Fuji X-T20 vs. Canon EOS M5

Fuji X-T20 vs Canon EOS M5

Fuji X-T20 vs Canon EOS M5

Fuji X-T20 is Mirrorless Digital camera that comes with much updated specifications compared to its predecessor, X-T10. However, you should know that Fuji X-T20 is the trim-down version of the current and one of the most popular X-series cameras that is Fuji X-T2, which specifications are just spectacular.

On the other hand, we picked a selectable competitor for Fuji X-T20 and new to the market Canon EOS M5. Actually, Canon EOS M5 also carries the outstanding specifications but the only downside is its video capability, which is limited to Full HD only. Due to its video capability it was arguably castigated by most of the Canon photographers because the cameras doesn’t accomplish their wish list of specifications (At a time when almost all the camera manufacturers are more focusing towards the 4K, then why Canon don’t feel the need to offer 4K video recording in EOS M5 and keep limited to Full HD only).

However, not only the video section but Fuji X-T20 is also outperforming EOS M5 in the maximum cases…

Fuji X-T20 vs. Canon EOS M5 specification comparison

Features / Models

Fuji X-T20

Canon EOS M5

Megapixel 24 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Image processor
X-Processor Pro2 Digic 7
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization No 5-axis Image stabilization for video only
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 325 AF points 49
ISO 100-51200 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/32000 sec 30 – 1/4000
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 08fps 9 fps
Video 4k @30fps full HD 1080p @60fps
Display 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot tilting TFT LCD Touchscreen 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes No
Battery Life (CIPA) 350 shots  295 Shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-in
Weather Sealed Yes No
Dimensions  118 x 83 x 41 mm 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm
Weight 383 g 427g
Price  $877.99 $929.00

Image quality

Quality of the images mostly depends on the type of sensors used by camera. Thankfully, here both the cameras are built on APS-C sensor, but still the sensor size of Fuji X-T20 is slightly bigger than its contender, Canon EOS M5. Moreover, X-T20 also takes the advantage of no low pass filter, allowing the camera to grab much more details of the scene or desire subjects. But the best part is that both the two cameras are having the similar Effective pixels, so users can be rest assured for the dynamic range. Ultimately, due to larger size and no low pass filter X-T20 may allow you to capture super sharp, clear images with stunning details of the subjects.

Image stabilization

Image stabilization mechanism inside any camera protects the image from the negative effects of uncontrolled camera shakes that mostly arise while shooting in the areas where the amount of light is very low. But Fuji X-T20 doesn’t incorporate this much effective feature inside the core, which might result in blurry images in most of the situations. Thankfully, to counter these unwanted and uncontrolled camera shakes Canon EOS M5 comes with 5-axis I.S mechanism that comfortably allows you to get crisp and blur-free videos. Blur due to movement in the horizontal and vertical, yaw and pitch (tilting) and roll directions are all digitally minimized in-camera.

AF points

Canon EOS M5 should get more ratings due to its astonishing and blazing fast AF system. Actually, most of the time what we see is that when the action are happening fast most of the cameras fail to focus over the subjects, accurately, resulting in unattractive images. But, inside the core of Canon EOS M5, Dual Pixel CMOS AF system has been incorporated offers fast and precise autofocus and lock down onto the subject in just seconds. Furthermore, this EOS M5 was backed up by 24.2 million sensors to quickly determine how far away an object is and therefore where the lens should focus, ensuring your images are sharp and maintains focus, smoothly. On the other hand, Fuji X-T20 also uses both contrast as well as phase detect sensors, making it an outstanding AF system, which is also blazing fast that features 91 total points, which can be divided into 325 total areas due to help of which high degree of focusing accuracy can be achieved in a variety of lighting conditions. On the other hand Canon EOS M5 offers 49 AF points only.

ISO range

Lowlight shooting will be comfortably done with Fuji X-T20 since the camera allows you to acquire noise free images ( expandable ISO of 51200), whereas Canon EOS M5 offers you expandable ISO range of 25600 only.

Shutter speed

Fuji X-T20 lets the users to shoot at maximum aperture without worrying about overexposing the image since the camera offers faster shutter speed of 1/32000 sec, allowing fast action to be captured, effortlessly. On the other side, EOS M5 has limited shutter speed of 1/4000 sec only.

Continuous shooting speed

Sometimes we fail to take perfect shots of the fast continuous subject because our camera doesn’t able to take multiple shots at a single time of a fast-moving subject. Thankfully, the EOS M5 camera is capable of taking up to 7.0 frames per second (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock), which is very helpful to capture the fast action of the subjects of sports events.


Obviously, the price tag of Fuji X-T20 is comparatively lesser than EOS M5, but it still offers you 4K video recording option (3840 x 2160p@30fps), which is the part of fully commendable. EOS M5 offers you a limited Full HD video.


You can take around 350 shots at a time by Fuji X-T20, whereas Canon EOS M5 offers you 295 shots at a time.


Fuji X-T20 is go and grab camera that offers you outstanding specifications and the most favorite part is its 4K recording capability that attracts the photographers very rapidly. Moreover, the still shooters will also be happy with the Fuji X-T20′ s performance. Other plus points is its price also, which is also lesser than that of Canon EOS M5.


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