An affordable camera that’s likely to hit the sweet spot for many photographers.
Rich and detailed images
Advanced AF system
Film simulation modes
Limited touchscreen control
Battery life could be better
Fujifilm X-T20 review
Fair as when it followed up the X-T1 with the X-T10. Fujifilm has taken a lot of the good stuff from the X-T2 and packaged it in a lighter, more affordable body to give us the X-T20.
Somewhat than leaving a 16-month gap between launching the two cameras, it did with the X-T1 and X-T10, though.
The Fujifilm has hardly missed a beat, announcing the X-T20 just over four months after the X-T2.
Thus should X-T2 owners now be kicking themselves over their purchase, or are there enough differences to separate the two?
Fujifilm X-T20 (Black) at Amazon for ₹53,219
APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor, 24.3MP
High-resolution electronic viewfinder
Fair as we’ve seen with the X-Pro2 and X-T2, the X-T20 incorporates Fujifilm’s latest 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor:
The issue delivers a significant boost in resolution from the X-T10’s 16.3MP sensor and transports the original camera in line with pretty much the greatest of its competitors.
The ISO range gets a boost with a native sensitivity range of ISO200-12,800, compared to ISO200-6,400 on the X-T10.
And also, while the long-drawn-out range stretches to the same sensitivity bounds of ISO100-51,200. There’s around welcome news here, too – unlike on the X-T10.
However, the expanded range was restricted to JPEG-only files, and the X-T20 allows you to shoot raws and JPEGs at this extended range.
Here X-T20 sticks with the same 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder as we saw on the X-T10, interestingly, while the resolution matches the EVF used in the X-T2.
Here magnification isn’t quite as imposing, at 0.62x compared to 0.77x, and not fairly a competition for the Lumix G80/G85’s 0.74x elaboration.
Build and handling
Magnesium top and bottom plates
Fair as we’ve seen with the X-Pro2 and X-T2. Fujifilm has chosen to tinker with and refine an existing design for the X-T20. Rather than go back to the drawing board and come up with a completely new one:
As such, the X-T20 takes on the slightly hunched, DSLR-style design of the X-T10. He was looking like an X-T2 that’s been told to lay off the chocolate biscuits.
While there’s no weather-sealing present, as on the X-T2, the X-T20 sports magnesium top and bottom plates.
Which lengthways, with a comfy (if modest) grip and the tactile covering used, style the X-T20 feel similar a very solid and quality piece of kit – it surely doesn’t feel like a cheap version of the X-T2.
5 AF-C presets
You might be forgiven for thinking that Fujifilm would give the X-T20 a stripped-down AF system compared to its flagship siblings:
Nonetheless, that’s not the case at all, with the X-T20 featuring the same advanced system as the X-T2.
The Fujifilm has made some big strides with its autofocus systems over the past year, so the autofocus system’s upgrade here over the one employed on the X-T10 is a welcome change.
Here hybrid AF system employs both phase-detection and contrast-detection points, with up to 169 phase-detect points decided in a large square formation (13 x 13) in the centre.
Complemented by two grids of 6 x 13 contrast-detect points also side to deliver a total of 325 concentrating points across a large area of the frame – that’s up from the X-T10’s total of 49 points.
8fps burst shooting
350-shot battery life
Sound metering system
Here X-T20 uses Fujifilm’s proven TTL 256-zone metering system, which performs admirably, even when directed at high-contrast scenes:
Now it can tend to underexpose the shot, but we’d luckily take this to avoid blown highlights and recover part in the shadows later.
The uncertainty you’re going to be shooting many portraits, the metering is pitched to provide a bias to overexposing the shot for a more gratifying high-key result.
The problem easy to fine-tune the exposure, though – as we’ve mentioned, set the exposure compensation to ‘C’, and it’s quick to adjust.
Besides, the joy of mirrorless is that the EVF will display the exposure in real-time. Thus you won’t get any nasty surprises when reviewing your images.