Fujifilm X-T20 Review

Overall 48
Imaging 18
Features 59
Size 80
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS III sensor
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Expands to 100 - 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3.2″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 14.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 118 x 83 x 41 mm
  • Weight: 383 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: Yes
  • Replaced Fujifilm X-T10. Compare

Fujifilm X-T20 Summary

This review is devoted to X-T20 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 18, 2017. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Fujifilm released to replace their older product X-T10. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Fujifilm X-T20 vs. X-T10

In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #93 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 48/100 and it takes a rank of #172 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X-T20 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-T20 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Screen Size: 3.2″
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Af Phase Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 325
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 14.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 350 shots

CONs

  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No

Popular comparisons of Fujifilm X-T20

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X-T20 With Other Cameras in Entry-Level Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-T20. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20 has the following external dimensions 118 x 118 x 41 mm (46.46 x 32.68 x 16.14″) with the weight of 383 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X-T20, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X-T20 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 41mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X-T20 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-T20 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-T20 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X-T20 — 350 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 338 shots
Max: 650 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X-T20 — 41 mm
Min: 23 mm
Average: 40 mm
Max: 85 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X-T20 — 383 g
Min: 180 g
Average: 319 g
Max: 561 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-T20 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-T20 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X-T20 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X-T20 boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X-T20 has the following ISO range 200 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Fujifilm X-T20 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Entry-Level Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X-T20 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X-T20

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T20 is equipped with a Tilting 3.2" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Fujifilm X-T20’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-T20 are its 14.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, X-T20 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

X-T20 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Fujifilm X-T20 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 325 points.

In addition, X-T20 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-T20, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-T20 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X-T20 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of X-T20.

X-T20 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

In addition, Fujifilm X-T20 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm X-T20 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X-T20 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X-T20 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-T20 provides a shooting life of 350, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.

Compared to all models in the Entry-Level Mirrorless category, Fujifilm X-T20 offers the highest battery life that reaches 350 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm X-T20 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-T20’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-T20’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-T20 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X-T20 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T20 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T20 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T20 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T20 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 79. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T20 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (118 x 83 x 41 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T20 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T20 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 95. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T20 can be called a 95 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Continuous Shooting (14.0 fps)
  • Big Number of autofocus Points (325)

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (350 shots)

Fujifilm X-T20 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T20 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 14. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T20 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (118 x 83 x 41 mm)

Fujifilm X-T20 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T20 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 81. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T20 can be called a 81 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm X-T20 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X-T20
Announced Jan 18, 2017
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Number of Lenses 43
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3.2″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.62
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 14.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5
Flash Modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, flash off, rear-curtain synchro, commander
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS III
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 368.16 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 325
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 383 g
Physical Dimensions 118 x 83 x 41 mm
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type 350 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS Optional
Storage Type SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 1

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