The Fujfilm X20 is the manufacturer's flagship compact and it arrives with an overhauled feature set on its predecessor. How does it perform? Find out in our Fujifilm X20 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm X20

Overall score:90%
Image Quality:90%


  • Excellent detail; Image colours; Prompt AF; Pleasing operation; Well designed; Sturdy build


  • Aggressive noise reduction; Exposure compensation dial easy to knock; Viewfinder info tricky to see


Fujifilm X20 Review


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Fujifilm X20 review – Design

Fujifilm X20 front angle

Just like its elder siblings, the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and the Fujifilm X-E1, the Fujifilm X20 could be easily mistaken for analogue model. The top-plate carries everything we may expect on such a camera, including a built-in flash and a hotshoe for external flashguns (or a microphone), as well as mode and exposure compensation dials.

Fujifilm X20 top angle

The Fujifilm X20’s body makes use of die-cast magnesium, around which Fujifilm has wrapped a synthetic leather to improve handling; this serves its purpose well. Despite metal used extensively throughout the rest of the camera’s construction – from the top-plate dials to the zoom ring and even the lens cap – at 353g the X20 isn’t terribly weighty, yet feels as durable as it needs to be.

Fujifilm X20 top plate

Sadly, the Fujifilm X20 is one of a growing number of models whose exposure compensation dial – while tremendously useful in itself – is easily knocked out of place as it is taken out of and placed into a pocket or bag. Admittedly, any exposure compensation applied is indicated on the screen, although not quite as obviously as on other models, making any unwanted changes easy to miss.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X20 review – Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. Video Review
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