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Canon T7i vs Fujifilm X-T20 – Comparison

Check out our comparison of the two newly released cameras; the Canon T7i is an advanced entry-level DSLR, while the Fujifilm X-T20 is a compact mirrorless camera.

Our comparison table below covers the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.

Canon T7iX-T20
Sensor FormatAPS-CAPS-C
Crop Factor1.6x1.5x
AA FilterYesNone
Image Resolution6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Body Image StabilizationYes (Movie only)No
Lens MountCanon EF/EF-SFujifilm X
ISO100 - 25,600200 - 12,800
Expanded ISO51,200100 - 51,200
AF Points45325 AF Hybrid
Cross-type AF Points4549 phase
Continuous Mode6fps8fps
LCD3.0" - Fully Articulated3.0" - Articulating
LCD Resolution1,040,000 dots1,040,000 dots
Focus PeakingNoYes
Top LCD DisplayNoNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalEVF
Viewfinder Coverage95%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.82x0.93x
Video Resolution1920x1080 (60/30/24p)3840x2160 (30/25/24p)
 1280x720 (60/50p)1920x1080 (60/50p)
Microphone JackYesYes
Headphone JackNoNo
Memory Card TypeSD SD
Dual Card SlotsNoNo
Fastest Shutter Speed1/40001/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer SizeUnlimited62
RAW Buffer Size2725
Time LapseYesYes
Built-in FlashYesYes
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/180
Startup Timex1.0s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSNoNo
Built- in NFCYesNo
USB TypeUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Environmentally SealedNoNo
Battery Life (CIPA)600 shots350 shots
Battery IncludedYes (LP-E17)Yes (NP-W126)
Weight18.8 oz (532g)13.5 oz (383g)
Size5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0"4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6"
Release Date20172017

Canon T7i Advantages:

  • Built-in Video Stabilization – Electronic stabilization that can be enabled for videos only. Big plus for recording with IS-less lenses
  • LCD Screen – It’s fully articulated compared to only tilting on the X-T20. This makes it better for recording videos of yourself. Both have the same resolution and support touchscreen
  • Buffer – Unlimited JPEG buffer compared to 62, and nearly identical for RAW. Honestly, 62 is already more than what most will need, but it’s still an advantage
  • Flash Sync Speed – 1/200 vs /180
  • Connectivity – The T7i also has built-in NFC and Bluetooth support
  • Battery Life – Almost twice as long battery life. These are studio CIPA tests with 50% flash usage so expect both to be higher, but with the same capacitiy difference
  • Less Expensive – The T7i body is around $150 cheaper

What are the advantages you’ll most appreciate? The longer battery life, video stabilization and the fully articulating LCD screen. There’s no 4K option so it all depends on what’s your priority for video.

For photography, the 24MP APS-C sensor is great and its images are usable up to 6,400.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews.

Fujifilm X-T20 Advantages:

  • AF System – For a mirrorless camera at this price, the 325 Hybrid AF is an awesome feature. 49 of those points are phase-detect so you get the best of both worlds (phase is better for fast subjects, contrast better for slower ones. This is a very basic explanation). The T7i has all 45 phase-detect though, and they’re cross-type, so both cameras are excellent for sports.
  • 8 vs 6fps -You can also shoot at 11 or 14fps, but only using the electronic shutter (it’s silent, doesn’t vibrate, but can make moving subjects look distorted).
  • Focus Peaking – Every mirrorless camera offers focus peaking. If you’re focusing with a manual lens or have a bad eye sight, the camera highlights what part of your image is in focus. Great for video too!
  • Viewfinder – Its coverage is 100% and what you see in the viewfinder is exactly what you get (exposure wise too). The magnification is also a little bit bigger
  • 4K Video -The X-T20 can record 4K videos at 30p.
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/32000 vs 1/4000
  • Size & Weight – The camera is a lot smaller and lighter

The new X-T20 is very impressive, especially when you consider at how much it sells for. It delivers sharp, high quality images with rich colors and even offers 4K video at 30p. Because of its small size and weight, it’s ideal for pretty much everything; traveling, recording videos without being noticed, still and action photography, etc.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews.

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