Tech Specs: ISO 1600, 1/220 sec, f/2.5. Dan Bracaglia
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The X20 looks almost identical to its predecessor the X10. But don’t let that fool you. The engineers at Fujifilm improved quite a few features in their newest iteration of this advanced compact, namely, a completely re-designed AF system, featuring phase-detection pixels on the sensor.
We put this little camera through the wringer, exposing it to a whole variety of situations from a night out in New York City to a day snowboarding in Vermont. Not only was it durable, but it was just a very fun camera to shoot with despite maintaining some of the limitations involved with a compact camera.
A couple of notes about the sample images that follow: All were shot as RAW files and converted to JPG’s using Lightroom Release Candidate 4.4. Other than that, nothing has been done to them. Furthermore, because I shot in RAW, the maximum ISO I could test the camera at was 3200 (it does go all the way up to 12800 in JPG mode).
Stay tuned for out full lab test on the X20 coming very soon.
Dan Bracaglia, the News & Features editor at Popular Photography, has been covering imaging and camera technology for 13 years, with work appearing—both written and photographic—in publications including American Photo magazine, Digital Photography Review, Popular Science magazine, the Star-Ledger, Sound & Vision magazine, and of course, Popular Photography. Contact the author here.