When the editor attended the launch of Fujifilm's latest X-series camera, the X-S20, he confessed that there weren't too many people his age in attendance. "But as I get older, this is becoming quite common! Of equal interest, there weren't many photo magazine writers either, but a lot of bloggers and influencers!"

Let's face it, most of the imagery we see on social media is shot with a tiny phone sensor (referring to the physical size of the sensor, not the pixel count) and a wide-angle lens. Then, when we suddenly see footage shot with a real camera and a proper lens, the differences are obvious. This is the market the X-S20 is aimed at - vloggers and influencers who want to create a better quality product.

Some of the new features on the X-S20 are equally great for stills and video, beginning with the small body (weighing just 491 g) and the deeper handgrip, so you get that small camera, but it's not a struggle to hold it!

Officially, the X-S20 is a mirrorless digital camera equipped with a back-illuminated 26.1-megapixel, X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and the high-speed image processing engine X-Processor 5. The use of the new high-capacity battery has more than doubled the number of frames it can capture on a single charge, now around 800, compared to that of the previous model, Fujifilm X-S10. The camera also features a five-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) mechanism that offers up to a 7-stop advantage, plus AI-based subject-detection AF, capable of detecting, for example, animals and cars.

The X-S20 supports recording 6.2K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video internally and features a 3.5mm microphone / earphone jack for connecting external accessories to conduct fully-fledged video recording. And a new Vlog Mode makes it easy to produce a range of content, letting the camera set the most appropriate settings. For more info, visit Fujifilm's website.