Fujifilm X20 vs Fujifilm X100S Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

X20 vs X100S - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X20 vs Fujifilm X100S Specs


  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 117 x 69.6 x 56.8mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 2.2")
  • 353g (11.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X20


  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 200 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Hybrid
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 35mm, f2.0
  • No WiFi
  • 126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9mm³ (5.0" x 2.9" x 2.1")
  • 445g (14.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X100S

X20 vs X100S: The sensors

The X20 features a Compact sized sensor, while the X100S uses a APS-C sensor.

Featuring an area of 368mm² (0.59 sq.in.), the X100S's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the X20 employs at 58mm² (0.09 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Fujifilm X100S

X20 vs X100S: Viewfinder

The X100S features an electronic viefinder with a resolution of 2.36 Megapixel and a magnification of around 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

X20 (0.50x)

X100S (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the X20Simulated viewfinder of the X100S

Better choice: Draw

Fujifilm X20 VS Fujifilm X100S Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X20 a better choice



Higher speed (4, frames/second)126
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)353g
(11.4 oz.)
(14.4 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X20 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the lower weight than the X100S.

The X20 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X100S



Larger sensor (5)CompactAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0016.00
Longer battery life (3, photos)270330

Conclusion: Advantages of the X100S are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 13 points for the X100S.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)0.460.46
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size463cm³507cm³
Fujifilm X20 VS Fujifilm X100S Dimensions

Look at front view of the X20 and X100S

X20 und X100S, front viewX20 und X100S, front view

Top view of cameras

X20 und X100S, view from aboveX20 und X100S, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X100S


We advise to choose the newest model: Fujifilm X20.

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