So in a day with filled with major announcements regarding the GFX and X100 series cameras, Fujifilm has also dropped their latest X-T line camera and more details about the previously named 50mm F2. Indeed, we’re getting the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujifilm 50mm f2 lens.
The Fujifilm X-T20
Building upon the success of the X-T10, the little brother to the X-T1, the new Fujifilm X-T20 similarly follows in the footsteps of the wildly popular X-T2 with a few notable differences – but we will get to those later.
In terms of specs, as you likely guessed, the Fujifilm X-T20 features the same 24.3MP X-Trans III sensor and X-Processor Pro as the rest of the latest generation of the X-Series. On the Fujifilm X-T20 you also get a tilting touch screen LCD (something the X-T2 owners out there will likely be little jealous of). As well, similarly to the X100F, the Fujifilm X-T20 also features the same AF improvements, going from 49 phase detection AF points up to 91, with 325 total across the sensor when you include the contrast detection points.
Fujifilm X-T20 Specs
- 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
- 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot tilting TFT color LCD touchscreen monitor
- 0.39 inch 2,360K-dot OLED color viewfinder
- Live View Display to preview pictures where you can
- New ACROS Film Simulation mode
- AF-C Custom Settings with five AF-C presets
- 4K video can be recorded at [3840 x 2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps
- Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps
- Touch AF in video mode
The Fujifilm X-T20 will be available in February 2017 and will retail in the US for $899.95. Stay tuned for pre-order links as soon as they are available to us.
The Fujinon 50mm F2 R WR
Building upon the success of their compact prime series, the new Fujinon 50mm F2 follows in the footsteps of the previously released 35mm F/2 and 23mm F/2. That includes the sort of tapered design (with the thicker base and thinner front element), and the weather resistance.
Fujifilm says that the new lens features 9 elements in 7 groups with one aspherical ED lens. In terms of size, the lens is the longest of the lenses in this series, but is still fairly compact for a fast 50mm lens. It also won’t add much weight to your kit weighing in at only 200g.
The lens will also be available in February 2017 and will retail for the same $449 that the 23mm F/2 R WR currently retails for. Stay tuned for pre-order links as soon as they are made available to us.