I love my Canon 60D - I really do. The photographs it produces are always perfect and even though it's a DSLR the camera is fairly easy to work with. One negative aspect of my beloved Canon: it's enormous. I always want to take my camera with me but it's just so big and heavy - I mostly leave it at home.
I had a little bit of money left and I wanted to spend it on a good 'pick up and leave' camera: not a DSLR like my Canon but a little, compact camera I'd be able to take with me everywhere I go. And I found it! I ordered the Fujifilm X20, got it a few days ago and I already adore it.
I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a camera I wouldn't like so I spent hours Googling about compact cameras when my eye fell on this pearl. I loved the vintagy look of the camera and I liked how it, even though it's a compact camera, still had a manual and aperture modus. And the best point: it's small. It's not the tiniest camera I could've gone for but it was the best buy for me, personally. It wasn't cheap, it was 400 euros - but I see cameras as an investment rather than an impulsive buy.
The photographs it produces are amazing for a compact camera: it's different than my 60D with for example my 50mm lens on it - obviously - but the quality is extremely good. I took some photographs I could've easily shot with my 60D!
The camera has a viewfinder and a digital LCD screen but I find myself using the viewfinder quite often. You can mount an external flash on but I don't have that one and I don't want to invest money in that: the little flash light in the camera itself works just fine! The camera does have a manual focus option but you don't twist the lens ring to focus: you have to do it with a little dial on the back of the camera. I personally don't like this very much - but it doesn't matter as the automatic focus is pretty accurate.
I didn't want to write a complete review as I don't normally write reviews of gadgets but if anyone would like to see a more detailed overview of this new camera, I'd be glad to write one. I'll post some photograph taken with this pretty thing very soonly - stay tuned. X