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Fuji X20 review

Fuji puts X-Pro1 technology in an X10 body

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Fuji X20 with the Fuji X10, Olympus XZ-2, Panasonic LX7, Canon G15 and Sony RX100.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Fuji X20 review

These results show that JPEG images from the Fuji X20 contain relatively strong signal to noise ratios, beating JPEGs from the Fuji X10 at every sensitivity but ISO 6400 - where the two cameras tie - and 12800, where the older X10's images are stronger. The X20's JPEGs have greater signal to noise ratios than those from the Olympus XZ-2 at every sensitivity, the Panasonic LX7 at every sensitivity but ISO 12800 and the Canon G15 at every sensitivity but ISO 1600. The Fuji X20's JPEG images show greater signal to noise ratios than those from the Sony RX100 at ISO 100 and 200, score the same at ISO 400 and are weaker at ISO 800 and above.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Fuji X20 review

As this chart indicates, the signal to noise ratios of the Fuji X20's TIFF images (after conversion from raw) are weaker than those from the Fuji X10 at every sensitivity setting, with an especially significant difference at lower ISOs. The Fuji X20's TIFFs also show weaker signal to noise ratios than TIFFs from the Canon G15 and Sony RX100 at every sensitivity setting, and are weaker than the Olympus XZ-2 at every sensitivity but ISO 1600. The X20's TIFFs are weaker for signal to noise ratios than the Panasonic LX7's at ISO 100-400, but at ISO 800-3200 the X20's images take the lead there.

JPEG dynamic range

Fuji X20 review

JPEGs from the Fuji X20 contain less dynamic range than JPEGs from the Fuji X10 at ISO 100 and 200, the same amount at ISO 400, and more dynamic range at ISO 800 and above. Oddly, it's the exact same story with the Canon G15, and a similar story with the Panasonic LX7 and Sony RX100, except that then the Panasonic's JPEGs overtake the Fuji X20's at ISO 12800, and the Sony's JPEGs show greater dynamic range than the Fuji X20's at ISO 6400. The Fuji X20's JPEGs contain less dynamic range than theOlympus XZ-2's at ISO 100-400, the same amount at ISO 800 and more dynamic range at ISO 1600 and above.

Raw dynamic range

Fuji X20 review

This chart indicates that TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Fuji X20 contain greater dynamic range than those from the Fuji X10 at every sensitivity setting but ISO 400 and 800, and greater dynamic range than those from the Panasonic LX7 at every sensitivity. The Fuji X20's TIFFs show a weaker dynamic range than the Olympus XZ-2 and Canon G15's TIFFs at lower sensitivities, but the X20's images overtake theirs at ISO 1600 and 3200. The Sony RX100's TIFFs have greater dynamic range than the Fuji X20's at every sensitivity setting but ISO 1600.

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
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