Today Fujifilm officially unveiled the X-T20, the brand’s latest mid-range interchangeable lens camera styled in the fashion of the X-T2 but with a much more affordable price tag. It takes its place as the fourth model to feature the popular SLR-esque design.
The X-T20 has inherited numerous features from its older sibling besides the design, including the latest 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro engine, which together allow for better image quality, much faster processing and sensor readout, and an expanded ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 51200 with a maximum native value of 12800 (RAW and JPGs at all values).
Another important feature it shares with the X-T2 is its 325-point Intelligent Hybrid AF system, which ensures fast and accurate tracking of subjects in all autofocus modes. Either AF-S or AF-C is available in combination with Single Point, Zone, or Wide/Tracking depending on the subject matter. Considering our positive experience with the X-T2 for wildlife and sports, we can expect the performance to be amongst the best you can find from a mirrorless body today. The X-T20 also features the AF-C Custom settings found on the X-T20 that fine-tune the AF performance depending on the subject’s movement and speed. Five presets are available but it lacks the sixth (customisable) option.
Like its predecessor, the X-T20 sports a 0.39-inch built-in electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million dots of resolution, a pop-up flash and a hot shoe for external accessories. Also included is a touch sensitive tilting screen, making it the second interchangeable model after the X-A3 to incorporate touch sensitivity into the monitor.
Concerning video, the X-T20 becomes the second X-series model after the X-T2 to offer internal UHD 4K video at 100mbps and 30fps max. The F-Log profile via HDMI is not available however. Happily, Fujifilm’s full array of film simulations modes (picture profiles) and grain effects can also be used for video including Acros.
The new camera can shoot up to 8fps (high) or 5fps to 3fps (low) with the mechanical shutter or up to 14fps with the electronic shutter enabled. It has a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 with the mechanical shutter or 1/32,000 with the electronic shutter.
Completing the range of features is the inclusion of built-in WiFi connectivity for remote camera control and image sharing via a mobile device.
The X-T20 is available in black or silver at the suggested retail price of $899 for the body. It can also be bundled with the XF 18-50mm f/2.8-4.0 ($1199) or the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ($999).