Fujifilm claims that this successor to the X10 carries 50 improvements. In our Fujifilm X20 review Matt Golowczynski investigates whether they add up to a significantly better camera

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Fujifilm X20


Fujifilm X20 review


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Fujifilm X20 review – The competition

With every major manufacturer carrying a raw-shooting enthusiast compact in their lines, the X20 is not short of competition. Canon’s PowerShot G15 is one of two such models to also offer an optical viewfinder – the other being Canon’s PowerShot G1 X – and on paper it compares favourably. It matches the X20 for effective pixels (on a marginally smaller 1/1.7in sensor), although its 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 lens boasts both a broader focal range and a brighter maximum aperture. Its 3in LCD is also larger, and eclipses the X20’s screen resolution with its 922,000 dots.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 offers 20.2 million pixels on a larger 1in sensor and a 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 optic. While its maximum telephoto aperture and the lack of a viewfinder may disappoint, its highly detailed LCD screen and diminutive proportions make it a fitting alternative.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X20 at a glance:
  2. 2. Fujifilm X20 review - Advanced optical viewfinder
  3. 3. Fujifilm X20 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Fujifilm X20 review - Metering
  5. 5. Fujifilm X20 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Fujifilm X20 review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Fujifilm X20 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Fujifilm X20 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Fujifilm X20 review - Viewfinder, LCD and video
  10. 10. Fujifilm X20 review - The competition
  11. 11. Fujifilm X20 review - Our verdict
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