Today Fuji announced the new Fuji X20 digital camera that contains improvements on the Fuji X10. It comes equipped with an advanced 12MP 2/3 inch X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and the EXR Processor II to deliver the world’s fastest autofocus speeds. The X20 also receives a new, advanced optical viewfinder. A highly randomized and unique color filter array on the new sensor eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter. The X20, like the X100S has been given an Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that allows the camera to switch between phase and contrast detection to achieve the best image. It also has the Focus Peaking function that highlights high contrast areas of subjects for precise focusing while using manual focus mode.
The Fuji X20 uses the premium FUJINON F2.0-2.8 4x manual zoom lens. The lens also offers Super Macro Mode where users can get as close as 0.39 inches from a subject. The X20 has a 2.8 inch LCD screen with 460k dots. Fuji also left the “Q” button function on this camera which allows users to easily access frequently used menu items.
To give users even more creativity in their images, the X20 features Fujifilm’s proprietary Film Simulation Mode which includes ten film options. The camera also has Advanced Filter functions for additional artistic functionality, including Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color, Soft Focus, High Key and Low Key.
The X20 will be available in the spring of 2013 for about $600.