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Fujifilm looks to the X-T2 to create the X-T20

Create: 01/22/2017 - 21:25
Fujifilm X-T20

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24.3-MP X-Trans III APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Fujinon f/2.0 50mm lens also announced
  • Successor to the X-T10 adds 4K video

Fujifilm’s successor to its X-10 seems to have a lot in common with another of its newer bodies, the X-T2.

The X-T20 uses the same 24.3-MP X-Trans III CMOS sensor. Like Fujifilm’s other X-series cameras, this is an APS-C sensor. Its ISO range is 200 to 12,800, which can be extended to 100 to 51,200.

Coinciding with the announcement of the X-T20 is a new f/2.0 50mm lens.

Despite its single-lens reflex styling, this is a mirrorless camera. It has an electronic viewfinder for those who prefer to use a viewfinder. There also is a tilting touch-enabled 3.0-inch LCD monitor for Live View, as well as navigating menus and reviewing photos and video.

The X-T20 has both manual and electronic shutters with available speeds of four seconds to 1/4,000 and one second to 1/32,000, respectively, plus B.

There is a pop-up flash with synchronization at 1/180. There also is a hot shoe to mount a more powerful electronic flash unit.

RAW, JPG, VIDEO

The X-T20 shoots both RAW and JPG, which are saved to an SD memory card. The X-T20 also can record 4K video, as well as Full HD 1920 x 1080. 4K video clips are limited to 10 minutes, while Full HD tops out at 15 minutes. Regular HD 1280 x 720 can be recorded to the normal limit for a still camera at 29 minutes, 59 seconds.

There is a port for an external microphone, but not for headphones.

The camera has numerous film emulation modes, mimicking the output for Fujifilm emulsions.

The battery is rated for about 350 images. There is no accessory battery grip available for the X-T20.

Fujinon F/2.0 XF50mm R WR, US$449.95

This X-series lens has a 75mm full-frame equivalent field of view, making it a medium telephoto lens.

As its name indicates, it is weather-sealed (at 10 points). The 50mm lens uses nine elements in seven groups and includes one aspherical extra low dispersion element.

It accepts 46mm filters and weighs 7 ounces (200 grams). It comes with a matching lens shade, is available in silver or black and will be available in February 2017.

DIMENSIONS AND AVAILABILITY

The X-T20 body is 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6 inches (118.4 x 82.8 x 41.4mm) and weighs 13.5 ounces (383 grams). It will be available in February in silver or black and in several packages:

  • X-T20 body only – US$899.95
  • X-T20 body with XF18-55mm kit lens – US$1,199.95
  • X-T20 body with XC16-50mm kit lens – US$999.95

About the Author

Mike Elek is a longtime journalist and was one of the original editors for The Wall Street Journal Online. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Vineland, N.J.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; New York City; and Hong Kong. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He shoots with film and digital cameras.