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Fujifilm X20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and viewfinder. The lens and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the control panel and features. There are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and optics.

performance, portability, lens, viewfinder, design

value for money, features, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm X20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 247 reviews)

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Fujifilm X20 Review


Why buy a compact digital camera these days when every smartphone and tablet has a built-in camera? Amateurs and even some professionals are making impressive pictures with phonecams. Phones are almost always handy, and downloadable apps make them...

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Fujifilm X20


The Fujifilm X20 premium compact camera is a great choice for those who demand an optical viewfinder, but it can't keep up with the Sony DSC-RX100 in low light.

Large optical viewfinder. Manual zoom design. Sharp images. Fast, 4x zoom lens. Lots of physical controls. Fast burst shooting. 1-centimeter macro mode. Hot shoe

Pricey. A little bulky. Rear LCD could be sharper

The Fujifilm X20 ($599.95 direct) is an entry in the crowded premium compact camera market that has a couple features that set it apart from the crowd. It's one of the few cameras of this type with a large optical viewfinder, and its X-Trans image...

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Fujifilm X20 (Black)


Fujifilm's X20 advanced compact gets to play in the same sandbox as the company's higher-end cameras, thanks to the incorporation of the X-Trans sensor technology that originally debuted in Fujifilm's interchangeable-lens models. To fit into the camera...

A new sensor lets the Fujifilm X20 deliver better photo quality than its predecessor, and tweaks to the design improve the shooting experience significantly.

The lens-twist-to-turn-on is getting old fast, and the feature set provides just the basics. Plus the video quality disappoints.

The Fujifiilm X20 is a great choice for people looking for a well-designed photographer's camera, but the basic feature set and disappointing video might not be for everyone.


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Fujifilm X20


The enthusiast compact sector has undergone a distinct revival in recent years, with every major manufacturer now producing a model or two that offers full manual control and Raw recording, aimed as a second camera for enthusiasts who usually carry an...

Very good photo quality; noticeably sharper than X10 ; Fast, 28-112mm equiv. F2.0-2.8 zoom lens with manual zoom ring ; Solid build quality with retro design ; Large optical viewfinder offers exposure data and focus point overlay ; Wide selection of...

Tends to smudge fine details (even at ISO 100) ; Clips highlights at default DR setting (though no worse than its peers) ; Optical viewfinder doesn't live up to its potential (no composition grid, grid lines); lens can be seen through viewfinder at...

The Fujifilm X20 is a true enthusiast's compact, with solid build quality, a fast lens, unique optical viewfinder, and sharp, high resolution photos. It offers a wide selection of manual controls, easily adjustable settings (thanks to twin control...

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Fujifilm X20 Review


The Fuji X20 is a powerful digicam that gives complete control to the photographer. Its performance and image quality rival that of an entry-level dSLR as does its price tag. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

SR+ Auto produces bright, vivid images withe the camera doing all the work ; New digital information inside the Optical Viewfinder ; Excellent low-light capabilities with f/2.0-2.8 lens ; Great image quality in all shooting modes ; Lens shift image...

Only 85% coverage from OVF ; Lens is visible from OVF ; No dedicated video recording button ; Bottom Line ; The Fuji X20 is a powerful digicam that gives complete control to the photographer. Its performance and image quality rival that of an...

The Fuji X20 is a powerful digicam that gives complete control to the photographer. Its performance and image quality rival that of an entry-level dSLR as does its price tag. Read more in our

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Fujifilm X20


The Fujifilm X20 is an advanced compact with a 28-112mm equivalent zoom and a larger sensor than a typical point-and shoot camera. Launched in June 2013, it replaces the Fujifilm X10 with an upgraded sensor that may have the same 12 Megapixel...

2/3 inch X-Trans sensor ; Fast hybrid AF with on-sensor phase detect points ; Advanced optical viewfinder with LCD overlay ; 360 degree Motion Panorama mode ; Focus peaking

Poor video performance ; 85% optical viewfinder coverage ; No Wifi

The Fujifilm X20 is a major upgrade to the X10, with a brand new 12 Megapixel X-trans sensor and EXR II processor providing improved image quality and low light performance as well as new shooting modes, 1080p60 video and faster continuous shooting....

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Fujifilm X20


Fujifilm's X10 followup is more refresh than reboot.

While the competition may be stiffer than ever, the X20 wins on raw charisma.

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Fujifilm X20


The X20 uses an X-Trans sensor just like all new Fujifilm X cameras. Instead of an APS-C-sized system it's a 2/3 inch sensor, which is slightly smaller than APS-C, but still very large for a compact camera. In combination with the moderate resolution...

compact body, high class finish ; retro style design with handy lens ring for setting up focal length ; optical viewfinder with additional information (shutter speed etc.) ; easy and comfortable handling

missing focus lens ring (manual focusing by using the setup dial on the back) ; small and low resolution LCD (compared to other compact cameras in this price range)

Consumer review by:

"I am very happy with this camera :-)."


I am VERY pleased with the X-20.

Small size, optical viewfinder, manual zoom, in camera RAW processing, "old-school" styling.

Not quite as solidly built as it would appear:

Consumer review by:

"This is a DSLR killer for walking around and street"


I am profssional photographer, my other cameras are all Canon: 7D, 60D, T2i

1. No shutter lag.

1. Batter life on the low side

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:2/3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Fujifilm NP-50


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes