The fight for the most wanted premium compact camera with optic zoom tends to have the Fuji X20 and the different Sony RX100 versions as contenders. The latter’s latest line is the third contender (the Sony RX100M3) and contains a 1 inch sensor that offers some more dynamic range performance and high ISO sensitivity level when compared with the Fuji X20 2/3 inch sensor.
The Fuji X20 is, nevertheless, a model that has been around for more than a year and a half, and about six months older than the RX100. There has been a lot of speculation over a hypothetical Fuji X30, for which we still have no conclusive official information, except that it might be announced this summer. We received word from Sonyalpharumors that Fujifilm will use the Sony RX100M3 sensor and it is very likely that it will be the sensor used in the new Fuji X30. This is an X-Trans sensor based on the captor from the highly successful Sony compact camera, and might be a combination that will provide spectacular performance. On the other hand, this change will force Fujifilm to redesign the lens used in the Fuji X10 and X20 models in order to accommodate the larger sensor format.
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