Easy-to-view "real time" shooting data display - Advanced Optical Viewfinder
Comprising 2 aspherical lenses, 2 glass prisms and other high performance optical elements, the real-image optical zoom viewfinder delivers 85% coverage and a 20? horizontal apparent field of view with amazing optical clarity. Integrated in less than 1mm of space in the viewfinder configuration, the Digital Trans Panel, an ultra-thin LCD panel not only maintains the brightness of the optical viewfinder, but also provides a clear display of the focus area, shutter speed and other shooting information so you can compose your shot without taking your eye from the viewfinder.
Depending on conditions, the color of information in the viewfinder changes.
The Digital Trans panel automatically switches the color of information in the shooting frame according to the scene and shooting conditions. Normally displayed in black, shooting information is automatically displayed by green LEDs for enhanced visibility in especially dark scenes. This function also applies to the display of the focusing area frame when AF fixes on a subject. And when an error occurs, the displayed information changes to red to aid your shooting decisions.
Special prism is the key to the bright viewfinder.
The adoption of a Dach glass prism in the advanced zoom viewfinder contributes to both FUJIFILM X20's compact size and exceptionally clear, bright view.
When you bring the camera to your eye, the viewfinder can sense it and will switch automatically to viewfinder mode. Then when you lower the camera the display switches to the LCD on the back of the camera. Alternatively you can select to always display images on the LCD or to always use the Viewfinder depending on your preferences.
Diopter Adjustment Dial
Located on the left-hand side of the viewfinder, the dial lets you adjust viewfinder focus from -3.0 - +1.0m-1 (dpt) for comfortable viewing even for glasses wearers.
Focused on bringing you the ultimate image quality. 2/3-inch 12M X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
Featuring Fujifilm's bespoke pixel array, the FUJIFILM X20 captures high quality images with its large 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor. And you'll be able to enjoy high-speed continuous photography and Full HD movie shooting thanks to the high performance CMOS element of the sensor.
OLPF-less architecture and 2/3-inch 12M X-Trans CMOS II sensor processing capture your world with crystal clarity.
Originally developed by FUJIFILM for the FUJIFILM X20, the 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor inherits the same architecture and features of the high performance sensor found in the acclaimed FUJIFILM X-Pro1 flagship model. Adoption of BSI (backside illumination) technology enables the successful incorporation of phase detection pixels into the array without affecting sensitivity performance- the key to FUJIFILM X20's high-speed AF.
Advanced technology and processing help transfer the power of the lens into true to life photos.
X-Trans CMOS II adopts an original color filter array with a highly random pattern, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moir? at the expense of resolution. This lets the sensor directly capture the high resolution performance of the FUJIFILM X20 lens. Also exploiting the enhanced performance of the EXR Processor II, Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) factors are calculated to compensate for aberrations and diffraction blur that occur when light passes through the lens and then are applied to produce images with amazing sharpness.
Low-noise X-Trans CMOS II sensor & EXR Processor II
Optimization of the X-Trans CMOS II sensor reduces noise by over 30% for an improved S/N ratio. The quality of the clean signal is further enhanced by the new EXR Processor II. The original signal processing of the X-Trans array featuring advanced noise separation technology combines with a newly developed noise reduction process that exploits the color differential to suppress chromatic blur, resulting in image quality far beyond its sensor size.
Switching between phase detection and contrast AF, Intelligent Hybrid AF autofocuses in as fast as 0.06 sec.*
Depending on the scene, Intelligent Hybrid AF instantly switches between high-speed phase detection AF and contrast AF, which can focus on the subject even in dark scenes. Applying the fastest algorithm according to the targeted subject and scene, it can bring your subject into clear focus in as fast as 0.06 sec.* so those priceless moments are clearly and crisply caught by your lens.
Double the processing speed of a conventional image processor. EXR Processor II
The blazing image processing performance of the EXR Processor II not only produces images with increased resolution and higher quality at higher speeds, but also accelerates operational responses. Adoption of a dual CPU and increased clock frequency elevate performance to about twice the processing speed of the previous generation**. These LSI improvements also speed up operation, reducing start-up time to only about 0.5 sec*** Working in tandem with the high-speed signal readout of the X-Trans CMOS II sensor, the processor reduces the shooting interval to 0.5 second, cuts shutter time lag to approx. 0.01 sec., and raises the maximum continuous shooting speed to 12fps.
Maximum High-Speed Continuous Shooting Speed of 12fps (max.11 frames)
The combination of the improved processing speed of the EXR Processor II and fast readout speed of the X-Trans CMOS II sensor enables high-speed 12fps continuous shooting at full 12-Megapixel resolution. This is particularly useful when shooting moving subjects and later selecting the best shot.
Satisfying Shutter Sensation
You can even choose from 4 shutter sounds: "Mirror Up", "Focal Plane", "Lens Shutter" or "Silent".
Metal Lens Cap
Coordinating with the texture of FUJIFILM X20's metal body, the aluminum lens cap looks the part and fits snugly thanks to its fabric liner attached to its step-machined inner surface.
'Made in Japan" - the Mark of Premium Quality
Each and every part of this camera is the product of high precision engineering and the highest quality standards.
Graphical User Interface lets you focus on the shot.
As you adjust the zoom ring or turn the command dial, the FUJIFILM X20's graphical interface displays changes in the focal distance, aperture value and shutter speed in real time. Also the minimized number of icons and other indicators in the display lets you see you all the information you need free from distractions, so you can concentrate on the shot.
Q (Qucik Menu) Button
Just press the Q (Quick Menu) button, you can skip directly to a list display of ISO sensitivity setting, White Balance, Film Simulation and other frequently used shooting settings. Select the menu item with the selector button and then use the main or sub command dial to swiftly change settings while shooting.
High Contrast LCD Monitor
Featuring a bright, high contrast, 2.8-inch 460K-dot LCD monitor which lets you comfortably compose and preview your shots. With its ultra-wide viewing angle, you can hold the camera high or low to frame your shot, and later let everyone gather around to enjoy the results.
Check all your shooting settings at a glance on the LCD.
Exposure, shutter speed, histogram and other shooting data are all displayed on the LCD. At a glance, you can ensure that you capture the image you are after.
FUJIFILM X20 offers a choice of 4:3, 16:9, 3:2 and 1:1 aspect ratios.
Before shooting, the built-in histogram display provides an at-a-glance confirmation of brightness levels. Together with the exposure compensation dial on the top control deck, this tool makes it simple to confirm you have the right exposure setting, and take great photos.
Electronic horizon leveling gauge
When composing a shot on the generous LCD, the built-in electronic level display makes it easy to align the image with the true horizon.
After shooting, take advantage of the wide array of handy playback functions including Shooting Data display to review which settings were used when the image was taken, Focus Point Zoom for zooming in to check focal precision and picture quality, and "Red Eye Removal' for automatic detection and correction of any red-eye effect in portraits, in-camera, after the shot is taken. Also in the Micro Thumbnail View, you can display up to 100 thumbnail images on screen at once.
The "FRAMING GUIDELINE" option of the shooting menu offers a choice of GRID 9, GRID 24, and HD FRAMING. The "grid" options are a very effective aid to composition when, for example, framing photographs with the subjects arranged along a diagonal.
Swift Menu Page Selection and Scroll-free Navigation Within Each Page
In the Shooting and Playback menus, functions are organized into tabbed single-page screens for fast selection and setting. Just select a tab and find the item in the displayed list without scrolling.
Bright F2.0-F2.8 FUJINON 4x Manual Optical Zoom Lens
The lens features superb F2.0-2.8 brightness and a 4x optical zoom that promises high-resolution optical performance across the entire range from 28mm* wide angle to 112mm* telephoto. From the aspheric and ED lenses to high-refractive index lens, every element in the design is made from high-performance optical glass and treated with a multi-layer HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) for high resistance to ghosting and lens flare.
* 35mm format equivalent.
Smooth Action with Firm Reassuring Precision
As you raise FUJIFILM X20 to your eye to frame your shot, you can power up the camera, never letting your attention waver from the subject in the viewfinder.
The Metal Cam-driven Mechanism
The metal cam-driven mechanism and a special grease originally developed ensure that magnification is precisely on-target, and the smooth high-precision zoom operates perfectly.
Bright lens performance across the zoom range plus highly effective optical image stabilization.
With a maximum aperture of F2.0 at wide angle and F2.8 at its maximum telephoto setting, this zoom is an extremely bright lens that can produce beautiful defocused effects across the zoom range. The built-in OIS (optical image stabilization) mechanism delivers an image stabilizing effect equivalent to 4 stops and is extremely effective in preventing blurring caused by camera shake or subject movement.
All-glass 9-groups/11-elements Configuration - Obsessed with Excellence -
In order to maintain the FUJIFILM X20's compact shell whilst ensuring high image quality, Fujinon has adopted lenses made of glass with superior optical characteristics for all elements in the 9-groups/11-elements configuration. The design incorporates an arrangement of aspheric lenses, ED lenses and high-refractive index lenses, and are treated with Fujinon's originally developed Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating).
Advanced performance in a compact body.
High optical zoom performance and the freedom to enjoy it anytime, anywhere ? this is the essence of FUJIFILM X20 photography! Less than half the depth of conventional compact system cameras, the compact FUJIFILM X20 body is a slim 56.8mm including the retracted lens. Designed to be your constant companion, the lightweight compact form easily slips into your bag or pocket.
3 Aspherical Lenses - For Rich Resolution and a Compact Form -
By using 3 high-performance aspherical lenses, the FUJIFILM X20 delivers sharp image quality with rich resolution. These lenses also contribute to a more compact overall lens configuration and the FUJIFILM X20's compact body size ensuring you can easily take it everywhere with you.
ED Lens - Removing All Color Fringing Even at High Magnification -
Two ED lenses have been employed for their low dispersion and effective reduction of chromatic aberrations. By preventing color fringing and reducing contrast, the FUJIFILM X20 lens captures images with superb accuracy across the zoom range from wide angle to telephoto.
Super EBC - Aiming for High Quality Images -
All the lens elements used in the FUJIFILM X20 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality.
Soft and Beautiful "Bokeh" Effect
The combination of the bright F2.0 lens and the 7-blade aperture diaphragm, capture the subject in crisp detail with a beautiful defocused "bokeh" effect.
1cm Super Macro
At a distance of just 1cm, macro photography using the FUJIFILM X20 allows you to capture all the exquisite detail of your subject from really close up.
Signature color expression by FUJIFILM - Explore the beautiful tonality of Film Simulation modes.
Just like choosing the ideal film for your creative direction, this powerful mode lets you simulate the film color and tonal qualities of FUJIFILM's acclaimed color reversal films: the natural look of PROVIA, the dramatic tonality and vivid colors of Velvia, and the soft tones and beautiful skin color reproduction of ASTIA. Faithfully reproducing Fujichrome color quality loved by professional photographers, Film Simulation transforms your vision into masterpieces of color expression. You can also replicate the timeless beauty of monochrome film photography with a selection of monochrome of filters.
Studio Ready Professional Color Negative Film Modes for Perfect Portraits - Every detail captured with gentle tonality.
Reproduce Photo Film Expression with Film Simulation Mode
Just like choosing the ideal film for your creative direction, this powerful mode lets you simulate the film color and tonal qualities of FUJIFILM's acclaimed color reversal films: the natural look of PROVIA, the dramatic tonality and vivid colors of Velvia, and the soft tones and beautiful skin color reproduction of ASTIA. Faithfully reproducing Fujichrome color quality loved by professional photographers, Film Simulation transforms your vision into masterpieces of color expression. You can also replicate the timeless beauty of monochrome film photography with a selection of monochrome filters.
MONOCHROME/Ye FILTER/R FILTER/G FILTER
Heighten contrast with the Ye filter and R filter. Brighten greens and deepen reds with the G filter. Just as you once selected a filter and printing paper to complement your creative vision, the FUJIFILM X20 empowers expression with an array of filter effects to explore.
Defined by a gracefully soft expression and warm tones, SEPIA is a wonderful choice when shooting an especially memorable photo of a wedding, birthday or other commemorative occasion.
Enjoy the exceptional definition of Full HD Movie Shooting!
Full HD Movie (1920 x 1080) mode features 60fps for smoother capture of the action in full high definition. Shooting movies at the high bit-rate of 36Mbps results in enhanced image quality and clarity that reveals every detail from individual leaves in the trees to subtle changes in facial expression. You can also take advantage of Monochrome and the vivid color expression of other Film Simulation modes, and exploit the brightness of the lens to shoot movies with a dreamy "bokeh" effect. Also the movie scene recognition function can automatically recognise 6 types of scene and optimise settings for beautiful results under a variety of shooting conditions.
Hybrid AF also keeps you focused on your movie.
Automatically switching between phase detection AF and contrast AF depending on the scene, Hybrid AF also demonstrates high-speed and high precision autofocusing performance in movie shooting. In addition to AF-S (single) and AF-C (continuous), you can also select Manual and use the focus ring for hands-on focus control of the scene and subject.
Artistic photography made fun and simple. Advanced Filters
Featuring a choice of 8 artistic effects, Advanced Filters makes it easy to transform your photo into a work of art. Before you press the shutter, you can preview the effect on the LCD monitor. Manual control of the filters also lets you fine-tune brightness.
Partial Color (Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue/Purple)
Multiple Exposure - Expand your range of photographic expression.
Just select Multiple Exposure mode and take your first shot using the LCD monitor. Next, while viewing the first image, you can frame and shoot the second exposure. This ability to precisely position and focus the second shot lets you not only "see" how the finished Multiple Exposure image will look, but also explore other creative photographic possibilities.
RAW Shooting - In-camera RAW Converter
The FUJIFILM X20's built-in RAW data converter lets you view and edit your results without the need for your PC. The conversion of RAW data not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality control settings, but also lets the user apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
Special FUJIFILM X20 RAW Conversion Software Included
For the management, viewing and conversion of RAW image data on your PC, you will find a special FUJIFILM X20 version of the powerful and easy-to-use RAW conversion software powered by SILKYPIX? included in your camera box.
Exposure Control - Aperture and Shutter Speed
Optimally positioned so you can concentrate on framing your shot, the aperture and shutter speed settings are selected via the main command and sub-command dials for quick and easy switching between Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Program AE and Manual exposure settings.
Exposure Compensation Dial
For detailed exposure control, the Exposure Compensation Dial is in perfect reach of your right thumb for smooth ?2EV adjustment in 1/3 EV steps without taking your eye away from your shot.
Easy-to-use AE/AF Lock button
With a touch of the special AE/AF Lock button on the back of the camera body, you can lock both exposure and focus for the subject. Using the setup menu, you can also set the button to lock only AE or AF.
Selectable Metering modes
From a choice of "MULTI" metering for accurate response to a variety of lighting conditions, "SPOT" metering for precise reading of approximately 2% of image area in the center of the screen, and "AVERAGE" metering for an average exposure setting for the entire scene, you can swiftly select the best metering for your shot.
Focus Mode Selector (AF-S, AF-C and MF)
The focus mode selector lever to the right of the lens lets you instantly switch between AF-S (Single AF), AF-C (Continuous AF) and MF (Manual).
49 Points Selectable AF
Within the 49-point matrix of the auto focus area on the screen, AF accurately and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal clear focus. It also lets you freely select the position of the AF frame. Using the LCD monitor, you also can change the AF frame size and pinpoint the focusing.
The distance index bar displayed on the LCD together with the depth of field scale and aperture value provide helpful guides for focusing. While checking the image in Live View, it is easy to adjust the focus by rotating the sub command dial. Turn on "Focus Check" in the menu and you can use focus point zoom to confirm a sharp focus.
Focus Peak Highlight function for sharper manual focusing.
When manually adjusting focus, this function highlights high contrast areas of your subject for smoother and more precise fine tuning of focusing.
AF Assist Lamp for Low-Light Scenes
In low light settings when even the subject is hard to see through the viewfinder, AF Assist Lamp illuminates the subject and assists Auto Focus.
ADVANCED SR AUTO - Automatic face and scene recognition for ideal settings every shot.
Instantly recognizing the face and every scene type from still portraits to landscapes and even detecting motion, ADVANCED SR AUTO with 64 shooting patterns automatically optimizes focus, exposure, sensitivity and other settings, letting you devote all your attention to framing the shot.
Motion Panorama360 - Immersive 360? Panoramic photos
Just sweep the camera right-left or up-down to shoot giant panoramas up to 360?. When you view the panorama playing back on your camera or personal computer, you can enjoy a seamless panorama image with both ends stitched together to create a "cylinder" view.
Intelligent Digital Zoom - Digitally zoom to 8x and capture with crisp definition.
Intelligent Digital Zoom extends the FUJIFILM X20's 4x optical zoom to the equivalent of an 8x zoom and uses advanced image processing to capture the moment with amazingly sharp resolution and minimized noise and without loss of smooth tonality.
ISO Sensitivity - ISO100-12800 Sensitivity setting range
Select from the broad sensitivity range of ISO100-12800 for shooting at a full 12-megapixel resolution. The FUJIFILM X20 also lets you set the AUTO ISO range (up to ISO 3200) and the shutter speed limit. For quick access to ISO settings, you can assign this function to the Fn or Q Button.
Super Intelligent Flash
Automatically delivering the ideal amount of flash for every scene, the FUJIFILM X20 clearly and brightly captures faces even under strong backlit or dark conditions. Also when shooting macro shots in dim lighting, this smart flash prevents the washout of the subject and background. When even more light is required or you're shooting with the lens hood attached, you can use a separately sold TTL flash.
White Balance Setting - Extensive White Balance control including Kelvin Value setting
In addition to Auto White Balance, the FUJIFILM X20 also offers a choice of white balance presets to compensate for the color of different light sources. Users can also set a Custom White Balance using a gray card or other surface, or select the optimum Kelvin value.
Precise White Balance setting
For precision correction of white balance, or to explore the creative effects you can achieve from filters, the FUJIFILM X20 lets you fine tune white balance by adjusting R (red)- Cy (cyan) and B (blue) -Ye (yellow) in ?9 steps.
Powerful Built-in Auto Bracketing Functions
Empowering you with a choice of 4 different auto bracketing functions (AE, ISO Sensitivity, Dynamic Range and Film Simulation), the FUJIFILM X20 lets you experience the wide world of photographic expression.
Dynamic Range Bracketing
Capture 3 exposures of the same scene with high-speed continuous shooting, each at a different dynamic range setting (100%, 200% & 400%).
Film Simulation Bracketing
Just release the shutter once and produce 3 images of the scene based on a single exposure, each image with a different Film Simulation effect that you have freely selected and pre-set.
One press of the shutter captures 3 shots of the same scene at different exposures. AE bracketing can be set in 1/3, 2/3 and 1 EV steps.
ISO Sensitivity Bracketing
Based on a single exposure, the scene is automatically reproduced as 3 images, each with a different ISO sensitivity and without changing the shutter speed and aperture, letting you capture the moment with varying degrees of brightness. Setting is possible in 1/3, 2/3 and 1 EV steps.
Customization functions - Fn Button for one-touch access to a frequently used function
Assign any one of the following frequently used functions to the Fn (Function) button and enjoy smooth one-touch controls during shooting:
Save Custom Shooting Settings
Create and save up to 2 sets of user defined shooting settings covering various parameters from ISO sensitivity to white balance for instant recall.
Eye-Fi Card Compatibility - Wireless Photo Storage in Your Personal Computer!
The FUJIFILM X20 supports Eye-Fi SD memory cards with built-in WiFi for easy wireless transfer of image data to your personal computer. As you shoot, your photos can be swiftly uploaded and stored on your personal computer.
Self Timer (2 or 10 seconds)
Use the menu to select the Self Timer function. It is not only great for group photos, but also comes in handy in macro photography and low exposure shots when you want to avoid blur caused by manual shutter release.