Fuji X-20 compared to Nikon D50

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Fuji X-20 compared to Nikon D50
In reply to Canbrit, Feb 28, 2013

Contrary to what the other two replies have implied, it's not at all an unreasonable comparison.  While a current generation APS-C sensor will always beat a current generation compact sensor, the d50 sensor is 7 years old now, and the technology is improving rapidly.

DXOMark.com of course doesn't have any test results for the x20 yet, but they do for the x10 and d50.  Even comparing the x10, you'll find it actually has better dynamic range than the d50.  On the other hand, the d50 is indeed one stop better in the noise department.  But the fast zoom on the x10/x20 could compensate for that, depending on the lenses you've used on your d50 (if we're comparing kit zooms, the x10/x20 wins easily, given that it's more than one stop faster than the kit zoom).  On top of that, it's safe to assume the x20 is going to be better in the noise department than the x10 anyway.

In short, it's close, and the size and convenience of the x20 would probably nudge me in that direction if I were in your shoes.

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