Fujifilm X20 Review

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Pros
  • SR+ Auto produces bright, vivid images withe the camera doing all the work
  • New digital information inside the Optical Viewfinder
  • Excellent low-light capabilities with f/2.0-2.8 lens
  • Great image quality in all shooting modes
  • Lens shift image stabilization further improves low-light performance
  • Nice, Bright 2.8-inch LCD
  • Outstanding overall shooting performance
  • Good Battery Life
  • Available external mic via USB
  • Cons
  • Only 85% coverage from OVF
  • Lens is visible from OVF
  • No dedicated video recording button
  • Bottom Line
    The Fuji X20 is a powerful digicam that gives complete control to the photographer. Its performance and image quality rival that of an entry-level dSLR as does its price tag. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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    The Fujifilm X20 is the successor to the X10 released last year. Fully upgraded with the new X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and redesigned optical view finder, the X20 has increased performance and image quality over the X10. The 4x optical zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0-2.8 and great body styling have been carried over from before. In fact, if not for the model being listed on the camera, you would not be able to tell them apart just from looking at them. 

    It is hard to find a compact camera with as much shooting versatility as the X20. Featuring the new SR+ Auto mode, there is no reason to worry if you would like to just point shoot. On the other hand, the camera gives you total control over every aspect of the camera. There are also some special shooting modes, thanks to the camera's outstanding performance capabilities, that allow the camera to go above and beyond what a single frame is capable of. Some of these modes include the Motion Panorama, "Pro" shooting modes and multi-exposure mode. The power of the camera also allows it to record full 1080p HD video at 60fps with stereo sound.

    Fujifilm X20 Features:
    • 12-Megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II imaging sensor
    • EXR image processor
    • f/2.0-2.8 maximum aperture
    • Lens Shift image stabilization
    • Manual 4x optical zoom lens with 35mm equivalent of 28-112mm
    • Advanced Optical Viewfinder
    • Eye Sensor/Dioptic Adjustment
    • Hybrid AF - Contrast and Phase Detection
    • 2.8-inch High Contrast LCD with 460,000 dots
    • FujiFilm Film Simulation modes
    • Burst and Artistic Shooting modes
    • RAW Shooting
    • SR+ advanced auto shooting mode
    • Motion Panorama 360
    • Super Intelligent Flash

    The FujiFilm X20 has a suggested retail price of $599.95 USD. To see the most current pricing online, click our Lowest price button at the top right of this page.


    What's in the Box?:
    • X20 Camera
    • Li-ion battery NP-50
    • Battery charger BC-50B 
    • Shoulder strap
    • Lens cap
    • USB cable
    • CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.*4)
    • Owner's manual



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