Fujifilm X-S20

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    Highlights

    • 26.1 MP APS-C BSI-CMOS Sensor
    • No Optical Low-pass Filter
    • 160 - 12,800 Native ISO
    • 425 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,840k dot Fully Articulated Screen
    • 0.39" 2,360k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 8.0 fps Mechanical and 20.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
    • 6240 x 4160 Video Shooting
    • Built-in Flash
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
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    Overview

    Fujifilm X-S20 was announced in 2023 and is an APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Mirrorless camera with 26.1 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 160 to 12,800 and expands to 80 - 51,200 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.0" screen with 1,840k dot resolution and built-in 0.39" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Fujifilm X-S20 can capture video up to 6240 x 4160 resolution with no recording time limit.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Fujifilm X-S20.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   High Bit Depth
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   Built-in Flash
    •   High Video Resolution - 6240 x 4160
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Light - 491 g (1.08 lb / 17.32 oz)
    •   USB Charging
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   160 Lowest Native ISO
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   Sensor Resolution - 26.1 Megapixel
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/180 sec
    •   Battery Life - 750 shots

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Fujifilm X-S20 to its predecessor X-S10 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Fujifilm X-S20 vs Fujifilm X-S10
    More Powerful Processor X-Processor 5 vs X-Processor 4
    Higher Bit Depth 16-Bit vs 14-Bit
    Animal Eye Detection vs
    Vehicle Tracking Mode vs
    Higher Image Stabilization Compensation 7 stops vs 6 stops
    Higher Resolution Screen 1,840k dot vs 1,040k dot
    Higher Video Resolution 6240 x 4160 vs 4096 x 2160
    Unlimited Video Recording vs
    Wi-Fi Version Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz vs 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
    Longer Battery Life 750 shots vs 325 shots
    DOWNGRADES Fujifilm X-S20 vs Fujifilm X-S10
    More Expensive $1299 (body only), $1599 (w/18-55mm lens), $1399 (w/15-45mm lens) vs $999 (body only), $1399 (w/18-55mm lens), $1499 (w/16-80mm lens)
    Smaller Viewfinder 0.39" vs 0.5"
    Heavier 491 g (1.08 lb / 17.32 oz) vs 465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Fujifilm X-S20 vs X-S10.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Fujifilm X-S20 has a 3.0" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 1,840k dot resolution. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Fujifilm X-S20 with Fully Articulated screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in 0.39" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 0.93x (0.62x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    BSI-CMOS Sensor

    Fujifilm X-S20 features a 26.1 megapixel APS-C BSI-CMOS sensor with dimensions of 23.5 x 15.6 mm and a total area of 366.6 mm2. Its native ISO range is 160 - 12,800 and expands to 80 - 51,200 in boosted mode.

    The camera has BSI-CMOS sensor, short for Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor sensor. In traditional CMOS sensors, the wiring and circuitry are located on the front side of the sensor, which can block some of the incoming light. BSI technology flips this design by placing the photosensitive elements (pixels) on the backside of the sensor, allowing more light to reach the pixels. This significantly enhances light sensitivity and improves low-light performance. BSI-CMOS sensors are particularly effective in low-light conditions, as they can capture more light, resulting in brighter and less noisy images. This makes them well-suited for indoor and night photography. BSI-CMOS sensors deliver a higher SNR and reduced cross-talk.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Fujifilm X-S20's APS-C sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.5 x 15.6 mm366.6 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with X-Processor 5 processor and can take pictures up to 6240 x 4160 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Fujifilm X-S20 has Fujifilm X lens mount. Due to APS-C sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 1.5x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.5.


    No Low-Pass Filter

    There is no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing filter, in front of the sensor. This results in a slightly sharper image but may also introduce moiré patterns and aliasing artifacts when photographing subjects with fine, repetitive patterns or details.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 7 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Fujifilm X-S20.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2 LE) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Fujifilm X-S20 has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Fujifilm X-S20 comes with NP-W235 battery pack with battery life of 750 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [2 TB Maximum] card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Fujifilm X-S20 has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/32000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 20.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 8.0 fps with mechanical shutter.


    Focusing

    Fujifilm X-S20 has Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF) system with 425 focusing points. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces and additional eye detection further locks the focus on one of the eyes and tracks it down during the motion.


    Flash

    Fujifilm X-S20 has a built-in flash with maximum range of 7.00 m at ISO 200 and also accepts external flash which can be connected via Hot Shoe or Proprietary. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/180 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Fujifilm X-S20 has dimensions of 127 x 85 x 65 mm (5 x 3.35 x 2.56"). It weighs 491 g (1.08 lb / 17.32 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    127 mm (5")

    85 mm (3.35")

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    65 mm (2.56")

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    Fujifilm X-S20 dimensions

    Fujifilm X-S20 for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Fujifilm X-S20 is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    72

    Fujifilm X-S20 gets a score of 72 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Fujifilm X-S20 gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   Battery Life - 750 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    78

    Fujifilm X-S20 gets a score of 78 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Battery Life - 750 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Fujifilm X-S20 gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/180 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Fujifilm X-S20 gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 491 g (1.08 lb / 17.32 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Fujifilm X-S20 gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 6240 x 4160
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 491 g (1.08 lb / 17.32 oz)
    •   Battery Life - 750 shots

    Fujifilm X-S20 Evaluation

    We evaluate Fujifilm X-S20 and give score of 82 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    82

    Sensor

    GOOD
    72

    We give Fujifilm X-S20 a score of 72 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Sensor Resolution - 26.1 Megapixel
    •   160 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    80

    We give Fujifilm X-S20 a score of 80 for Photo parameters.

    •   High Bit Depth
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/180 sec

    Video

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Fujifilm X-S20 a score of 96 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 6240 x 4160
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    92

    We give Fujifilm X-S20 a score of 92 for Focusing parameters.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    87

    We give Fujifilm X-S20 a score of 87 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Fujifilm X-S20 a score of 96 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    POOR
    45

    We give Fujifilm X-S20 a score of 45 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 491 g (1.08 lb / 17.32 oz)
    •   Battery Life - 750 shots


    For a full specification list please go to the specifications page:

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