Fujifilm X20 summary
Fujifilm X20 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially launched on April of 2013. The camera has got a 12MP, CMOS X-TRANS II 2/3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The X20 stands at #9 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #451 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Fujifilm X20 history
The Fujifilm X20 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
Fujifilm X20 Gallery
You can see the X20 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm X20 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm X20 based on factors which are normally regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Fujifilm X20 Sensor details
The Fujifilm X20 is run by the EXR Processor II processor. The size of the sensor in the Fujifilm X20 is 8.8mm x 6.6mm (2/3"). The 58 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor boasts 12MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 12800. RAW photos are supported so you have wider margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the X20's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The X20 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is presented in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm X20 dimensions
Fujifilm X20 weighs 0.78 lb (353 gr or 12.45 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 117mm x 70mm x 57mm (4.6" x 2.8" x 2.2"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Fujifilm X20 is more heavy when compared with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a shot of the Fujifilm X20 besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button layout on the X20.
Fujifilm X20 Lens specs
The X20 has a built in lens providing a focal range of 28-112mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which is definitely not exceptional but it will surely be invaluable in certain circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.0 making it ideal in low light situations and getting a shallow depth of field. It would also enable you to go with a lower ISO to capture better photos. On the tele end, 112mm comes at f2.8 making it pretty decent and allows you to use high shutter speeds.
Fujifilm X20 Connectivity
The X20 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send images and in some cases adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Fujifilm X20 Video specs
The highest possible video quality in the Fujifilm X20 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance in video quality vs file sizes but 1080p won't give you much room to crop. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket so you get no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to buy a different model should you require good audio in your videos.
Fujifilm X20 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Fujifilm X20 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Fujifilm X20 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm X20 has got a 2.8" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm X20 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
- Coverage 85 percent
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are quite valuable.
Fujifilm X20 Shutter specs
Fujifilm X20 has the capability to shoot continuously at 12.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Fujifilm X20 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Fujifilm X20 has got both inbuilt flash and also external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/1000 seconds.
Fujifilm X20 Autofocusing specs
Fujifilm X20 has got both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and exact when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It also includes Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Fujifilm X20 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is needed in low light situations or you need more exact focus control.
Fujifilm X20 Battery life
The battery life (NP-50) for the Fujifilm X20 is fashioned to last for 270 shots as per the CIPA requirements making it higher than the usual when compared to its class. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life in this class of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm X20 for various styles of photography
The following chart displays a outline of the Fujifilm X20 for various styles of photography. To check out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Fujifilm X20 Portrait photography features
The Fujifilm X20 receives a score of 48 which is moderate, meaning that it is relatively suited for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Fujifilm X20 Street photography highlights
Getting a reasonable rating of 58, the Fujifilm X20 is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm X20 Sports photography details
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 53 means the Fujifilm X20 is relatively acceptable for shooting sports. A camera must have good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm X20 Travel photography info
Portability is very crucial when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm X20 gets a very good 61 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option to take with you on your travels.
Fujifilm X20 Landscape photography factors
In case you're planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X20 at it's reasonable score of 56 as a landscape camera is fairly suited compared to its competition.
Fujifilm X20 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm X20 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a horrible rating of 32.
Fujifilm X20 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the X20, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram underneath provides you an overview of the X20 vs it's top scored competitors shown earlier.
There are more cameras you may take into account as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.