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Internet Declares the Top Gear 2020: Fujifilm X-T4 Top or Flop? Love for X100V, X-S10 and XF50mm1.0


2020 Gear of the Year

It’s that time of the year, when blogs and youtube channels declare their best gear of the year.

We have already shared what DPReviewTV thinks is best here and what DPReview blog thinks is best.

Now it’s time for a roundup what all others consider their top and flop gear 2020.

The Fujifilm X-T4 is the best camera 2020 winner for CineD, Techradar, ePhotozine and also according to the German Stiftung Warentest, which is the go-to source for independent and competent reviews in Germany.

One prominent exception: Tony Northrup says the X-T4 the biggest disappointment of 2020. Why? You’ll find his video below. He might not like the X-T4, but he appreciates the X-S10, which Tony delcars the best camera below $1,000.

The Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR is second best for Techradar and BH Explora.

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CineD (former Cinema5D) declared their best of camera for 2020 here.

  • Mirrorless Camera of the Year – Fujifilm X-T4
    For Best Price-Performance Ratio. Great AF, very nice IBIS, best audio pre-amp of any camera. “For the money, there is currently nothing out there that can beat its price performance value.”
  • Best Complete Package – Sony A7SIII
    What a wonderful, balanced offering it is, but at a price.
  • For Technical Achievement – Canon EOS R5


The Best Gear Of The Year Awards 2020 according to ephotozine here:





Techradar made a list of the 15 best mirrorless cameras of 2020 here. The ranking:

  1. Fujifilm X-T4 – A superb all-rounder that’s as capable as it is desirable
  2. Canon EOS R6
  3. Nikon Z6 II
  4. Sony A7 III
  5. Nikon Z50
  6. Sony A6100
  7. Canon EOS R5
  8. Nikon Z6
  9. Sony A7S III
  10. Fujifilm X-T30 – Great stills, cracking video and beautiful design – the X-T30 is a little gem
  11. Sony A7R IV
  12. Nikon Z5
  13. Panasonic Lumix S5
  14. Canon EOS RP
  15. Panasonic Lumix G9

According to imaging-resource here:

Best Cameras 2020

Best Prime Lens 2020

  1. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art
  2. Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR
    great optical performance, Fujifilm has created a truly excellent prime lens […] full of character, and offers photographers a special experience

Best Wide Angle Zoom Lens 2020

  1. Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM

Best Telephoto Zoom Lens 2020

  1. NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
  2. Olympus 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS
  3. Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III

Stiftung Warentest

Stiftung Warentest is the go-to source in Germany for independent and competent reviews. They delcared the Fujifilm X-T4 the best professional camera for 2020 along with the Nikon Z6. You can read the German article at t-online.

Tony Northrup