Will I be happy with the x20?

Started Mar 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rob13 Senior Member • Posts: 1,116
Re: Will I be happy with the x20?

Adiel Shmit wrote:

after selling my 5D nd some good L and 2.8 zooms because I didn't want to lug them around,

especially now with a 6 month old son, and his baby gear...:)

I am travelling to NY friday, and one of the missions is to buy a FUJI.

my logic:

X100 focus and high iso not on par with what I need (clean 3200)

x100s- price and limitatinon of a fixed lens

x-e1 , great, but with 35mm (love shallow DOF) what about the wide angle? price tag...:(

x-e1+18-55mm ( shallow dof gone?) and $1300 price tag..

suddenly i thought to myself: what about the x20? yes, its a smaller sensor compared to x-e1 and x100, and surely the eos 5D, but it has a bright zoom. but I cannot find anywhere online about its high iso capabilities, and shallow DOF...

HELP? need to make a decision soon...


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You said..."what I need (clean 3200)".

You're going to be disappointed if you want clean 3200 on such a small sensor.  I've got the X20 and it certainly holds its own at ISO 800 in low light, but you can see the noise.

Its not objectionable to me, but its definitely not clean.

Clean ISO 3200 is a pretty high bar for a compact or fourthirds or 1" sensor (in low light).

However if you keep the photo small, they look fine.  Just don't be expecting to get clean 8x10s without a noise reduction program.

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