My HS50 EXR - Question 24 ...

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Fuji did not bother to be truthful
In reply to Lloydy, Mar 25, 2013

The HS10, HS20, HS25 and HS30 all shared the same lens assembly. But they differed in sensor sizes:

  • HS10 was equipped with 1/2.3" sensor
  • the other ones came with 1/2" sensor.

For this reason - while the real FL range stayed the same (at 4.2-126mm) - the EFL of HS10 was 24-720, but the EFL of the other models stands at 23-690.

Maybe Fujifilm reasoned that admitting the tele EFL has shrunk might hurt their market standing. So they marketed the HS20 and later models as 1/2" & 720mm camera.

It is telling that Fujifilm was quick to announce the opposite EFL change (from 400mm to 436mm) with S100fs -> S200EXR transition, which involved the sensor size change (at that time a shrinkage) while retaining the lens assembly.

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