Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

At first sight the Fujifilm X20 looks a lot like the X100S. But then this is a very dif­fer­ent cam­era and comes with some­thing the X100S does not have – a zoom. The X20 has a 28-112mm lens, which gives a de­cent range for am­a­teur users. The lens ring is also the on-off switch for the cam­era. The cam­era has a real fast auto-fo­cus and un­like the X100S this works even in macro. But try the cam­era in Full Auto and you re­alise that the low-light quirk of the X100S is car­ried over here. The cam­era has a de­fault set­ting of ISO 800, as if to say it knows you are go­ing to shoot in low light. How­ever, the low light im­ages are not at all bad in this cam­era and we cap­tured some in pitch dark­ness. We were re­ally im­pressed by the sub­tle re­sults and tone vari­a­tions. The colour re­pro­duc­tion in the pic­tures is also great.

But with both cam­eras we no­ticed that it is bet­ter to check on a larger screen to be dou­bly sure about what you have clicked. Of­ten, the pic­tures ap­pear sharp on the cam­eras LCD, but are a bit blurred when seen on a larger dis­play.


Good pre­mium com­pact


RE­VIEW: FujiFilm XF 55200mm F3.54.8 R LM OIS

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