Sample Photos: Check Out the 2/3-Inch X-Trans Sensor Quality in the X20


Fujifilm has released seven official sample photographs shot using the new X20, a slick little retro-styled compact camera with a 12MP 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS sensor. The X-Trans sensors in Fujifilm’s APS-C X-Series cameras (e.g. X-Pro1 and X-E1) are very highly regarded for their image quality and low light performance, so it’s interesting to see how the same tech performs on a much smaller sensor size (APS-C sensors are about 6.5 times larger than the X20’s 2/3 sensor).

Here are the seven photographs (click them to see the original full-resolution JPEGs):

ISO100, f/3.6, 1/300s, PROVIA

ISO100, f/3.6, 1/300s, PROVIA

ISO200, f/4, 1/250s, Velvia

ISO200, f/4, 1/250s, Velvia

ISO200, f/3.2, 1/280s, Velvia

ISO200, f/3.2, 1/280s, Velvia

ISO400, f/4, 1/850s, Provia

ISO400, f/4, 1/850, Provia

ISO400, f/2.8, 1/170s, Astia

ISO400, f/2.8, 1/170s, Astia

ISO400, f/5, 1/800s, Monochrome

ISO400, f/5, 1/800s, Monochrome

ISO800, f/2.5, 1/8.5s, Provia

ISO800, f/2.5, 1/8.5s, Provia

It’s too bad none of the photos were shot with sensitivities higher than ISO 800, but the image quality at that level looks quite good.

Image credits: Photographs by Fujifilm

  • Antonio Carrasco

    does it come with VSCO built in or do you have to buy that separately?

  • optimus

    pew pew nr reduction

  • Ivan

    Yup, NR seems overdone. Processed raw files should look much better… well, in case we would have something adequate to process them with. I use Lightroom, still lacking good support for X-Trans sensors. I am hoping Adobe will improve on this soon, and then: hello X20!

  • Michael Della Polla

    … It has built in Fuji Films.

  • Pete

    Mmmm not the greatest pics of Amsterdam to be honest…

  • Zos Xavius

    yuck….too much NR smearing as expected. fuji always smeared their jpegs pretty hard on the P&S sized sensors. I don’t think this is amazingly better than any other camera with a similar sized sensor….

  • Tom Bryan

    looks pretty mushy

  • Cy Leow

    Terrible pictures! Over sharpen,shadow detail all blocked;Fuji expect to sell this camera with these samples? Get a life! ;)

  • FYI

    Still dont understand why Fuji didn’t pout at least a 1 inch sensor in this body. If you build a premium body and outfit it with a premium lens and charge a premium price, put in the largest sensor available to fit the body. If Sony can do it with the RX100 and Nikon can do it with the Pro 1 thing, then Fuji can in this body.

  • Aj

    Lovely shots u must all be very proud of yourself’s

  • Nathan Blaney

    Its odd that this camera doesn’t really stand up to the others in the X Series – I was pretty unimpressed using it, but love everything about my X100 and X-Pro 1.

  • josteinr

    What do you think?…