Fujifilm has announced the replacement for the X-S10, the Fujifilm X-S20. It features a back-side-illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and Fujifilm’s latest processing engine, the X-Processor 5. This combination enables the X-S20 to use AI-based subject-detection AF that is capable of detecting animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, aeroplanes, trains, insects and drones.
Also, the X-S20 introduces a new Auto Subject Detection function for the Auto exposure mode. In this mode the camera detects a subject and tracks it automatically, keeping it in focus in stills or video mode.
Like its predecessor, the X-S20 has a more SLR-like design than cameras in Fuji’s X-T line such as the Fujifilm X-T5, including a larger grip. Fujifilm has given the X-S20 the high-capacity NP-W235 battery to enable up to around 800 images to be captured on a single charge – that’s more than double the capacity of the X-S10.
The X-S20 weighs just 491g and features 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) mechanism that is claimed to deliver shutter speed compensation of up to 7.0-stops.
The Fujifilm X-S20 is capable of recording 6.2K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video internally, and has 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks for better audio recording. Alternatively, it can record 4K video at up to 60P and Full HD video at up to 240P.
There’s also F-Log2 to enable video to be recorded with up to 13+ stops dynamic range and give greater post-capture grading capability. In addition, the Fujifilm X-S20 can record 12-bit Apple ProRes raw video at resolutions up to 6.2K at 29.97fps to an Atomos recorder/monitor connected via HDMI. Or, when connected to a Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G, it can output Blackmagic Raw footage at resolutions up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps.
It also introduces a new Vlog Mode that gives access to some useful features when the user is in front of the camera – including designed to help with creating a vlog when it’s used with the Fujifilm TG-BT1 tripod grip.
Furthermore, the Fujifilm X-S20 can be connected to a computer via a USB-Type C cable to a computer and used as a webcam without using additional software such as Fujifilm X Webcam. You can even use the Film Simulation modes while live streaming.
The Fujifilm X-S20 has a 0.39-inch type 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder with 0.62x magnification. There’s also a 1.84-million-dot rear screen that’s mounted on a vari-angle hinge which enables the screen to be positioned at a range of angles, including facing forward for vlogging and shooting selfies.
Fujifilm X-S20 price and availability
The Fujifilm X-S20 is set to retail for £1249 / $1299 body-only, £1349 with the XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 kit or £1599 with the XF 18-55mm f/2.8 kit.
Sales start on 29th June 2023.
- Camera type: Mirrorless
- Announced: 24th May 2023
- Sensor: 26.1MP X-Trans 4 CMOS APS-C format sensor
- Processing engine: X-Processor 5
- Lens mount: X-Mount
- Sensitivity range: ISO 125-12,800 expandable to ISO 25,600
- Viewfinder: 0.39-inc type 2.36-million-dot EVF (100% coverage) with 0.62x magnification
- Screen: Vari-angle 3-inch 1.84million-dot touchscreen LCD
- Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points
- Subject detection: Animal/Bird/Automobile/Motorcycle&Bike/Airplane/Train
- Continuous shooting: Mechanical Shutter: 8fps, Electronic Shutter: 30fps with 1.25x crop, 20fps full-sensor
- Max video resolution: 6.2K (6240 x 4160) at 29.97/25/24/23.98fps, DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 59.95/50/29.97/25/24/23.98fps, 4K 59.95/50/29.97/25/24/23.98fps
- Stabilisation: 5-axis In-body up to 7 stops compensation, plus Digital Image Stabilization and IS Mode Boost for video
- Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 127.7×85.1×65.4mm
- Weight: 491g including battery and card