X-T20 RRP £1149

with XF18-55mm kit lens

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Part 1: The Right Kit -

THE X-T20 IS a por­ta­ble al­ter­na­tive to an en­try-level or en­thu­si­ast DSLR. As a com­pact sys­tem cam­era, it has no in­ter­nal mir­ror, mean­ing it can be much smaller and lighter than a con­ven­tional cam­era. De­spite its petite pro­por­tions, it packs a solid punch with its DSLR-sized X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sen­sor. The res­o­lu­tion of 24.3MP is noth­ing short of vast, and teamed with its X-Pro­ces­sor Pro en­gine, bursts can be shot at up to 8 frames per sec­ond (fps). The ac­tive AF point can be set to no less than 325 dif­fer­ent ar­eas and the mid­dle 40% of the frame con­sists of Phase De­tec­tion points for faster sub­ject ac­qui­si­tion.

The rear 3in dis­play boasts 1.04m-dots so im­ages can be com­posed and played back in stun­ning de­tail. Touch func­tion­al­ity makes tap­ping to fo­cus pos­si­ble, and you can swipe through the im­ages you’ve taken in Play­back Mode too. To top it all off, the LCD can be tilted to as­sist with awk­ward shoot­ing an­gles above or be­low eye level. If you pre­fer to shoot through the viewfinder, the X-T20 has a highly-de­tailed elec­tronic 2.36m-dot or­ganic EVF. And with a lag time of 0.005sec it feels like you’re us­ing an op­ti­cal one.

If you’re strug­gling to fit in all of the scenery in front of you, it’s pos­si­ble to switch to a wider lens be­cause the X-T20 is an in­ter­change­able lens cam­era and can be used with any of Fu­ji­film’s X-Mount lenses. Al­ter­na­tively, you could use the X-T20’s Panorama Mode which squeezes in up to an 180° view.

Video is an area where the X-T20 ex­cels. Its 4K movie mode packs in four times more de­tail than Full HD, so it’s a great way to make your footage stand out from the crowd. Fu­ji­film’s leg­endary Film Sim­u­la­tion dig­i­tal fil­ters can also be ap­plied to your videos and photos. The In­ter­val Timer mode is an­other great video fea­ture and can be set be­tween 1sec to 24hours. The to­tal num­ber of frames can be set from 1 to in­fin­ity, so is fan­tas­tic for cre­at­ing dra­matic time­lapse videos wher­ever you are.

tHighly- de­tailed viewfinder: The X-T20 sports an EVF with amaz­ing clar­ity, pro­vid­ing a re­al­is­tic al­ter­na­tive to the LCD screen if you pre­fer to com­pose this way.

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