17
Mar
2013

X20 pocket-lint review: “The high-end compact camera hierarchy has a new champion.”

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Pocket-lint posted his X20 review. They assigned to the X20 five out of five stars (the RX100 gained 4½ stars here). Read why in this review. Here just the verdict:

“The Fujifilm X20 is not only the camera that irons out its predecessor’s orb-related imaging issues, it’s also the camera that pushes image quality up a notch to class-leading levels. The chunky, retro-styled build doesn’t make the X20 the tiniest of models and the design, even just aesthetically, won’t suit all tastes – but we’re big fans and think its looks are just as stand-out as its images. The advancement of the camera’s optical viewfinder with its digital overlay is also welcome, even if the limited field of view and inconsistent – yet unavoidable – presentation of focus areas can frustrate a little. Yet, and in context, we can’t think of a better OVF in a camera at this price point. There may be no touchscreen and no vari-angle bracket mount, but we have no care. The one thing that the X20 has missed out on – in order to make the very most from its 28-112mm f/2.0-2.8 equivalent lens – is a built-in neutral density filter. Sounds small, but we’re surprised at its omission. That small blip aside and this is high-end compact camera perfection. We’ve got a lot of love for the X20, and it’s given us a lot of love back. The high-end compact camera hierarchy has a new champion: all hail the Fujifilm X20.”

X100S: BHphoto / AdoramaAmazonUS / AmazonDEAmazonUK / AmazonITA / DigitalRev / your ebay / your Amazon
X20:  BHphoto (blacksilver) / Adorama (blacksilver) / AmazonUS (blacksilver) / AmazonUK (blacksilver) / AmazonDE / AmazonITA / DigitalRev / your ebay / your Amazon
Sony Cyber-shot RX100: Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay