Fujifilm X20 12 MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD (Black)
Overall score: 77%
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- 12MP 2/3-inch CMOS sensor
- 28-112mm equivalent F2.0-2.8 lens with manual zoom (4x optical zoom)
- ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12800)
- 2.8" LCD with 460,000 dots
- 1080, 60 fps HD video
- Advanced optical viewfinder with 85% coverage with shooting information and eye sensor
- PSAM control with automatic and scene modes
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||270 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||12 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||460000|
|Display Size||2.8 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||12 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG Exif 2.3, RAW (.RAF)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Modes Description||Auto, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF)|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|HDMI Type||Mini connector|
|ISO Range||Auto (Up to ISO 3200), 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.76 x 2.24 x 4.61 inches|
|Item Weight||0.78 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||3.4 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.3 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.|
|Material Type||Magnesium alloy|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.0 - F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||112 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,000|
|Metering||Multi, Average, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||EXR Processor II|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||2.15 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion NP-50 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (tunnel)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
Review summary from DPReview
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.
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The Fujifilm X20 is a camera in which I had been highly interested since the release of this and the Fuji X100s early this year. I had looked seriously at the Fujifilm X10 last year, but there were some subjective needs that for me it didn't meet, so it was passed on. I'm glad that I waited, as the number of improvements over the X10 is quite large. There are said to be about fifty improvements that have been made, but in all fairness, I won't get into a Fuji X20 vs. X10 comparison here, as my experience with the earlier model was limited to just a few days use.
Getting right down to the subjective points, followed with a more detailed look based on personal use, here are my basic observations.
+ Excellent retro design; solid build quality coupled with good contemporary ergonomics
+ Sharp 4x optical zoom; comfortable 28mm to 112mm f/2.0- f/2.Read more ›
First, the X20 is a very attractive camera, because it captures that retro look very well. On the flip-side, you could take out the X20 at a party and easily convince everyone you bought it in 1985. That's a good thing or a bad thing depending on your standpoint. :-)
Anyway, the build quality is excellent. This is a solid-feeling camera, much more so than the Sony RX100. However, that solidity comes with some seriously more weighty... weight.
Sony DSC-RX100 with battery = 8.5oz
Fujifilm X20 with battery = 12.7oz
That means the Fuji is a hair under 50% heavier than the Sony, and it's quite noticeable.
Sony DSC-RX100 = 4 inches (w) x 2.3 inches (h) x 1.4 inches (d)
Fujifilm X20 = 4.6 inches (w) x 2.7" (h) x 2.2" (d)
That dimensional difference, too, is extremely noticeable. The additional weight and size means you're not carrying this on your person unless you have very baggy pockets. The lens sticks out considerably further on the X20 contributing to this.
That said, the Fujinon lens on the X20 is excellent, - an absolutely joy to use. This camera is much, much easier to attain dreamy bokeh on than the Sony, due to the much wider aperture at full zoom (f2.8 on the Fuji vs 4.9 on the Sony). In this regard, the Sony can't touch the Fuji, despite the Sony's much larger sensor size (double the Fuji's!). Also, quite niftily, you can attach a 40mm-to-52mm ring adapter to the X20's lens, thus enabling you to use all manner of cheap UV, polarizing and neutral density filters etc.Read more ›
I am writing this review as owner of an Olympus OM-D EM5, regarded by many as the camera of the year of 2012.
If one has taken the trouble to master the Olympus OM-D, for example with the help of David Busch's Olympus OM-D E-M5 Guide to Digital Photography (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides), one would feel instantly at home with the Fuji X20. If one can consider the Olympus OM-D to be a master craftsman, with its myriad of features and excellent menu system, then one might consider the Fuji X20 to be the craftsman's artistic kid brother!
My impressions about the X20:
First and foremost, does the Fuji X20 justify its premium price for a point and shoot camera in the thing that matters most, image quality? And does it have that special Fuji "magic"? The answer is an emphatic yes to both questions!
The Olympus OM-D and the Fuji X20 are similar in many ways, starting with the retro design and excellent magnesium alloy construction, to the layout of the controls, the menu system, and scene and art modes. Granted the X20 offers only two custom modes to the OM-D's four, but the X20 also offers excellent macro capability, fast focus with face detection, and a blazing fast frame rate of up to 12fps (albeit with image size set to small).
I feel that the X20's menu system and well laid out controls makes it easier to use compared to the Olympus OM-D. I also like the X20's quick access (Q) button better than the OM-D's live view/super control panel button.
There is, at the present time, no book in English written specifically for the Fuji X20.Read more ›
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