Elke Vogelsang Reviews the Fujifilm X-T20 and XF 50mm f/2 R WR Lens

27 Feb 2017

Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Camera Review

Like the X-T10, the X-T20 is a versatile and capable mirrorless camera directed at hobbyists and keen amateurs. That said, even professionals would love this camera’s capabilities when it comes to studio and portrait photography. The Fuji X-T20 mirrorless camera is remarkably lightweight and compact. In combination with a prime lens, for example the new Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR, it is the ideal everyday companion.

Beautiful photograph of a dog taken with the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujinon XF 50mm

The controls on the Fuji X-T20 are very intuitive to use and well placed. Offering quite a few of the advantages the X-T2 has in store, the X-T20 produces high-quality images and is equipped with lots of the Fujifilm X features I love very much and don’t want to miss out on. Of course, there is the tiltable display, which I now use most of the time. The highly acclaimed film simulations (my favourites are Astia and Chrome) make sure you are able to produce high-end results in camera. With the capability to shoot 4K video, this camera is a gem of a tool.

Key Features

  • 24.3 megapixel APS-C X-trans CMOS III sensor
  • X-processor pro image processor
  • 2.36 m dot electronic viewfinder
  • 3” 1.04 m dot tiltiting touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K video recording at 30 p
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Extended ISO 51200 shooting to 14 fps
  • 91-point AF with custom AF-C setting
  • Film simulation for photos & videos
Buy Black X-T20
Buy Silver X-T20

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR Lens Review

I was also lucky enough to test the new Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR lens. With a focal length equivalent of 76mm and a minimum aperture of f/2, this lens is a wonderful portrait lens, which creates a beautiful bokeh. The autofocus is fast and silent. It is compact and lightweight and therefore (together with the Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera) a pleasure to carry with me wherever I go.

Buy Black XF 50mm
Buy Silver XF 50mm
Photograph taken by Elke using the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujinon XF 50mm
Photograph of the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujinon XF 50mm

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  1. Chan 3 Mar 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    What a sad excuse of a review.
    It doesn’t mention the xt20 differs to the xt10, how 50mm hood looks (horrible), how much better the image quality to it’s predecessor.
    This feels like a product descriptor than a review, it pushes products rather than personal experiences.

    • Celeste 17 Mar 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

      Hi Chan,

      Thank you for your feedback, we will definitely look into writing a blog or two covering the aspects that you have mentioned. Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for when they get published!
      In regards to this article – we respect the author’s product review as their own unique and personal experience with the gear. Many of our reviews do cover the gear in more depth and are slightly more intermediate, however this guest author went for the more basic and personal experience route with her review.

      We appreciate your valuable feedback and we will work on the points mentioned in future blogs to ensure that our audience finds our articles useful.

      Kind regards,
      The Outdoorphoto Team

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