Fujifilm add to their 4K lineup with the new X-T20 mirrorless camera

It is lighter, cheaper and discernibly smaller than its bigger brother, the XT-2.

Sporting an APS-C sized sensor, the X-T20 is capable of shooting 4K (3840x2160) in 24p and up to 30p at 100Mbps internally, and up to 60p at 1080p.

Most mirrorless cameras since the introduction of the GH4 now offer 4K resolution at 24p, but Fuji are unique in their approach mainly because of their extensive history and relationship with color.Just like with the XT-2 you can select baked in looks based on Fujifilm stocks of the past, notably provia, velvia, astia, classic chrome, and acros (black and white).This is great for people who don't want the hassle of dealing with log footage in post. The looks are more than adequate and Fuji are known for their color science, just take a look at some of the examples shot with the XT-2 and you will see how much superior the footage is to both Sony and Panasonic in terms of color.The X-T20 also shoots 4K 4:2:2 8 bit externally over an HDMI signal but sadly there is no Log option for those who do want to tinker with their footage in post. But given the price point of the camera (under the XT-2) I doubt it is geared to these users anyway.There is a mic input but no headhpone jack, and no additional battery grip for extended shooting. But it does have a handy touch screen. Autofocus remains as standard but it is nothing to write home about, certainly as compared to the newly released a6500. And as with the a6500 there is a 10 minute internal recording limit when shooting in 4K resolution.The lens range is quite sparse but this will be gradually remedied and lenses can always be adapted to the camera.The camera is small and has a retro sleekness that oozes vintage chic; it also shoots more than capable video and would be very nice as a b camera that you can take around on your downtime and shoot some nice stills with on the 24.3MP sensor, all the while looking cooler than your Canon counterparts, and also shooting better video.The camera is also light enough to be handled easily on most 3-axis gimbals like the Zhiyun Crane or Came-TV Single/Optimus. Although not a class leader in technology like in-camera stabilization, its design and purpose is clear.And the more competition we can get in this market, the better for all of us.  

Alex Kuraica 22/01/2017 07:00:00

The House Of Video is a site dedicated to filmmaking and professional video.
Founded by Alejandro B. Martin, Tony Hernandez and the VLR capital team, is daily updated by many contributors, covering new products, reviews and video reviews (hands on), interviews, articles, software, 3rd parties services, tutorials and more.
More About us Staff Contact