Earlier today Fujifilm announced the second version of its DLSR style mirrorless camera – the X-T2. The new camera might not bring any huge changes and looks very similar (externally) to the X-T1 but some of the incremental changes it includes are fairly promising.
The X-T1 was a fairly successful (although niche) camera by Fuji. We did a very extensive review of it about two years ago and concluded that for the target audience and for people who are willing to spend the time learning the capabilities of the camera – it can be a very powerful tool.
Time had passed and Fuji recently released the X-PRO2 with a new 24MP sensor which is now included in the new version along with 4K video, faster and more advanced AF and faster shooting speed (with a new external grip that can take 2 extra batteries) as well as an improved viewfinder (the original was already best in class in many respects) and dual memory cards as well as USB 3.0.
The X-T2 front and back – a bit larger but very similar externally to the X-T1
Since the introduction of the X-T1 Fuji also released many new lenses and now its line has over 20 different lenses including quite a few fast lenses and many high quality ones. The above video by Chris Niccolls is a sort of first preview with a pre-production model and we are also hoping to test the camera ourselves like we did with the X-T1.
Here are the main specs for the new X-T2:
- Sensor: 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor.
- Processor: X-Processor Pro image engine.
- AF system: new AF system with 325 AF points (169 of which offer phase detection).
- Viewfinder: 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF with less lag time.
- Screen: 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot tilting LCD with a 3 way mode.
- Video: UHD 4K 30p Video (10min max or 30 min with the booster grip), headphone jack (mic jack in the optional booster grip), F-log and 4K output over HDMI.
- Connectivity: Built-In Wi-Fi.
- Shooting speed: 8fps (11fps with the booster grip but only 5 fps continuous shooting with live view updates between each frame).
- Storage: Dual SD card slots (both UHS-II compatible)
- Additional features: AC charging for long recording and AF point joystick, USB 3.0
- Pricing: X-T2 will sell for around $1600.
A more in depth look by the British Fuji Guys on the X-T2
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