- Solidly constructed body
- Excellent control layout, with dedicated dials and programmable buttons
- Clear, detailed and low-lag EVF
- Excellent autofocus in both single shot and continuous mode, with wide AF point coverage and customizable continuous AF modes
- Fully featured, with Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in intervalometer, art filters, panorama stitching, multiple exposures and more
- 24 Megapixel sensor has excellent dynamic range, great detail and reasonably low noise for an APS-C sensor
- 8 fps burst rate with AF tracking and a deep buffer
- Great manual focus aids
- 4K Video
- Excellent rear touch screen
- Can charge through the USB port
- Great electronic shutter capabilities, as fast as 1/32,000 second.
- Excellent value
- The grip is quite small, and combined with an imperfect rear thumb grip placement makes the camera handle awkwardly with larger lenses
- EVF is smaller than some of the competition
- Bracketing at +/- 2 stops for 3 shots only
- Buttons on the top of the camera are a bit small and mushy.
The cons list above is short, and for good reason: the X-T20 is a fantastic camera. Much like the X-T10 was very much an X-T1 in a smaller package, the X-T20 really feels like a small X-T2. There are a several features the flagship X-T2 has that the X-T20 doesn’t, such as dual card slots, a dual tilting screen, weathersealing, a larger EVF and the focus joystick; however, nearly everything else is the same with the X-T20. It has the same great sensor, the same excellent autofocus capabilities, plus a few firsts on Fuji cameras such as face detection with PDAF and auto shutter speed selection in Auto ISO, though both features will be coming to the X-T2 via firmware shortly. It also has largely the same control layout, the same general feature set and the same excellent processor and responsiveness. The new touch screen also takes away a bit of the sting of losing the focus stick.
When compared to the X-T10, the X-T20 is an excellent upgrade. The flaws that were present on the X-T10 have almost all been fixed with the T20, save for some of the ergonomic concerns. The biggest downfall of the X-T10 was the laughably small buffer during burst shooting, but the X-T20 has a very deep buffer that even exceeds that of the X-T1. In all, the X-T20 is a truly excellent camera for a very reasonable price. For those using this as their main body, the Fuji metal hand grip will be a fairly essential accessory, but even with that extra purchase, the value with this camera is excellent.
For those who want a chunkier body or need the larger EVF, weathersealing or dual card slots, the X-T2 will be one to go for, but for almost everyone else, the X-T20 is going to be awfully hard to pass up. For my own shooting, the X-T20 has replaced the X-T1 as my primary Fuji body. It’s an excellent camera and is highly recommended.
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