Inputs and Outputs Notes
Retro Design: The Fujifilm FinePix X20 digital camera is
designed to look like a classic 35mm film camera with many of the features of a
high-quality DSLR. It has a synthetic leather-wrapped body with a die-cast
magnesium top and base, and precision milled metal rings and dials. The manual
4x optical zoom lens is protected by an aluminum lens cap.
Fujinon Zoom Lens: The X20 is equipped with a bright F2.0 (W) - F2.8
(T) Fujinon 4x zoom lens with a focal length of 7.1mm to 28.4mm (35mm
equivalent: 28mm-112mm). The zoom mechanism operates manually by turning the
lens ring. The camera's power switch is incorporated into the zoom ring.
Note: The camera does not allow for interchangeable
The X20 has a 2.8" color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots and approximately 100% horizontal
and vertical coverage in the shooting mode. When shooting, you can choose from a
standard display, 3 information displays, or a custom display.
Optical Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the camera
has an Optical Viewfinder with approximately 85% frame coverage. No information
is displayed in the viewfinder, and, depending upon the zoom position, you may
see part of the lens through the viewfinder. A built-in diopter
allows you to adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight, either with or without
The FinePix X20 features a large 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II image sensor with
12-million effective pixels. The sensor works together with the EXR Processor II
to give you high quality images, Full HD Movie recording, and high-speed
Recording Media: Still images and movies
can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. The X20 also has an internal memory of approximately
24 MB to allow you to store a few test
images in case your memory card is full.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix X20 records still images in JPEG
format in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect
ratios in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) and two compression ratios
(Fine and Normal). In addition, RAW images can be
recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor.
RAW format images must be processed on a computer using the supplied RAW File
Converter application software. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the
same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored. The available
image sizes include:
|4:3 Image Sizes ||3:2 Image Sizes ||16:9 Image Sizes ||1:1 Image Sizes |
|L: 4000 x 3000 |
M: 2816 x 2112
S: 2048 x 1536
|L: 4000 x 2664 |
M: 2816 x 1864
S: 2048 x 1360
|L: 4000 x 2248 |
M: 2816 x 1584
S: 1920 x 1080
|L: 2992 x 2992 |
M: 2112 x 2112
S: 1536 x 1536
Motion Panorama: The camera is capable of taking panoramic images by
panning the camera through one of three angle settings. As you pan the camera,
multiple frames are recorded and automatically stitched together in the camera
to create the panoramic image. The Motion Panorama 360° can be saved for playback
as a continuous loop. The Motion Panorama options are:
- Motion Panorama 360°:
- Vertical: 1624 x 11520
- Horizontal: 11520 x 1080
- Motion Panorama 180°:
- Vertical: 1624 x 5760
- Horizontal: 5760 x 1080
- Motion Panorama 120°:
- Vertical: 1624 x 3840
- Horizontal: 3840 x 1080
HD Movies: The FinePix X20 can record movies in Full HD
(1920 x 1080/60 fps,), Standard HD (1280 x 720/60 fps), and Standard Definition (640 x 480/30
fps) in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo audio. A Class 10
SD memory card or higher is recommended when shooting HD or High Speed movies.
High Speed Movies: High Speed movies can be shot at 640 x 480 @80 fps,
320 x 240 @150 fps, and 320 x 112 @ 250 fps. These movies, when played back at
normal speed, show the subjects in slow motion. No audio is recorded; focus, exposure, and white balance
are not adjusted automatically.
Shooting Modes: The FinePix X20 has a rotary mode dial on
the top of the camera. You have the following choices in Shooting Modes:
- P, S, A, M: The camera lets you set the shutter
speed and aperture automatically or manually in these four shooting modes. The shutter speed and aperture
settings combine for these shooting modes:
|Shooting Mode ||Shutter Speed¹ ||Aperture² |
|Program AE ||Automatic ||Automatic |
|Shutter Priority ||Manual ||Automatic |
|Aperture Priority ||Automatic ||Manual |
|Manual ||Manual ||Manual |
¹ Shutter Speed Options: 1/4000,
1/3000, 1/2500, 1/2000, 1/1600, 1/1200, 1/1000, 1/800,
1/640, 1/500, 1/400, 1/320, 1/250, 1/200, 1/160, 1/125, 1/100, 1/80, 1/60,
1/50, 1/40, 1/30, 1/25, 1/20, 1/15,
1/13, 1/10, 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2.5, 1/2, 1/1.6, 1/1.3, 1",
1.3", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3", 4"
² Aperture Options:
F/2.0, F/2.2, F/2.5, F/2.8, F/3.2, F/3.6, F/4.0, F/4.5, F/5.0, F/5.6,
F/6.4, F/7.1, F/8.0, F/9.0, F/10, F/11
SR+ (Advanced SR Auto): The camera
automatically optimizes settings to the scene. Available scenes include:
Landscape, Night, Night (Tripod), Macro, Beach, Sunset, Snow, Sky,
Greenery, Sky & Greenery, and Auto.
Auto: This simple point-and-shoot mode is
recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
Advanced: The Advanced mode combines
"point-and-shoot" simplicity with sophisticated photographic techniques
as Advanced Filter, Multiple Exposure, Pro Focus, Pro Low Light, or Motion Panorama 360.
SP (Scene Position): You can set the camera according
to particular shooting conditions or a specific type of subject. Scene
Positions include: Portrait, Portrait
Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset,
Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, and Text.
Movie: You can shoot short movies with audio.
Movies can be recorded in Full HD (1980 x 1080), High Definition (1280 x
720), or Standard Definition (640 x 480).
Custom 1, 2: In the P, S, A, M, and all EXR
Priority modes, you can save current camera and menu settings and recall
them whenever the mode dial is rotated to Custom 1 or Custom 2.
ISO Sensitivity: The X20 gives you several options for setting
the ISO Sensitivity:
- Auto: The Auto settings will adjust the sensitivity
settings according to the shooting conditions.
- Auto (with maximum): The sensitivity is set automatically as
above, except that the sensitivity will not be raised above a set maximum of
400, 800, 1600, or 3200.
- Default Sensitivity: You can set the default
sensitivity between 100 and 3200, and the camera automatically sets the
sensitivity between the default and maximum values. Sensitivity is only
raised above the default value when the shutter speed required would be
slower than the value selected for the minimum shutter speed.
- Minimum Shutter Speed: The minimum shutter speed can be
set between 1/4 sec and 1/125 sec.
- Manual: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO 100,
200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000,
5000, 6400, or 12800.
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select
Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent
lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light and
Underwater (requires waterproof case). In addition, you can measure for a white
balance value or display and select from a list of color temperatures.
Film Simulation: The X20 can simulate the effects of
different kinds of film, including sepia and black-and-white. You can select one of the
- PROVIA/Standard: standard color reproduction
- Velvia/Vivid: a high-contrast palette of saturated colors, suited
for nature photos
- ASTIA/Soft: a soft-toned palette of less-saturated colors
- PRO Negative Standard: A soft-toned palette with a
range of hues enhanced for skin tones. Recommended for studio portrait
- PRO Negative Hi: Offers slightly more contrast than PRO
Neg Std, and is recommended for outdoor portrait photography.
- Monochrome: standard black-and-white
- Monochrome + Y Filter: black-and-white pictures with slightly
increased contrast; tones down the brightness of the sky
- Monochrome + R Filter: black-and-white picture with increased
contrast; also tones down the brightness of the sky
- Monochrome + G Filter: softens skin tones in black-and-white
- Sepia: takes pictures in sepia tone
Exposure Compensation: Using the dedicated Exposure
Compensation dial on the top of the camera, you
can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures
brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3
EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in all shooting modes except
Continuous Shooting: The Continuous Shooting mode includes
two burst modes and four bracket modes:
- Top: You can shoot continuously while the shutter
release button is pressed. There are 4 speeds, each with a maximum number of
frames: Super High: 11 frames @ 12 fps; High: 14 frames @ 9 fps; Middle: 20
frames @ 6 fps; and 39 frames @ 3 fps.
- Best Frame Capture: The Best Frame Capture mode lets you take a
series of 8 pictures starting before and ending after the shutter button is
pressed. You can choose the frame rate at 12, 9, 6, or 3 fps. You can vary
how the 8 frames are distributed before and after the button is pressed.
- AE bracket: 3 frames (selected exposure, overexposure,
underexposure) by 1/3, 2/3, or 1 EV
- ISO bracket: 3 frames (selected sensitivity, sensitivity raised,
sensitivity lowered) by 1/3, 2/3, or 1 EV
- Film Simulation: 3 frames (any 3 types of film
- Dynamic Range: 3 frames (100%, 200%, 400%)
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second
or 2-second self timer. The 10 second self timer is recommended for self
portraits, while the 2-second self timer is used to reduce blur caused by the
camera moving when the shutter button is pressed.
Focus Mode: The camera has a 3-position focus mode selector
next to the lens on the front of the camera. The following options are
- Single AF (AF-S): Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed
halfway. Good for stationary subjects.
- Continuous AF (AF-C): The camera continually adjusts focus to
reflect changes in the distance between the camera and the subject. Good for
- Manual Focus (MF): Focus manually using the sub-command dial on
the back of the camera. The LCD monitor indicates the focus distance range
(in meters or feet) and the depth of field.
Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 1.6'
to infinity in Wide Angle, and 2.6' to infinity in Telephoto. In the Macro mode,
the focus range is approximately 0.3' to 9.8' in Wide Angle, and 1.6' to 9.8'
in Telephoto. In the Super Macro mode, the focus range is 0.3" to 3.2'
Flash Modes: The
FinePix X20 has a built-in manual pop-up flash with an effective range of 0.9' to
22.9' in Wide Angle, and 1.6' to 16.4' in Telephoto. Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
- Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
- Forced Flash:
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
- Slow Synchro:
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
- Suppressed Flash (Off): flash does not fire, even when the
subject is poorly lit.
Hot Shoe: The X20 is equipped with an accessory hot shoe
that can be used to mount an optional external flash, such as the
The X20 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera
automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can
select from three metering options: Multi, Spot, or Average.
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include a side-by-side two-frame display
(with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3)
and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid
views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Image Search: The Image Search function lets you search
pictures by the following criteria: by Date, by Face, by Favorites, by Scene, by
Type of Data, and by Upload Mark.
Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can
enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size).
After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition,
you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio
of 4:3, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select
"Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide
show. You can select normal playback, normal playback that zooms in on faces, or
multiple pictures at once.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The
FinePix X20 is powered by the supplied NP-50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
A fully-charged NP-50 is good for approximately 270 shots. The supplied BC-50B
battery charger will charge an NP-50 battery in about 110 minutes.
Auto Power Off Function: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically
turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no
operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu.
Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off
when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
and Outputs Notes
Digital In/Out: The FinePix X20 features a proprietary jack
for connecting the supplied USB cable. This output allows you to download your
photos to your computer via USB, or connect the camera to a compatible
PictBridge printer, or plug in the optional Fujifilm MIC-ST1 external
HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for
connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable is required.
Operating System Requirements: The
FinePix X20 comes with MyFinePix Studio Version 4.2 for Windows and RAW File
Converter versions for Windows and Macintosh on CD-ROM. In order to use this software, your computer must have
one of the following operating systems:
Studio Ver.4.2/RAW File Converter for Windows: Windows
8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP
RAW File Converter for Macintosh: Mac OS X Version
10.6 - 10.8