Notes on FujiFilm X20
FujiFilm’s new X20 is extraordinary. I had a half dozen people ask me about it today while I was taking some shots at the local botanical garden. Yes, the Supermacro Mode delivers. Here are my initial impressions:
- Generally well built, but not exceptional build quality. Feels solid in hand. Not quite the build quality as OM-D EM-5.
- Light and small (smaller than OM-D by comparison).
- Lickity split fast on burst mode – on par or faster than OM-D.
- Good realistic colors straight out of the camera as JPEGs.
- 28mm f2 yields nice bokeh. Great indoor lens. I would have preferred a 28mm f2 fixed lens actually.
- Incredibly quiet. Whisper quite.
- Well made lens.
- New Q button is improvement over the X10.
- Viewfinder good but not great. Diopter a bonus.
- Several filter options.
- Menu is easy enough.
- Cost ($599.00)
- Partial viewfinder blockage from 28-35mm.
- Springy flash mechanism seems flimsy.
- Scrolly wheel is too loose (would have preferred less play).
- Chews up batteries. Maybe 250 shots on AF-S mode.