July 11, 2016
Since 2010, Fujifilm has released a succession of top-tier mirrorless cameras, including the fixed-lens X100, the interchangeable-lens X-Pro1 and the X-E2, and arguably the best camera they’ve ever made, the X-T1. Today, the Japanese camera giant announced their newest camera, the X-T2. It’s the next generation of Fuji’s lauded X-T1, and many within the industry are heralding it as the ultimate mirrorless camera.
The X-T2 takes the best of both the X-T1, to which it looks nearly identical, and the 2016 X-Pro2. It boasts the same 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor as the X-Pro2, and has the same weather-sealed protection and the SLR-style body of the X-T1. The X-T2 also has a significantly better autofocus system at 325 total AF points and a faster mechanical shutter speed (1/8000) than its X-T1 predecessor.
Another big advancement for the X-T2 is its video capture; it’s now capable of recording 4K video. An optional “Vertical Power Booster Grip” — who doesn’t love saying “power booster”? — is available for purchase with the camera. The grip increases the mechanical shutter burst speed from 8 to 11 fps, and the 4K recording time from 10 to 30 minutes.
Bottom line, we can’t wait to get our hands on the X-T2. If it’s anything like the X-Pro2, it’s got the makings of a pretty handy portable DSLR “replacement.”
More details available HERE.