Fujifilm X-T20 review

Fujifilm's mid-price mirrorless camera packs quite a punch

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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.  

Despite the lack of weather-sealing the X-T20 feels very similar to its bigger brother in terms of build quality

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.


Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.