You could be forgiven for thinking the X-T20 might be something of a compromise camera from Fujifilm, but that’s certainly not the case.
True, sacrifices have been made compared with the X-T2 – there's no weather-sealing, the magnification on the EVF isn't as good and there's only a single card slot, while the buffer won't let you shoot for as long.
These will be deal-breakers for some, who'll want to shell out for those extra features on the X-T2; but pick up and start shooting with the X-T20 and it certainly doesn’t feel like the X-T2’s poor relation.
Despite the lack of weather-sealing the X-T20 feels very similar to its bigger brother in terms of build quality, while the tactile controls and polished handling make it a very satisfying camera to shoot with. We’d like to see the touchscreen interface integrated further, but that's only a minor grumble.
AF performance is identical too, as long as you don’t want to customize it, while the images the camera captures display the same lovely colors and detail that you get from the X-T2.
It's certainly brave of Fujifilm to bring out the X-T20 so close to the X-T2, as the more appealing price point of the X-T20, combined with many of the excellent features of the company's flagship X Series camera, is likely to hit the sweet spot for many photographers.
The X-T2 is a fabulous camera – but with the arrival of the X-T20 you'll need to ask yourself if you need those extra features, or if the money you'd save by going with the X-T20 wouldn't be better spent on some new lenses.
Panasonic Lumix G80 / Lumix G85
Featuring a larger EVF and fully integrated vari-angle touchscreen, the G80 (or the G85 if you're in the US) also shoots excellent 4K video. The interface can be a little overcomplicated though, while the 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor lags behind the X-T20's.
Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix G80 / Lumix G85 review