The Fujifilm X-S20 takes the tried-and-tested 26-megapixel X-Trans IV sensor from the predecessor and pairs it with the newer, fifth-generation processor to open up what this camera can do.
The result is a camera that can capture images up to 20 frames per second, shoot 6.2K video, and deliver Fujifilm's finest autofocus. This camera helps improve focus accuracy over the recently released X-T5. In challenging low-light situations, the X-S20 could also track subjects and maintain that lock.
I'll dive more into the specs and image quality later, but I want to talk about the ergonomics of this camera body. The X-S line from Fujifilm doesn't have any of the retro stylings that the company's known for. You have a modern design that looks and feels like a traditional camera. While seemingly modest, the grip provides a surprisingly comfortable and secure feel. Additionally, the fact that the body weighs less than 500 grams makes this camera a delight to carry around for extended periods, enticing you to use it more frequently. That's a feature, people!
As you examine the camera, you'll notice a front command dial that doesn't have a click-in function. In addition, there are two unlabelled dials, several buttons that you can customize, a joystick, and a new mode dial. This dial includes your standard PSAM, Auto, and Video modes. You can also swiftly transition between four custom modes, whether you're working with photo or video settings. Lastly, a new Vlog mode automates certain features, particularly those related to focusing, to simplify the setup when you're directly addressing the camera. Oh, wait, yes… there's also a Filter Mode which, again, I beg they replace with another custom mode in the future.
The camera also has a built-in flash which is valuable if you know how to bounce it. You also have access to a USB-C, micro HDMI, mic, and headphone port to connect any accessories, tether your camera for photography or use it as a webcam. As you may have guessed, a camera of this kind has a single SD card slot and runs off the new standard Fujifilm battery.
Of course, the LCD tilts all the way around, making it easier to monitor yourself. And the back has the option for the new Fujifilm cooling fan if you plan on using this in warm environments.
The camera also has wifi and Bluetooth, but what's more exciting is that Fujifilm has announced a brand new Fujifilm App for transferring photos and videos along with remote control features. I didn't get a chance to test the app out, but I hope we can see a considerable improvement in the overall experience with connecting your Fujifilm camera to your phone.
That's enough about the camera's design; let's talk more about what it can do in your hands.