Fujifilm X-T20: Its Design, Simplicity and Price Will Get You Hooked! (Review)

Fujifilm X-T20 in 2018 (review)


If you’re looking for a great mirrorless camera in 2018, then consider Fujifilm X-T20.

I mean its design, simplicity and, of course, its price will get you hooked!

Let’s discuss this camera in detail in our Fujifilm X-T20 review (with video).


So:

Over the last 2 years, Fujifilm has greatly updated its lineup, releasing rather interesting cameras. (X-T20 was released after its flagship X-T2.)

And here’s something you’ll like:

Fuji X-T20 received an official EISA Award as the best consumer compact system camera in 2018.
Link: 10 EISA Award Winners 2017-2018



How cool is that?

Without doubt, this particular Fuji is an example of a really good digital camera that is worth your money.

Don’t believe us?

Well, then allow us to provide you with a detailed look into its features as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

Let’s start with this great video review by Chris Nicholls:


Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Camera: The Features


In order to understand what the Fujifilm X-T20 offers, let us take a close look at its features, mechanisms, pros, and cons.

In this way, you can decide for yourself if this mirrorless camera is really worth your investment.

Alright, let’s look at its key features:

  • Image Processing

What is its most important “weapon” in the camera industry?

Without doubt its Fuji’s X-Trans CMOS III, a high performance sensor that does a great job capturing excellent image quality.

The process happens at maximum speed boosted by a lot of factors, such as extra memory, short capturing interval, shutter time, and autofocus accuracy.

  • Video Capabilities

For hybrid/video shooters, this will be close to a dream: UHD resolution at a rate of 30 fps.

The autofocusing system is already familiar from the X-T2 model:

It uses up to 325 separate focus points, and also provides the ability to select AF areas (zones).

There’s quality on every shot. Without doubt, Fujifilm X-T20 is ideal for stills and video use.

  • Multi-Purpose Autofocus Modes

With a variety of autofocus modes, the Fuji X-T20 allows you to detect specific phase accurately to capture more pixels.

Among the autofocus modes are the Zone AF to capture objects in action, Single Point AF to focus on a chosen particular object, and the Wide/Tracking AF for landscape photography.

  • Dial Controls

You capture what you see through the fully manual operation of the Fujifilm camera.

It has easy-to-use dial controls, which allow you to adjust different camera operations, such as the exposure, shutter speed, light, shooting timer, and others.

  • Compact Body

Compared to other digital cameras, this Fujifilm camera is very portable. Its powerful aspects are all housed in a compact, lightweight camera body that is easy to hold.

  • Three-Inch Color Touchscreen LCD

If you wish to view the object you are trying to capture, you can do so through this camera’s 3.0-inch color LCD monitor.

The LCD monitor, with an aspect ratio of 3:2, provides a good preview of the object even in bright, outdoor settings. It can also tilt up and down so you can comfortably capture photos and record videos.

  • Film Simulation

For more than 80 years, Fujifilm has come up with flawless film simulation.

It captures tone- and color-rich videos that suit the subject, condition, and creativity.

The film simulation modes allow you to use a variety of options for shooting videos. Among the film simulation selections are Provia, Velvia, Classic Chrome, Astia, and Acros.

  • Various Filters

If you are looking for more creativity and control, X-T20 camera is equipped with filters that generate unique images.

Among the filters are retro, low key, soft focus, miniature, and pop color.

Notable Highlights of Fujifilm X-T20

  • Versatile and easy to use
  • Powerful shooting mechanisms
  • Colored touchscreen LCD
  • Convenient transfer of images
  • Accurate image view
  • Various filter and shooting mode
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Solid, metal edge
  • Very fast image processing

Minor Drawbacks of X-T20

  • 10-minute limit for video shooting
  • no RAW images in Auto mode
  • Relatively low battery life

Fujifilm X-T20: Summary of the Features


The Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera is a trusted device that you can use to take photos and record videos.

In fact, it made our top 5 camera list for hybrid shooters.

It comes equipped with a long list of features, which include the following:

  • Manual and auto control operations
  • Equipped with 58 preset exposure settings
  • 36M-dot electronic viewfinder
  • 3-inch, 1.04M dot tilting color LCD touchscreen
  • 4K full HD video recording capability
  • 15 film simulation choices
  • Versatile filters
  • 180-degree and 120-degree panoramic shots
  • Wireless image transfer
  • Timer shooting and time-lapse

A word about it’s battery life:

This camera comes with the usual battery for Fujifilm: NP-W126S.

According to the manufacturer, it’s enough for 350 frames with the display turned on. In practice, the battery is sufficient for a larger number of frames.

Personally, in one of my photoshoot I made 520 photos, and I shot with flash, at long exposures, and at high ISO.

Yet, after the shooting, I still had some battery life left.

It seems that Fujifilm X-T20 one of the best indicators of autonomy among the mirrorless cameras.


Fujifilm X-T20 vs Fujifilm X-H1 (released in 2o18)


The Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera is one of the latest high-end crop sensor cameras that offer both still and video shooting capabilities.

If you want a similar camera but with better features, you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-H1 (review).

The Fujifilm X-H1 has more features and capabilities that allow you to have more control and give you flexibility according to your photography skills and needs.

Here’s the thing:

Both Fujifilm X-T20 and Fujifilm X-H1 offer the same pixel count, maximum shooting rate, and sensor size…

… BUT, the latter offers great image stabilization, which also helps with video recording.

It also comes with a touchscreen display that helps the user navigate the camera’s various settings.

However, despite the fact that the Fujifilm X-H1 offers several better features than the Fujifilm X-T20, we can’t deny the fact that the Fujifilm X-H1 camera’s body is at least a couple hundred bucks more expensive than the latter.

The price point can be a deal breaker for both beginners and photography enthusiasts alike.


Fujifilm X-T20 Review 2018: Final Thoughts 


2 colours of Fuji X-T20


Overall, the Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera is an excellent option for people who want to capture the best quality photos and videos.

It has powerful mechanisms that allow you to achieve the kind of photo that you are aiming for.

The dial controls and lightweight body make it easier to grip and navigate.

Once again, among the features and capabilities that Fujifilm X-T20 has are:

  • the autofocus mode,
  • color LCD monitor,
  • fast image processor,
  • continuous shooting time,
  • film simulation, and,
  • advanced filters.

Just to name a few.

Having all these features might be too much for beginners, but it comes with both manual and autofocus modes that still result in good quality photos and videos.

What you might not like:

It is also worth noting the 10-minute limit for shooting videos, relatively poor battery life, and small viewfinder.

Though in my opinion, these are just all minor drawbacks that are overcompensated by notable features and capabilities.

Hence, if you are looking for a compact mirrorless camera that lets you be in control and achieve the kinds of photos and videos that you want, then Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera is a very good consideration.


What Are Your Thoughts About Fujifilm X-T20?


Now, I’d love to hear from you!

  • Are you a fan of Fujifilm, or mirrorless camera systems for that matter?
  • Would you rather choose X-H1 since it was released in 2018?
  • What do you think of this Fujifilm X-T20 review?

Any comments, suggestions or recommendations are welcome!

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