Fujifilm X20

    The two colour options for the Fujifilm X20. (Source: Fujifilm.)


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    Fujifilm X20

      In summary

      Good for:
       - Travel photography.
       - Photographers who prefer manual controls and a viewfinder.
       - Shooting close-ups - provided the monitor is used for shot composition.
       - Candid and street photography.

      Not so good for:
       - Sports and wildlife photography.
       - Recording movies.

       

      Full review

      Featuring the same 'retro' styling as its predecessor, the Fujifilm X20 appears superficially identical to the X10. But inside there have been plenty of changes to bring this advanced digicam up-to-date. As with the X100S we reviewed recently, Fujifilm UK has listed 68 improvements the X20 has over the original X10. We've re-published them in a special section of this review, below. 

      The two colour options for the Fujifilm X20. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      The two colour options for the Fujifilm X20. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      Available with a totally black body or in silver and black, the X20  has the same rangefinder styling as most of its competitors. And there are now more of them, including the Canon PowerShot G15, Nikon Coolpix P7700, Olympus XZ-10, Panasonic Lumix LX7, Pentax MX-1 and Sony Cyber-shot RX100. (You can find reviews of most of these cameras in the Advanced Compact - Fixed Lens section of our review pages.)

      Front view of the Fujifilm X20, silver and black version. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      Back view of the Fujifilm X20, silver and black version. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      Top view of the Fujifilm X20, silver and black version. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      Front, back and top views of the Fujifilm X20, silver and black version. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      With its metal body and smart leatherette finish, the X20  is one of the classier looking cameras. It also feels nice to hold and operate. We've covered the physical features of the camera in detail in our review of the X10 so in this review we will focus on the improvements made in the new model.

      Improvements
      The following list of improvements introduced with the X20 has been produced by Fujifilm UK.

      1. 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor without optical low pass filters improves resolution to as much as a 4/3" sensor.
       2. S/N ratio improved to level similar to Full frame sensors.
       3. Phase detection AF allows for AF speeds as low as 0.04secs (compared to X10 0.16secs).
       4. 1080p HD video @ 60fps (X10 1080p HD video @ 30fps).
       5. Phase detection Autofocus also works during movie recording.
       6. Face detection works during movie recording.
       7. In movie recording, moiré and false colour are minimised (as in still image shooting).
       8. Start up time of 0.9secs (1.5secs previously).
       9. 12fps continuous shooting at max resolution (compared to 7fps previously).
       10. 0.5secs shooting interval (1.1secs previously).
       11. Stores 14-bit RAW files.
       12. EXR Processor II allows for "Lens Modulation Optimiser" to overcome the limits of optics (diffraction or peripheral aberration).
       13. EXR Processor II allows for great Noise Reduction at high-ISO.
       14. Advanced Optical Viewfinder allows for the following information to be displayed as an overlay on the optical viewfinder:  Focus indicator, Exposure Compensation, Shutter Speed + Aperture Value, ISO Setting + Shooting Mode, Flash/Self Timer icons, Focus Area, Parallax Caution, AF Error, Blur Caution.
       15. Eye sensor to change between LCD/OVF automatically.
       16. Two new Film Simulation modes - Pro Neg. Std and Pro Neg. Hi.
       17. X20 has ‘F-simulation bracketing’ function, one shot can produce 3 different Film simulation images which can be pre-set.
       18. ‘Advanced filter’ mode has installed as standard.
       19. ‘Multiplex Exposure’ function. View first shot on LCD then frame second shot over the top.
       20. Q-Button (Quick) for instant access to shooting menus as standard.
       21. Multi-Tab menu system for easy navigation.
       22. ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function for checking the plane of focus while focusing manually.
       23. Available in solid black or black and silver.
       24. X20 Logo engraved on front.
       25. Strap attachment rings are coated with a stainless-steel layer.
       26. Lens barrel shielded to protect from dust.
       27. You can now directly attach a protector filter to the lens.
       28. Supports external microphone.
       29. Changed the layout of buttons.
       30. Improved using the wide aperture in MF shooting.
       31. WB shift available in any mode.
       32. Able to reset the Custom settings and Camera settings separately.
       33. All camera settings now retained when firmware is updated.
       34. Add ‘MARK FOR UPLOAD TO’ MyFinePix.com.
       35. Support for Eye-Fi cards.
       36. In low light scene, LCD display is sharp and clear.
       37. When holding shutter button, LCD doesn’t freeze.
       38. After release the shutter button you can now immediately use some keys.
       39. In Manual Exposure, the histogram updates faster.
       40. In Post-viewing, eye sensor function can work.
       41. Able to set ISO-AUTO in ISO-TAB.
       42. Changed the location of ‘AF area select button’.
       43. Add the function ‘ADVANCED SR AUTO’.
       44. In movie shooting, Scene recognition function can work.
       45. In movie shooting, D-range expansion function can work.
       46. While movie shooting, you are now able to also capture still photos.
       47. Intelligent anti-blur function has been improved.
       48. High-resolution zoom processing is faster.
       49. High-resolution zoom range has been extended. 
       50. Easy to select the setting of continuous shooting.
       51. Removed dedicated "RAW" button (but can still be set to the Fn button)

      Who's It For?
      Like its predecessor, the X20 has been designed as a 'prestige' compact camera. So it supports 'serious' functions such as P, A, S and M shooting modes and raw file capture. So, let's look at how well it's suited to specific tasks serious photographers might use it for.

      1. Landscape photography: The 28mm angle of view  at the wide end of the zoom range will be useful, although it may not be wide enough to provide the dramatic coverage some landscape photographers desire. The panorama mode might be handy but it's JPEG only and has other limitations (full auto shooting and a restricted frame height  of 1080 pixels in horizontal mode).

      2. Portraits: Full optical zoom provides a focal length equivalent to 112mm, which is ideal for head-and-shoulders shots. The other focal lengths are wide enough for environmental portraits and some will be handy for candids.

      3. Sports and Action: The longest focal length setting won't magnify enough to allow close-ups of individuals, and the digital zoom may not provide sufficient extension. But the camera could permit some useful group shots.

      4. Close-ups and Macro: The close focusing limit of 1 cm in the super-macro mode will allow some dramatic close-ups to be taken. But you must use the monitor screen to frame and focus shots in order to avoid parallax error.

      5. Candids and Street Photography: The camera is small enough to be inconspicuous and the manual controls are easy to adjust on-the-fly, although you have to dive into the menu to change ISO settings. The threaded shutter release allows use of a cable to trigger the camera's shutter inconspicuously. Good low light performance allows ISO settings of 400 and 800 to be used in poorly-lit situations.

      6. Indoor Photography: The zoom lens may not be wide enough for cramped situations but the camera's low-light capabilities are a plus. Manual white balance measurement is necessary when shooting in artificial lighting.

      7. Wildlife: Although the zoom range will be good for shooting groups of animals in the medium distance, it can't get close enough for individual portrait or action shots.

      Handling Improvements
      The X20's mode dial carries 11 settings, like the X10. They include two custom memories, a SP (Scene Position) setting with 14 pre-sets and the Advanced (Adv.)  mode. A new SR+ (Advanced SR Auto) mode replaces the EXR mode. It's JPEG-only and uses scene recognition to set shooting parameters. According to Fujifilm, 64 shooting patterns have been loaded into the processor memory for comparing scenes.

      The lens is the same as the X10's and has the same push-on cover. We noticed an improvement in the functionality of the focusing ring, which is now more sensitive and allows you to adjust the speed at which focus is changed. Turn it quickly to re-focus rapidly, or slowly for greater precision.

      Manual focusing is also easier to access, thanks to a dial on the front panel with positions for AF-S, AF-C and Manual clearly marked. Focus peaking, similar to the system provided in Sony cameras, displays a white line around areas of the subject that are in focus, making manual focusing even easier.

      The viewfinder has also been improved with a new 'Digital Trans Panel'. This is a very thin LCD overlay that maintains the brightness of the optical viewfinder, but allows information to be superimposed. It shows details of the focus area, shutter speed and other shooting information, using green LEDs that contrast with the rest of the frame. The focus point is also displayed and the displayed information changes to red when an error is encountered.
       
      Display overlays provided by the 'Digital Trans Panel' in the new X20 viewfinder. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      An eye sensor provides quick switching between the LCD and viewfinder when the camera is raised to the eye. Unfortunately, despite the parallax caution display, it's much too easy to crop the tops off subjects when shooting close-ups with the viewfinder so it's best to use the monitor in the macro modes.

      The viewfinder is also set up for shooting with the 4:3 aspect ratio, which makes composing shots for the 3:2 or 16:9 aspects difficult when shooting stills. Fortunately the top and bottom of the frame blacks out in movie mode with the HD settings.

      A new Q button has been added to the rear panel. Pressing it calls up a Quick View menu for accessing functions like the dynamic range, ISO, white balance, noise reduction, image size, aspect ratio and quality, Film Simulation mode and adjustments to image tone, sharpness and colour. You can also adjust the self-timer settings, AF and stabiliser modes and monitor brightness settings via this button.

      A multi-tab menu system makes it easier to locate camera settings that aren't supported with direct controls. Two new Film Simulation modes have been added. Pro Neg. Std is designed for portraiture and provides 'soft and smooth skin tonality', while Pro Neg. Hi preserves 'natural soft skin tones' while reproducing 'harder gradations in the background'. 

      A new film simulation bracketing function enables users to produce three different film simulation images with a single press of the shutter button. Other bracketing options are available for exposure, dynamic range and ISO sensitivity.
       The X20 also offers eight Advanced filter modes:  High Key, Low Key, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, Pop Colour, Dynamic Tone and Partial Colour, the latter with a choice of red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple. The Multiple Exposure mode lets you superimpose a second exposure on an image displayed on LCD monitor. This lets you  position and focus the second shot accurately and see how the end result will look before pressing the shutter button.

      The monitor is the same as the X10's, which is a pity as it's smaller than average and its resolution is low for a modern LCD panel. For details of other aspects of  the camera's body design and controls, check out our review of the FinePix X10.

      What's Missing?
      Although Fujifilm has addressed most of the issues reviewers identified with the X10, a few things have still been omitted. For instance, there's no shutter lock that prevents the camera from taking a picture if the image isn't focused.

      We can't understand why the maximum shutter speed in the aperture and shutter priority modes is 1/1000 second, while it is extended to 1/4000 second in manual mode. This seems counter-intuitive.

      There's no neutral density filter and in bright conditions with f/2 this often isn't fast enough so you're forced to stop down. This limits your ability to shoot with a shallow depth of focus, one of the more attractive features of the fast lens.

      The tripod mount is off-centre and, while this has the advantage of enabling you to access the battery/card compartment when using a tripod, it puts the camera's optical axis off-centre and can cause setting-up issues  for close-up shots. There's still  no way to tether the cap to either the camera or the neck strap.

      You can only fit filters if you buy the optional LH-X20 Lens Hood and Adapter Ring set. No HDMI  cable is supplied, even though the camera has an HDMI port.

      Sensor and Image Processing
      The 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor is the same size as the sensor in the X10 and has the same resolution. But it features a new design with a non-Bayer colour array, which eliminates the need for optical low pass filters and claims to provide improved resolution.

      Phase detection sensors (pixels) are embedded in the surface of the chip, giving the X20 a similar fast hybrid AF system to the X100S. Fujifilm claims the camera can achieve a focus lock in as little as 0.06 second.  

      The X20 provides the same image size and aspect ratio settings as its predecessor but raw files are now 14-bit, instead of 12-bit. It also supports in-camera raw file processing (to JPEG). Four aspect ratio settings are available: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1, but only for JPEGs. The table below shows typical image and file sizes.

      Aspect ratio

      Size

      Resolution

      Fine

      Normal

      4:3

      RAW

      4000 x 3000

      20

      RAW+JPEG

      4000 x 3000

      25.1MB

      L

      4000 x 3000

      5.2MB

      3.17MB

      M

      2816 x 2112

      3.13MB

      1.63MB

      S

      2048 x 1536

      1.70MB

      0.90MB

      3:2

      L

      4000 x 2664

      4.44MB

      2.84MB

      M

      2816 x 1864

      2.76MB

      1.43MB

      S

      2048 x 1360

      1.53MB

      0.80MB

      16:9

      L

      4000 x 2248

      3.77MB

      2.40MB

      M

      2816 x 1584

      2.37MB

      1.23MB

      S

      1920 x 1080

      1.16MB

      0.63MB

      1:1

      L

      2992 x 2992

      3.77MB

      2.40MB

       

      M

      2112 x 2112

      2.37MB

      1.23MB

       

      S

      1536 x 1536

      1.16MB

      0.63MB

      Motion panoramas are also available via the Drive sub-menu. Three settings are supported:

      360-degree Vertical: 11520 x 1624 pixels; Horizontal: 11520 x 1080 pixels
       180-degree Vertical: 5760 x 1624 pixels; Horizontal: 5760 x 1080 pixels
       120-degree Vertical: 3840 x 1624 pixels; Horizontal: 3840 x 1080 pixels

      All files are recorded as JPEGs. They can be played back on the camera in a scrolled format that pans the image across the screen.

      Movie resolutions are the same as in the X10 but the two HD modes record at 60 fps and the frame rates for the slow-motion modes are slightly higher. Three resolution settings are provided for normal movie recording, along with three standard definition options for recording slow-motion movies at up to 250 frames per second.

      Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the frame in the 250 fps movie mode. Typical recording times for an 8GB card are shown in the table below.

      Movie mode

      Aspect ratio

      Frame size
       (pixels)

      Frame rate

      Recording time

      Full HD

      16:9

      1920 x 1080

      60 fps

      26 minutes

      HD

      1280 x 720

      51 minutes

      640

      4:3

      640 x 480

      30 fps

      3 hours 43 minutes

      HS 640x480

      80 fps

      2 hours 46 minutes

      HS 320x240HS 320x240

      320 x 240

      150 fps

      5 hours 32 minutes

      HS 320x112

      320 x 112

      250 fps

      2 hours 46 minutes

      Focus, exposure and white balance are adjusted automatically while clips are recorded. Scene Recognition and dynamic range expansion are now available in movie mode and you can capture a still image by pressing the shutter button while recording a movie (although not in the high-speed movie modes). You can now choose between movie priority and still image priority, with the former capturing the image at the movie frame size and the latter at the designated size setting. The shot is saved separately from the movie.

      Playback and Software
       Neither has changed significantly since the X10. The bundled raw file converter is still Silkypix based but raw files from the X20 can be converted with Adobe Camera Raw v.7.4 and this was the converter we used in our tests.

      Performance
       Subjective assessments of test shots showed them to be similar to images from the X10.  However, JPEGs straight out of the camera were slightly soft and benefited from unsharp masking in Photoshop. Colours appeared natural looking in most shooting conditions, although Imatest showed reds tended to be boosted and yellows suppressed. Both biases were confirmed by subjective assessments of test shots.

      The review camera's exposure system appeared to be better balanced than the X10's, making blown-out highlights less common in bright, contrasty lighting in our JPEG shots. The default auto dynamic range setting was better at retaining highlight and shadow detail and blown-out highlights only occurred in subjects with an extreme brightness range.

      Autofocusing definitely felt faster and our timing tests backed up this subjective judgment. The focus peaking aid made it much easier and reduced the time it took to focus the lens manually.

      Imatest testing revealed showed an improvement in imaging performance. The review camera delivered files that were slightly above expectations for the sensor's resolution for both ARW.RAW files and JPEG shots. We found the expected slow but steady decline in resolution as sensitivity was increased. The graph below shows the results of our tests.

       
       

      The highest resolution in our Imatest tests was achieved at around f/4. Diffraction reduced resolution from about f/5 with a steady but gradual decline to the minimum aperture of f/11. Edge softening was more visible at wider apertures, although it persisted through the aperture ranges at all focal lengths, as shown in the graph of our Imatest test below.
       
       

       

      Lateral chromatic aberration was negligible at all apertures and focal length settings and coloured fringing never became visible in our test shots. In the graph below of our Imatest results, the red line marks the boundary between 'negligible' and 'low' CA.
       
       

       

      Little noise was visible in shots taken at ISO settings up to ISO 800 but noise could be seen in shots taken at ISO 1600  and increased with higher sensitivity settings. Long exposures taken at ISO 12800 showed fairly coarse granularity plus reduced colour intensity.

      Some softening could be seen when ISO 3200 shots were enlarged beyond this point but it was quite evident at ISO 6400 in both available light and flash exposures. Flash exposures were evenly balanced across the camera's focal length range, showing the exposure controls able to balance flash output to suit different sensitivity settings. However, the colours in flash exposures at ISO 12800 appeared relatively flat.

      The lens showed little tendency to flare unless a bright light was shining directly at the camera. Distortion was also well controlled with barely visible barrel distortion at the 28mm setting and nothing significant at 112mm.

      We suspect both distortion and vignetting are corrected automatically in the camera. Interestingly, shots taken with the widest apertures at the shorter focal lengths showed a kind of 'reverse vignetting' in which the centre of the frame was slightly darker than the periphery. This probably wouldn't affect everyday photography.

      The review camera failed to remove the orange cast from shots taken under incandescent lighting in the auto white balance mode but came close to producing neutral colours in shots taken under fluorescent lighting with the same setting. Both presets over-corrected slightly, the various fluorescent lighting settings imparting slightly different colour casts. Manual measurement counteracted all colour casts and on-screen adjustments are available in all modes to correct minor colour anomalies. The camera also supports Kelvin temperature adjustments for matching colour balance to standardised light sources.

      Digital zoom shots were similar to those from the X10 and appeared sharp with few artefacts. The Panorama modes are identical to those in the FinePix F550 EXR and covered in our review of that camera.

      Video quality was similar to the clips we recorded with the X10, although the default saturation appeared slightly higher.. There was a slight, but noticeable, difference between Full HD and 720p HD recordings and a clear drop in quality with VGA resolution.

      The high-speed modes delivered good results with minimal blurring of subjects enabling them to be used for motion analysis, even though the frame sizes are rather small. Audio recording quality was similar to the X10. 

      We carried out our timing tests with an 8GB SanDisk Ultra SDHCI  card, which boasts a data transfer speed of 30MB/second. The review camera powered-up within a second of the lens ring being turned to the 28mm position.

      We measured an average capture lag of 0.2 seconds, which was eliminated by pre-focusing. It took 0.9 seconds, on average to process each JPEG file and 2.0 seconds for each RAF.RAW file and RAW+JPEG pair.

      Shot-to shot times averaged 0.9 seconds without flash and 1.4 seconds with. In the high-speed continuous shooting mode, the camera recorded 12 frames in 1.3 seconds. It took 4.3 seconds to process this burst. The medium-speed setting recorded 10 full-resolution images in 1.4 seconds. It took 3.8 seconds to process each burst.

      The highest frame rate for raw files is nine frames/second. However, buffer memory has limited capacity so recording paused after eight raw frames, which were recorded in 1.1 seconds. It took 8.8 seconds to process this burst. For RAW+JPEG pairs, the frame rate and buffer capacity were the same as for raw files but it took 12.8 seconds to process a burst of eight frames.

      Good for:
       - Travel photography.
       - Photographers who prefer manual controls and a viewfinder.
       - Shooting close-ups - provided the monitor is used for shot composition.
       - Candid and street photography.

      Not so good for:
       - Sports and wildlife photography.
       - Recording movies.

       

      SPECS

       Image sensor: 8.8 x 6.6 mm X-Trans CMOS II sensor with 12 megapixels effective
       Image processor: EXR
       A/D processing: 14-bit
       Lens:  Fujinon 7.1-28.4mm f/2-2.8 lens (28-112mm in 35mm format)
       Zoom ratio: 4x optical, approx. 2x digital
       Image formats: Stills - JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), RAF.RAW (14-bit), RAW + JPEG; Movies - MOV ( H.264)  with Stereo sound
       Image Sizes: Stills - [4:3] 4000 x 3000, 2816 x 2112, 2048 x 1536; [3:2] 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1864, 2048 x 1360; [16:9]  4000 x 2248,  2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080; [1:1] 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112, 1536 x 1536; Motion panorama horizontal - 11520 x 1080, 5760 x 1080, 3840 x 1080; vertical - 11520 x 1624, 5760 x 1624, 3840 x 1624; Movies - 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 at 60 fps, 640 x 480 pixels (30 fps & 80 fps), 320 x 240 at 150 fps, 320 x 112 at 250 fps
       Shutter speed range: 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. (min. 1/4 sec. in Auto mode)
       Self-timer: 2 or 10 seconds delay
       Image Stabilisation: Lens-shift optical
       Exposure Compensation: +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
       Bracketing: AE and ISO Bracketing: +/-1/3EV, +/-2/3EV, +/-1EV; Film Simulation Bracketing: Any 3 types selectable; Dynamic Range Bracketing: 100% / 200% / 400%
       Focus system/range: Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF) with single/continuous modes plus manual focus; multi, area and tracking frame selection and face detection; range 50 cm to infinity; macro 10-300 cm; super macro to 1 cm; AF assist illuminator available
       Exposure metering/control: TTL 256-zones metering with Multi-pattern, Spot and Average modes
       Shooting modes: AUTO, Advanced SR Auto, P, S, A, M, C1, C2, Movie, SP (Natural Light, Natural Light & Flash, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Underwater), Adv (filter effects, panorama, multiple exposure, Pro Focus and Pro Low Light settings)
       ISO range: Auto: ISO 100-800; Manual: ISO 100-ISO 12800 in 1/3EV steps
       White balance: Auto,  Fine, Shade, Fluorescent (x3),  Incandescent, Underwater, Custom, Colour temperature selection
       Flash modes/range (ISO auto): Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro; red-eye removal available; range 30 cm to 7.0 m  with ISO Auto
       Sequence shooting:  Max. 12 fps for 11 JPEG frames; max. 9 fps for 8 raw files
       Storage Media: 24MB internal memory plus SD, SDHC and SDXC (UHS-I) expansion slot
       Viewfinder: Optical zoom viewfinder with Digital Trans Panel; approx. 85% coverage; built-in eye sensor, Dioptre adjustment : -3.5 - +1.5  dpt
       LCD monitor: 2.8-inch TFT colour LCD monitor with approx. 460,000 dots, approx. 100% coverage
       Power supply: NP-50 Li-ion battery; CIPA rated for approx. 270 frames/charge
       Dimensions (wxhxd): 117.0 x  69.6 x 56.8 mm
      Weight: Approx. 333 grams (without battery and card)

       

      TESTS

       JPEG files:

       
       RAF.RAW files converted with Adobe Camera Raw 7.4.

       

       

       

      SAMPLES

       
       

      Auto white balance with incandescent lighting. 

      Auto white balance with fluorescent lighting.

      7.1mm focal length (actual), ISO 100, 1/800 second at f/5.6.
       
       

      28.4mm focal length (actual), ISO 100, 1/640 second at f/5.6.
       
       

      Digital zoom; 28.4mm focal length (actual), ISO 100, 1/500 second at f/5.6.
       
       

      Macro mode; 28.4mm focal length (actual), ISO 100, 1/850 second at f/5.6.
       
       

      Super Macro mode; 7.1mm focal length (actual), ISO 200, 1/1000 second at f/5.
       
       

      30-second exposure at ISO 100; 9mm focal length, f/4.
       
       

      4-second exposure at ISO 800; 9mm focal length, f/4.
       
       

      1-second exposure at ISO 3200; 9mm focal length, f/4.
       
       

      1/2-second exposure at ISO 6400; 9mm focal length, f/4.
       
       

      1/4-second exposure at ISO 12800; 9mm focal length, f/4.5.
       
       

      Flash exposure at ISO 100; 28.4mm focal length, 1/30 second at f/2.8.
       
       

      Flash exposure at ISO 800; 28.4mm focal length, 1/30 second at f/2.8.
       
       

      Flash exposure at ISO 3200; 28.4mm focal length, 1/42 second at f/2.8.
       
       

      Flash exposure at ISO 6400; 28.4mm focal length, 1/90 second at f/2.8.
       
       

      Flash exposure at ISO 12800; 28.4mm focal length, 1/170 second at f/2.8. 

      Vignetting at the 28mm focal length (equivalent) setting.
       
       

      Vignetting at the 112mm (equivalent) focal length setting.

       

      Distortion at the 28mm focal length (equivalent) setting.

       

      Distortion at the 112mm focal length(equivalent)  setting.

       

      360-degree panorama; 7.1mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/450 second at f/6.4.
       

      P mode, 7.1mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/500 second at f/2.8.
       
       

      P mode, 12mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/500 second at f/2.8.
       
       

      P mode, 28.4mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/500 second at f/2.8.
       
       

      Wide dynamic range subject; 28.4mm focal length, ISO 400, 1/250 second at f/5.
       
       

      A mode, 28.4mm focal length, ISO 400, 1/60 second at f/4.
       
       

      P mode, 15mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/105 second at f/2.5.
       
       

      Still frame from HD video clip recorded at 1920 x 1080 pixels.
       
       

      Still frame from HD video clip recorded at 1280 x 720 pixels.
       

      Still frame from VGA video clip recorded at 30 fps.
       
       

      Still frame from VGA video clip recorded at 80 fps.
       
       

      Still frame from QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) video clip recorded at 150 fps.
       
       

      Still frame from high-speed video clip recorded at 250 frames/second and 320 x 112 pixels.

       

      Rating 

      RRP: AU$749; US$599.95

      • Build: 8.8
      • Ease of use: 8.5
      • Autofocusing: 8.5
      • Image quality JPEG: 9.0
      • Image quality RAW: 9.0
      • Video quality: 8.5

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