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Fujifilm FinePix X20 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Seventeen industry awards
Good size
Poor video performance
112 Reviews + 17 Awards
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold

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Reviews

Seventeen Industry Awards

This compact camera has received seventeen awards from experts in cameras.

The experts at review sites Ephotozine, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Three more expert review sites all wrote that this compact camera was superb and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au, Cnetfrance.fr and Reviewed.com.

The writers at review sites Expert Reviews and Lydogbillede.dk both thought that this digital camera would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites What Digital Camera and Onfoto.ru, both of which wrote that this Fujifilm camera was marvellous.

Two additional expert review sites both endorsed this Fujifilm camera. This camera received a DP Review "Silver" award and it received a "Recommended" award from website Hi-tech.mail.ru/.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Fujifilm digital camera is 83% based on fourty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

Good User Reviews

FinePix X20 owners on average rated this digital camera 84 out of 100. Over 81% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 8,671 user and expert reviews (including 476 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eighteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm FinePix X20 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the FinePix X20 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera range from 2.7" to 4.8". At only 2.8 inches, the FinePix X20 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 2.8" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon G12 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($542.13) (3" and higher rated), or the PowerShot G7 ($363.63) (3" and higher rated) both from Canon or the Fujifilm X100 ($700) (3" and higher rated).

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and type is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At only 460,000 pixels, the Fujifilm FinePix X20 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The FinePix X20 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($542.13), or the PowerShot G7 ($363.63) both from Canon or the Fujifilm X100 ($700) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the FinePix X20 does not feature bluetooth.

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Power

Below Average Battery Life

Four people who bought the product reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Four years ago Dp Review wrote “Below average battery life”. Gordon Wemyss wrote on Amazon.co.uk in the same month “The battery life is appalling” but even so he still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Gazraa said “Battery life isn't the best” yet they still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.


Features

A Bevy of Features

Thirteen people who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Pocket Lint said “A bevy of features” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “Features a new sensor, improved phase dete”. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website PC Mag “The Fujifilm X20 ($599.95 direct)$599.00 at Adorama is an entry in the crowded premium compact camera market that has a couple features that set it apart from the crowd”.


Support

Manual Controls

Eleven owners concluded that the Fujifilm FinePix X20 had good technical guidance. Dp Review mentioned “2.0 2.8 zoom lens with manual zoom ring” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also wrote “Wide selection of manual controls (plus a scene-selecting auto mode for beginners” in their review. Dp Review also said “Manual zoom allows for precise framing” in their review.


Design

Well Designed

Thirty-nine owners wrote that the product was good quality. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Low ISO images are sharp and classleading, retro style, great build quality, bright”. Dp Review also mentioned “Very good photo quality” in their review. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Picture quality on par with an SLR” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Retro Design

Thirteen people who bought it considered that it was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera “Although Fujifilm's X series is just one of a slew of recent retro-themed camera lines, its authentic analogue styling and proprietary sensor technology has made a particular impression”. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Re-vamped version of the X10 keeps the same gorgeous outer shell”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Its retro styled, all dressed up in a trendy silver - or black if you'd prefer - yet completes its suave” in their review of this digital camera.

Twelve owners mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix X20 was well designed. Cnet.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on CNET.com “Tweaks to the design improve the shooting experience significantly” in their review of this digital camera. T3.com wrote “Gorgeous design” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Trusted Reviews said “Excellent design and build quality” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that it was retro. Techsmart.co.za said “Lovely retro looks” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Stuffmideast.com said “Fight!The X20 is wonderfully retro in both look”. Gazraa said “Once you get past the fantastic retro styling of the camera, which is the first thing you notice” .

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Neocamera.com wrote “Great ergonomics” in their review of this digital camera. Michaelyardley scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “As a working professional photographer and photojournalist, I love the ergonomic”.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Three years ago Harris55 said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Fits neatly in my coat pocket”.

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Manual Zoom and Not by Lever, Interesting Photo Effects, Easy to Access Key Functionality, Custom Settings On the Top Dial

Fourteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Expert website Maximumpc.com said in their review of this digital camera “Phones are almost always handy”. Expert review site Dpreview.com wrote “Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Fujifilm FinePix X20 review “The Fujifilm X10 was a delight to use with its luxurious retro design, plentiful controls” .

Eight customers considered that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Techsmart.co.za mentioned “Manual zoom and not by lever, interesting photo effects, easy to access key functionality, custom settings on the top dial”. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Solidna, wykonana z kompozytw magnezowych obudowa, klasyczny i elegancki wygld, funkcjonalny wizjer optyczny, spora liczba funkcjonalnych przyciskw na obudowie, wygodne w obsudze menu funkcyjne, jasny”. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “The high ISO settings could be better”.

Two owners thought the product was easy to handle. Three years ago Photoanswers.co.uk wrote on Photo Answers.co.uk “It's certainly a great-looking camera, with superb handling in the majority of areas”. Mr Baz said on Amazon.co.uk “+ Handling is mostly good, with plenty of customisation” in his review of this digital camera.

Two people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mick Finch wrote “Feels good to hold - has a quality build feel to it” . Mick Finch also said “Not too heavy to hold either” in their review.

One owner mentioned that the product had a good interface. Arik mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It takes good pictures and user interface is easy to navigate.” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Sturdy Build

Twenty-four people wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Solid build quality with retro design”. Dp Review also said “Viseur optique, qualit de construction, qualit d'image, optique lumineuse, discrtion, zoom manuel” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “Robust build and attractive design” in their review.

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Neocamera.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Classleading fast and reliable autofocus”. Three years ago X19 wrote “Our 60 quid Fuji 10 gives reliably excellent photos, this x20 does not”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The FinePix X20 has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The FinePix X20 supports PictBridge. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The FinePix X20 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fourty-two owners considered that this digital camera was compact. Photographyblog.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said “The Fujifilm X20 is an advanced compact camera that offers a retro design, new 12 megapixel 2/3-type X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase Detection pixels” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Maximumpc.com said “Why buy a compact digital camera these days when every smartphone” in their review of this digital camera. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “One example is Fujifilm's X series of compact and Compact System Cameras, which combines unique sensor technology” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Six people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was heavy and bulky. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on Pocket Lint “The chunky, retro-styled build doesn't make the X20 the tiniest” in their Fujifilm FinePix X20 review. Victoria Hiley gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and she said “I bought this to replace my Lumix G1 which I found to be too heavy and annoying to carry around”. Stann wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “A little bulky”.

Three people who purchased it considered that it was a good body shape. Eleven years ago Dpreview.com scored the product 77 out of 100 and said “The Fujifilm X20 takes what made the X10 that came before it a hit - namely its well-built, retro-styled body, fast lens” in their review of this digital camera. Michaelyardley mentioned on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Classic looking metal body and the general 'usability” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people concluded that this digital camera was good structurally.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was thin. Sweeteeboo mentioned on Walmart.com “Well he is now a believer! This camera is compact and slim and I love the sliding front feature to turn it on” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 333 grams, the FinePix X20 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm FinePix X20 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm FinePix X20 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four people who bought this digital camera thought it was noisy. Neocamera.com wrote four years ago “Very low image noise” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “Despite some issues with the viewfinder, noise reduction and exposure compensation dial, on the whole it offers an excellent level of performance” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “Despite some minor issues with the viewfinder, noise reduction and a somewhat untrustworthy exposure compensation dial”.

Two people said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix X20 was quiet. Three years ago Michaelyardley said “Very quiet in use too” in their review of this digital camera.

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Very Low Image Noise

Four people who bought this digital camera thought it was noisy. Neocamera.com wrote four years ago “Very low image noise” in their review of this digital camera.

In the same month expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “Despite some issues with the viewfinder, noise reduction and exposure compensation dial, on the whole it offers an excellent level of performance” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “Despite some minor issues with the viewfinder, noise reduction and a somewhat untrustworthy exposure compensation dial”.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The FinePix X20 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The FinePix X20 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The FinePix X20 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The FinePix X20 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 330x. The FinePix X20 has a fairly big digital zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Fujifilm FinePix X20 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 9.7.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the FinePix X20 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 35mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the FinePix X20 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the PowerShot G7 ($363.63) (4.2x and higher rated), or the PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($542.13) (5x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix X20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon G12, the Sony DSCHX300 ($540.86), or the Fujifilm X100 ($700).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm FinePix X20 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The FinePix X20 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm FinePix X20 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as this camera do not have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the G12, the G15, or the PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($542.13) all from Canon.

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Good Flash

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good flash. Gazraa wrote “I've used my x20 with pocket wizards when I'm using an off camera flash, no problems”. Nda said “The flash was excellent”.

Image Colours

Fifty-two owners who purchased the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Dp Review said “Sharp images thanks to no optical low pass filter”. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com “A new sensor lets the Fujifilm 20 deliver better photo quality than its predecessor” and gave this digital camera a rating of 70 out of 100. Dp Review also wrote “Excellent image quality at low ISOs” in their review.

Nine customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Camera Labs said “23 inch X-Trans sensor” and scored the Fujifilm FinePix X20 4 stars out of 5. Dp Review said “Su diseo al estilo de los aos 60 y 70 y su sensor CMOS II” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Neocamera.com said “This impressive lens is paired with a unique 2/3" X-Trans CMOS sensor with a special color-filter-array which requires no anti-alia”.

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Stuffmideast.com said in their review of this digital camera “The optical viewfinder is synced to the 4x zoom and helpfully displays shooting data.”. Stann said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “+ Fast burst shooting”.

Six customers who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Four years ago Dpreview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good low-light performance”. Gazraa said “It's handled low light admirably” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. Marc Munier he mentioned “You can tell, really crisp shots, even in low light, I've not yet used the flash” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners considered that it had a good ISO range. Dp Review said four years ago “Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt fr eine Kompaktkamera (bis ISO 800”. Patchinko 2011 rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said “One thing that needs to be borne in mind is that while you get the full 30sec exposure at iso 100 as you increase the iso min shutter speed drops ie”.

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Optical Viewfinder

Nineteen customers who bought it concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Macworld.co.uk wrote four years ago “20 feels great in the hand thanks to solid mainly metal build, clever function implementation includes optical viewfinder with digital overlay” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Digital Versus wrote in the same month “Optical viewfinder with information overlay” and scored the Fujifilm FinePix X20 a maximum of 5 stars. Dp Review said “Optical viewfinder useful when outdoors”.

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Gordon Wemyss wrote in his review of this digital camera “Looks and feels like a top of the range camera from the past with a beautiful digital screen added” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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4x Zoom Lens

Twenty-four customers reckoned that it had a good zoom. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Vraie bague de zoom”. Neocamera.com mentioned “Mechanical zoom” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Dp Review also mentioned “Convenient zoom range” in their review.

Ten customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good lens. Dp Review said on DP Review “Fast 2.02.8 lens”. T3.com said four years ago “Activated by twisting lens” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix X20. Pentaxforums.com wrote “Highquality lens, fast, sharp” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Large optical viewfinder offers exposure data and focus point overlay”. Four years ago Camera Labs said “Focus peaking” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Dp Review also mentioned “Optical viewfinder with exposure and focus area overlay” in their review.

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Poor Video Performance

Ten people wrote in their reviews that it was not good for video recording. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Plus the video quality disappoints” . Digital Versus wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix X20 review “Video quality isn't great” but even so they rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Dp Review wrote “Video quality not as good as other high-end compac” in their review of this digital camera.

Exposure Compensation Dial Easy to Knock

One owner who bought this digital camera mentioned that it did not have good exposure controls. What Digital Camera mentioned “Exposure compensation dial easy to knock”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Fujifilm FinePix X20 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix X20 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm x20silver
Barcodes 00074101021615, 00074101021622, 04547410241112, 05902596315818, 05902596315825, 05902596315849

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