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A Demonstration of the Silent Shutters in the Fujifilm X20 and X100s


When Fujifilm announced its latest wave of X-Series cameras earlier this year, the company stated that the big area they’re focusing on is “speed”. The new X20 and X100s feature extremely speedy autofocus, burst speed, and startup time. The ‘s’ in X100s may officially stand for “speed,” but it could just as well stand for “silent” or “stealth”. Both cameras feature extremely silent shutters that won’t attract attention while you’re snapping away.

The video above by nycphotog2006 shows how silent the X20 is even while the leaf shutter is fluttering at a staggering 12fps.

Here another video by him showing what the X100s sounds like compared to its predecessor, the X100:

Finally, here’s a video showing the X100s compared to other cameras of various types:

(via Doobybrain)