A trio of Fujifilm announcements

Fuji had an exciting day, announcing a new camera body, lens, and app! XApp will be available to download May 25th, 2023, and the X-S20 and FUJINON XF8mm f/3.5 R WR will be available in late June (though, of course, you can pre-order either one today at mikescamera.com or a store near you).


Weighing barely over a pound, the X-S20 packs a punch even so. A deep handgrip and Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS sensor are just a couple features that set this one apart. The X-S20 is available on its own or in a kit with either the XC15–45mm f/3.5–5.6 OIS PZ or the XF18–55mm f/2.8–4.0 R LM OIS lens.

From the official press release:

Designed for both stills and video creation, X-S20 offers a powerful combination of creative features and cutting-edge technology in a lightweight body. The 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 5 imaging engine combine to deliver a blistering performance, recording video up to 6.2K and uncropped still images at up to 20 frames-per-second. A powerful in-body image stabilizer offers up to seven stops of compensation, plus battery life has been dramatically increased, managing more than double the images per charge compared to the X-S10 predecessor model. Vlog mode makes it simple to get pro-quality footage, while Fujifilm’s 19 unique Film Simulation modes complete the picture, delivering stunning colors straight out of camera.

FUJINON XF8mm f/3.5 R WR lens

Accompanying the X-S20 is a compact, stunningly sharp wide-angle prime.

From the official press release:

For creative stills and video, XF8mmF3.5 R WR (XF8mmF3.5) allows you to create a dynamic view of the world. It offers a 35mm focal length equivalent to 12mm and an angle of view over 120°. The lens’s high-quality optics deliver outstanding sharpness and minimal distortion from edge to edge. Lightweight enough to add to any photo bag, it features a 62mm filter thread to increase creative options, a weather-resistant design, and focuses quickly with minimal breathing; it’s the perfect companion for a standard zoom lens, providing a vast array of creative, compositional options.


Last, but not least, Fuji announced their new XApp for Android and iOS devices. XApp offers connectivity, control, firmware updates, and a neat photo diary feature.

Download on Google Play or the App Store.

From the official press release:

FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce its new XApp

XApp keeps you reliably connected to your compatible X Series and GFX System cameras throughout your Fujifilm journey, enabling you to transfer images to your iOS or Android smartphone, remotely operate your camera, or backup and restore customized settings. With an intuitive interface, staying connected while focusing on your creative photo- or video-making process becomes nearly effortless. Go from idea to concept to sharing, all on the go without wires; the latest advanced platform updates are designed to ensure your wireless connection remains stable and reliable. Go ahead—create and share your special moments.

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