Fujifilm X20 Hands-On Preview

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fuji has made a new version of the much-beloved (by me and numerous others) X10 camera.
It appears to be a really good revise, there is now full information even in the value optical viewfinder (this is really rare, nearly unique), and according to Fuji there are important improvements to both procedure (AF etc) hasten and image value (the sensor is really good and big contrasted to most compacts). And the X10 did not suck at either. (We'll glimpse shortly if tests will support these claims.)
Oh, and you now can get it in a shiny version, I are inclined to like those a allotment.

I won't lie, I have the hots for this camera. It is a lot of camera in a small, attractive, and reasonably-priced bundle.
Not the least, attractive. If you like the look and feel of classic film cameras, it's hard to find certain thing which is as pleasant as this, and absolutely not for only six hunnert bucks.

I'd say the major contention against this camera is the astonishing Sony RX100, which has similar value but is really pocket-sized (despite an even larger sensor). Though that camera, for the identical reason, is more fiddly, and does not have the same beauty and real-camera seem.

The lens is actually good, and oddly very quick for a zoom. And it has a manual twist-zoom function on the lens itself, much better than the tiny lever on most compact cameras (including the RX100).