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Fujifilm X-T20 Review Summary

24 Megapixels24 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

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.

PROS CONS
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
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

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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Sister Models
Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T2
- Larger weather-sealed and freezeproof body, 0.5" EVF 0.77X Magnification
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Fujifilm X-T20 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
24 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-51200
Fujifilm X Mount
1.5X FLM

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/32000-30s
0.39" Built-in EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.62X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
14 FPS Drive, 42 ImagesStereo audio input
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 920K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
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