Fuji X-T20 vs. Nikon D500

Fuji X-T20 vs. Nikon D500

Fuji X-T20 vs. Nikon D500

Breaking all the limits and covering up with outstanding specifications, Fuji X-T20 is highly capable of producing crystal clear images with incredible details plus it also offers incredible 4K videos. Now, we are going to introduce Nikon D500, which is one of the most popular DX format cameras that confirmed its position in the imaging word through it astonishing performance. Nikon D500 incorporates the specifications that are mostly borrowed by its elder brother that is why we call it “Baby Nikon D5”.

Well, let’s go to see some of the best differences in these two cameras; one is Mirrorless cameras and the other is DSLR camera.

Features / Models

Fuji X-T20

Nikon D500

Megapixel 24 megapixels 21 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor
X-Processor Pro2 Expeed 5
Low pass filter No No
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 325 AF points 153 Points
ISO 100-51200 50-1640000
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/32000 sec 30sec 1/ 8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 8fps 8 fps
Video 4k @30fps 4K at 30fps
Display 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot tilting TFT LCD Touchscreen 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes No
Battery Life (CIPA) 350 shots 1110 Shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-in
Weather Sealed Yes Yes
Dimensions  118 x 83 x 41 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Weight 383 g 860g
Price  $899.00 $1,896.95

Image quality

No big difference we can notice in the clarity of images since both the cameras are backed up by APSC sized sensor (23.6 x 15.6 mm). However, making the perfect balance with 24 megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor, high-resolution stills with incredible sharpness and exquisite details, colors, and textures can be achieved. On the other hand, Nikon D500 offers you 21MP resolution.

AF system

Nikon D500 takes you to the spotlight of photography with its blazing fast AF system. Yes! The innovative Multi-CAM 20K autofocus system provides 153 AF points including 99 cross type points, letting users flawlessly track and lock-onto subjects from the edges of the viewfinder. On the Other side, Fuji X-T20, Utilizing both contrast- and phase-detection methods employs 91 total points, which can be divided into 325 total areas, allowing to accurately track the rapid moving subjects.


Nikon D500 gives you the flexibility of shooting by providing you high quality of images in the lowlight shooting, with a native ISO range of 100 – 51,200, expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 – 1,640,000 equivalent). But, Fuji X-T20 keeps it ISO level limited to 51200 only.

Shutter speed

The Fuji X-T20 also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second) that minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect that is usually experienced with fast moving subjects.  Moreover, shooting at wide aperture with the fast shutter speed allows photographers and videographers to capture sharp and crystal clear subjects with beautiful defocused backgrounds when shooting at bright lighting conditions. Sadly, Nikon D500 avails the faster shutter of 1/8000 sec only, may not be so effective while shooting the action of the subjects.

Battery life

Moreover, Nikon D500 allows you to shoot 1110 shots at a time while Fuji X-T20 stops you at 350 shots only.

Common features including 4K video, similar burst rate etc


Nikon D500 is highly superior camera that costs you more than double of Fuji X-T2 menas the camera gives you much more than expectations. It has blazing fast AF system,  4K video (Fuji X-T2 also offers fast AF system). Moreover, the camera also has better dynamic range and the camera is the best while shooting at lowlight and more. Fuji X-T20 is solid mirroless camera offers you 4K video and the camera for superb still. Probably, it would be best suggestion the users who want a quick update for their current mirrorless camera.

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