Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20 front

Fujifilm X-T20 overview

Fujifilm X-T20 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially released on January of 2017. It features a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS X-TRANS III APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.

FujiFilm released this camera in order to upgrade the previous Fujifilm X-T10 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards released the updated Fujifilm X-T30 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to upgrade this model.

The Fujifilm X-T20 comes in at #18 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all around #126 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm X-T20 family

The Fujifilm X-T20 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-T20 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm X-T20 based on features which are typically seen as crucial in a camera.

comes with face detect focusing
comes with phase detect AF
comes with touch focus
comes with tracking focus
does have HDMI support
does have microphone jack
doesnt have low pass filter
exports RAW files
flash built-in
good resolution screen (920 thousand dot)
has a tilting screen
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
MP count good (24MP)
nice screen size (3 inch)
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
you can focus manually
display isn't selfie friendly
no headphone jack
no image stabilization
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Fujifilm X-T20 Sensor information

The Fujifilm X-T20 is powered by the X-Processor Pro2 processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Fujifilm X-T20 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor is able to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS III sensor has 24MP and includes a native ISO range of 200 - 12800. The ISO can be widened electronically to 100 - 51200. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more margin for error.

FujiFilm chose to omit the low pass filter for the Fujifilm X-T20. This may result in more clear photos but may create moire in some circumstances.

The picture underneath illustrates the Fujifilm X-T20's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-T20 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-T20 dimensions

Fujifilm X-T20 weighs about 0.84 lb (383g / 13.51 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 118mm x 83mm x 41mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.6"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329g so the Fujifilm X-T20 is heavier than other competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Fujifilm X-T20 next to a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.

Fujifilm X-T20 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the Fujifilm X-T20.

Fujifilm X-T20 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-T20 Lens information

The Fujifilm X-T20 fits the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses currently available. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the Fujifilm X-T20.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Venus-Laowa-9mm-F2.8-Zero-D-Fujifilm-X lensVenus Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D9mmf/2.8215g
7artisans-35mm-F1.2-Fujifilm-X lens7artisans 35mm F1.235mmf/1.2150g
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Fujifilm-XF-10-24mm-F4-R-OIS lensFujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS10-24mmf/4.0 410g
Fujifilm-XF-23mm-F1.4-R lensFujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R23mmf/1.4 300g
Fujifilm-XF-23mm-F2-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR23mmf/2180g
Kamlan-28mm-F1.4-Fujifilm-X lensKamlan 28mm F1.428mmf/1.4384g
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Fujifilm-XF-70-300-F4-5.6-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR70-300mmf/4-5.6 580g
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Fujifilm X-T20 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-T20 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and at times change settings without connecting physically with the camera.

A few apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-T20 Video information

The highest video resolution in the Fujifilm X-T20 is 3840 x 2160 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p provides a fantastic resolution for video recording. You are able to downsample to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Be wary of the substantial file sizes and make sure you own decent SD cards with good write speed. While the body contains a microphone port, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone port which means that you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.

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Fujifilm X-T20 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm X-T20 doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions may affect the camera.

Fujifilm X-T20 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-T20 features a 3 inch tilting display with a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you are able to shift focus points plus adjust settings using your finger.

Fujifilm X-T20 screen and viewfinder Photography Glossary

The View Finder details for Fujifilm X-T20 are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.62x

For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.

Fujifilm X-T20 Shutter information

Fujifilm X-T20 continuous shooting rate is 14.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/32000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might result in "rolling shutter" in some circumstances.

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Fujifilm X-T20 Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm X-T20 comes with both inbuilt flash along with external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/180 seconds.

Fujifilm X-T20 Autofocus information

Fujifilm X-T20 comes with both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it helpful for people photography.

It features 325 focus points to choose from. Fujifilm X-T20 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also includes Tracking AF for things that move. Fujifilm X-T20 has manual focus if required in low light occasions or you need to have more exact focus control.

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Fujifilm X-T20 Battery life

The battery power (NP-W126S) on the Fujifilm X-T20 is designed to last for 350 clicks based on the CIPA specifications which is comparable with it's competition. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 features the highest (750) battery life in this class of cameras.

Following is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:

Fujifilm X-T20 for specific forms of photography

The following illustration gives a overview of the Fujifilm X-T20 for specific forms of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm X-T20 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm X-T20 has a points total of 80 which is wonderful, and means the camera is a awesome choice to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the capability to use off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
decent MP (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW files

Fujifilm X-T20 as a Street photography camera

Having a terrific score of 78, the Fujifilm X-T20 is a terrific fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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has a tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
comes with touch focus
lack of image stabilization

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-T20

A nice sports photography points total of 75 means the Fujifilm X-T20 is a respectable choice for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
supports phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T20 Travel photography info

Portability is pretty crucial when getting a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm X-T20 gets a very high 76 as a travel camera which is a terrific pick to take on your trips.

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comes with focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
flash built-in
screen is not selfie friendly

Fujifilm X-T20 Landscape photography information

For anybody who is planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-T20 and it's fantastic rating of 79 as a landscape camera is a fantastic choice among it's rivals.

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has manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T20 Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging should have a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm X-T20 is simply not good for vlogging as it receives a dreadful score of 36.

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touchscreen functionality
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have microphone port
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T20 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the Fujifilm X-T20, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The graph down below shows you an overview of the Fujifilm X-T20 compared to it's top ranked rivals mentioned previously.

There are more cameras you may view as alternatives. To go through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm X-T20
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
X-Processor Pro2
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW files
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Lowest boosted ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Fujifilm X
Total lenses
Focal length multiplier
Range of display
Display diagonal
3 inch
Resolution of display
920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Highest quiet shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
14.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
5.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash options
Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, flash off, rear-curtain synchro, commander
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Highest video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
383g (0.84 pounds)
118 x 83 x 41mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.6")
Battery life
350 images
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage slots
Price at launch