The highly acclaimed unique X-Trans sensor which debuted in Fuji’s mirrorless cameras has now made it into two of its X-series fixed-lens cameras.
The Fuji X100S follows the Finepix X100 and keeps its bright F/2 Fujinon lens, equivalent to 35mm, in a retro-styled body. It replaces the original 12 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with an all-new 16 megapixels X-Trans II sensor. Like the first generation X-Trans sensor of the Fuji X-Pro1 reviewed here, its special color-filter arrangement requires no anti-alias filter. This one adds built-in phase-detection elements right on the sensor, promising much faster autofocus than the X100.
The Fuji X20 follows the X10 reviewed here, replacing its sensor with a 2/3″ X-Trans II CMOS sensor. This is the first time this technology is used on a small-sensor-scale and it also lets the X20 do without an anti-alias filter. As the one on the X100S, the X20’s new sensor features built-in phase-detection. The upgraded X20 also adds a transparent LCD in the optical tunnel viewfinder to show information and autofocus points.
Both these cameras otherwise remain mostly identical to their predecessors. Pricing and availability has not been disclosed yet.