• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X20 advantages over Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30 advantages over Fujifilm X20

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality for its class; Very good optical performance from the bright f/2-2.8 4x lens; Quick autofocus, even in very low light; Fast burst modes; EVF fixes the flaws of optical viewfinder in X20; Tilting high-res LCD screen; Excellent feel in the hands; Very good battery life.

  • Top shutter speed is only 1/1000s when lens is wide open; No built-in ND filter; 28mm eq. may not be wide enough for some; Shallow buffer depths; Default NR processing a bit heavy-handed.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $545
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $545
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon P7700

Fujifilm X20
Nikon P7700
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X30
Nikon P7700
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Fujifilm X20
Pentax MX-1
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm X30
Pentax MX-1
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Olympus TG-2

Fujifilm X20
Olympus TG-2
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
Fujifilm X30
Olympus TG-2
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon P7800

Fujifilm X20
Nikon P7800
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X30
Nikon P7800
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
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