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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Image Quality

Fujifilm X20 review – Image Quality

fujifilm x20 sample image

The Fujifilm X20’s images are, on the whole, pleasing, largely thanks to sound metering, appropriate colour and (in JPEGs) fine contrast.

There’s a touch of softness at wider apertures in the corners, but once the lens has been stopped down from its widest few apertures detail is generally high across the frame. Distortion is also pleasingly minimal, although sharpness in JPEGs can be improved a little in post-production.

Noise is low at the lowest couple of sensitivities but noise reduction – even at its lowest setting – leads to an unfortunate smearing of details, with fine details sometimes being lost in a mush.

The Fujifilm X20’s resolution, however, is excellent. Lab testing shows the sensor to capture more detail than rival cameras at its base sensitivity, with string results up until ISO 3200. Past this point the camera can only capture JPEGs, which shows the noise reduction system working aggressively to reduce noise, in turn reducing detail.

  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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