Fujifilm X-T20 Review Summary
Fujifilm X-T20 Assessment
The Fujifilm X-T20 pairs a 24 megapixels X-Trans CMOS III sensor with speedy X-Processor Pro. This combination delivers excellent image-quality when it comes to noise, sharpness and dynamic-range. Image colors and white-balance are also impressive.
This 1.5X APS-C sensor features an improved hybrid 325-Point Phase-Detect and Contrast-Detect AF system. This lets the X-T20 focus very quickly in good light when Phase-Detect can do most of the work but does slow down in low-light. While single-shot autofocus is quite fast, continuous cannot keep up with fast action.
The Fuji X-T20 is the compact version of the excellent X-T2. In getting a more compact body, the viewfinder has diminished size to 0.39" and 0.62X magnification, compared to 0.5" and 0.77X. and the X-T20 is neither weather-sealed nor freezeproof. Controls have been reworks but keep the hybrid digital and analog design, allowing a dual control-dials plus a number of direct dials which complement the aperture-ring found on most Fuji X-mount lenses.
|Very low image noise up to ISO 3200||Somewhat aggressive noise-reduction|
|Wide dynamic-range||Low ISO 100 unreliable|
|Reliable metering||Not Exposure-Priority|
|Natural rendition of image colors||Misleading EVF and LCD preview|
|Good automatic white-balance||Complicated Shutter-Speed control|
|Fast and accurate AF||No direct ISO control|
|Instant shutter-lag with virtually no blackout||Soft control-dial detents|
|Plenty of direct controls||Minimal hand-grip|
|Instant video response||Short battery-life|
|Excellent build quality||Soft aperture detentsWith all current XF-mount lenses|
With its advanced features and top-notch image-quality, the Fuji X-T20 is a powerful photographic tool. The two major issues with the X-T20 is the accuracy of the EVF and the ordering of bracketed images. Neither can be overcome unless Fujifilm provides a firmware update. The control-dials and aperture-rings on most Fujifilm lenses are also rather soft which makes it accident-prone but those who are careful enough should find this a rewarding mirrorless camera.
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Fujifilm X-T20 Facts
|24 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 100-51200|
|Fujifilm X Mount|
Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|0.39" Built-in EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.62X)||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|1 Axis Digital Level||Spot-Metering|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Hot-Shoe|
|14 FPS Drive, 42 Images||Stereo audio input|
|3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|3" LCD 920K Pixels||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
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