Published On: Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

The X-T2: Latest High-End Camera From Fujifilm

Fujifilm announced its latest high-end camera, the X-T2. The Fujifilm X-T2 is an updated version of the company’s top-level DSLR-shaped APS-C camera. It is built around the same 24MP X-Trans sensor as the X-Pro2 but ends up being much more than an X-T1 with more pixels. Instead, the new X-T2 is a camera that does much to address the X-System’s remaining weaknesses, that can only broaden its already considerable appeal..

The X-T2 can also record 4K video — a first for an X-Series cam — at framerates of 24fps, 25fps, or 30fps (1080p can be recorded at up to 60fps). Autofocus on the X-T2 provide improved performance over previous models, is said to be significantly faster at locking onto a subject.

fujifilm X-T2

Other Fujifilm X-T2 Key Features:

  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF with 0.005 sec refresh time (60 fps or 100 fps in boost mode)
  • AF point selection joystick
  • 325 AF points (169 of which offer phase detection)
  • F-Log flat profile and 4K out over HDMI
  • 3″ 1.04M-dot articulating LCD
  • 4K UHD video at up to 30 fps for up to 10 min (30 min with booster grip)
  • 5 fps continuous shooting with live view updates between capture
  • 8 fps continuous shooting with AF (11 fps with booster grip)
  • USB 3.0 socket
  • Dual SD card slots (UHS-II compatible)

Along with the X-T2, Fujifilm has also introduced the VPB-XT2, a vertical battery grip that holds two extra batteries. As well as significantly extending the camera’s battery life, the grip extends the camera’s ‘Boost’ mode. With the grip attached, this is able to draw power from multiple batteries, enhancing the camera’s maximum continuous shooting rate, as well as extending its video recording time to 30 minutes.