Fuji X-T20 ................................................................

THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN

PC & Tech Authority - - CONTENTS - Tim Fraw­ley

Af­ter test­ing the X-T10 a cou­ple of year ago I fell in love with it and brought one as my walk around/ take ev­ery­where cam­era, so when the chance came to get my hands on the up­dated ver­sion, the X-T20 I was ex­cited!

The new model looks, feels and op­er­ates much the same as its pre­de­ces­sor but un­der­neath it has been given a work over. Like the X-T10 which uses its big brother the X-T1 sen­sor and pro­ces­sor, the X-T20 uses the same APS-C sized sen­sor with X-Trans tech­nol­ogy and the 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sen­sor found in the X-T2 which as ex­pected pro­duces beau­ti­ful crisp im­ages with amaz­ing colour. I took this cam­era to New York and the jepgs that came straight out of the cam­era were beau­ti­ful and the colours were amaz­ing, so good that I didn’t even bother load­ing the RAW files onto my com­puter.

Also a wel­come up­grade to video qual­ity is present, with 4K video cap­ture (UHD 3840 x 2160) at 30fps and 100mbps (record­ing time is lim­ited to 10 min­utes). In Full HD, it goes up to 60fps with a time limit of 15 min­utes.

And the im­prove­ments just keep on com­ing. An­other very use­ful up­grade has been done to the aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem. The X-T10 has 49 aut­o­fo­cus points, 9 of which are phase de­tec­tion, but on the X-T20 this has in­creased 91 points across the sen­sor with 49 phase de­tec­tion, mak­ing it a su­per re­li­able aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem.

A handy 3.0-inch LCD touch­screen has been added that tilts 90 de­grees up and 45 de­grees down and has a screen res­o­lu­tion of 1040k dots let­ting you see your snaps crys­tal clear and you can nav­i­gate through them with a sim­ple swipe. When shoot­ing in live view you can also touch the screen to choose what to fo­cus one which proved very handy when us­ing it for some street pho­tog­ra­phy.

The one thing they haven’t tweaked much is the look and de­sign of the cam­era, it still has the stun­ning retro look with top mounted di­als that feel nice to turn and the top and bot­tom plates are made from mag­ne­sium so it has a solid feel in your hands and doesn’t feel cheap. It doesn’t have weather seal­ing like its big brother the X-T2, which most peo­ple can live with­out.

This is a pocket rocket of a cam­era, pair it with one of Fujifilm’s ex­cel­lent prime lenses and you have your­self one amaz­ing lit­tle pack­age.

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