Fuji FinePix X20

85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Fuji's X20 is a slightly updated version of their X10 camera, featuring a new sensor and an updated optical viewfinder intended to give you more information -- like exposure data -- when framing your shots. Aside from these tweaks, the X20 retains the same retro styling and lens as the X10. Pocket-Lint says that "Fujifilm's got the X20's style down to a tee" calling it a "subtle yet eye-catching design." The all-metal body ensures you get an "amazingly well-built camera," according to Photography Blog. The new sensor offers noticeable improvements over the X10, with Digital Photography Review saying the "photos are quite a bit sharper than those that the X10 produced," and Steve's Digicams says that "Fuji has made some outstanding improvements to the X20 that have greatly improved the overall image quality of the camera." The sensor also improved focusing, as CNET Asia noticed "significant improvement in the time taken for the new camera to acquire a focus lock." One area the X20 didn't excel in was battery life, as TechRadar says the battery life "left us a little disappointed," though Steve's Digicams notes that "battery life is slightly better than what seems to be the standard lately." If you already own the X10, there may not be an immediate need to upgrade, but if you've been looking to take a step forward from your point-and-shoot, the retro-styled Fuji X20 won't leave you disappointed.

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Speed (start-up time, lag)
8.5
Video quality
8.0
Durability
8.5
Ease of use
8.6
Design and form factor
8.7
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Specs

FinePix

Type
Other
Resolution (effective)
12 megapixels
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
SD
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Specs

FinePix

Type
Other
Resolution (effective)
12 megapixels
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
SD
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