A stylish, powerful yet lightweight mirrorless digital camera with tilting touchscreen LCD…
It seems Fujifilm just can’t stop releasing mirrorless cameras! The X-T20 is the latest to be announced and features a 24.3MP sensor and brand new processor, not to mention improved AF capabilities, 4K video and tilting touchscreen LCD. Priced at £799 body only, and £899 with 16-50mm lens or £1099 with 18-55mm lens, the X-T20 is set for release on 23rd February and joins the X-Pro2 and X-T2 in Fujifilm’s ever-increasing ranks of premium mirrorless cameras.
Fujifilm will launch the compact and lightweight Fujifilm X-T20 in February 2017, complete with APS-C sized 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine.
The updated sensor and processor, along with a reworked AF algorithm, boost the camera’s startup time and AF performance, dramatically improving its ability to track moving subjects, while the tilting touchscreen LCD monitor enables users to shoot from a variety of angles with ease.
The X-T20 also has enhanced video functionality and is capable of capturing 4K movies with Fujifilm’s popular Film Simulation modes. Staying true to the X Series functional design ethos, the X-T20 also combines an SLR-style viewfinder and dial-based operation.
Compact, lightweight body ideal for stills and video use
Taking the body styling from the highly-regarded Fujifilm X-T10, the X-T20 adds a Video option to the Drive Dial to enable instantaneous switching from still photo shooting to the video recording mode. The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to ±5 stops, while the LCD monitor uses a tilting touchscreen panel for intuitive operation at almost any angle. The X-T20 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera chooses the optimum settings for a given scene.
24.3MP APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine for outstanding image quality and high-speed response
The X-T20 features the new ACROS Film Simulation mode, while the larger phase detection AF area and updated algorithm deliver an ultra-fast AF speed of 0.06sec. The X-T20 also offers 5.0fps live-view shooting, a quick start-up time of 0.4sec, shutter time lag of 0.050sec.and shooting interval of 0.25sec.
AF-C Custom Settings for moving subjects
The X-T20 features AF-C Custom Settings where you can choose from five AF-C presets according to the way your chosen subject is moving. The AF algorithm has been revised for improved accuracy, resulting in a dramatic improvement when tracking a moving subject in the AF-C mode.
High resolution and high definition 4K video recording
The X-T20 is capable of recording both Full HD and 4K video using the X Series’ famous Film Simulation effects. You can output recorded video to an external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone.
24 high-performance Fujinon X-mount lenses for ultimate versatility
Our XF lens line-up now features 24 lenses after today’s announcement of the Fujinon XF50mm F2 R WR. The very latest digital technologies have been used to develop X-mount lenses, which offer high-precision optical designs to deliver the highest possible image quality.The current line-up of lenses ranges from ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto and includes five fast aperture prime lenses. These lenses bring out the very best image quality from the X-T20. Optional accessories such as mount adapters and macro extension tubes further broaden photographic potential.
・ The top plate features three precision-milled aluminium dials which give the X-T20 a premium feel and allow users to easily adjust the aperture, shutter speed and shooting functions while concentrating on picture taking.
・ The Drive Dial has a new Video position to switch between still photo shooting and video recording. The Exposure Compensation Dial also has a new C position to enable exposure compensation of up to ±5 stops in 1/3 steps when using the Front Command Dial. Regular exposure compensation of up to ±3 stops in 1/3 steps is available on the top-plate dial.
・The X-T20 features a 3.0-inch 1.04M-dot tilting TFT colour LCD monitor suitable for both above head and close to the ground shooting. By combining the Touch Shot function with the tilt LCD monitor, you can get even more creative. Place the camera on the ground and use Touch Shot for a child’s or pet’s eye view or hold it above a crowd of people or an obstacle for high-angle shooting.
・ The X-T20 features Fujifilm's 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor. Its highly random pixel array effectively reduces moiré and false colours without the use of an optical low-pass filter. The elimination of the low pass filter, which is attributed to loss of image resolution, makes it possible to draw the very best out of Fujinon lenses.
・ The number of focusing points has been dramatically expanded from 49 in the previous model to 91 (up to 325 points). Approx. 40% of the imaging area (the centre area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection AF pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection AF area that can be used in a variety of scenes.
・ By redesigning the AF algorithm from the ground up, the X-T20 can now autofocus more accurately on points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine details such as bird feathers and animal fur. The read speed of the Contrast AF system, which covers approx. 85% of the entire frame, has been doubled compared to the previous model to enable faster and more accurate autofocusing. During video recording, the AF point transitions smoothly to track a moving subject to create natural looking footage.
・ The unique on-sensor phase detection AF system focuses in an ultra-fast 0.06 sec. With the high-speed X-Processor Pro image processor, the camera starts up in just 0.4sec, has a shutter time lag of 0.050sec and shooting interval of 0.25sec.
・ The use of Fujifilm’s unique sensor and image processing engine enables both Full HD (1920 x 1080) and 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording. Set the Drive Dial to “Movie” and select the 4K Video mode in the menu to record 4K video at the high bit rate of 100Mbps.
・ Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps.
- Number of effective pixels: 24.3MP
- Image sensor: 23.6mm x 15.6mm X-Trans CMOS III with primary color filter
- Sensor Cleaning System: Ultra Sonic Vibration
- Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Lens Mount: Fujifilm Xmount
- ISO: 100-25600 (extendable to 51200)
- Viewfinder: 2360K-dot OLED color
- Coverage: Approx. 100%
- LCD monitor: 3in (aspect ratio 3:2)
- Movie recording: 4K, Full HD & HD
- Power supply: NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)
- Dimensions: 118.4mm (W) x 82.8mm (H) x 41.4mm (D)
- Weight: 383g / 13.5 oz. (including battery and memory card)
- Approx. 333g / 11.8 oz. [excluding accessories, battery and memory card]
- Battery life: Approx. 350 frames
- Accessories included: Li-ion battery NP-W126S, battery charger BC-W126, body cap, shoulder strap, metal strap clip, protective cover, clip attaching tool, owner's manual
The Fujifilm X-T20 will be available in black and silver from 23rd February 2017 with an RRP of £799 (body only), £899 (kit with XC16-50mm), £1099 (kit with XF18-55mm).