Fujifilm X-T2 Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • 24.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • ISO 200-12800
  • 14 fps burst speed electronic shutter, 8 fps mechanical shutter
  • 325 single autofocus points
  • 4K video (3840x2160) at 30 fps (up to ten minute clips)
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 3 inch tilting LCD
  • Dust and water-resistant
  • Li-ion battery
  • Weighs 507g
  • Release Date: 2016-09-01
  • Final Grade: 97 4.85 Star Rating: Recommended


Fujfilm X-T2 flagship boasts 4K video and 325 autofocus points
Fuji film's latest flagship boasts some pretty impressive focus and video capabilities -- but are all the features worth the $1,600 price tag?
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 9/28/2016

Sitting pretty at the top of the company's line-up right alongside the X-Pro2, the Fujifilm X-T2 is a feature-packed mirrorless camera. As a Fujifilm flagship, the camera boasts some of the company's best specs, including new 4K video and 325 autofocus points, updating on an already-solid X-T1.

Like most of Fujifilm's mirrorless cameras, the X-T2 uses an APS-C sensor with the optical low pass filter removed, but with updated third generation tech. Fujifilm X-Trans sensors that we've reviewed in the past have produced wonderful colors and solid detail, and we're expecting nothing less from the X-T2.

That sensor allows for 4K video (3840x2160) at 24, 25 or 30 fps. Like most cameras, the 4K clips are limited in size, but the 10-minute clip limit isn't too bad based on the comps. 

Fujifilm also upped the ante in the autofocus with 325 single points. Combined with the 8 fps burst mode, the camera should handle action with no problem. That burst speed can be pushed up to 14 fps, but that's using the electronic shutter (most electronic shutters tend to introduce more noise to the image than a traditional physical shutter).

Outside the camera, much of the design remains unchanged. The magnesium alloy body, like the T-1, is weather-sealed. Access to most of the controls is with retro dials, similar to Fujifilm's other mirrorless cameras. The LCD screen tilts, and of course as a flagship model there's a nice electronic viewfinder.

The Fujifilm X-T2 looks like a solid camera, and if the previous generations are any indication, should produce some excellent images. All those features do come at a cost a bit high for the mirrorless category, at around $1,600 for the body only. Still, with the feature set and quality, the X-T2 looks like any excellent option for serious enthusiasts and pros.


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Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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