Fujifilm X20 Review

 
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Model Name: Fujifilm X20 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Fujifilm X10
X10 vs X20
Successor: Fujifilm X30
X20 vs X30
General
Model Number: X20
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $599.95
Street Price: $491.39
Date Available: 2013-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 12.7 oz (361 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.7 x 2.2 in.
(117 x 70 x 57 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 2/3 inch
Sensor size: 58.08mm2 (8.8mm x 6.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: X-Trans II
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1864 (5.2 MP, Other),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
11520 x 1624 (18.7 MP, Other),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
9600 x 1624 (15.6 MP, Other),
9600 x 1080 (10.4 MP, Other),
7680 x 1624 (12.5 MP, Other),
7680 x 1080 (8.3 MP, Other),
5760 x 1624 (9.4 MP, Other),
5760 x 1080 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1624 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1080 (4.1 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), RAW (RAF format), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 12.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p)
1280x720 (60p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Fujinon optical zoom lens; 9 groups 11 lenses (3 aspherical glass molded lenses included)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28.0 - 112.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/11 (7-blade aperture diaphragm)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 100 cm
0.4 - 39.4 in
Filter Thread: 52.0mm
Thread Type: Via optional adapter ring
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF): Multi, Area, Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Optical viewfinder equipped with digital trans panel, ~85% coverage, built-in eye sensor, diopter adjustment
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color temperature selection
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL 256-zones metering; Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Underwater; Film Simulation, Motion Panorama 360, Pro focus, Pro low light, Advanced Anti Blur, Multiple Exposure.
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO AUTO (800): Wide : Approx. 50 cm - 7.0 m / 1.6 ft. - 22.9 ft. Telephoto : Approx. 80 cm - 5.0 m / 2.6 ft. - 16.4 ft.
Max Flash Sync: 1/1000
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Trigger Only
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (RAF format), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Included Memory:  
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC:
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), USB/Microphone input (only with MIC - ST1 with adapter sold separately)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 12.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 11
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 270
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Fujifilm CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Viewer: Windows8/7/Vista/XP, MacOS X 10.6+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 12 MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor, Improved EXR Processor II, Intelligent Hybrid AF. Available in black or two-tone silver and black.


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