• Doma says:

    Hi Dan, I had high expectations for the X20 and somewhat still..just one thing annoys me really about it, that it did not go so far comparing to the X10 as I thought Fuji will do.
    What I am talking about here is the sensor specifically, the camera has really cool features, outstanding design and build quality yet I expected it to produce a lot better IQ..something close to the X100 for example..Fuji could of done it easily, it’s not impossible since Canon has done it with the G1 X which has almost the same dimensions as the X20 and still has a vf, bigger articulated screen, built in flash, bigger lens AND a lot bigger sensor! which produces great IQ..I know they are different categories cameras but putting names aside, actually they are the same thing! looking at the images from X20, full sized kinda disappointed was a little muddy and I was not expecting so.
    Pardon my rambling I just wanted to discuss this specific point.

  • Victor says:

    Hi Daniel,

    I have already bought my X20 and used it for my Dubrovnik trip. As Doma says, I am a little dissapointed because of its 100% crop quality images. I used it in RAW all time and I was surprise about its noise at 400ISO. As previously read, this camera at 100ISO performs well but under my expectations.

    Maybe I have to review my expectations (especially because I came from a Canon 7D). Maybe de X-E1 is my camera? I don’t know yet.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Victor, expectations can get you in trouble. You have to keep in mind that the sensor on the X20 is not nearly as big as the one on your 7D, so it will never produce the same quality imagery, especially at 100% crop. There are always tradeoffs, and with the X20, you get a compact, convenient camera that will perform well, but not without limitations. If you like the look and feel of the X20, but want higher quality, then yes, I’d definitely recommend trying out the XE-1, it’s a great camera! has them in stock:

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