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Fuji X20 review

Fuji puts X-Pro1 technology in an X10 body

Our Verdict

With the X20, Fuji continues its dominance in the corner of the market reserved for high-end compact cameras with superb image quality that exude retro cool. No other manufacturer manages to mix those two qualities together quite so well as Fuji.

For

  • Retro design
  • Manual controls
  • Film simulation modes
  • Viewfinder

Against

  • No touchscreen
  • Creative filters can't be shot in raw format
  • Fairly limited zoom range

As part of our image quality testing for the Fuji X20, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Fuji X20 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Fuji X20 review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

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ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: n/a (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Fuji X20 review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Fuji X20 review

ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Fuji X20 review

ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Fuji X20 review

ISO 800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Fuji X20 review

ISO 1600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Fuji X20 review

ISO 3200, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)333 g
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeX-Trans CMOS II
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-50
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height69.6 mm
Width117 mm
Depth56.8 mm
Focal Length7.10 mm to 28.40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Suppressed Flash, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Fix
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX20
Product NameX20 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC11010A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing InformationThe FUJIFILM X20 inherits the high-precision lens and refined design from the popular X10, whilst featuring substantially improved performance.
With a new X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II, the X20 offers hi-speed features including AF speeds as fast as 0.06 seconds, shooting intervals of 0.5 seconds and a shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds.
Its newly-developed Advanced Optical Viewfinder provides real-time shooting data ensuring improved usability and a bright view.
Battery Life270 Shot
Package Contents
  • X20 Compact Camera
  • Li-ion Battery NP-50
  • Battery Charger BC-50B
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone