The Fujifilm X-A20 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that sits at the lower end of the price spectrum for Fujifilm’s X-series lineup of products. The letter “A” in its designation indicates that it is part of the novice line-up, which places it below the pricier X-A5 model. As a result, the build quality and specs are not quite as excellent as those of the higher-priced model. When compared to the sensor found in the X-A5, which has 24.2 megapixels, this model’s Bayer APS-C sensor only has 16.3 megapixels.
This price includes the 15-45mm PZ lens, making it over £100 less expensive than the X-A5.It is compatible with the Fujifilm X lens mount and may be purchased as a bundle with the XC 15-45 mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ power zoom kit lens. his is a more affordable version of the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens that generally comes packed with Fujifilm’s more sophisticated cameras; nonetheless, it is the same lens that is available to purchase separately with the X-A5. Other features include a touch-sensitive tilting screen, which is a notable differentiation from the earlier X-A10 camera that the X-A20 essentially replaces in certain locations. Other regions will continue to use the X-A10.
The only other significant distinction between the X-A10 and the X-A20 cameras is that the latter comes in an extra colorway of menthol green. Other than that, this is the sole difference. In contrast to the X-A5, there is not a hotshoe for connecting external accessories; nevertheless, there is a pop-up flash that is incorporated right into the camera. The X-A20 has a number of useful features, including the ability to record Full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24 frames per second for up to 14 minutes, Wi-Fi connectivity, manual and semi-automatic exposure modes, and more.
If you put the X-A20 and the X-A10 model that came before it side by side, it would be very difficult to identify the difference between them, and the only way you could tell is by looking at the various name badges that are shown on the front of each camera.
This is due to the fact that there is only one significant feature that differs between them: the X-A20 has an improved touch-sensitive screen, whereas the X-A10 makes do with a non-touch screen, which means that you need to make use of the external controls and buttons in order to complete any task.
Instead, while you are in the shooting mode on the X-A20, you may quickly auto-focus on your subject and take a photo, or alternatively, you can merely pick the AF point in both the still and movie modes, both simply by touching the screen. This is true for both the still and video modes.
Fujifilm X A20 Specifications
|Effective pixels||16.28 million|
|Image sensor||23.6 mm × 15.6 mm (APS-C format), CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) image sensor with square pixels and primary color filter|
|Storage media||FUJIFILM-recommended SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards|
|File system||Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif 2.3, and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)|
|File format||Still pictures: Exif 2.3 JPEG (compressed); RAW (original RAF format, special-purpose software required); RAW+JPEG availableMovies: H.264 standard with stereo sound (MOV)|
3:2: 4896 × 3264, 16:9: 4896 × 2760, 1:1: 3264 × 3264M:
3:2: 3456 × 2304, 16:9: 3456 × 1944, 1:1: 2304 × 2304S:
3:2: 2496 × 1664, 16:9 2496 × 1408, 1:1: 1664 × 1664L (panorama):
2160 × 9600 (vertical) / 9600 × 1440 (horizontal)M (panorama):
2160 × 6400 (vertical) / 6400 × 1440 (horizontal)
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X mount|
|Sensitivity||Standard output sensitivity equivalent to ISO 200 — 6400 in increments of 1/3 EV; AUTO; extended output sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100, 12800, or 25600|
|Metering||256-segment through-the-lens (TTL) metering; MULTI, SPOT, AVERAGE|
|Exposure control||Programmed AE (with program shift); shutter-priority AE; aperture-priority AE; manual exposure|
|Exposure compensation||−3 EV – +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV|
|Shutter speed||MECHANICAL SHUTTER:|
P mode: 4 sec. to 1/4,000 sec., Time: 30 sec. to 1/4,000 sec., Bulb: Max. 60 min., All other modes: 30 sec. to 1/4,000 sec.
P, S, A, and M modes: 1 sec. to 1/32,000 sec., Time: 1 sec. to 1/32,000 sec.
MECHANICAL + ELECTRONIC:
P mode: 4 sec. to 1/32,000 sec., Time: 30 sec. to 1/32,000 sec., Bulb: Max. 60 min, All other modes: 30 sec. to 1/32,000 sec.
|Continuous||High: 6.0 fps (Up to approximately 20 frames)Low: 3.0 fps (Until card is full)Use a CLASS10 card or better.The frame rate varies with shooting conditions and the number of images recorded.|
|Focus||Mode: Single or continuous AF; manual focus with focus ring; AF+MFFocus-area selection: Manual focus, multi, area with focus area size selection (7 × 7 = 49 areas available), continuous, subject trackingAutofocus system: Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator|
|White balance||Custom, color temperature selection, auto, direct sunlight, shade, daylight fluorescent, warm white fluorescent, cool white fluorescent, incandescent, underwater|
|Self-timer||Off , 2 sec., 10 sec., Smile, Buddy, Group|
|Flash||Type: Manual pop-up flash unit|
Guide number: Approx. 7/22 (ISO 200, m/ft.)
|Flash mode||Auto, fill flash, off, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, commander (red-eye removal off); auto with red-eye removal, fill flash with red-eye removal, off, slow sync with red-eye removal, rear-curtain sync with red-eye removal, commander (red-eye removal on)|
|LCD monitor||3.0-in/7.6 cm, 1,040k-dot color LCD monitor; frame coverage approx. 100%|
|Movies||Full HD 1920 × 1080 pixels (30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps) / HD 1280 × 720 pixels (60 fps, 50 fps, 24 fps) with stereo sound|
|HDMI output||HDMI Micro connector (Type D)|
|Digital input/output||USB 2.0 High-Speed, Micro USB connector (Micro-B)|
|Power supply||NP-W126S rechargeable battery|
|Battery life||410 (approximate number of frames that can be taken with a fully-charged battery and XF 35 mm f/1.4 R lens)CIPA standard, measured using battery supplied with camera and SD memory card.|
Note: Number of shots that can be taken with battery varies with battery charge level and will decline at low temperatures.
|Charging time||Approx. 210 minutes (+20 °C/+68 °F)|
|Camera size (W × H × D)||116.9 mm × 67.4 mm × 40.4 mm (32.1 mm excluding projections, measured at thinnest part)/4.6 in. × 2.7 in. × 1.6 in. (1.3 in.)|
|Shooting weight||Approx. 348 g/12.3 oz., including battery and memory card|
|Camera weight||Approx. 299 g/10.5 oz., excluding battery, accessories, and memory card|
|Operating conditions||Temperature: 0 °C to +40 °C/+32 °F to +104 °FHumidity: 10% – 80% (no condensation)|
|Wireless transmitter||Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)Operating frequency:|
Japan, China: 2,412 MHz–2,472 MHz (13 channels), Other countries: 2,412 MHz–2,462 MHz (11 channels)Access protocols: Infrastructure
|Supplied accessories||NP-W126S rechargeable battery|
AC-5VF AC power adapter
Plug adapter (Shape of adapter varies with region of sale.)
The Fujifilm X-A20 is a good place to start if you are interested in taking your photography to a more serious level and would like to experiment with mirrorless cameras. Since it now has touchscreen functionality, it is even better suited to its intended audience than the older X-A10 model was. If you are interested in taking your photography to a more serious level, the Fujifilm X-A20 is a good place to start.
Fuji’s X-A20 is now the company’s most affordable X-series camera, with a suggested retail price of around £259 when paired with the 15-45mm power-zoom kit lens.
In spite of its low cost, it nevertheless has a sufficient number of advanced capabilities to be considered an excellent camera for beginners to start off with. This entails a selection of manual and semi-automatic shooting modes, in addition to the capability to capture images in raw format.
Having said that, there are also enough features that are absent to irritate the more skilled user, such as the absence of a viewfinder and a phase-detection AF system that is more competent.
You could purchase the X-A5, which comes with a higher resolution 24 megapixel sensor, 4K video capabilities (although they are pretty limited), a hybrid autofocus system (phase and contrast detection), and a hotshoe for adding a flashgun and other accessories. The price difference between the two cameras is just over 100 pounds.
Full High Definition video recording is becoming more out of date in comparison to 4K video recording; nonetheless, 1080p video recording is more than adequate for someone who just sometimes makes movies.
Although built-in Wi-Fi is a feature that is becoming increasingly common, this one at least has a good implementation and comes with a companion software that is simple to operate. The addition of Bluetooth would have been the cherry on top, but in order to have that feature, you would need to upgrade to the X-A5 model.