Fujifilm X-T20 Unveiled: 24MP Sensor, 91AF Points, and 4K Video

Fujifilm today announced the new X-T20 mirrorless camera, the successor to the X-T10, which was itself announced as a smaller and cheaper sibling to the X-T1/X-T2 line.

At the core of the X-T10 is a new 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor (replacing the X-T10’s 16.3MP CMOS II sensor). The new sensor, along with an improved image processor, speed up the X-T20. Startup time has improved to 0.4 seconds from 0.5 and shooting interval time has dropped to 0.25s from 0.5. Autofocus speed remains at 0.06s.

ISO range has been increased: the X-T20 has a max of 12800, up from 6400 in the X-T10.

On the video front, the X-T20 can now shoot 4K video in addition to 1080p. Video can be outputted via a HDMI port to an external monitor.

In the area of autofocus, the X-T20 uses a 91-point AF system (expandable to 325), up from 49. 40% of the frame is covered with phase-detection AF pixels. Focus points can be changed by touching the LCD screen, and a number of focus modes are designed for various types of subjects and shooting:

On the back of the X-T20 is a large 3-inch 1.04-million-dot tilting touchscreen LCD for various controls and reviewing photos.

The Drive Dial on the X-T20 has a new Video option for switching from still photo to video recording modes, and the Exposure Compensation Dial now features a C position for ±5 stops of compensation.

Other specs and features of the X-T20 include a Grain Effect film simulation feature, a strong and light magnesium alloy body, aluminum dials, a 0.39-inch 2.36-million-dot OLED EVF, film simulation modes, AF-C custom settings, an integrated pop-up flash, multiple exposure mode, a built-in intervalometer, a silent electronic shutter with speeds of up to 1/32000s, and built-in Wi-Fi.

Here are a few sample photos shot with the X-T20 by photographer Norifumi Inagaki:

Photo by Norifumi Inagaki/Fujifilm USA
Photo by Norifumi Inagaki/Fujifilm USA
Photo by Norifumi Inagaki/Fujifilm USA

The Fujifilm X-T20 will be available in black and silver starting in February 2017 with a price tag of $900 for the body only, $1,000 with a 16-50mm lens, and $1,200 with an 18-55mm lens.

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