Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
The goal of this overview is to provide a detailed comparison of two popular camera models from Small Sensor Compact category, introduced by Fujifilm. We are going to take a closer look at the technical and physical characteristics, features, and performance. The models we are going to assess and compare in this review are X10 and X20. The models we are going to compare in our review have different sensors. Fujifilm X10 features a CMOS X-TRANS I sensor that has a resolution of 12.0 MP. Fujifilm X20, on the contrary, has a different CMOS X-TRANS II sensor with 12.0 MP resolution.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Fujifilm X10 and Fujifilm X20.
Fujifilm X10 Key Features:
Fujifilm X20 Key Features:
Since Fujifilm X10 has been around for some time, it was substituted by Fujifilm X20.
|Flash Range||9 vs 7||2 better flash range|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Weight||350 g vs 353 g||3 g lighter|
|Continuous Shooting||12 fps vs 10 fps||2 fps faster|
|Viewfinder||Optical (tunnel) | Optical (tunnel)||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps | 12.0 fps||Nice continuous shooting|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Size||2.8″ | 2.8″||Not suitable for flash photography|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots | 460k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type | Fixed Type||No flexible viewing angles|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP | 12.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Timelapse Recording||No | No||No timelapse recording|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
|Battery Life||270 shots | 270 shots||Low battery life|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Fujifilm X10 and Fujifilm X20 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Fujifilm X10 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 3g less than the Fujifilm X20. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Fujifilm X10 and Fujifilm X20 any different in terms of sensor type?
Take a look below to find the comparison of Fujifilm X10 and Fujifilm X20 by the size of their sensors.
Fujifilm X10 and Fujifilm X20 are identical by this indicator, as each feature a sensor of the same size. Thus, both cameras will provide the same level of control in terms of the depth of field if you use them with the same focal length and aperture.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Fujifilm X10 and Fujifilm X20 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Fujifilm X10||Fujifilm X20|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Fujifilm X10 or Fujifilm X20, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Fujifilm X10 and Fujifilm X20 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Fujifilm X20 deserves a higher Total Score than the Fujifilm X10. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Fujifilm X10||Fujifilm X20|
|Announced||Jul 11, 2012||Apr 29, 2013|
|Sensor Type||CMOS X-TRANS I||CMOS X-TRANS II|
|Sensor Dimensions||8.8 x 6.6 mm||8.8 x 6.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||58.08 mm2||58.08 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||3,200||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||12,800||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100||100|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1||1|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||49||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots||460k dots|
|ViewFinder||Optical (tunnel)||Optical (tunnel)|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps||12.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (70, 30 fps), 320 x 240 (120 fps), 320 x 112 (200 fps)||1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||350 g||353 g|
|Physical Dimensions||117 x 70 x 57 mm||117 x 70 x 57 mm|
|Battery Life||270 shots||270 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|