Recently, Fujifilm released 2 cameras – the latest Fujifilm new model X20 and X100s. Fujifilm X20 and Fujifilm X100s are the direct successors to the superb X10 and X100 Fujifilm camera. Never before has a DSLR or LEICA can match the X100′s and X20′s stunning performance to match the built-in fill-flash to ambient light for natural results. The X100 and X20 also have better performance to “pull great color, exposure and auto white balance out of any crazy lighting situation, and nail it all dead-on on the first shot with no twiddling”.
Both of X20 and X100s look like their previous generations from outside, and they are based on Digicam-info’s images as well. However, they are reported to follow the X-series up to the X-Pro1 in dealing with the auto-focus performance. From Photo point of view, “the two shooters will switch to a newer, faster hybrid (both contrast and phase detection) focusing system that also includes Sony NEX-style manual focus peaking, which provides a rough visual guide as to when a subject is as sharp as possible.”
Fuji X100s Specifications:
16.3 million pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
L: (3:2) 4,896 x 3,264 / (16:9) 4,896 x 2,760 / (1:1) 3,264 x 3,264
M: (3:2) 3,456 x 2,304 / (16:9) 3,456 x 1,944 / (1:1) 2,304 x 2,304
S: (3:2) 2,496 x 1,664 / (16:9) 2,496 x 1,408 / (1:1) 1,664 x 1,664
EXR Processor II
Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF)
FUJINON 23mm F2 ASPH lens
Intelligent Hybrid AF (with the world’s claimed fastest AF speed of 0.08 sec.)
Start-up time: 500 ms.
Shutter delay: 10 ms.
Minimum interval between shots: 500 ms.
High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8-inch Premium Clear LCD (460K dots)
Super Intelligent Flash
Burst shooting rate of up to 6 FPS at full resolution (31 frame buffer)
“Digital Split Image” display
Artistic filters – yawn.
1080/60p and 1080/30p video with built-in stereo mic.
NP-95 Li-ion battery
126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9mm / 5.0 x 2.9 x 2.1in (Minimum thickness: 31.0mm / 1.2in.)
15.7 oz. (445g) with battery and memory card.
Fujifilm has long been one of the leaders in camera field, focusing on making best-in-class cameras. As the camera producing technique becoming more and more mature, people today are eager to own one Fujifilm camera. With Fujifilm, we can take photos and videos in great quality and, with the help of some third party software, we can even easily burn Fujifilm videos to DVD on Mac or convert Fujifilm to mobile devices like iPad and iPhone on Mac by an Mac AVCHD Video Converter for playback.
X20 and X100s are the compact cameras point-and-shooters have been waiting for. Now that they are officially unveiled at CES 2013 and brought out for some shutterbug time at CP+ in Japan, we may have the access to experience Fujifilm X20 and Fujifilm X100s by ourselves now. Will this be another surprise to us shutterbugs? Let’s wait and see!