Fujifilm X-T20 Review
Ergonomics and workmanship
The Fujifilm X-T20 comes in a similar retro design to its bigger sister X-T2. However, the X-T20 is more compact, measures less than twelve centimetres in width, is just over eight centimetres high and a good four centimetres deep. The housing of the ready-to-operate system camera, which weighs less than 400 grams, consists of a robust and cleanly processed metal-plastic mix. It is optionally available in black or silver-black, but unlike the X-T2 is not sealed against dust and splash water. The lid and base plate of our test model Silver are made of a light alloy. The plastic housing in between is generously covered with a grained rubber, which is very non-slip and gives the user the necessary grip. The X-T20, on the other hand, does not have a pronounced handle, but the small grip bar gives the middle finger and the ring finger some grip. On the back there is a thumb recess as a counterweight. If the handle is too thin for you, you can enlarge it with the optional MHG-XT10 screw-in handle already available for the X-T10. This fixes another shortcoming of the case: The tripod thread on the underside sits far outside the optical axis and also far too close to the battery and memory card compartment, so that it is blocked when a tripod exchange plate is used. The optional handle provides free access and an Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount.
The operating concept of the X-T20 is also based on classic models. Almost all XF lenses have an aperture ring, the exposure time is set via a wheel on top of the camera. Only one ISO wheel is missing from the X-T20. Thanks to two modern setting wheels, the exposure times can also be fine-tuned on request, or the exposure time wheel can be set to T and one of the setting wheels can now be used. These cover several functions depending on the mode, the changeover takes place by pressing the wheel. Exactly here lies a small ergonomic problem: The multifunction wheels for thumb and forefinger are not very handy and look only slightly out of the case. Depending on how smooth your fingers are, you may have trouble turning the wheel without squeezing it. On our specimen the rear wheel ran a bit lighter, which made it easier to operate than the front wheel.
A separate wheel is available for the exposure correction, which is intentionally very stiff and therefore hardly adjusts unintentionally. An additional dial is located to the left of the flash/viewfinder jack and controls the shooting mode (single shot, continuous advance, video, panorama, bracketing, etc.). In addition to the unusually large number of control wheels in this class (the camera costs almost 900 euros without lens), there are also a lot of buttons. There is both an AE-L and an AF-L button, as well as a function button and a four-way cross that can be freely assigned in the functions. A total of seven buttons and the rear selector wheel can be individually programmed in the function. This is done very clearly thanks to a graphical display with a view of the current function assignments. In addition, the X-T20 offers a quick menu with 16 functions that can also be individually adapted. The context menu, on the other hand, is somewhat more confusing. Especially in the settings menu you fight your way through several levels. Fortunately, virtually all important recording functions can be accessed with keys or the Quick Menu, and you can also combine preferred menu items in a specially programmable menu. There are also seven user memories for quick recall of preferred recording configurations.
The rear screen measures a good 7.5 centimeters in the diagonal and has a sufficiently fine resolution of 1.04 million pixels in a 3:2 aspect ratio. The 45 degree down and 110 degree up folding mechanism also makes the screen great for shooting in front of the belly, near the ground or across crowds. Thanks to the maximum brightness of up to almost 680 cd/m², the screen can be read reasonably even in sunshine. It is even a touch screen, where the menus cannot be operated. In the shooting mode, the touch sensitivity is limited to moving the autofocus area and, if desired, releasing it. During playback, the user can scroll through the photos by wiping, and zoom in on the images using the two-finger gesture familiar from smartphones.
The electronic viewfinder has a very fine resolution of 2.36 million pixels and, thanks to the proximity sensor, switches on automatically as soon as the camera is held up to the eye. For spectacle wearers, however, the viewfinder with a magnification factor of 0.62 times the 35mm equivalent, which is large enough, is less suitable because the exit pupil, which is too small, does not allow a complete overview of the image. The existing dioptric correction helps at least those who do not have too much ametropia. The viewfinder otherwise displays the same image as the rear screen, such as an exposure and white balance preview, a depth-of-field preview, a spirit level, a live histogram, and grid lines.
The shutter release has two pressure points that are easy to feel. Following the concept of the classic camera, a thread for a cable release is available. However, a cable remote release can also be used, which can be plugged in behind the interface flap on the left side. The 2.5mm jack connector also accepts the plug of a stereo microphone. Furthermore, a Micro-HDMI socket and a Micro-USB interface can be found here. Although the Fujifilm X-T20 comes with an external charger for the lithium-ion battery, the battery can also be charged via USB, but only when the camera is switched off. The battery life of the lithium-ion battery is not exactly lavish with 350 shots according to the CIPA standard, which makes the USB charging function all the more valuable on the go, so the battery can be recharged with a power bank, for example. Instead of the battery, a dummy with cable for an external power supply can also be connected. The SD card slot is compatible with SDHC and SDXC as well as UHS I, the write rate is just over 60 megabytes per second. So you should choose a fast card, just because of the 4K video function, which requires a UHS I Speed Class 3 card, which guarantees a minimum write rate of 30 MByte/s. The UHS I Speed Class 3 card is a very fast card.
With its aperture ring and exposure time wheel, the X-T20 is aimed specifically at ambitious photographers; you won’t find a program selector wheel. You can switch between manual mode, program automatic, aperture automatic and aperture automatic simply by setting one, both or none of the wheels to automatic. The ISO automatic can be controlled independently of this, so it also works with manual exposure. A combination with the exposure correction is possible. Nevertheless the X-T20 can be used without knowledge of ISO, exposure time and aperture. You simply set the small lever below the exposure time wheel to Auto and the camera takes over all the necessary settings and even recognizes the subject situation automatically. In this mode, the front control dial can also be used to select specific scene modes. The practical panorama function, on the other hand, can be reached via the dial on the left of the viewfinder.
This also activates the series recording function with two corresponding positions on the setting wheel. This gives you quick access to various row recording functions. Not only the exposure can be varied, but also the dynamic range extension function, the ISO sensitivity, the film simulation mode or the white balance. But those who like to photograph in raw can dispense with some of the row shooting functions, as the corresponding settings can also be made during the raw data conversion. What the X-T20 lacks, however, is an HDR function. There is only one multiple exposure function and even an interval shooting function.
The shutter of the X-T20 works either mechanically (up to 1/4,000 second) or electronically (up to 1/32,000 second) and is therefore completely silent. The speed of the serial shot depends on this. With a mechanical shutter, Fujifilm promises a maximum of eight continuous frames per second, we even achieved 8.1 frames per second. The duration of the series was also slightly exceeded, we achieved 26 shots in a row in Rodaten format and even 78 in JPEG. Then we continue with a little over four JPEG images per second or just over two raw images per second, whereby we activated the lossless raw data compression. Thus, those who set the frame rates a little slower get much longer up to infinitely long series. Then you also benefit from a live image, while at the high continuous shooting rates only the last photo taken is displayed in the viewfinder or on the screen. The autofocus, on the other hand, continues to be readjusted. With electronic shutter even up to 15 continuous shots per second are possible, but then the number of possible shots shrinks significantly.
The autofocus works both with phase measuring fields integrated on the sensor and on a contrast basis. The former provides information on the direction and width of the position, the latter is used for fine adjustment. But you have to be careful, because the X-T20 is factory set to a constantly activated autofocus and above all a release priority, so that a hundred percent sharpness doesn’t always have priority. If you set the camera to focus priority and deactivate pre-autofocus, the autofocus will slow down, but the power consumption will decrease and the focus will be more accurate. As set as it is our standard, we measured a shutter release delay of 0.32 to 0.36 seconds, which is fast, but is easily overshadowed by some other mirrorless system cameras. The pure release delay without focusing is fast with 0.05 seconds, but also not record-breaking. However, when it comes to tracking moving subjects, the autofocus performs much better than the measurement suggests. This is where the hybrid system comes into its own.
By the way, manually focusing with the Fujifilm X-T20 is a dream. Not only can you always use the autofocus at the push of a button, but you also get support from a digital cut image simulation, which is only available at Fujifilm, a focus magnifier and focus peaking. In addition, there is a focus scale on the screen with distance information as well as an aperture-dependent depth of field display, which optionally works on a pixel basis in addition to the film format basis, which has a considerably lower depth of field due to the higher magnification. The scale is extremely useful, especially in landscape photography. While on a film format basis at a focal length of 18 millimeters and F8 everything can be sharply imaged at less than two meters to infinity, on a pixel basis this is only possible from a distance of about five meters.
If you want to record videos, you first have to set the camera to the corresponding mode, because there is no special video recording button. The X-T20 films optionally in 4K resolution with up to 30 frames per second or in Full-HD as well as HD-Ready with up to liquid 60 frames per second each. 24p as “cinema look” represents the lower limit in each case. Only a minimal crop in the image width takes place, which hardly matters. Vertically, the trim is significantly larger due to the different aspect ratio (3:2 sensor, 16:9 video). Aperture and exposure time can also be set manually on request. The autofocus adjusts the sharpness fluidly, quickly, smoothly and above all silently. The touch screen makes it easy to focus on a different subject detail to automatically “pull” the focus. The integrated stereo microphones are located at the top left and right of the lens bayonet, but an external stereo microphone can also be connected. A level indicator including a modulation option, but only in rough steps, is not missing either. It is stored in MOV format with H.264 compression at up to 100 Mbps quality (in 4K).
For both photo and video recordings, Fujifilm’s typical film simulation modes can be activated, which simulate real or imaginary analog films up to a switchable grain size. Here you can be wonderfully creative and give the photos an individual look that stands out from the mass of photos without losing image details. If you like, you can also activate more distorting filter effects such as toy camera, miniatureture effect etc..
Almost invisibly, the X-T20 also has an integrated flash that can do far more than standard functions such as long-term synchronization or an anti-red-eye pre-flash. There is a flash exposure correction, red eyes can be removed either instead of or in addition to the pre-flash with an automatic digital retouching and also a manual flash output control in seven steps up to 1/64 of the full output are available beside a flash exposure correction. The low guide number of (measured) 5.8 and the flash sync time of only 1/180 second, on the other hand, do not tear anyone from their stool. For flash operation, the photographer must also become active himself in automatic mode and activate the mechanical release. The integrated flash is also not suitable as a control unit for wireless flash control, but a suitable external system flash must be attached to the TTL flash shoe.
The playback function allows some basic image editing functions, such as trimming. The integrated raw data converter offers more possibilities. Another interesting feature is the photo book function, which Fujifilm integrates into its cameras as a photo book service provider. Thanks to WLAN, the X-T20 can be connected to a smartphone or even computers. Via a permanent WLAN connection, the camera can tap into the GPS of the smartphone, whereby the camera can be used normally, only that the images are provided with coordinates. With the help of the corresponding app, wireless image transmission is also possible, and the app also offers a remote control function including live image transmission. The autosave function allows wireless data backup of the images on the home PC. Details about the app can be found in the photo tip in the links.
With their different color filter X-Trans instead of Bayer, the Fujifilm image sensors are something very special. The distribution with clusters of different sizes in the green channel and the distribution of red and blue filters in each row and column is closer to the analog film grain than with normal Bayer sensors. A low-pass filter can be dispensed with without the danger of Moiré. Like many other APS-C cameras, the X-T20’s sensor resolves 24 megapixels, which is the highest resolution in the APS-C range since Samsung’s withdrawal. In order to get a feel for the image quality, we tested the X-T20 with the set lens, which is sold together with the camera at a price of almost 1,200 Euros. This is a high quality, F2.8-4 fast 18-55mm zoom that covers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of approx. 27 to 83 millimeters. The detailed laboratory test with detailed diagrams on which the following considerations are based can be obtained for a small fee via the links below. In addition, we offer a prepaid flat rate from the equivalent of 2.08 euros per month for time-limited access to the entire laboratory test archive with almost 1,700 tests of cameras, lenses and their combinations. This includes tests of almost all autofocus lenses available for the X-T20, which can be helpful in the purchase decision. Even those who would like to reward this free camera test financially and thus support our editorial work can do so by purchasing a laboratory test, even if it may not be of interest to you personally.
The 18-55 shows the usual high performance on the X-T20, edge darkening, distortion and color fringes are almost completely corrected, which is not least due to Fujifilm’s Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO), which frees the images in the tested JPEG mode from optical errors and can even compensate for the diffraction effect to a limited extent. In the case of resolution measurement, this optimization can be read off from the measured values. For all focal lengths, the resolution suddenly rises again slightly after a slight drop when dipping down, while the sharpness artifacts increase in parallel. The maximum resolution is almost 58 line pairs per millimeter (lp/mm) in 35mm equivalent at 50 percent contrast. In principle a very good value, but for 24 megapixels also not outstanding, but expectable. Especially at short and medium focal lengths the resolution is good over a wide aperture range and moves down to F11 at 48 and more lp/mm. A high resolution of 42 to 49 lp/mm is also achieved at the edge of the image, so that the edge drop of the resolution remains low and moves to the fixed focal length level. With a long focal length, the lens weakens a little, especially when stopped down, it loses resolution. The resolution drops from 51 lp/mm at F4 to 38 lp/mm at F8, but reaches 40 lp/mm again at F11. At the edge of the image, the resolution at 55 mm is between 43 and 32 lp/mm, which means that the edge drop is also low, but the resolution is only just enough for sharp images up to 20 x 30 centimeters print format, but not much more.
The APS-C image sensor with its resolution of 24 megapixels has a pixel pitch of approximately 3.9 µm, which does not mean that the pixels are just as large. It is a standard CMOS sensor without BSI architecture, i.e. the traces cover a certain part of the light-sensitive surface. Up to ISO 400, the X-T20 achieves a good signal-to-noise ratio of over 40 dB, up to ISO 3,200 the value remains within the acceptable range of over 35 dB. The noise has an extremely fine grain, but the brightness noise only becomes visible above ISO 3.200, color noise plays practically no role. The noise reduction affects the details from about ISO 800, but up to ISO 1.600 there are still more than enough of them left. At ISO 3.200 there is already a slight loss of the finest image details, but even ISO 6.400 can still be used with quite acceptable image quality. It also doesn’t hurt to reduce the noise suppression in the camera a bit and rather allow a little more of the “grain”, which is good for the images at ISO 3,200 and 6,400. You should only turn the sensitivity higher in an emergency or then have to live with a corresponding loss of image quality.
The input dynamics of Fujifilm in JPEG are not particularly good, the X-T20 is no exception. It only achieves a dynamic range of a good nine to 9.5 f-stops, but maintains it over a wide sensitivity range up to ISO 12,800. The tonal value curve is slightly divided for crisper mid-range contrasts, with the tonal value range dropping from very good over 224 from 256 possible brightness gradations at ISO 100 and 200 over good more than 192 f-stops to ISO 800 to acceptable over 160 f-stops at ISO 3,200. However, it is noticeable that the red and especially the blue channel are somewhat weaker – no wonder, as there are considerably fewer pixels available than in the green channel. However, this leads to the fact that at slightly higher ISO sensitivities visible gradations in brightness gradients can already occur. Especially for landscape shots with a lot of blue sky, one should stay at ISO 200 and never set more than ISO 800, as then there would only be 128 and less brightness levels.
The X-T20 again shows very good colour fidelity, colour tones are predominantly reproduced very accurately and only in individual colour tones with slight deviations, but all of which remain within a small range. The strongest deviation is to be registered with purple, which “slips” direction Magenta. Also very good is the actual color depth with over four million colors up to high ISO 3,200, with lowest sensitivities there are even about eight million color nuances. Fujifilm doesn’t fool anyone here so easily.
Even though the Fujifilm X-T20 is a good 200 Euros more expensive than its predecessor at 900 Euros, it still offers an excellent price-performance ratio. The workmanship is on a very good level, the service is also very well solved. The compact system camera only has to leave some feathers when the handle is a little too small and the thumb and index finger control wheels are a little too slippery. The individualization possibilities in operation leave nothing to be desired. The folding display allows flexible photography in addition to the high-resolution viewfinder. The autofocus is especially fast when tracking moving subjects, but does not reach its best values in single sprint. The good continuous shooting performance is also suitable for action photography. Videographers also get their money’s worth with the 4K resolution and microphone connection. The image quality of the X-T20 is very good overall. The resolution is high, the colour reproduction very accurate. At most, the dynamic range and the brightness curves in the blue channel have a somewhat restrictive effect. Compared to the X-T10, which is no longer available, the X-T20 offers a significant added value and, for photographers who find the X-T2 too expensive, a high performance level at the purchase price. The large selection of really outstanding XF lenses should not go unmentioned.
|Sensor||CMOS APS-C 23.6 x 15.8 mm (crop factor 1.5
)24.3 megapixels (effective)
|Pixel pitch||3.9 µm|
|Resolution (max.)||6.000 x 3.376 (16:9)|
|Video (max.)||3.840 x 2.160 30p|
|Lens||Fujifilm XF 18-55 mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS (zoom lens)|
|Video viewfinder||EVF, 100 % field coverage, 2,360,000 pixels resolution, 0.93x magnification (sensor-related), 0.62x magnification (KB equivalent), diopter compensation (-4.0 to 2.0 dpt), -4.0 to 2.0 dpt)|
|Monitor||3.0″ (7.6 cm)|
|AV connector||HDMI Output Micro (Type D)|
|Automatic motif control||yes|
|Bulb long time exposure||yes|
|Panorama function||yes, Sweep panorama|
|Exposure metering||Matrix/multi-field measurement (256 fields), center-weighted integral measurement, spot measurement|
|fastest shutter speed||1/4.000 s|
|Lightning bolt||built-in flash|
|Synchronous time||1/180 s|
|Flash connection||Hot shoe: Fujifilm, standard center contact|
|GPS||external, permanent smartphone connection|
|Remote release||yes, cable release, cable release, remote control via Smartphone/Tablet|
SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS I)
|Number of measuring fields||4977
|Speed||0.32 s to 0.36 s|
|AF auxiliary light||LED|
|Dimensions (mm)||118 x 83 x 41 mm|
|Weight (ready for operation)||380 g (housing only
)688 g (with lens)
|Tripod socket||outside the optical axis|
|Zoom adjustment||manual on lens|
|Battery life||350 images (according to CIPA standard)|
|– = “not applicable” or “not available”|
This test of the Fujifilm X-T20 with Fujifilm XF 18-55 mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS was performed with DxO Analyzer from DxO Labs.
- High-quality housing
- Very good image quality up to ISO 1.600
- High-resolution viewfinder and flexible folding touch screen
- Extensive equipment
- Direct user interface with many customizable key functions
- Multifunction control wheels somewhat slippery
- Unfavorably placed tripod thread
- Lean dynamic range (in JPEG)
Fujifilm X-T20 Datasheet
|Sensor||CMOS sensor APS-C 23.6 x 15.8 mm (crop factor 1.5
)24.3 megapixels (effective)
|Pixel pitch||3.9 µm|
|Picture formats||JPG, RAW|
|Colour depth||24 bits (8 bits per color channel), 42 bits (14 bits per color channel)|
|Metadata||Exif (version 2.3), DCF standard|
|Maximum recording time||29 min 59 sec|
|Autofocus mode||Phase comparison autofocus with 49 sensors, contrast autofocus with 77 measuring fields|
|Autofocus Functions||Single Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus, Manual, AFL Function, AF Assist Light (LED), Focus Peaking, Focus Magnifier|
|Focus control||Depth of field control, dimming button, Live View|
Viewfinder and Monitor
|Monitor||3,0″ (7,6 cm) TFT LCD monitor with 1.040.000 pixels, brightness adjustable, colour adjustable, inclinable 110° upwards and 45° downwards, with touchscreen|
|Video viewfinder||Video viewfinder (100 % field coverage) with 2,360,000 pixels, 0.93x magnification factor, diopter compensation (-4.0 to 2.0 dpt)|
|Exposure metering||Center-weighted integral measurement, matrix/multi-field measurement over 256 fields, spot measurement, AF-AE coupling|
|Exposure times||1/4,000 to 4 s (Auto
)1/4,000 to 30 s (Manual)
1/32,000 to 30 s (Electronic Shutter)
|Exposure control||Fully Automatic, Program Automatic (with Program Shift), Aperture Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual|
|Bracketing function||Bracket function with maximum 3 shots, step size from 1/3 to 2 EV|
|Exposure compensation||-5.0 to +5.0 EV with step size of 1/3 EV|
|Sensitivity to light||ISO 200 to ISO 12.800 (automatic
)ISO 100 to ISO 51.200 (manual)
|Remote access||Remote release, cable release, cable release, remote control via smartphone/tablet|
|Motives||Flowers, documents, fireworks, skin, landscape, night scene, party, portrait, sunset, sports, beach/snow, underwater, 2 more motif programs|
|Picture effects||High Key, Pinhole Camera, Low Key, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Pop Color, Selective Color, Vivid, Soft Focus, Movie Simulation (Provia, Velvia, Astia, Pro Neg (2), SW with Filter (G, R, G)|
|White balance||Auto, Clouds, Sun, White balance bracketing, Fine tuning, Underwater, Fluorescent lamp with 3 presets, Incandescent light, From 2,500 to 10,000 K, Manual 3 memories|
|Color space||Adobe RGB, sRGB|
|Continuous shooting||Continuous shooting function max. 8.0 fps at highest resolution and max. 62 stored photos, 23 images at raw; up to
15 fps with electric shutter
|Self-timer||Self-timer at intervals of 2 s, special features: or 10 s (optional)|
|Timer||Timer/interval recording with max. 999 recordings, start time adjustable|
|Shooting functions||AEL function, AFL function, live histogram|
|Lightning bolt||built-in flash (hinged
)flash shoe: Fujifilm, standard center contact
|Flash range||Flash sync time 1/180 s|
|Flash functions||Auto, Fill-in flash, Flash on, Flash off, Slow sync, Flash on second shutter curtain, Manual flash output (7 levels), Red-eye reduction with digital retouching, Preflash, Master mode, Flash exposure compensation from -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV|
|Image stabilizer||no optical image stabilizer|
SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS I)
|GPS function||GPS external (permanent smartphone connection)|
|Power supply||Power supply connectionUSB charging function|
|Power supply||1 x Fujifilm NP-W126S350
|Playback Functions||Red eye retouching, crop images, image rotation, protect image, highlight / shadow warning, playback histogram, playback magnifier, image index, slide show function, zoom out|
|Face recognition||Face recognition|
|Picture parameters||Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Noise Reduction|
|Special functions||Electronic spirit level, Grid can be displayed, Orientation sensor, Live View, User profiles with 7 user profiles|
|Ports||Data interfaces: USBUSB type
:USB 2.0 High SpeedWLAN
: available (type: B, G, N)
|AV connectors||AV output: HDMI output Micro (Type D
)Audio input: yes (2.5 mm jack (stereo))
Audio output: no
|Supported direct printing methods||Exif Print|
|Tripod socket||1/4″ not in optical axis|
|Features and Miscellaneous||Ultrasonic sensor cleaningSerial recording function
: ISO, dynamic range, film simulation, white balanceSingle AF function
with 13 x 9 fields (viewfinder), 24 x 17 (LCD) AF field size selectable from 6 type zone AF
with 3 x 3, 5 x 5, 7 x 7 fields of 117 fields on a 13 x 9 RasterTouch
AFF film simulation
Provia, Astia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg. Hi, Pro Neg. Std, Black & White, AcrosFilm Grain Mode
with 3 SettingsPhoto Book WizardWhite Balance Subject Detectioneye SensorShooting Time4K approx. 10 min, 1080p approx. 15 min, 720p approx. 30 minFilm Exposure Compensation
: +/- 2 EV Internal
Raw Data Development
Size and weight
|Dimensions W x H x D||118 x 83 x 41 mm|
|Weight||380 g (operational)|
|included accessories||Fujifilm BC-W126 Charger for special rechargeable batteriesFujifilm
NP-W126S special rechargeable batteryUSB connection cableHanging strapPicture editing softwareFujifilm software package for Windows and Macintosh
|optional accessory||Fujifilm MHG-XT10 (Handle
)Fujifilm RR-90 Cable Remote TriggerVideo Connection Cable
The firmware update 1.10 for the X-T20 only includes support for the new Instax Share SP-3 instant image printer and the new X-E3 touchpad AF function. The touch screen can be used to set the autofocus point when looking through the viewfinder.
The update 3.00 for the X-T2 already brings a lot more new functions, as the big version jump already suggests. For example, the tracking autofocus is 50 percent faster, which makes it much easier to follow fast-moving subjects. The software X Raw Studio and the Instax Share SP-3 are now supported. In addition, the new X Aquire software can read out and save the camera settings and transfer them back to the camera. In addition to the histogram, it is now possible to display an RGB histogram and a highlight warning during playback. Studio photographers benefit from better wireless flash control for high-speed flashes and TTL support. Also, an exposure preview error has been fixed that could occur with ISO auto and exposure-compensation wheel set to “C”.
Firmware 2.00 for the GFX 50S also brings significant improvements and new features. As with the X-T2, wireless studio flash support has been improved and Instax Share SP-3, X Raw Studio and X Aquire are now supported. A new option for the EVF is that the rear screen is activated for playback, as you are used to from a DSLR (but the viewfinder offers the higher resolution and is actually better suited to control the image quality). Furthermore, the 1/3 exposure setting for the command wheels can be deactivated so that the value set on the exposure time wheel is not accidentally changed. Also, the triggering when a memory card is not inserted can now be prevented by the menu adjustment, so that one notices clearly that no memory card is inserted at the latest during the photographing. Last but not least, the electronic viewfinder can be set even darker, the scale has been extended to include the values -6 and -7.
The firmware updates can be downloaded from the Fujifilm website (see links) and installed by the photographer himself. The website is only available in English.
Furthermore, the free software X RAW Studio now starts with the Macintosh version 1.0. The special thing about this raw developer software is that you don’t need a powerful computer, because the calculations are done via the image processor of the USB-connected camera.