Fujifilm X-S20: The right choice for enthusiasts and vloggers

A micro camera with everything the big ones have.

Fujifilm x-s20
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Fujifilm has proven itself once again with the introduction of the X-S20 camera, which is carefully designed for the needs of keen photographers as well as vloggers and content creators. This all-in-one device offers the cutting-edge technology typical of Fujifilm cameras and includes innovations such as an improved battery and advanced object recognition, all in a lightweight and compact body. Read on to find out why the X-S20 could be the right choice for you.

Fujifilm X-S20 offers a stunning battery that allows up to 800 shots per charge. This means that the battery is more than twice as powerful as in previous models. Despite this, the weight of the camera is only 491g, which means that it will not weigh down your hand or bag during long shooting or recording sessions.

However, that is not the only reason it is X-S20 worthy of your attention. It boasts a 26.1-megapixel Fujifilm X-Trans IV sensor and the latest X-Processor 5. This powerful combination allows the camera to quickly and accurately identify and track a variety of subjects – from people and animals to vehicles and aircraft. It can also internally record videos up to 6K resolution at 30 frames per second and offers various options for video creators such as 4k recording at 60 frames.

But let's take a closer look! The Fujifilm X-S20 has jumped into a new era of videography. While its predecessor, the X-S10, was limited to 4K 30p 10-bit video, the X-S20 offers the ability to record 6.2K 4:2:2 10-bit open gate video that can be cropped to any horizontal or vertical format you want. In addition, it can record DCI 4K at 60 fps and super slow 1080/240p video. It additionally supports F-Log2 with more than 13 stops of dynamic range (DR), while the X-S10 was limited to F-Log with less DR. The bitrate increase to 360Mbps, thanks to support for faster UHS-II cards, is an additional feature that gives the X-S20 an edge. However, there is still only one card slot available. You can additionally record 12-bit Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW video with 6.2K 30p and 5.2K/30p external recorders, either to Atomos or Blackmagic recorders.
 Fujifilm X-S20
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To top things off, Fujifilm also offers an optional external cooling fan, which allows for 6.2K video recording for up to 80 minutes, compared to 40 minutes without the fan.

Perhaps the most impressive feature of the Fujifilm X-S20 is the vlog mode, which offers optimized settings and controls for vlogging. This will make recording content for YouTube or other platforms even easier. It is also important that it enables good stabilization.

With its new X-S20, Fujifilm seems to have set a new standard in the compact and user-friendly camera category. However, the final verdict on this camera will of course depend on how it performs in practice. For now though, the X-S20 seems to have everything you need to create great content – whether you're an avid photographer or a professional vlogger.

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The Fujifilm X-S20 is not just a camera, but a true creative tool for anyone looking for a combination of power and flexibility in a lightweight, compact body. Long-lasting battery capacity, advanced tracking options, improved video support and a specially designed vlogging mode combine to offer a truly versatile device that adapts to your needs, whether you're a beginner or an experienced content creator.

Like any camera, the Fujifilm X-S20 is not perfect. After all, no camera is. However, Fujifilm seems to be successfully addressing the needs of its target audience with this model, offering features often found in more expensive models, but in a more affordable and portable package. And exactly this portability, along with capabilities, is the biggest advantage of the Fujifilm X-S20. At the same time, you will make a great photo with it. But it is definitely affordable!

If you're looking for a device that combines power, portability and content creation functionality, this might be it Fujifilm X-S20 the right choice for you. And while the final verdict on this camera will of course depend on your specific needs and experience, the Fujifilm X-S20 is definitely a camera worth checking out.

Specifications Fujifim X-S20

Sensor: 26.1MP Fujifilm X-Trans IV (APS-C)

Processor: Fujifilm X-Processor V

Photos: 14-bit RAW, HEIF, JPEG

Video: Up to 6K30P 4:2:2 10-bit internal, 4K60P, 1080HD240P

Stabilization: 5-axis in the body; 7-degree

Aperture: 1/4000 (mechanical) 1/32000 (electronic)

Continuous shooting: up to 30fps (1.25x cropped) or 20fps (no crop)

EVF: 2.36 million dots

Display: 3-inch 1.84 million dot vari-angle LCD touch screen

Storage: 1x UHS-II, SDXC, SD card

Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, USB-C, HDMI Micro

Battery: NP-W235 Li-ion battery, about 800 shots

Weight: 491g

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