. A small button on the side serves to fold out the flash, and two buttons along the side of the lens offer access to the focus feature as well as the AE-L.
Casio EX-FH20 command dial
A partially rotating command dial, placed on top of the Casio EX-FH20, provides access to several photo action modes and video modes. Contrary to what you would expect, the command dial does not contain the well-known P/S/A/M mode. These settings are now found in the menu of the camera. The record and play mode, combined with the EVF/LCD button, can change the function of the monitor and viewfinder. Both are able to reproduce pictures and also serve as the capture monitor for creating the composition. The shutter button is fairly large and has a pressing point that feels pleasant. A ring can be found around the shutter release button to zoom from wide-angle to telephoto and vice versa.
Control center of the Casio FH20
The back of the Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 is the control center. The multi-controller, which is found to the right of the monitor, will be used frequently since it provides direct access to the menu and its functions. The Casio EXILIM camera is mainly menu-orientated; the camera lacks actual shortcuts. This has made the camera well-structured. All that's left for the advanced photographer to do is to memorize the new pictograms for the Hi-Speed mode.
|Casio Exilim EX-FH20 memory
The card slot is placed in the camera's handgrip. The Casio EXILIM FH20 naturally supports the SD and SDHC memory card format which currently has a maximum storage capacity of 32GB. On the bottom of the handgrip, a large lid covers a compartment in which 4 AA format batteries can be placed. You have to make sure you open the compartment carefully since there is no safety catch to keep the batteries inside. They do tend to fall out.