Summary: This camera takes pretty great photos and allows for many of the manual settings a bigger, more complicated DSLR but it's lightweight and easy to use. I also love the retro look and I've never had a camera where the lens cap never falls off. This last thing is a minor detail but I really appreciate it. My only complaint is that it's impossible to take night sky photos because there's no bulb mode. This feels like an obvious miss.
Nice vintage look - Great quality in daylight/outdoors
Fede Rega, Amazon
1 May 2014
Summary: This is a very nice camera when you don't want to carry a bulky SLR one (I must say that I'm a SLR-lover); mainly in places where a "profesional" camera is not allowed into, e.g. NBA/MLB games. Picture quality is great for a camera this size; much better in outdoor/daylight than in indoor. I'd like that picure size where a little larger (I'm used to 18-20 megapixels with my SLR cameras); largest picture in this camera is 12 MP (4000x3000) in a 4:3 format.
Excerpt: Two years ago I was looking for a camera that would have all manual functions as well as auto. I got the x10 and then changed to x20 last year. Years ago I had a 35mm, so I knew I could relearn basics of photography. PROS The Fuji x20 didn't not disappoint me. It is portable ideal for travel and great quality photos and I could afford the price range. For now this satisfies me until I can justify an expensive DSLR. I have not used all the functions yet, there's so many!
Summary: I want to love this camera, it has great handling & makes me really want to take pictures of everything. We took it to Seaworld and the Zoo and was surprised how it was able to snap everything at such high shutter speeds. It wasn't until we got back home and reviewed the pix on a bigger monitor that we saw everything was taken at ISO800 with heavy noise reduction, sharpening, artifacts & smearing. Many images were comparable to pictures taken with a cellphone.
Summary: I love the retro look and well made, the camera has a few quirks in the way you take images. I can learn to work with it. At time i wish it had a little more zoom, but that is only 5% of the time. This camera was purchase to take vacation photos. Any really good scenes we would use our DSLR.
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: Awesome camera and is my perfect companion for street photography. In spite of some some reviewers complaining about the Fujifilm X20's quirks like noise above 1600 ISO and 'water colour effect' of jpeg images straight out of the camera, I think this is an absolute value for money camera. I work around the quirks and try to take advantage of any shortcomings ... although there aren't very many. Amazingly fast startup, focussing, read write speed.
Summary: I was really psych'd when I ordered this and this is an early review, but other than not being able to find a way to turn the back screen off (I like using the viewfinder) I am really, really excited. Except for the slow focusing, which cost me a wonderful shot of a red-tailed hawk landing on a transmission line tower. Generally the camera is really amazing.
Summary: I like this camera. Why? It is a great size for travel, has high quality images, has some unique and nice in camera features, shoots RAW, and is fairly ergonomic. There are things I wish could be better. I do not care for the electronic manual focus. I would rather have an electronic zoom with a manual focus ring but that is just me. I also struggle at time to change the focus point but that may just be the learning curve on my part.