Fujifilm X20 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 13
Features 27
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 2/3" CMOS X-TRANS II sensor
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 2.8″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 117 x 70 x 57 mm
  • Weight: 353 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
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Fujifilm X20 Summary

This review is devoted to X20 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Apr 29, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

Initially, Fujifilm developed this model to replace their older product X10 and, after some time, Fujifilm has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one X10. To learn more about the specs and difference between these models, check our complete comparison by following these link:
Fujifilm X20 vs. X10

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #281 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #662 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X20 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X20 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F2.0-2.8
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • Af Phase Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: Optical (tunnel)
  • Continuous Shooting: 12.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 85
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

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Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X20 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X20. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X20 has the following external dimensions 117 x 117 x 57 mm (46.06 x 27.56 x 22.44″) with the weight of 353 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X20, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X20 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 57mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X20 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X20 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X20 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X20 — 270 shots
Min: 140 shots
Average: 241 shots
Max: 470 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X20 — 57 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X20 — 353 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X20 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X20 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X20 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X20 comes with EXR Processor II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X20 has the following ISO range 100 - 12800 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm X20 features a 12.0 MP 2/3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm X20 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 2/3" sensor featured in Fujifilm X20 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X20

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X20 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.8" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (tunnel) ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X20 are its 12.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

X20 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X20, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X20 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X20 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Fujifilm X20 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect X20 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X20 provides a shooting life of 270, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 241 shots.

Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Compact category, Fujifilm X20 offers the highest battery life that reaches 270 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm X20 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X20’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X20’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X20 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X20 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X20 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 27. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X20 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor

Fujifilm X20 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X20 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X20 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (117 x 70 x 57 mm)
  • Small 2/3"(8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor

Fujifilm X20 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X20 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X20 can be called a 89 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Continuous Shooting (12.0 fps)

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (270 shots)

Fujifilm X20 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X20 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X20 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor
  • Big size (117 x 70 x 57 mm)

Fujifilm X20 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X20 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 61. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X20 can be called a 61 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm X20 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X20
Announced Apr 29, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.8″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 85%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 7
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor Size 2/3"
Sensor Dimensions 8.8 x 6.6 mm
Sensor Area 58.08 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 353 g
Physical Dimensions 117 x 70 x 57 mm
Battery Life 270 shots
Battery Type 270 shots
Battery Model NP-50
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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