A VERSATILE COMPACT
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.
BAG IT OR JUNK IT:
Good premium compact
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