First let me say it clearly: the stuff that Fujifilm launched yesterday at the X Summit is actually quite remarkable.
- Fujifilm X-S20: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Moment
- Fujinon XF8mmF3.5: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Moment
- live blog (first looks, press release and more)
- X Summit video (with summary and screenshots)
- XApp (press release)
I agree with Johnnie from CineD, when he says that the X-S20 is the best camera you can get at this price. Fujifilm did pack lots of stuff in it, and even some stuff we don’t find on higher end Fujifilm cameras.
For example, the X-S20 can shoot 6K/30p 3:2 open gate (X-T5 and X-H2 can not). It has a headphone jack (my X-T5 has not). It has fully automatic subject detection mode (not even the high end X-H2S has that). It can be used as a webcam without the need of the Fujifilm X Webcam software and more.
There is lots to love about the X-S20.
And there is lots to love also about the Fujinon XF8mmF3.5, a wonderful little lens capable of resolving all the 40MP of the X-Trans V HR sensor.
Also the XApp is a nice fresh start for Fujifilm, it comes with some lovely new features like activity and timeline, which are kind of a diary of your photographic activity and I think this App is a great new start and I hope in that it will extended with new features in future (RAW transfer anyone)?
But all this goodness could not help me to get rid of that feeling of disappointment. And here are 3 reasons why.