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Fujifilm Announces X-S20 Camera & XF 8mm F3.5 R WR Lens

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Fujifilm has announced its mid-range camera and XF 8mm F3.5 Lens at X Summit BKK 2023 (see live blog here).

Fujifilm X-S20 features a 26MP X-Trans 4 sensor, X Processor 5, and 7-stop, 5-axis IBIS which improves on the X-S10. 750 shots will be possible per charge with the NP-W235. Video is captured at 6.2K as well as 4K and Full HD with a new VLOG option available on the mode dial so you can quickly access video functions.

An XF 8mm f/3.5 lens has also been announced and it’s the widest lens currently available in the Fujifilm X-mount. It gives a 112-degree angle of view that’s the same as most smartphones produce and has a 12mm effective focal length. The XF 8mm f/3.5 weighs 215g and measures just 52.8mm. 62mm filters fit the lens.

Price & Availability: The Fujifilm X-S20 will be available from the end of June 2023 priced at $1299 while the XF 8mm f/3.5 will be available for $799 at the same time.

Fujifilm X-S20 Body: $1,299: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujifilm X-S10 Body: $999 at AmazonB&HAdorama

Fujinon XF8mm f/3.5: $799 at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujifilm X-S20 Key specifications

  • 26MP X-Trans BSI-CMOS sensor
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization (CIPA-rated to 7 stops)
  • On-sensor phase detection
  • 3″, 1.84M-dot fully articulating touchscreen
  • 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 20 fps burst shooting (up to 30 fps with a crop)
  • DCI and UHD 4K at up to 30p with 10-bit F-Log and F-Log2 support
  • External mic and 3.5mm headphone socket
  • 750 shots per charge using LCD
  • USB power delivery support
  • Single UHS-II card slot
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Compatibility with FAN-001

Fujifilm XF 8mm f/3.5 Features:

  • 8mm focal length (equivalent to 12mm in the 35mm film format)
  • Viewing angle of 121 degrees diagonally and 112 degrees horizontally
  • 12 lens elements in nine groups
  • 52.8mm long
  • weighs 215g
  • 62mm filter thread size
  • Fast AF speed of 0.02 seconds
  • Dust- and weather-resistant

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Main features: 

High image quality and high-performance AF

  • X-S20 is equipped with the back-illuminated 26.1MP sensor “X-Trans™ CMOS 4” and the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 5” to produce high-quality images while keeping power consumption lower than its predecessor model, X-S10.
  • X-S20 features subject-detection AF developed with deep learning/artificial intelligence (AI) technology. In this case, AI is used to detect animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, insects, and drones. The evolved AF prediction algorithm enables stable focusing even in AF-C mode.
  • The AUTO mode, which automatically selects optimum settings according to scenes, is complemented with the new AUTO Subject Detection function, automatically detecting and tracking a subject while keeping it in focus, allowing the creator to produce high-quality stills and videos with ease.
  • X-S20 comes with 19 Film Simulation modes including “Nostalgic Neg,” characterized by high saturation and soft tonality. Users can use Film Simulation presets for various subject types and scenes to produce a photographic film look and feel.

High-capacity battery and high-performance in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism in a lightweight form factor

  • X-S20 features the X-S Series’ signature large grip for reliable handheld stability while keeping the body compact and lightweight, weighing in at just 1.08 lbs. (491g).[1]
  • The use of the high-capacity battery, NP-W235, has more than doubled the number of frames in Economy Mode to approximately 800 compared to that of the previous X-S10 model.
  • X-S20 is equipped with a five-axis IBIS mechanism that offers up to 7.0-stops[2], making it easy to create images or video hand-held, even at night or in low-light conditions.
  • X-S20 features a 2.36-million-dot Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 0.62x magnification as well as a 1.84-million-dot rear LCD monitor with a vari-angle structure that can be positioned in a range of angles, making self-portraits easy. The camera can be also combined with the FUJIFILM Tripod Grip, TG-BT1, for vlog production.

6.2K/30P video recording and other extensive video functions including the new Vlog Mode

  • X-S20 can record 6.2K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video internally and supports extensive video functions that include capabilities, like hi-speed 1080/240P slow motion and 4K/60P streaming through USB-C.
  • X-S20 features F-Log2 for recording video in the expanded 13+ stops dynamic range for enriched tonality, adding freedom in post-production creativity.
  • When combined with an ATOMOS HDMI device, RAW video output from the X-S20 can be recorded as 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at resolutions up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps. When combined with Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G, RAW video output from X-S20 can be recorded as Blackmagic RAW at resolutions up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps.
  • X-S20 features a 3.5mm microphone/headphone jack for broad compatibility with today’s available audio tools, despite its compact and lightweight body. Furthermore, the new Vlog Mode has been introduced to facilitate Vlog production.
  • A USB-Type C cable can connect the camera to a computer to use as a webcam without the need for additional software[3]. Alternatively, content creators can utilize OBS Studio with X-S20 to stream 4K/60P video directly from the camera to the online streaming platform of their choice. Film Simulation modes are available even during live streaming or online meetings. Image settings can be adjusted even while the camera is connected to a computer.