It was a cold winter in Japan when the giant camera manufacturer, Fujifilm, announced its newest mirrorless product, Fujifilm X-T20. Along with the release of other mirrorless X100F, x-Pro2, X-T2, and a medium format mirrorless Fujifilm GFX 50S, the Japanese-based company chose the unique place for its special day.
If most of the manufacturers are prefer to choose fancy ballroom, café, or restaurant to reveal their new product, this state wasn’t applied for Fujifilm. For this Fujikina II event, they chose a legendary Nijo Castle.
So, it was not only the sophistication of the new cameras, but guests will also mesmerize by the classiness of Nijo Castle.
Knowing Fujifilm X-T20 Further
Among all products launched that day, Fujifilm X-T20 is the one that was attracting so much attention. What else if it’s not because of its cheaper price tag while at the same time it also brings all sophistication needed.
Even if it’s not as sophisticated as X-T2 or GFX 50S, but it seems tolerable since this camera is indeed, targeting the middle class of photographer. So, what are the attractions of X-T20? Are they worth to be considered? Let’s check out below.
The Overall Look
Compared to its big brother, Fujifilm X-T2, the X-T20 is quite smaller and lighter with simpler design. The dimension is only 118 x 83 x 41 mm with 383 grams of weight.
Surely, this compact size will be fit perfectly in your hand. Talking further about the casing, here you’ll be impressed with its magnesium alloy body and dials. Besides emerging the strong impression, magnesium alloy here is also giving the strong built for the camera.
While for the dials, they are located on the top of the camera body to be easier to access. These are the dedicated dials for aperture, speed, ISO (by setting), and multiple exposure features.
Further, to capture the object, you can see adjust the object first through the 0.62x*5 and 0.005sec display lag electronic fast and large viewfinder.
While at the back of the camera, you can find 3 inch tilt able LCD screen which has 1.04 million of dots. Overall, the appearance is pretty good.
And if there is one thing to regret on Fujifilm X-T20 outlook, it is the absence of weather-shield capability.
The most obvious features of Fujifilm’s new compact X-T20 is the new sensor it has. If previously we found 16.3 MP CMOS II sensor in the X-T10, now things turn a little bit different.
For the sensor, the tremendous 24.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor is trusted to empower X-T20. Surely, you will get the better resolution image with more detail and bright color.
More than that, the image processor is also improved, so that the startup time can be achieved in only 0.4 second with 0.25s second of shooting interval time.
In the focusing area, this X-T20 compact has been completed with 91-point Autofocus system that is expendable up to 325. Changing the focus point is also easy. All you need is only touching the focus object on LCD screen.
Further, you will also find that the AF speed is really impressive, about 0.06s, which is still similar from X-T10. For the maximum ISO, it can reach the number of 12800.
And for you who like to shoot moving pictures, this Fuji compact will facilitate you with its 4K and 1080p video recording capability.
Features and Price
For a middle-END CAMERA, Fujifilm X-T20 has relatively good features. In the connectivity sector for example, you can find 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, USB 2.0 Port, and HDMI port.
With these features, surely sharing photos and videos that you just snapped to your smartphone or laptop will be easy. more than that, built in pop-flash in it will be really helpful when you’re taking a picture in a low light condition.
While in the power sector, a NP-W126s lithium-ion battery will be ready to support your photography activity.
Overall, the Fujifilm X-T20 is a great middle-end camera with sophisticated features. With all of features above, the great quality of photography images will be something more than possible.
More than that, the stylish design and compact size will give you more attraction during photos snapping activity. While talking about pricing, you can take this compact smart camera home by paying 899 USD. Such a worth price for a highly considerable compact camera.