Conclusion: The beautifully styled, well-built X20 is a fantastic camera, but we felt like it hit the "in between" area. The styling, while attractive, sometimes got in the way of functionality, but the image quality and low light performance left us happy to put up with the nuances.
Pros: Good in low light, intuitive functionality, classy styling.
Cons: Good in low light, intuitive functionality, classy styling.
Summary: The Fujifilm X20 is an advanced compact with a larger sensor than a typical point-and-shoot camera, a built-in advanced optical viewfinder and a 4x zoom lens. It replaces the X10, substituting the older model's EXR sensor with a 12 Megapixel X-Trans sensor of the same architecture used in the...
Pros: 2/3 inch X-Trans sensor., Fast hybrid AF with on-sensor phase detect points., Advanced optical viewfinder with LCD overlay., 360 degree Motion Panorama mode., Focus peaking.
Cons: Poor video performance., 85% optical viewfinder coverage., No Wifi.
Summary: Now the Fujifilm FinePix X20 has introduced important improvements – new sensor and processing engine, hybrid AF, optical viewfinder ” smart ” – that make it even more competitive in the premium segment of compact cameras.
Summary: Fuji X20 Review Video: Fujifilm has come on strong of late, launching a slew of new cameras with cutting-edge features. Does the Fuji X20 carry on this trend? Amy Davies of our testing team puts this Fuji X10 replacement through its paces in her Fuji X20 review video.
Summary: The Fuji X20 is an excellent premium compact and the only one Other than the Fuji Finepix X10 which precedes it and features the same lens. to have a mechanical zoom. Its lens is equivalent to 28-112mm which is suitable for a wide variety of subjects and has a rather bright maximum aperture.
Pros: Class-leading fast and reliable autofocus, Very low image noise, Excellent sharpness, Good dynamic-range, Conservative metering, Nicely saturated colors, Mechanical zoom, Great ergonomics, Good shot-to-shot speeds, Very responsive
Cons: Below average white-balance accuracy, Not Exposure-Priority, Incorrect preview of WB, Wrong Live-Histogram, Dark exposure of low-contrast scenes, Poor optical viewfinder, Short battery-life, Minimal grip
Summary: The Fujifilm X20 is a true enthusiast's compact, with solid build quality, a fast lens, unique optical viewfinder, and sharp, high resolution photos. It offers a wide selection of manual controls, easily adjustable settings (thanks to twin control dials, the Fn button, and Quick Menu), and 1080/60p...
Pros: Very good photo quality; noticeably sharper than X10, Fast, 28-112mm equiv. F2.0-2.8 zoom lens with manual zoom ring, Solid build quality with retro design, Large optical viewfinder offers exposure data and focus point overlay, Wide selection of manual controls (plus a scene-selecting auto mode f...
Cons: Tends to smudge fine details (even at ISO 100), Clips highlights at default DR setting (though no worse than its peers), Optical viewfinder doesn't live up to its potential (no composition grid, grid lines); lens can be seen through viewfinder at wide-angle, No dedicated movie record button; no m...
Summary: The Fujifilm X20 is the successor to the X10 released last year. Fully upgraded with the new X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and redesigned optical view finder, the X20 has increased performance and image quality over the X10.
Pros: SR+ Auto produces bright, vivid images withe the camera doing all the work, New digital information inside the Optical Viewfinder, Excellent low-light capabilities with f/2.0-2.8 lens, Great image quality in all shooting modes, Lens shift image stabilization further improves low-light performance...
Cons: Only 85% coverage from OVF, Lens is visible from OVF, No dedicated video recording button
Summary: Despite some minor issues with the viewfinder, noise reduction and a somewhat untrustworthy exposure compensation dial, the Fujifilm X20 is clearly more than just a minor upgrade to the Fujifilm X10 .