• […] Check out danbailey’s review here: “Overall, the X20 is an incredibly capable and versatile little camera that has a wide array […]

  • […] Bottom line: Compared to the X10, the X20 is sharper, and the image processing on it is noticeably better. (Edit: I’m back from my ski trip and shot over 1,000 images with the X20 during the course of a week. I’ve posted my full X20 review here.) […]

  • […] In addition, I love the fact that it’s real viewfinder that uses prisms and mirrors. Some really high quality compact cameras like the Sony NEX series have electronic viewfinders. I hate those, it feels like you’re looking at your subject on a bad TV screen. With the X20, you’re actually looking through the viewfinder, directly AT your subject. It just feels more intrinsically real. Like a real camera. After what I’ve put it through, the X20 has earned a place in my heart and I can’t see leaving the house without it, even when I’m lugging along my DSLR gear. Read my full Fuji X20 review here. […]

  • Frank Moster says:

    Hey Dan,
    I think I will get an x20 based on your experience. I don’t do any serious photography anymore but am happy to see your success. I’m still in the Fort and doing well. All the best! fm

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Wow, great to hear from you, Frank! Certainly been a long time. I make it down to the Fort about once a year. I do miss it at times, and always enjoy coming back to visit. Take care and thanks for reading! -D

  • […] I posted in my full X20 review, I’m totally enamored with this little camera, and am looking forward to taking it on […]

  • ollie odonnell says:

    oodpics for get. that . truth , is the x20 a good cam for everyday to takes hiking walking and do all types photo’s & lovely prints and no PS , cheers DAN

  • […] There’s no question that these little cameras are awesome for every day life, travel and for taking into the backcountry when you just don’t want to lug around your DSLR. And with maximum capture rates of up to 12 fps on some models, there’s no reason you can’t shoot action and adventure with these little guys too. I shoot sports all the time with my Fuji X20. […]

  • C-Da says:

    Hi Dan,
    These cameras are slowly hitting the shops in Asia. I was thinking of getting the Fujifilm X20. I did read many reviews but your’s touched upon real issues that concern me.
    Thanks for sharing. I am convinced that I need to get one as soon I can lay my hands on one.

  • Martin says:

    Hi Dan

    Excellent review. I have the X10 and have it set on its EXR mode most of the time. I’m looking at the X20 as an upgrade but I am aware that it doesn’t have the EXR mode. So I guess am asking what you think is its best setting for getting the good solid performance I’m enjoying from the EXR on the X10?



  • Dan Bailey says:

    Martin, I think that your best option with the X10 is to keep using EXR mode when you’re trying to get the most resolution out of a tricky exposure situation. True, the X20 doesn’t have EXR mode, but the new X-Trans sensor is designed with an entirely different architecture. It does produce noticeably sharper images. That said, the X10 is still a great camera!

  • Dan : I read Your X10 Review and was very impressed ! Your love of Photography fills the Review ! I recently purchased an X10 , and will soon acquire an X20 based on Your Review ! R E Keay

  • […] The X10 is an awesome little camera, especially for the price. As I said, though, the X20 is out now and it’s even better. Read my full review of the Fuji X20 here. […]

  • […] If you haven’t seen my full review of the X20 and see how well it does for action photography, you can read it here. […]

  • Andrew Leask says:


    Great article on X20 RAW. I am a little disappointed with certain performance aspects of my X20 much as you describe (so that is encouraging!), but it is better than my Panasonic LX5 which it replaces. I find the X20 smudges or smears detail, particularly in the mid and far regions of landscape pictures. The NR function does not seem to produce much variation, but the the DR function is pretty aggressive and seems to be a clear culprit in smearing the reputation of good photos. Some blogs suggest DR should be left to ‘auto’; I think 100 will generally produce better results. What are your thoughts? What settings do you use for NR and DR?

  • Thank You Dan Bailey I love it <3

  • Hi Dan,

    Would it be possible to see this image,, as a bigger click to zoom image?



  • […] April is a tough one, and I have to go with two images. Hey, it’s my blog, I can break the rules all I want! The first shot is an aerial of the Kichatna Spires, a section rugged granite peaks that lie southwest of Denali National Park. By far one of my favorite images of 2013, I shot it out the open window of my little Cessna with the Fujifilm X20, which I bought in early April. Since then, it’s been the camera I carry with me at all times. You can read my full review of the X20 here. […]

  • LionLamb says:

    Dan, Great review. I have fun using the X20 while traveling. Love the ergonomics.
    Could i ask for your preference on custom settings (c1, c2) for black&white and colour shots?

  • […] added a host of new features and upgrades that make the X20 an incredibly capable little camera. I’ve already put the X20 to the test, and it performs like a champ. I love it. (Read my full review […]

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    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.

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    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.