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Fujifilm X-T20 vs X-T200

The Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujifilm X-T200 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2017 and January 2020. Both the X-T20 and the X-T200 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-T20
versus
Fujifilm X-T200
Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T200
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses Fujifilm X mount lenses
24 MP, APS-C Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 200-12,800 (100 - 51,200) ISO 200-12,800 (100 - 51,200)
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.5 LCD, 2780k dots
Tilting touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
8 shutter flaps per second 8 shutter flaps per second
350 shots per battery charge270 shots per battery charge
118 x 83 x 41 mm, 383 g 121 x 84 x 55 mm, 370 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujifilm X-T200? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujifilm X-T200 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The X-T20 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the X-T200 is available in three color-versions (silver, gold, titanium).

Size Fujifilm X-T20 vs Fujifilm X-T200
Compare X-T20 versus X-T200 top
Comparison X-T20 or X-T200 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Fujifilm X-T200 is somewhat larger (4 percent) than the Fujifilm X-T20. However, the X-T200 is slightly lighter (3 percent) than the X-T20. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the X-T20 nor the X-T200 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Fujinon X Lens Catalog. Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-T20 118 mm 83 mm 41 mm 383 g 350 n Jan 2017 899 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T200 121 mm 84 mm 55 mm 370 g 270 n Jan 2020 699 i
3.
 
Canon M6 112 mm 68 mm 45 mm 390 g 295 n Feb 2017 779 i
4.
 
Canon M5 116 mm 89 mm 61 mm 427 g 295 n Sep 2016 979 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-E4 121 mm 73 mm 33 mm 364 g 380 n Jan 2021 849 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 118 mm 83 mm 47 mm 383 g 380 n Feb 2019 899 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A7 119 mm 68 mm 41 mm 320 g 440 n Sep 2019 499 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 117 mm 68 mm 40 mm 361 g 450 n Jan 2018 399 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 121 mm 83 mm 47 mm 448 g 430 n May 2018 599 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-E3 121 mm 74 mm 43 mm 337 g 350 n Sep 2017 899 i
11.
 
Fujifilm X70 113 mm 64 mm 44 mm 340 g 330 n Jan 2016 799 i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 339 g 410 n Aug 2016 399 i
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 118 mm 83 mm 41 mm 381 g 350 n May 2015 799 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The X-T200 was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 22 percent) than the X-T20, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Fujifilm X-T20 and Fujifilm X-T200 sensor measures

Even though the X-T200 has a slightly larger sensor, both cameras offer the same resolution of 24 megapixels. This implies that the X-T200 has a lower pixel density and marginally larger individual pixels (with a pixel pitch of 3.92μm versus 3.92μm for the X-T20), which gives it a potential advantage in terms of light gathering capacity. In addition, the X-T200 is much more recent (by 3 years) than the X-T20, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the X-T20 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The Fujifilm X-T20 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 100-51200. The Fujifilm X-T200 offers exactly the same ISO settings.

X-T20 versus X-T200 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm X-T20 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
3.
 
Canon M6 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
4.
 
Canon M5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.412.41262 77
5.
 
Fujifilm X-E4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p...... ..
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p...... ..
10.
 
Fujifilm X-E3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
11.
 
Fujifilm X70 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p...... ..
12.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p...... ..

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, and both provide the same movie specifications (4K/30p).

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The X-T20 and the X-T200 are similar in the sense that both feature an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when framing images in bright sunlight. Moreover, their viewfinders offer an identical resolution of 2360k dots. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm X-T20, the Fujifilm X-T200, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm X-T202360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T2002360 n 3.5 2780 swivel Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon M6optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon M52360 n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
5.
 
Fujifilm X-E42360 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n n
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T302360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A7none n 3.5 2760 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Fujifilm X-A5none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T1002360 n 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Fujifilm X-E32360 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n n
11.
 
Fujifilm X70optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
12.
 
Fujifilm X-A3none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T102360 n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
The X-T200 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the X-T20 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujifilm X-T200 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the X-T20 and the X-T200 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-T20 and Fujifilm X-T200 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm X-T20YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T200YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Canon M6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon M5YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
5.
 
Fujifilm X-E4YstereomonoY-micro3.2Y-Y
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T30YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A7YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Fujifilm X-A5YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T100YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
10.
 
Fujifilm X-E3YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
11.
 
Fujifilm X70YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
12.
 
Fujifilm X-A3Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T10YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--

It is notable that the X-T200 has a headphone jack, which makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process. The X-T20 lacks such a headphone port.

The X-T200 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Fujifilm. In contrast, the X-T20 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the X-T20 was succeeded by the Fujifilm X-T100. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm website.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Fujifilm X-T20 better than the Fujifilm X-T200 or vice versa? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.


Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm X-T20:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (350 versus 270) on a single battery charge.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in January 2017).


Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm X-T200:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.5" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2780k vs 1040k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was released into a lower priced segment (22 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years of technical progress since the X-T20 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the X-T200 is the clear winner of the contest (10 : 3 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

X-T20 03:10 X-T200

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujifilm X-T200 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the X-T20 and the X-T200 in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-T205/5+ +82/1005/54.5/5 Jan 2017 899 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T2003.5/5..82/1004/54.5/5 Jan 2020 699 i
3.
 
Canon M6....80/1004/54/5 Feb 2017 779 i
4.
 
Canon M54/5+82/1004/54/5 Sep 2016 979 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-E44/5........ Jan 2021 849 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T305/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A73/5..81/1004/53.5/5 Sep 2019 499 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-A5..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T1004/5+79/1004/54.5/5 May 2018 599 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-E34.5/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2017 899 i
11.
 
Fujifilm X704.5/5..76/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 799 i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-A3....74/1004.5/54/5 Aug 2016 399 i
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T104.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 May 2015 799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm X-T20 vs Fujifilm X-T200

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T200
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses Fujifilm X mount lenses
    Launch Date January 2017 January 2020
    Launch Price USD 899 USD 699
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T200
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 368.16 mm2 368.95 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.92 μm 3.92 μm
    Pixel Density 6.52 MP/cm2 6.50 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 12,800 ISO 200 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Screen Specs Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T200
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.62x 0.62x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.5inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 2780k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T200
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 8 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/32000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T200
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T200
    Battery Type NP-W126S NP-W126S
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge270 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 118 x 83 x 41 mm
    (4.6 x 3.3 x 1.6 in)
    121 x 84 x 55 mm
    (4.8 x 3.3 x 2.2 in)
    Camera Weight 383 g (13.5 oz) 370 g (13.1 oz)

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