Something happened to cameras once they went digital - they got ugly. Like, really ugly. Sure, they are incredibly versatile, shoot HD video, and are exceedingly easy to use, but in the rush to make them do everything so well, it seems the product designers dropped the ball.
This isn’t the case for the new Fujifilm X-T20. Looking more like a rangefinder from years past, complete with a leather wraparound case and meal plated dials and accents, this camera is one we’d be proud to hang from our necks on our next foray into tourism.
In this case, looks don’t make up for function, either. The X-T120 shoots at 24.3 megapixels, and will even do 4K video at 30 frames per second. It even features a flip-out touchscreen complete with gesture controls. If that’s not enough, this little gem also packs in WiFi and access to APS-C X-mount Fujinon lenses, which are considered pretty damn good by the photo-nerd community.
If you’re a skilled photographer, fret not, because this isn’t a point-and-shoot affair that leaves you longing for more control. You can manually adjust stops, aperture, exposure, shutter speed, focus and more. In short, this thing is a traveling photographer’s dream.
Speaking of travel, the X-T20’s size is also something to boast about: All of this tech and good looks is smashed into a pocketable 4.7x3.3x1.6-inches and weighs in under 14oz. Whatever lens you attach will change that, of course, but with a prime lens you could pocket this thing.
As for cost and availability, the XT-20 will launch in February for $900 without a lens.