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Fujifilm X-T20 Review

Written by Gina Stephens

The Fujifilm X-T20 is a midrange SLR-styled mirrorless camera that remains above the X-E2S and below the X-T2. The X-T20 replaces the X-T10 and offers a host of new features, including Fujifilm’s latest 24MP CMOS sensor and image processor, faster burst whiz, any improved autofocus system, 4K video capture and more. In many ways, it’s a smaller, less expensive ‘little brother’ to the X-T2, a camera that got a Gold Award when we reviewed it last year.

The X-T20 finds itself in a competitive field of both ‘mirrored’ (DSLR) and mirrorless cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or. Clients are likely to find themselves deciding between midrange DSLRs like the Nikon D5600 and Canon EOS 77D, as well as mirrorless models such as the Sony a6300, Panasonic GX850 and the Olympus E-M5 II.

Fujifilm X-T20 Key Puff ups:

  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • Up to 325 selectable AF points (169 of which offer phase detection)
  • 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04M-dot incline touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD video at up to 30 fps, with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel clean output over HDMI
  • 8 fps continuous shooting with AF, 5 fps with live view
  • 2.5mm jack for perceptible microphone or wired remote control
  • Dials for exposure compensation, shutter speed and drive mode

The X-T20 is more about the overall package than one or two specs that standout. That contemplated, the 24MP sensor has proven its worth on the X-Pro2 and X-T2, and the AF system has also been refined in a good way. The EVF is a pleasure to use, though the touch functions on the tilting LCD are limited. The bust rate hasn’t changed since the X-T10, but the buffer size has been dramatically increased. 4K video has also been added, helping to hold back the X-T20 at an even level with the best of its peers.

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And let’s not forget the design of the camera which has become a trademark of Fujifilm’s X-series models. The classic DSLR-style draft isn’t getting old (at least for this reviewer) and the build quality is very good for a $900 body.

Compared to…

Below we’ll lay out the similarities and differences between the X-T20 and the Sony a6300 and OIympus E-M5 II mirrorless cameras, along with the Canon EOS 77D DSLR.

 Fujifilm X-T20Sony a6300Olympus E-M5 IICanon EOS 77D
MSRP (masses)$899$999$1099$899
Sensor24MP APS-C24MP APS-C16MP Four Thirds24MP APS-C
Color filterX-TransBayerBayerBayer
Lens mountFujifilm XSony EMicro Four ThirdsCanon EF/EF-S
ISO cook-stove
(expanded)
100-51200100-51200100-25600100-51200
Image stabilizationLens-basedLens-basedIn-bodyLens-based
AF systemHybrid1Hybrid1Contrast-detectPhase Detect + Dual Pixel AF2
LCD groupTiltingTiltingFully articulatingFully articulating
TouchscreenYesNoYesYes
Viewfinder (magnification3)EVF (0.62x)EVF (0.7x)EVF (0.74x)OVF (0.51x)
Max shutter speed
(Electronic)
1/4000 sec (1/32,000)1/4000 sec1/8000 sec (1/16,000)1/4000 sec
Built-in glimmerYesYesNo
Clip-on, rotating/ bouncable included
Yes
Flash x-sync1/180 sec1/160 sec1/250 sec1/200 sec
Burst rate
(with AF)
8 fps11 fps5 fps6 fps
Mic/headphone
jacks
Yes / NoYes / NoYes / NoYes / No
VideoUHD 4K @ 30pUHD 4K @ 30p1080/60p1080/60p
WirelessWi-FiWi-Fi w/NFCWi-FiWi-Fi w/NFC
Weather-sealedNoYesYesNo
Battery energy350 shots400 shots310 shots600 shots4
Dimensions118 x 83 x 41mm120 x 67 x 49mm124 x 85 x 45mm131 x 100 x 76mm
Weight383 g404 g469 g540 g
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1. Hybrid denotes contrast and on-sensor phase detection.
2. Dual Pixel AF is a varying of on-sensor phase detection that has left/right-looking diodes on every pixel, rather than masked-out pixels on traditional PDAF methods.
3. 35mm equivalent
4. Live view battery life rated at 270 shots.

Lots to talk about before we really dive further into the X-T20. The X-T20 is remarkably competitive with its peers: then an equal and other times surpassing the other cameras. The only area in which it falls a bit short is with regard to its electronic viewfinder, which is smaller than the other two mirrorless cameras (despite the fact that it’s larger than what you’ll find on the EOS 77D). It’s not weather-sealed like the a6300 and E-M5 II, so if you want that on a Fujifilm you’ll need to step up to the X-T2, which is nearly double the assess. 

Republished: dpreview.com

About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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