Video

While the X-T20 inherits many things from the higher-end X-T2, its video quality and features are not as robust.

The X-T20 can capture 4K UHD video at 29.97p, 25p, 24p and 23.98p for up to ten minutes, at a bit rate of 100Mbps. Dropping down to Full HD, frame rate of 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p and 23.98p are available, with a 15 min time limit and 36Mbps bitrate. The same options are available at 1280 x 720, with double the recording time and at half the bit rate.

Available video controls include focus peaking, manual audio level adjustment and clean HDMI output. As mentioned earlier, you can adjust exposure compensation while using Auto ISO in manual exposure mode. Since it has a touchscreen, you can tap subjects on which you wish to focus, which makes rack-focusing easy.

What you don't get are zebra patterns, a histogram and face detection (with 4K). The X-T2 offers face detection as well as F-Log gamma which is ideal for shooting in challenging conditions if you're willing to color grade the footage.

Video Quality

Where the X-T2 oversamples the sensor to produce brilliant 4K video, the X-T20 does not, instead sub-sampling but using just the full width of the sensor. By doing that, quality isn't as good, though there's no crop factor like what's found on the X-T2.

The results of how the X-T20 creates it 4K video is obvious in the scene above – the X-T2 is noticeably more detailed. The Sony a6300, which we listed earlier as one of the X-T20's main competitors, also supports 4K, and its oversampling again wins the day.

The X-T20's quality greatly improves when you drop down to 1080p. There, it bests the a6300, the Canon EOS 80D (filling in for the 77D) and the Olympus E-M5 II.

Sample Reel

Overall the X-T20's 4K video quality looks very good. Since the clips weren't taken on a tripod they're at the mercy of the lens' IS system, but overall there's not much to complain about. While these clips would certainly look better if the camera oversampled, Fujifilm has to differentiate between the X-T20 and X-T2 somehow.