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Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera - Black (12MP X-Trans CMOS II With EXR Processor II, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.8 inch Premium LCD

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  • 12.0 million pixels
  • 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II with primary color filter
  • 2.8-inch, approx. 460K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor
  • Fujinon 4x optical zoom lens

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 11.7 x 7 cm ; 331 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 839 g
  • Item model number: X20 Black
  • ASIN: B00AX12ZKY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Jan. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,525 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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The FUJIFILM X20 reconnects style with substance, bringing the essence of photography back to life

Following in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed X10, the FUJIFILM X20 inherits its high-precision lens and refined design, whilst featuring substantially improved performance. With an X-Trans CMOS II sensor, EXR Processor II and a newly-developed Advanced Optical Viewfinder, the X20 is packed full of FUJIFILM's latest technology. The X20 is available in both all black and two-tone black and silver.

Built-in Phase Detection pixels for high-speed Auto Focus
Built-in Phase Detection pixels for high-speed Auto Focus

The X20's bright optical viewfinder features a newly-developed Digital Trans Panel. This displays the shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focusing area and other shooting information perfectly clearly, even in low-light conditions. What's more, the X20's Advanced Optical Viewfinder synchs with the zoom lens, so that users can accurately compose shots using the viewfinder, even when the focal length is constantly changing.

The combination of a newly-developed 12 megapixel 2/3inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II enables the X20 to capture very high quality images, with up to 20% higher resolution* and 30% less noise**. What's more thanks to the removal of the optical low pass filter and very powerful processor, the FUJIFILM X20 will produce clear images with minimal graininess, even at high ISO settings.

The newly-developed X-Trans CMOS II sensor has built-in Phase Detection pixels which enable the X20 to high-speed Auto Focus (AF) in as little as 0.06 seconds***. Additionally, the EXR Processor II offers fast responses with a start-up time of approx. 0.5 seconds****, a shutter time lag of approx. 0.01 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds, providing advanced flexibility.

Advanced Optical Viewfinder with real time shooting data for improved usability and a bright view

Despite its compact size, the FUJIFILM X20 sports a bright and clear optical viewfinder with a horizontal apparent field of view of 20 degrees and coverage of 85%. It is synched to the zoom lens and comes with an eye sensor for enhanced usability.

Advanced Optical Viewfinder with real time shooting data
Advanced Optical Viewfinder with real time shooting data

The X20's viewfinder also has a newly-developed Digital Trans Panel, which is less than 1mm in depth and is highly transparent. It displays the shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focusing area and other shooting information so that users can continue shooting comfortably without having to take their eye off the action. The Digital Trans Panel automatically switches the colour of information in the shooting frame according to the scene and shooting conditions. Normally displayed in black, in especially dark scenes the shooting information is automatically displayed in green for enhanced visibility; and when an error occurs, the displayed information changes to red.

Premium image quality with edge to edge clarity and minimal noise

The X20 features FUJIFILM's newly-developed 12 megapixel 2/3inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor. The highly random nature of the unique colour filter array eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, while maintaining high resolution images with edge-to-edge clarity. Optical low-pass filters have traditionally been used in conventional sensors to reduce false colour and moiré effects, however this also means sacrificing image quality.

The X20 uses a Lens Modulation Optimiser to reduce optical effects such as lens diffraction, which occurs when light passes through a lens. Even at an aperture of f/8, the X20 retains sharpness and texture in the fine details, drawing out the full potential of the lens.

The sensor's excellent sensitivity is coupled with the processor's advanced signal processing capacity to reduce noise by more than 30%** compared to its predecessor. Even shooting in low-light (e.g. indoors or at night) at a high ISO setting, the X20 will produce a clear image with minimal graininess.

High-speed features and Auto Focus in as little as 0.06 seconds***

The newly-developed X-Trans CMOS II sensor has built-in Phase Detection pixels for high-speed AF in as little as 0.06 seconds***. Furthermore, its BSI (Back-Side Illuminated) sensor structure means the Phase Detection pixels can gather sufficient light, whatever the angle of incidence, at a large aperture, to deliver high-precision AF. The Intelligent Hybrid AF automatically switches to Contrast AF when the subject or scene demands it to ensure that the camera always auto-focuses at the highest speed and precision levels possible.

Focus Peak Highlight feature is available to help photographers manually focus by highlighting the area of the image currently in focus. It provides a guide for situations where it's difficult to tell whether the subject is correctly focused; allowing users to adjust manual focus easily whilst viewing the LCD monitor.

The EXR Processor II delivers performance speeds twice that of the previous generation processor*****. The X20 offers super speedy response times, with a start-up time of approx. 0.5 seconds****, a shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. The X20 also delivers an impressive burst rate of 12 frames per second at the full 12 megapixel resolution.

High precision f/2.0-2.8 4x manual barrel zoom lens

High precision manual barrel zoom lens
High precision manual barrel zoom lens

Incredible attention to detail has been paid when designing this high precision lens. It's made up of 11 glass elements in 9 groups, including 3 aspherical lens elements and 2 extra-low dispersion lens elements. The result is an ultra bright lens with a wide-angle maximum aperture of f/2.0 and telephoto maximum aperture of f/2.8. FUJINON's proprietary HT-EBC coating is applied to the lens, it effectively controls flare and ghosting from appearing on images.

The optical 4x manual zoom lens allows users to determine precise composition quickly and instinctively, and the use of metal for the lens barrel and its internal structures provides a really smooth zooming action. In Super Macro mode you can get as close as 1cm from your subject, for stunning close-up shots.

The X20's unique image stabilisation mechanism shifts 5 lens elements compensating for camera shake by up to 4 stops, it also effectively prevents motion blur while stopping vignetting and loss of image resolution that usually occurs during camera shake compensation.

Additionally, the X20's lens incorporates 7 diaphragm blades which enable you to create a beautiful soft 'bokeh' effect to make your subject stand out off the background perfectly.

Artistic photography

Get creative with the Advanced Filters - High Key
Get creative with the Advanced Filters - High Key

This exciting new camera features FUJIFILM's proprietary Film Simulation modes. Users can choose from ten different modes which simulate the effects of traditional Fujifilm films. Including colour reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA), professional colour negative film (PRO Neg.Std / PRO Neg.Hi), monochrome filters (MONOCHROME, Ye filter, R filter and G filter) and SEPIA.

Also available on the X20 are the Advanced Filter functions; users can choose from 8 different artistic effects which can be previewed on the LCD screen:

  • Pop Colour – emphasises the contrast and colour saturation
  • Toy Camera – creates shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
  • Miniature – adds a blur to the top and bottom for a diorama or miniature effect
  • Dynamic Tone – giving dynamic gradation for a fantasy finish
  • Partial Colour – this feature selects one colour and takes the rest of the shot in black and white. Colours can be selected from red, yellow, green, blue, orange and purple
  • High Key – enhances brightness and reduces contrast to lighten tonal reproduction
  • NEW Low Key – creates uniformly dark tones with a few areas of emphasised highlights
  • NEW Soft Focus – blurs the focus of the image edges to create a softer effect
  • A separate Multiple Exposure function offers users the chance to combine two separate subjects into one photo, offering great artistic expression

Full HD Video Shooting

The X20 can shoot Full HD Video (1920 x 1080) at 60fps, for smooth video capture. Shooting at the high bit-rate of 36Mbps results in reduced noise and enhanced image quality that reveals every detail from individual leaves in the trees, to subtle changes in facial expression.

Many of the features available when shooting stills are also available while recording video footage. You can take advantage of a number of the Film Simulation modes and exploit the brightness of the lens to shoot videos with a dreamy 'bokeh' effect. The NEW Movie Scene Recognition feature can automatically recognise six types of scene and optimise the settings for beautiful results, under a variety of shooting conditions. What's more the Intelligent Hybrid AF feature is activated during video recording and an optional Stereo Microphone can be attached to capture sound perfectly.

Elegant design and sophisticated operating system

Manufactured in Japan from strong, yet lightweight, die-cast magnesium alloy, the X20's upper control deck and camera base are superbly designed and add a real sense of style and elegance to the camera. The mode dial and zoom ring have been ergonomically designed and precision-milled from solid aluminium; the exterior is finished with synthetic leather, which is durable and resilient. The two-tone version of the X20 has a specially-formulated silver finish which is applied with a coating that creates the premium feel of thick steel.

Composing and viewing images via the LCD is a pleasure thanks to the X20's high-contrast, 460K-dot, 2.8inch Premium screen, with a wide viewing-angle and an enhanced GUI menu system. The X20 also features a 'Q' button which can call up frequently-used menu items such as ISO settings, and a 'Fn' (Function) button which allows users to assign features frequently used while shooting.

The camera's aspect ratio can be selected from 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 (square) to accommodate a wide range of photographic styles. The camera also features an Advanced SR Auto mode, which detects not only the main subject but also whether it is moving or stationary to automatically optimise the focus, exposure, ISO and other settings.

* FUJIFILM research. Compared with X10 and conducted in f/8
** Compared with the X10
*** FUJIFILM research based on CIPA guidelines and conducted in "High Performance" mode
**** Quick start mode
***** Compared with the EXR Processor Pro

Box Contains

Li-ion battery NP-50
Battery charger BC-50B
Shoulder strap
Lens cap
USB cable
Owner's manual *3 OS compatibility

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I was going back and forth over whether to buy the Sony RX100 or the Fuji X20 for some time, I usually shoot with a Canon 7D, but wanted a good compact camera to use as a general walk around for times when taking the 7d is a bit of a burden (snowboarding, conferences etc.). After reading plenty of reviews on various web sites (on DP review) i decided to go for the X20, for the sole reason of it being regarded as more intuitive to use for people that prefer using the camera in more manual modes.

Firstly in my opinion I really like the way the camera is styled (i got the silver/black version) the buttons/switches for changing iso, focus type, quick menu and exposure etc. are in sensible locations and i am very impressed with the build quality. Yeah it doesn't fit into jean pockets, but it is very comfortable to hold in hand and comes with a decent leather neck strap which i really like. I like the addition of the optical viewfinder and i really like the digital overlay that provides useful information such as iso, shutter speed and once the camera achieves focus it provides location of the focus point (which is a bit odd that is isn't there in the first place but i guess better late than never!).

The photos that I have got out of it so far are very nice, the colour representation is particularly good. The lens is sharp and fast at the tele end (f2.8) and the macro mode is superb.
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Fujifilm is a fascinating photo and imaging manufacturing company, a survivor in a world where we've witnessed the demise of such cameras as those from Minolta, Konica, Yashica, Contax, Topcon, Bronica and too many more to mention here. The company has survived largely because of good business practices and listening to the needs of photographers.

The FujiFilm X20 is a camera in which I had been highly interested since the release of this and the Fuji X100s early this year. I had looked seriously at the Fujifilm X10 last year, but there were some subjective needs that for me it didn't meet, so it was passed on. I'm glad that I waited, as the number of improvements over the X10 is quite large. There are said to be about fifty improvements that have been made, but in all fairness, I won't get into a Fuji X20 vs. X10 comparison here, as my experience with the earlier model was limited to just a few days use.

Getting right down to the subjective points, followed with a more detailed look based on personal use, here are my basic observations.

◆ Pros:

+ Excellent retro design; solid build quality coupled with good contemporary ergonomics
+ Sharp 4x optical zoom; comfortable 28mm to 112mm f/2.0- f/2.
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So far is entirely living up to my hopes and expectation - wonderful quality for Jpeg,s haven't worked with the RAW files yet but can see that for much of my use I may be able to switch to using jpegs directly. Previous to getting this camera I have been torn between using the DSLR for quality and a compact for usability when I don't want to be carrying the bulk of the SLR but with major compromises in usability. This provides a great compromise, the excellent optical viewfinder meaning that it is easier to take pictures in low light... A joy to use and pictures so far have a wonderful texture and colour rendition to them.....
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It all depends on what kind of shots you want to make. So far i've found the colours and B&W excellent, as are the jpegs. Even the noise at higher ISOs is quite pleasing. I'm happy to use this camera up to ISO 1600 for many every day snaps, and beyond for some shots that really demand it. The focus is fast enough for me, although does not focus so easily on objects with very little contrast. The focus point can be altered across the whole field of view very easily. Quick menu is a real blessing, and the camera dynamics work well for me with a wrist strap and the black leather fuji case. The view finder is helpful and acceptable, not brilliant.The screen can be a bit laggy, but causes no problems i've noticed. I bought this camera primarily for fun and ease of use combined with good quality photos across a broad range of subjects, especially macro. I'm not disappointed. I've debated wether to do away with my DSLR and macro lens, i'm still holding on to it at the moment. The X20 is the kind of camera i can take anywhere and expect to get a good quality image that was fun to make.
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