Fujifilm debuts new X-S20 as a choice for vloggers

  • This week Fujifilm has unveiled a new mirrorless camera in the form of the X-S20.
  • It is a follow-up to a model released in 2020 by the Japanese camera maker and features a new Vlog mode.
  • It can be paired and operated via a tripod grip and records video footage at up to 6.2K at 30P.

There is a new mirrorless camera from Japanese maker Fujifilm in the form of the X-S20.

Those who follow Fujifilm’s announcements closely will know that the X-S20 is a follow-up to a camera model released in 2020, with this new iteration aimed specifically at vloggers and travellers, according to the company.

“For vloggers, Fujifilm has incorporated a new Vlog mode. It works by setting the Mode dial on the top panel to ‘Vlog’ in order to have the X-S20 ready for recording video in a second. Doing so activates the LCD-monitor to display the live-view alongside six important functions (such as Background Defocus mode, Product Priority mode and High Speed Rec.), making it easy to adjust settings by simply touching the screen,” explains Fujifilm South Africa in a press release sent to Hypertext.

Other key features that lend itself to vlogging include a 1.84-million-dot rear vari-angle LCD monitor, USB-Type C port to transfer footage from camera to PC, as well as recording video in up to 6.2K at 30P 4:2:2 10-bit.

Powering that video capability is a back-illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 5 image processing engine. It boats the company’s latest subject-detection AF technology too.

“Fujifilm also drastically improved battery life on the X-S20, with the newly adopted high-capacity NP-W235 battery capturing approx. 800 frames (more than double the X-S10), making it an ideal travel camera. This status is further confirmed by the weight of the camera, pulling the scales at only 491g,” adds Fujifilm SA.

In terms of local pricing and availability, the FujiFilm X-S20 is expected in SA from mid-June, with the body carrying a recommended price tag of R23 900. There is also a version bundled with a 18-55mm lens for R29 500 (RRP).


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