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FUJIFILM X20 digital camera that improves on the highly-acclaimed FUJIFILM X10 with an advanced 12MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and the EXR Processor II to deliver the world's fastest autofocus speed of up to 0.06 seconds. The X20 also receives a newly-developed, advanced optical viewfinder with a Digital Trans Panel that displays critical imaging information syncing perfectly with the manual zoom lens.
The X20 achieves improvements in reduced noise, as well as higher resolution thanks to its new X-Trans CMOS II Sensor. By combining the X-Trans filter array and removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) the X20 delivers:
• 30% better noise reduction*2 compared to the FUJIFILM X10
• 20% higher image resolution over the FUJIFILM X10
Advanced X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and EXR Processor II
The FUJIFILM X20 features a newly-developed 12MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a highly randomized and unique color filter array that eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter that produces beautiful, high resolution images with edge to edge clarity.
The 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor in the X20 achieves excellent sensitivity and is coupled with the advanced signal processing of the EXR Processor II to reduce noise by more than 30%*2 compared to conventional digital cameras in the category.
Fastest Autofocus in Class
The FUJIFILM X20 now features built-in phase detection that achieves the world's fast est auto focus speed in its class as fast as 0.06 seconds*3, a fast start-up time of only 0.5 seconds*4, a shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. It also features an Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that switches between phase and contrast detection, depending on the subject or scene, to achieve the best balance between speed and focus precision.
Using its new Focus Peaking function, the X20 highlights high contrast areas of subjects for precise focusing while using manual focus mode, so that users can achieve perfect focus every time.
High Precision F2.0-2.8 4x Manual Zoom Lens
The FUJIFILM X20 uses the premium FUJINON F2.0-2.8 4x manual zoom lens that is made up of 11 glass elements in 9 groups, including 3 double-sided aspherical elements and 2 extra-low dispersion elements. The lens also uses FUJINON's proprietary HT-EBC coating to effectively control flare and ghosting from appearing on images for consistent image clarity.
The X20 has a smooth optical 4x manual zoom lens barrel that allows users to determine precise composition quickly. And in Super Macro mode, users can get as close as 0.39" from a subject, for stunning close-up shots.
The X20 also uses a unique image stabilization mechanism that shifts 5 lens elements to compensate for camera shake by up to 4 stops, while also effectively preventing motion blur and reducing vignetting and loss of image resolution that usuall y occurs during camera shake.
The FUJIFILM X20 uses a 7 diaphragm blade system that enables users to create a beautiful soft "bokeh" effect to make subjects stand out against a soft background.
Advanced Digital Trans Panel Optical Viewfinder
The FUJIFILM X20 has a bright optical viewfinder that features a newly-developed Digital Trans Panel that clearly displays shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focusing area and other shooting information. The X20's advanced viewfinder also synchronizes with the 4x manual zoom lens so that users can accurately compose shots using the viewfinder even when the focal length is constantly changing. The Digital Trans Panel automatically switches the color of information in the shooting frame according to the scene and shooting conditions. Normally displayed in black, shooting information is automatically displayed by green LEDs for enhanced visibility in especially dark scenes.
Film Simulation Modes and Artistic Filters
To give users even more creative possibilities, the X20 also features Fujifilm's proprietary Film Simulation mode which includes ten film simulation options that replicate the results achieved by Fujifilm color reversal films (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA) and professional color negative films (PRO Neg. Std / PRO Neg. Hi), along with three B/W filter effects (Ye filter, R filter and G filter).
The X20 also has Advanced Filter functions for additional artistic functionality, including Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color, Soft Focus, High Key and Low Key. Users can also choose a separate Multiple Exposure function that combines two separate subjects into one photo, perfect for adding people into photos that they had missed.
A new Movie Scene Recognition feature automatically recognizes six types of scenes and optimizes settings for sharp results in a variety of shooting conditions. Additionally, the X20's Intelligent Hybrid AF feature operates during the X20's full HD 1080p video up to 60fps in a high-bit rate for smooth movie capture with reduced noise and sharp clarity.
Sharp LCD Screen and "Q" Menu System
Composing and viewing images on the FUJIFILM X20's LCD screen is easy and clear thanks to its high-contrast, 460k dot, 2.8" premium screen that has a wide viewing-angle and an enhanced GUI menu system.
The menu system in the X20 receives Fujifilm's latest Q "Quick" button feature that allows users to quickly call up a wide-range of frequently-used settings, and the programmable Fn (Function) button allows users to assign commonly-used functions at the touch of a button
The X20 also features an Advanced SR Auto mode, which detects not only the main subject but also whether it is moving or stationary to automatically optimize the focus, exposure, ISO and other settings.
Design and Build Quality
The FUJIFILM X20 is manufactured from a strong, yet lightweigh t, die-cast magnesium alloy, and the upper controls and camera base are superbly designed and add a sense of style and elegance. The mode dial and zoom ring have been ergonomically placed and precision-milled from solid aluminum for outstanding usability.
The Fujifilm X20 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Travel, Weddings and more.The Fujifilm X20 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer among others.The Fujifilm X20 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Fujifilm X20: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Great resolution, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Short lag time and Zoom range/performance
Most Liked Positive Review
Fujifilm X20 a Nice Upgrade from the X10
I had a Fujifilm X10 for a year, with great results, and was eager to get the upgraded X20. I carry it with me everywhere I go, and do most of my serious artistic documentary photography with it. It's great in marginal light, with a new processor that provides both higher resolution and lower noise than the X10 (and most other cameras, for that matter). It is beautiful and a joy to use.
Reviewed by 28 customers
I've been using the X20 for over a year now, and the X30 has just been released. By the looks of the new one, I'll stick with the X20. It's been a great camera for me. First, the size is good (for my taste, the RX100 is actually too small). The zoom is the perfect range; the lens is fast enough and sharp enough; the flash, when you need it, is pretty natural looking; the RAW files have great detail and colors but the JPEG output is very good too (esp. B&W). Where it falls short is in low light, and of course for video, which is a shame because every once in a while I want to shoot some video. It's an excellent stills/street camera, and can make a nice portrait too.
I got this as a third body and for extreme quiet and sensitive situations. Had an assignment in recording studio and it worked like a charm. I love, love the manaul zoom and wide open aperture but the kicker is the viewfinder. As a pro, the viewfinder is a must. I've been looking for a rangefinder type camera for years and X20 fits the bill wonderfully.
This is my compact, go everywhere, sidekick. The feel and bulid of the X20 more than surpass my expectations. It is great for any level of photographer and the image quality is superb. The fast lens, different shooting modes and film simulations, allow for creativity.
As a previous owner of the Fuifilm X10, which I loved, I was excited when Fujifilm premiered the X20. There's a lot of new features on this camera like double exposure, selective color, shutter speed and exposure information in the viewfinder and larger sensor. The picture sharpness rivals most DSLR's. Ergonomically it has all the bells and whistles in the right places and the menus are clear and easy to understand. It's also built like a truck. I love it and I would recommend it to anyone. The only gripe I have with it is it's short battery life. When I go on a serious shoot, I take an extra battery with me. This is something that Fujifilm should really do something about. But this is not enough reason not to buy it.
I've been impressed so far! Still a newbie to this camera. But so far it has been a great addition to my tool chest. Easy menus good glass, not much post processing needed. What else could one ask for? Oh yah it looks great too!
Camera is awesome. Recently sold off all of my DSLR equipment in an effort to start having fun again with photography. Based on reviews, build quality, and the optical viewfinder I purchased an x20. I did originally want a longer zoom and may compliment the x20 with a bridge camera later on. Historically, I am a Nikon guy; however, I believe my opinion is changing. I do not know how "professionally" I will be taken when showing up for a shoot with just an x20 although as any pro knows the camera does not make the photographer. A lousy photographer with a pro cam is still a lousy photographer. Time will tell, but right now, after about 100 shots, the camera is a dream in Sheep's clothing.
Carry it all the time, small light and fun to shot.
Fuji makes great stuff with all the X series equipment. I own and use and LOVE my X100. I have had it almost since day one of it's introduction. So I have been through every firmware release and it's been back to Fuji twice for the Sticky Blade Problem. It's fine now for over a year. Fuji was and is great about that. I got the X20 because of the Fuji zoom lens, the X-Trans sensor and viewfinder info. It was good for about a month and then it started randomly over exposing. I tried everything to correct it with no luck. So I reluctantly returned it. I have not seen any other complaints about over exposure but I didn't have the time to deal with it. I do recommend it. Because I might have had a bad sample. I will buy another at some point because it really is a great little camera with GREAT IQ. FYI-I have a studio full of Nikon gear and that's where it stays because my X100 and for a time my X20 are my weapon of choice for the street and travel. Fuji is getting it right. I will slowly transition from Nikon to Fuji in the studio and on location as well. FYI 2-I use the X100 on location along with my Nikon gear and it keeps up within it's limitations.
This filter and hood set is really nice, but the cost is steep. Part of the idea behind buying a NC filter is to protect the expensive lens of the camera. Well this filter is so expensive that I'm afraid of damaging it too! I leave the filter on my x20 all the time and I haven't noticed any degradation in image quality. The 3rd part options out there seemed really cheap so I just went with this. If you buy the official X20 leather case, you'll have to take the hood off to close the case. You can leave the filter on all the time though. Filter + stock lens cap will fit with the case as well.
I bought this camera for use on a vacation in which I didn't want to carry around a pro digital body and lenses. While I gave up the extreme wide angle and long telephoto views, the convenience of carrying a small camera on a relaxing trip made up for it. The quality of the file is great. Turning the camera on and off by twisting the lens barrel is really convenient. There are a lot of menus to learn and navigate, and that was a bit of a drawback. But the different shooting modes of various color films, black and white film and filters, and advanced modes like toy camera, miniature mode, panorama, etc., made experimenting with the camera fun. For the price, it's a great camera to toss in a bag and and use when you don't want to bring the heavy gear.
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