Fujifilm X20

Announced Jan 7, 2013 •
12 megapixels | 2.8 screen | 28 – 112 mm (4×)
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Product description
Announced Jan 7, 2013

The X20 is a substantially upgraded re-working of the X10, Fujifilm's previous flagship enthusiast compact. The biggest changes over the X10 are the adoption of the X-Trans color filter pattern from the company's mirrorless cameras, along with an LCD added to the optical viewfinder to allow shooting information to be overlaid. A faster processor and on-chip phase detection elements deliver fast focusing while the addition of a 'Q' quick-menu button improves the camera's usability.

Overall, we like the Fujifilm X20, despite a few quirks. It's a capable enthusiast compact that offers just about everything that an advanced user would want, including substantially better image quality than its predecessor, and Fujifilm has left enough automatic features to please the point-and-shoot crowd, as well.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto (Up to ISO 3200), 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800
Focal length (equiv.) 28–112 mm
Optical zoom 4×
Focal length mult. 3.94×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.8
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz)
Dimensions 117 x 70 x 57 mm (4.61 x 2.76 x 2.24)
GPS None

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Our review

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 video recording. Downsides include a mediocre, hard-to-access movie mode and sub-par battery life.

Good for: Enthusiasts and low light shooters who want a compact camera with high-end build quality and features.

Not so good for: Users who want to get a full day of shooting out of one battery. Movie enthusiasts.

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