Blending a familiar form factor with a heightened feature-set, the black X-T20 from Fujifilm is a sleek mirrorless camera designed for multimedia shooters. Utilizing a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processor, high-resolution stills can be recorded with notable sharpness and clarity due to the sensor's organic layout and omission of an optical low-pass filter. The sensor and processor combination also avails an extended sensitivity range to ISO 51200, a 14 fps continuous shooting rate when working with the electronic shutter, and the ability to record UHD 4K or Full HD 1080p video. When working with moving subjects, continuous autofocus performance has been optimized for improved moving subject tracking and overall accuracy, and Advanced SR Auto mode can also be used for fully automated shooting with intelligent scene recognition. Additionally, the retro-inspired camera body design incorporates a tilting 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD as well as a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder, and physical dials are available for quickly and intuitively adjusting exposure and shooting settings.
Included with the X-T20 is the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens; a standard zoom lens providing a 27-84mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives. This lens integrates optical image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit working with longer shutter speeds or greater focal lengths and a linear motor-drive AF system provides fast, smooth focusing capabilities.
24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Utilizing Fujifilm's unique, randomized pixel array, the 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor affords a high degree of image quality and sharpness due to the omission of an optical low-pass filter. Versus conventional pixel patterns, the X-Trans design more closely mimics the organic nature of film to produce nuanced colors and smooth tonal transitions, while also reducing moir and aliasing.
Aside from benefitting the low-light performance with an expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, the X-Processor Pro also contributes to fast performance throughout the camera system, including a start-up time of 0.4 seconds, shutter lag time of 0.05 seconds, shooting interval time of 0.25 seconds, and a continuous shoot rate of 14 fps when working with an electronic shutter, or 8 fps with a mechanical shutter.
UHD 4K and Full HD Video
Accessible via the drive dial on the top plate, the X-T20 supports both recordings in both UHD 4K/30p and Full HD 1080/60p resolutions. Film Simulation modes can be used during recording to give a distinct look to footage, and video can also be output via HDMI to an external recorder or monitor, and a mic jack is featured for working with an external microphone.
The rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD touchscreen allows for intuitive operation, focus point selection, and menu navigation, and its tilting design benefits working from high and low angles.
The high-resolution 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder allows for bright, clear eye-level monitoring with a frame rate of 54.54 fps for smooth monitoring in a range of lighting conditions.
Dedicated shutter speed, drive mode, and exposure compensation dials for direct, intuitive control over exposure and shooting settings.
The physical exposure compensation dial now features a C position to permit an expanded +/- 5 EV range when working with the control dials.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for direct wireless sharing of files as well as remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
The built-in pop-up flash is available for additional illumination, and a hot shoe is featured for working with an optional external flash.
91-Point Autofocus System
Utilizing both contrasts- and phase-detection methods, the hybrid autofocus system employs 91 total points, which can be divided into 325 total areas for a high degree of focusing accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions. Approximately 50% side-to-side and 75% top-to-bottom of the frame is covered by phase-detection points to provide fast AF performance to suit working with moving subjects.
When working with autofocus, you can choose either single-shot AF-S mode or continuous AF-C mode, and each can be used in conjunction with Single Point AF, Zone AF, or Wide/Tracking AF settings. Additionally, AF-C Custom Settings let you choose from five AF-C presets depending on how your subject is moving, and the AF algorithm has been optimized for improved subject tracking and overall accuracy.
Film Simulation Modes
Taking advantage of Fujifilm's vast history in traditional film-based photography, the X-T20 integrates several Film Simulation modes, which can be used for photos or videos, to mimic the look and feel of some of Fujifilm's classic film types. A refined Classic Chrome mode is designed to deliver muted tones and deep color reproduction, similar to that of a dated slide film. Pulling from their more contemporary line of transparency films, Provia offers natural-looking tones for everyday shooting, Velvia produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with deeper color saturation, and Astia gives less contrast for a softer depiction of skin tones. Mimicking their negative films, Pro Neg. Std. gives smooth image tones that are suitable for accurate color renditions, while Pro Neg. Hi produces a more dramatic feel with the ability to draw color out of a variety of lighting conditions. In addition to the colorful benefits of these Film Simulation modes, there are also monochrome modes that simulate the look of traditional yellow, green, and red black and white contrast filters, as well as an Acros mode that can also be paired with colored filter effects. A sepia mode is also available for producing an inherently nostalgic look.
XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
The included XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens provides a 27-84mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working with the most everyday subject matter. An optical image stabilization system counters the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps and a linear-driven autofocus motor helps to produce quick and smooth focusing performance. Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element work to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range while also benefitting overall image clarity and sharpness. A Super EBC coating has also been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for enhanced contrast and neutral colors.
Other Camera Features
Advanced SR Auto mode can be used for fully automatic shooting with scene recognition to permit on-the-fly shooting in a variety of settings.
Interval Timer shooting lets you record an infinite number of consecutive frames with 1 second to 24-hour intervals and a 1 minute to 24-hour starting delay.
Multiple Exposure mode lets you shoot two consecutive overlaid frames, and the first frame will be shown on the rear LCD to aid in alignment for the second exposure.
In-camera 180A panoramas can be shot by simply panning the camera about the scene.
Advanced Filters: Toy Camera, Dynamic Tone, Miniature, High Key, Soft Focus, Pop Color, Low Key, and Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple).
FUJIFILM X-T20 Spec
Lens Mount: FUJIFILM X
Camera Format: APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels: Effective 24.3 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Size: 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Image File Format: JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth: 14-Bit
Image Stabilization: None
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200 to 12800 (Extended: 100 to 51200)
Shutter Speed: Mechanical Shutter 1/4000 to 30 Seconds, 1/4000 to 4 Seconds in Program Mode, 0 to 60 Minutes in Bulb Mode | Electronic Shutter 1/32000 to 1 Second, 1/4000 to 4 Seconds in Program Mode, 1 Second in Bulb Mode | Electronic Front Curtain Shutter 1/32000 to 30 Seconds, 1/32000 to 4 Seconds in Program Mode, 0 to 60 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Metering Method: Average, Center-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation: -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance: Automatic Scene Recognition, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting: Up to 14 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 42 Frames (JPEG) / 23 Frames (Raw), Up to 11 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 56 Frames (JPEG) / 24 Frames (Raw), Up to 8 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 62 Frames (JPEG) / 25 Frames (Raw), Up to 5 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 68 Frames (JPEG) / 28 Frames (Raw), Up to 4 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 73 Frames (JPEG) / 29 Frames (Raw), Up to 3 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 81 Frames (JPEG) / 32 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording: Yes
Self-Timer: 2/10-Second Delay
Recording Modes: MOV/H.264 UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s], Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [36 Mb/s], HD (1280 x 720) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [18 Mb/s]
Recording Limit: Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video Encoding: NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording: Built-In Microphone (Stereo), External Microphone Input
Audio File Format: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode: Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points: Phase Detection: 91
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type: Electronic
Viewfinder Size: 0.39""
Viewfinder Eye Point: 17.5 mm
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.62x
Diopter Adjustment: -4 to +2
Monitor Size: 3""
Monitor Type: Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Commander, First-Curtain Sync, Manual, Off, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, TTL Auto
Guide Number: 16.4' / 5 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed: 1/180 Second
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Memory Card Slot: Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Connectivity: 2.5mm Sub-Mini, HDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
Operating Temperature: 32 to 104AF / 0 to 40AC
Operating Humidity: 10 to 80%
Battery: 1 x NP-W126S Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 8.4 VDC, 1260 mAh
Focal Length: 18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 84mm)
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 to 4
Minimum Aperture: f/22
The angle of View: 79.1A to 28.4A
Maximum Magnification: 0.08 to 0.15x
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.81"" / 30 cm
Optical Design: 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Focus Type: Autofocus
Image Stabilization: Yes
Filter Size: 58 mm (Front)