Excerpt: I want to be very fair with this camera. I bought it on impulse because I was going to a concert and the conditions of entry forbade 'professional type' cameras. So, I went to the concert with a Fuji X20, which I had bought 3 hours before. Pretty dumb. Long story short. I have a X100s, so I knew the menus and the controls were similar. I got some reasonable shots, but when the ISO went above 400, the shots were noisy. I know! I know! It's a point and shoot.
Summary: It is gift for my friend and he said it is really good. I am not quite interested in taking pictures so I do not know how to say about this camera. Why do I have to enter at least 100 characters for my review? This makes no sense. I have only one sentence to say...
Summary: Since film era I've used slr and then dslr due to image quality and the ability to have control over my pictures. Since digital arrived I had been waiting for a small sized camera that could be taken everywhere and with a decent IQ and full control. The best camera is the one you have with you, and as I became older I also became quite reluctant to carry my bulky Canon Dslr with me. No camera means no pictures. Game over.
Excelllent camera with outstanding picture quality
4 January 2014
Summary: Excellent picture quality, Nice flash, fast autofocus, I returned my canon powershot G16 after I got this camera. Only bad thing is the noise after 800 ISO. But you can work around it with flash. Also, you can use other flashes manually on its hotshoe a big plus. Overall very happy with the quality of pictures, color and other features, I bought also a Fujifilm X100s after great experience with Fujifilm products.
Summary: X20 is awesome! I'm a beginner and this is the perfect camera for me to learn the different camera settings. It ain't bulky, hence easy to carry it around. The only things that I can think of that can be a bother to me are the slightly-too-short distance for zoom in function and the lack of string attachment of the lens cap to the camera body, so you have to tuck away the lens cap in your pocket/hold it whenever you are taking photos.
Summary: I purchased the X20 to replace an X10 because that camera, even though it is generally very good, had a bad habit of producing out-of-focus shots more often than i'm comfortable with. Supposedly the new X20 solved that problem. Well, for me, the problem is only partially solved; there's fewer OOF shots, but they're definitely still there. And having spent additional to get the X20, this is certainly annoying.
Excerpt: I'd been looking for a small backup camera for my D700 kit and narrowed the choices down to the Sony NEX6 and the Fujifilm X20. Not wanting to start another system and opting for both lower weight and lower cost, I bought the X20. I am very impressed with its performance as are two Nikon DSLR owner friends.
Excerpt: X20 gives as much as can be expected from a compact camera. Even more. I've seen complaints about the image detailing. What can we expect - a small sensor. Manage to solve the problem of noise levels found -2, and ISO - 100. Fortunately good optics allows it. This is an excellent camera for your money and it is not worth the quality, which gives the camera with APS - C sensor.
Pros: Small size, optical viewfinder, manual zoom, in camera RAW processing, "old-school" styling.
Cons: Not quite as solidly built as it would appear: I dropped it (on a carpet) and had to have it replaced because of a "lens control error". The thumb grip eventually fell off. Not quite small enough to carry in a pocket.
Buy it if you want a somewhat retro camera that takes very good pictures.
12 November 2013
Summary: I am still getting used to the Fuji X-20 and learning how to use it, but I definitely like the camera and am glad I bought it (at a good price). I like the viewfinder, one of the major reasons I like the camera. I would like it even better if the view were 100% rather than 85%, as it is in the X-100! The pictures seem sharp. The colors seem true. Perhaps I'll write a fuller review once I have used the camera for a while and am making more use of the features.