LEAKED PRICE for Fujifilm X-S20 and Fujinon XF 8mm f/3.5

We can now unveil the prices for the Fujifilm X-S20 and the Fujinon XF 8mm f/3.5, which will both be announced on May 24 during the Fujifilm X Summit:

  • Fujifilm X-S20: $1,299
  • Fujinon XF8mmF3.5: $799

The Fujifilm X-S10 costs $999, so with the Fujifilm X-S20 will see a 30% price increase over the X-S10.

Personally I am not surprised to see the price rising, considering inflation, the still persisting parts shortage (as Fujifilm confirmed recently here) and especially considering the improved specs the Fujifilm X-S20 will have (such as an all new processor, even better subject detection algorithm than Fujifilm’s flagship cameras, great video specs, a bigger battery and so forth).

Sure, I was hoping for a more contained price increase, but on the other hand I also trust that Fujifilm wants to give us this camera at an as affordable price they possibly can.

So if $1,299 is what they’ve set (and you can be sure about it), then probably it’s because they really can’t go much lower than that, without making more compromises in terms of specs and performance.

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LEAKED: First Image of Fujifilm X-S20 (vs X-S10)

Fujifilm X-S20

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We can now share with you the first image of the upcoming Fujifilm X-S20.

Now, I’ve received the image in rather low resolution so I have upscaled the hell out of it using Topaz Photo AI. So, in case you see some artifacts and weird printed letters when you zoom in, then you know it’s because Topaz Photo AI enhanced them for us.

I will share with you also the original low res image as well as an image of the Fujifilm X-S10 top plate for comparison.

You can see that:

  • there is a Vlog icon printed on the mode dial – as we already told you
  • the SP icon on the mode dial is gone
  • it looks like the ISO and Q button are now closer together and also more protruding

As for the rest, the camera looks pretty much identical  to the Fujifilm X-S10.

The Fujifilm X-S20 will be announced on May 24 and of course FujiRumors will cover the Fujifilm X Summit live and non-stop. So definitely stay tuned on FujiRumors.

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How Fujifilm Could Give Us X-S20 Tracking Smartness on X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S (and Clarifying a Misunderstanding)

My Firmware Wish

So, I told you here that the Fujifilm X-S20 will have an improved automatic subject detection tracking feature.

In short: no matter what’s in your frame, bird, car, person, animal, train, insect or whatever is part of Fujifilm’s trackable subjects (list here), the Fujifilm X-S20 will automatically recognize it and track it.

That’s not possible on higher end models Fujifilm X-H2, X-H2 and X-T5, where you have to always tell the camera in the menu what you would like to track and change it every time you want to track something differently.

In that article, I also expressed my wish for this AUTO mode to come to other 5th generation cameras via firmware update.

And I also have an idea how Fujifilm implement it on our cameras, but first I have to clarify something.

The Misunderstanding

The AUTO feature on the X-S10 (and X-S20) will do much more than just recognizing the subjects to track.

It will also recognize if it’s sunset, night, tripod, landscape, macro etc and adjust all the settings accordingly (even pick the film simulation it thinks works best).

So it’s a full fledged auto mode like on a smartphone, and to me it makes totally sense that a base model like the X-S20 offers it, because it’s a camera that’s also aimed to people who want to upgrade from smartphones, and having that option can help to make the switch less intimidating.

And here comes the misunderstanding:

Some of you wrote me and told me it makes no sense to have such a full AUTO mode also on high end Fujifilm cameras.

And guys, I agree with you. I also want to pick my film simulation, my aperture and so forth by myself.

What I was referring to was only the AUTO scene detection mode. So the option to let the camera recognize by itself what’s the subject to track in my frame, without me needing to go all the time to go into the menu and switch subjects.

And I also have a solution on how this could work on Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S.

The Solution

Fujifilm could add the option AUTO in the “Subject Detection Settings” menu and that’s it. Above you can see a rendering I made of how this would look like.

Once set on AUTO, the camera will automatically pick which subject to track (people included).

And of course, it would not affect your film simulation, aperture, ISO or other values, like the AUTO on the X-S10 and X-S20 mode dial does.

Fujifilm, you have the software capable to do that (as the X-S20 will show). Now it’s just a matter of will to bring it to us higher end Fujifilm camera users.

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Fujifilm X-S20 Coming with Dedicated VLOG Icon on PSAM Dial

Trusted sources have informed us that the Fujifilm X-S20 will have a dedicated “VLOG” icon on the PSAM dial.

The fact that Fujifilm will give the VLOG a dedicated spot on the mode dial tells us a lot on who Fujifilm is also targeting with this camera.

The Fujifilm X-S20 looks like the perfect fit for Fujifilm’s brand new TG-BT1 tripod grip.

Fujifilm X-S20 Rumor Recap

TO BE CLEAR: the image you see above shows a Fujifilm X-S10. I just edited into the X-S10 mode dial the icon “VLOG”. But I frankly have no idea how the various items on the PSAM dial will be organized, nor do I know for example how many C-modes will be offered. All I know is that I have been told, somewhere there is VLOG printed on it. So I created this image to make sure everybody understands what I mean.

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Unleash the X-Trans IV Power: X-Processor 5 to Boost Fujifilm X-S20 Video – Video Specs LEAKED

A while back I told you that there could be a huge potential in the combination between X-Trans IV and X-Processor 5.

Well, it looks like this combination will become real soon.

In fact, today we can finally tell you what many of you already saw coming: the Fujifilm X-S20 will use the X-Processor 5.

And in addition to that, our trusted sources (thanks!!!) told us that the Fujifilm X-S20 will be able to record 6K/30p and 4K/60p video.

We remind you that the Fujifilm X-S10 with the very same sensor can shoot 4K/30p max.

It looks like the combination between efficient and powerful X Processor 5 and fast sensor readout of 26MP X-Trans IV, is making it possible to put 6K/30p and 4K/60P into the small camera body of the Fujifilm X-S20, without having serious overheating issues that would make such a feature impracticable.

Considering the hybrid nature of this camera, 6K/30p and 4K/60p are a very welcome feature.

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