After a quick first look at the new X-T2 from Fujifilm on the day of its announcement, we now have a more in-depth hands on in NY by Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from from the Camera Store in Canada, still with a pre-production model of the X-T2 but with lot more interesting notes.
As we mentioned when we published Niccolls earlier look at the X-T2, 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.
Our impression from Niccolls hands on is that the X-T2 continue with the though process that went into the X-T1 – a very capable camera but one which requires the user to invest time in learning and setting up to get the most of (quite contrary to Sony’s general philosophy for most of its cameras which is more of “point and shoot” and less “read the manual, set the camera and shoot”).
The video part got some interesting screen time from Drake on this video which seems to be pretty happy with Fujifilm’s first attempt at a camera with decent video capability. Do note that the F-log will be available only with the grip.
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.