5 Stars By Shane on 1969-12-31
Awesome little camera
Amazing little camera, went from a canon 70D to an a6000 for the size, to the X-T20. This is my favorite camera that I've owned so far. I picked this camera with the 16-50mm because it was all that was in stock at the time, as well as the 35mm F2.
I am a beginner / amateur in photography, attached are some pictures that I've taken with this and the 16-50 & 35mm lenses.
5 Stars By Robert B. on 2017-03-18
Excellent camera. Another 5 star review to add to the pile.
This is an incredibly capable camera. I recently shot a wedding with it, while my wife shot with a t5. The experience was a new one for me. I have shot with all the typical "pro level" DSLR's, the best lenses, etc etc. Things felt too complicated. I wanted to get back to reality, it's about the story, not the gear. Maybe that 5dMk4 will give you slightly better low light, or that 1dxMk2 will give a higher burst rate. But, for the cost this thing is incredible.
Build Quality: It's nice. Some plastic, but in the right places. Nice metal edge. It feels solid, but not too heavy that it feels unbalanced. I would say fuji struck a perfect balance with this one. The latches feel good, the buttons feel good, the shutter button and rear screen are fast, with minimal to no delay.
Processor: Fast, shooting raw+jpg can take a little while for files to buffer, even with a nice fast card. I've seen worse, but you won't be shooting a nascar race with this thing.
Image Quality: BLOWN A.W.A.Y. good. I wasn't expecting what came out of this little camera to be so freakin good. Fuji has just this magic with their JPG's that others only dream about. The new xtrans processor has excellent low light performance, and images look super clean. I shot quite a few 6400+ and it was completely usable. I'd say it beats my 6d, and that's known for low light cleans on it's JPG's. Detail is superb. I shot with the slightly better 17-55 2.8-4 "kit" and it was better than a d610 with a 85mm 1.8 attached (I know, I didn't believe it till I saw it either.
Touch Screen: I didn't think I'd care about a touch screen, but touch focusing on a point on the fly is an incredible experience, and one that I don't know if I could give up now. Why do ALL cameras not have this feature? I found myself naturally clicking my target, and shoot. It's so fast, and intuitive I very rarely missed a shot.
Exceptional IQ and Low Light
JPG'S are incredible
CONS: Battery could be SLIGHTLY better (I got around 450 per battery)
The screen would sometimes lag between live view, and the viewfinder.
A couple weird bugs with the image on the screen appearing with what looked like a filter, when no filter was chosen (it didn't shoot with a filter, it just looked this way till I changed shooting modes.
The viewfinder is a little small. The rear screen is so good I didn't use the viewfinder hardly at all. It didn't lag shooting anyway.
OVERALL: If you're in the market for a small, interchangeable lens camera, this one is incredible. I was debating returning it at first, but after this wedding shoot I'm hooked. I only have one lens, and it's a stock. But the files coming from this thing just are too good. You will NOT look like a "pro" photographer at a wedding using one of these, but just let your images speak for themselves. I love how I can be discrete, and this thing would be wonderful for street photography.
TLDR: BUY IT!
5 Stars By Britt on 2017-04-05
Film Lover's Dream Digital
This is an incredible camera that was made for shooters just like myself. I did extensive research about the mirrorless system I wanted to switch over to from my Nikon DX system, and I had identified the X-T2 as my dream camera, initially. I was pleasantly surprised with the release of the X-T20 (and its price tag) this January. It has everything about the X-T2 I coveted (+ touch screen focusing!) and none of the professional video features I didn't need and would never use as a strictly stills shooter. The video is still great, however, and I may now even be more inclined to use that feature. I would have liked the weather-sealing, but just opted for 3-year accident protection instead and feel just fine about that.
The body itself is about the same size as my LUMIX LX100 (another really great camera on its own + value-wise) and has the same manual control dials that I love with the perfect amount of resistance. I enjoy shooting film and I think the X-T systems really capture the way it feels to shoot with a film DSLR in a compact mirrorless, down to the sound of the mechanical shutter. I especially love using the focus ring of the kit lens as an aperture dial and the endless button customization options. I've set mine up to be as close in function to my LX100 as possible, so my learning curve was short and it instantly felt familiar. USB charging: life-changing.
I love the "film" settings and literally just discovered a setting one can use to take double exposure *in camera*, which is one of my favorite film tricks. The menu is mostly intuitive, but there were some options that felt a little hidden or tricky to find, such as the "shoot without lens" feature.
As a woman with very small hands, this camera still feels tiny when I hold it. I've ordered a thumb grip to make casually one-handing it a little bit more comfortable. However, I love the compactness, and am an avid traveler who hates to be weighed down by my heavier Nikon gear. I feel like I could throw this camera, a wide angle, and a portrait lens into a backpack for a hiking trip and be fine, something I never would have considered with my current system.
I would recommend this camera to beginner and pro still-shooters alike. If you are a film fan and want to feel as enthusiastic about your digital camera, the X-T20 will capture that magic. If you're tired of lugging around a DSLR and its bigger lenses, consider the image quality of this sensor (and Fuji's incredible line of glass). Even if you are none of these things, give this camera a closer look.
The only thing I found disappointing was BTA-MALL's shipping of the camera. I opened a giant box to find the camera box just free floating, with a single piece of brown paper (see photo). I cringe to think about it banging around in there, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the rough ride didn't damage any of the internal elements. I was really shocked, as I basically order my life from BTA-MALL and have never had concerns about packaging before.
5 Stars By Robin L. McLaughlin on 2017-03-03
Great choice for a first ILC, hobbyists, or as a second body.
This is a first impressions review, as weather has allowed limited shooting since getting my X-T20 on release day. (Purchased at my local camera shop where I'd pre-ordered it.) I bought it as a kit with the XF 18-55 lens.
I decided that the extra features on the X-T2 weren't important enough to my uses to justify paying the much higher price, especially considering I have to also buy lenses.
For context: I'm a casual hobbyist. I've been using the Panasonic FZ1000 and I think it's a great bridge camera. But it does have limitations so I decided it was time to return to an ILC to get the benefits of a larger sensor and better lens. My last ILC was my 1980 Minolta film SLR, so it's been a while! Also, I'm primarily a JPEG shooter.
When I started researching cameras I was immediately attracted to Fujifilm because of the physical controls, especially the aperture rings on the lenses. My biggest frustration with digital photography has been the dependence on menus, and Fuji gets you as close to the physical feel of a film camera as possible.
There is still some dependence on menus or scrolling through selections with a wheel in the X-T20, but so far I'm very happy with the spartan physical layout. The Q button brings up the quick menu to make frequent changes as easy as possible and the Q menu is customizable. The other buttons and wheels are customizable to at least some extent as well, and that's very important to me.
After my bulky bridge camera with a really good grip the X-T20 takes some getting used to. It's so small! That's a huge part of its appeal, but it requires adjustment. The "grip" on the front is barely there, and the same goes for the thumb ledge on the back.
I had a little difficulty at first because of this. I kept pressing part of my hand against the 4-way selector buttons and my grip was just plain awkward and at an odd angle. The solution for me was to change technique and use my left hand to do all the supporting and my right hand to steady, which feels backwards at first but didn't take long to adapt to. With a larger/heavier lens than the 18-55 it probably becomes necessary.
So far everything works pretty much as expected. Many say Fuji cameras have a steeper learning curve for those new to the brand, but Fuji seems to design for the way I think and I've been picking everything up quite rapidly.
I don't have a camera on my ancient phone, so shooting with a touch screen is a totally new experience and I've been getting a kick out of it. You can use the touch screen to change focus point, just focus, or focus and shoot. There is a little symbol in the upper right corner you can touch to toggle between those modes, or turn the touch screen off. The touch screen isn't active for menus.
I'm a viewfinder shooter so won't use the touch screen a lot, but it's very cool to have. It's especially useful for candid and street type photography because you can flip out the screen, hold the camera down by your waist, and pretend you're fiddling with something so people don't know you're shooting.
The dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation are quite a bit stiffer than I expected. They aren't easy to spin with the edge of a finger while using the viewfinder, you need to get more of a grip. But with reversing the roles of my hands in holding the camera that's easier to do. Evidently the dials were too easy to turn on earlier models causing unwanted/unnoticed settings changes, so the stiffness is to prevent annoying accidents.
The one real drawback so far is the Fn button on the top near the shutter release. It's small and slightly recessed, so difficult to use by feel. I won't assign anything to it unless really needed.
One of my big reasons for getting a new camera was wanting better low light performance, and with my limited shooting the X-T20 is exceeding my expectations so far.
Between the excellent IS in the lens and great noise handling I was able to get some nicely sharp hand-held shots well after sunset. At high ISO settings the noise is a fine grain and rather pretty as noise goes. Very high ISO is actually useable as long as you don't get crop happy or print enlargements.
I'm quite pleased with my choice. The XF 18-55 lens feels so very right on the X-T20 body, and the combo feels so very right to shoot with. I expect years of enjoyment with this camera because it's just plain fun to use and that's what it's all about.
I think the X-T20 is a great choice for those ready to move up from a bridge camera, casual hobbyists like me who can't justify breaking the bank, or those who want a second smaller body for travel, hiking, etc.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-12-23
love the camera
love the camera. . . use it every single day. . . my everyday walk around personal camera everywhere. . .
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-01-08
This is a camera that I was looking for. Good price.
5 Stars By Salman on 2017-09-01
awesome camera, i still love Fujifilm gears, i love a lot the option on camera.
5 Stars By blu02 on 2017-12-26
Satisfied with my purchase though I'm still familiarizing the dials ...
Satisfied with my purchase though I'm still familiarizing the dials and buttons. I switched from my Nikon dslr to Fujifilm mirrorless.
5 Stars By Catalin on 2017-12-27
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-12-09
Great camera. Very light, and very good photo quality.