Fujifilm has tempted me since initially releasing the X10. Now they've done it again with the X20.
DPReview just published their Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview, and it looks like my temptation will become even more intense.
I spent some time with the Fujifilm X20 at CES and was reminded of just how handsome and capable this compact camera is. Inside its die-cast magnesium body is a new 12MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor coupled to a Fujinon 28-112mm f/2-2.8 zoom lens. Fuji's sensor is larger than much of its competition, including the Canon G15 and Panasonic LX7 that both use 1/1.7" chips.
But what really brings all of these specs to life is the look and feel of the camera. It is flat-out handsome, and feels solid and competent in the hand. This quality comes at a price. You can preorder either the black, or the new silver and black model pictured here, for $599 at B&H Photo. Considering the specs I mentioned earlier, plus the Intelligent Hybrid AF System, full HD 1080 video at 60fps, RAW capture, built-in film filters, and more, this camera is a quality investment for photographers looking for a capable all-in-one camera to complement their DSLR kit.