Hands on with the Fujifilm X-T200

Fujifilm had just announced the new X-T200 which will be the replacement for their entry-level XT100 with some interesting improvements.

The X-T200 has a range of improvements that makes it a much more competitive camera compared to some of the alternatives from Canon/Sony etc. (at least when compared to the older X-T100). It includes a new 24MP APS-C sensor, better ergonomics, and a larger tilt touch screen. It also has a usable 4K video shooting capability (the previous-gen only got up to 15 fps in 4K which is not really useful). Some other nice touches at this level include a mic and headphone jack and USB-C connection as well as digital image stabilization in-camera.

Above you can see Chris and Jordan from DPR talk about the camera and some of the new changes and below you can see a number of other similar videos.

Maarten Heilbron on the X-T200

The Fuji guys on the X-T200

Here are some of the specs of the new X-T200:

  • A new 24MP APS-C sensor (with faster readout speeds).
  • Updated hybrid autofocus system (425 phase-detect points).
  • Better ergonomics and new grip, as well as a lighter body, compared to the XT-100.
  • 3.5″ touch LCD fully articulating  (with 2.76 million dots).
  • 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder (0.62x magnification).
  • 8 fps burst shooting
  • A New ‘Clarity’ effect
  • Oversampled 4K video, no crop (but only up to 15 min recording per clip).
  • Audio level controls but the pre-amps are still not amazing.
  • Microphone and headphone hacks (latter via USB-C adapter that comes in the box).
  • New digital image stabilization.
  • HDR video options.

As for pricing, the X-T200 sells for $700 for the body only (in one of 3 colors) or $800 with a 15-45mm lens.

Fujifilm also introduced two new lenses, one for its GF medium format line – the GF 45-100mm F4 (an 38-80mm FF equivalent lens) priced around $2300, and a low end fast 35mm XC lens – Fujinon XC 35mm F2 that will, of course, be compatible with the new X-T200 and other cameras of Fujifilm’s X-T line. It will sell for $200.

Daniel from Adorama on the new Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 lens

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