Overall Rating:

4

Fujifilm X20


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Price as Reviewed:

£499.00

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

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.

  • White Balance: Auto, 7 presets, custom, manual, WB shift
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Output Size: 4000 x 3000
  • Viewfinder Type: Optical viewfinder with Digital Trans Panel and eye sensor
  • LCD: 2.8in, 460,000-dot LCD
  • Sensor: 12-million-effective-pixel X-Trans CMOS II
  • Exposure Modes: Auto, program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, scene
  • Power: Rechargeable NP-50 Li-ion
  • Weight: 353 g / 12.4 oz. (including battery and memory card)
  • Lens: 28-112mm f/2-2.8 (35mm equivalent)
  • File Format: JPEG, RAF (raw), JPEG+raw, MOV
  • Shutter Speeds: 30sec to 1/4000 (at small apertures, minimum 1/1000sec at full aperture)
  • Colour Space: AdobeRGB, sRGB
  • Drive Mode: Approx. 12 fps (max. 11 frames); approx. 9 fps (max. 14 frames); approx. 6 fps (max. 20 frames); approx. 3fps (max. 39 frames)
  • Compression: 2-stage JPEG
  • Focusing Modes: Single, continuous, manual
  • ISO: 100-3200 (12,800 expanded in JPEG only)
  • Exposure Comp: ±2EV in 1/3EV step
  • RRP: £499.99
  • DoF Preview: No
  • Dimensions: 117 x 69.6 x 56.8mm
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0, HDMI, microphone input with optional MIC-ST1 adapter
  • Metering System: 256-zone TTL, multi, spot, average
  • External mic: Yes
  • Video: 1080p HD, 60/30fps

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