FUJIFILM X20 compact camera: premium model with new X-Trans CMOS II sensor

FUJIFILM launches X20 premium compact camera. The model is the successor to the highly acclaimed X10, inheriting its unrivaled style and exquisite design. This new camera has undergone significant improvements with the newly developed X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, the new EXR Processor II and an upgraded optical viewfinder. Two body finishes are available for the X20: Retrospective silver and conservative black.

FUJIFILM X20 compact camera

The X20 viewfinder has been redesigned with Digital Trans technology, making it possible to display shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus settings and other information in the viewfinder even in low light.

New 2/3″ X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II produce images with higher resolution and less noise. By eliminating the optical low pass filter in front of the sensor and adding a powerful new processor, the FUJIFILM X20 produces high quality images with minimal noise, even at high ISO settings.

X-Trans CMOS II Sensor incorporates phase detection for world’s fastest autofocus in 0.06 sec. EXR Processor II keeps shooting at the lowest possible interval between frames and starts up quickly in as little as 0.5 seconds, so you can capture the precise moment you want and enjoy a comfortable shooting experience.

Enhanced Optical Viewfinder for real-time shooting

Despite its compact size, FUJIFILM X20 has a bright optical viewfinder with a 20 degree field of view and 85% viewfinder coverage that is synchronized with the zoom lens. The X20’s viewfinder has a semi-transparent Digital Trans panel, only 1mm thick, between the lid prisms.

Introduction of a new technology to display shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, focus and other information in the viewfinder, allowing you to concentrate on taking pictures without taking your eyes off the viewfinder. The Digital Trans panel automatically changes color depending on the scene and shooting conditions.

FUJIFILM X20 compact camera - display

Superb image quality even at the edges

Latest 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor features an irregular pixel pattern. The advantage of this system is that it eliminates the need for the optical low-pass filter traditionally used to reduce false colors and moire, which are not good for image resolution.

Equipped with Lens Modulation Optimizer to reduce unwanted optical effects such as diffraction, which occurs when light passes through the lens. Even at settings up to F8, images are sharp and textured in every detail, a testament to the high performance of the lens.

The new sensor’s high sensitivity combined with the new generation processor reduces noise by more than 30% compared to X10. Even when shooting in low-light conditions such as indoors or at night at high ISO settings, the X20 guarantees high image quality.

Fastest auto focus

X20 uses phase detection sensors to achieve rapid auto focus in as fast as 0.06* seconds. The intelligent hybrid autofocus system easily switches between contrast and phase focusing depending on the subject or scene, ensuring fast, accurate autofocus.

EXR Processor II provides double the processing speed of previous generations. Impressive startup time of just 0.5 seconds and shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. The X20 is also capable of continuous shooting at up to 6 frames per second.

FUJIFILM X20 compact camera - operation

Fujinon F2.0-2.8 fast lens with 4x optical zoom

Lens delivers superb F2 brightness.0-2.8 and 4x optical zoom, guaranteeing high optical resolution throughout the range from 28 mm to 112 mm Eq. 35mm .

Every element of its design – from aspherical and non-scattering lenses to high refractive index lenses – is made of glass with superior optical properties and laminated with HT-EBC High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating to protect against stray images and glare.

Artistic photography

FUJIFILM X20 retains the traditional simulation of film simulation modes. Ten types of film simulation to choose from: FUJIFILM Velvia PROVIA ASTIA, professional negative film PRO Neg. STD PRO Neg. Hi , monochrome mode with color filters, and sepia mode.

X20 allows you to choose from 8 different artistic effects:

Pop color is a great way to enhance contrast and saturation in color.

Toy Camera – Blurs the edges of the image as if you were taking a photo with a toy camera.

Miniature – adds blurring to the top and bottom of the picture to create a miniature effect.

Dynamic Tone – creates a fantastic effect of dynamically modulated tones.

Partial color keeps one color intact while leaving the rest of the photo in black and white. Available colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple.

High key – aimed at increasing brightness and decreasing contrast, to lighten the tones

Low Key – Creates uniformly dark tones, highlighting key moments.

Soft focus effect.

FUJIFILM X20 compact camera - Side view

Full HD video recording

X20 is the ultimate in high-resolution video capabilities. High-speed data transfer during video recording results in less noise and improved image quality, as evidenced by every detail, whether it’s a single leaf on a tree or the subtlest facial expressions.

Many advanced modes are available during video recording. Film simulation mode for movies, white balance or wide aperture for beautiful bokeh effects and Smart AF for fast, accurate focusing.

Elegant design and state-of-the-art technology

The top and bottom of the body are made of durable but lightweight magnesium alloy, which gives the camera an air of solidity. Artificial leather finish evokes the feeling of a quality product and guarantees durability and, compared to natural leather, the artificial substitute is more practical and protects against negative environmental factors. Control wheels are precision-milled from solid metal.

The menu system has also been redesigned. The Q button gives access to the most frequently used settings. Fn button lets you assign the most frequently used functions during shooting.

The camera has an intelligent scene recognition mode AUTO SR, which not only precisely sets the optimal shooting parameters, but also performs face detection and motion detection for comfortable shooting and maximum image quality.

FUJIFILM X20 compact camera - control

Key features of the X20:

– Advanced Digital Trans optical viewfinder

– X-Trans CMOS II Sensor 2/3″ 12 megapixel

– Intelligent hybrid autofocus system using phase detection sensors

– New generation EXR II processor

– F2 fast lens.0-2.8 with 4x optical zoom

– High contrast 460k resolution LCD display. points

– Ultra-smart flash

– Quick startup in 0.5 seconds

– Super macro mode 1 cm

– Motion Panorama 360 mode

– 8 advanced filters

– Multi-exposure

– Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode SR AUTO

– Full HD video

– Manual focus during video shooting

– Stereo microphone output microphone sold separately

– Advanced manual focus modes

Additional accessories:

– LC-X20 Leather Case.

– LHF-X20 hood and protector filter.

– External TTL flash: EF-20 and EF-X20 at Guide Number 20 and EF-42 at Guide Number 42

– MIC-ST1 external stereo microphone.

* Based on Fujifilm research as of November 2012. Among cameras with 2.3″ sensor

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