Does the junior model to the award-winning X-T2 pack a punch? Michael Topham finds out if the Fujifilm X-T20 advances enough on the X-T10
Fujifilm X-T20: Touchscreen operation
We’ve been patiently waiting for Fujifilm to roll out touchscreen operation across its range of X-series models ever since they tempted us with it on the X70. We half expected to see a touchscreen introduced to the X-T2, but Fujifilm decided to leave it out in what we always presumed was a move to keep the price of the camera competitive and below £1500. Implementing touchscreen technology into a camera doesn’t come cheap to either the manufacturer or the consumer, and although the X-T20’s touchscreen may not be as advanced as some, it’s most certainly a contributing factor to it being more expensive than the X-T10.
In terms of its operation, the X-T20’s touchscreen is rather basic. You can select from four touchscreen modes via a small icon on the screen itself or from the bottom of the AF/MF settings in the main menu. Touch shooting fires the shutter when your finger comes in contact with the display. Touch AF is used to acquire focus quickly where you want it, whereas Touch Area repositions the AF point but doesn’t automatically focus in this new area. For those who don’t want to use it, it can also be switched off. In playback mode you can swipe your finger across the screen to scroll from shot to shot or pinch and zoom to inspect sharpness and detail at closer magnification.