Fuji X-T2 - the wait is over
Enthusiasts took a real shine to the Fuji X-T1 upon release, with its compact DSLR look and much talked about X-series imaging performance. With the release of this new X-T2, Fuji have breathed new life into this exceptionally popular range - not the first
time they have pulled off such a redesign in recent history.
Improved AF - keep up with the action
On loan from Fuji’s other premium body, the X-Pro 2, is the exceptional 24MP x-trans sensor, itself an update of Fuji’s earlier generation of X releases - this is still the real selling point of these cameras and the pictures produced speak for themselves.
New in the X-T2 is the expanded AF system, which now features 325 AF points. With 169 of these being Phase detection points, there will not be much of a struggle finding focus in any circumstance for this camera. Paired with this AF system is an improved processor and fast 8 frames per second continuous shooting rate, ensuring the X-T2 is looked upon as a real speed demon.
Changes to the weather-sealed body
Upon first inspection the X-T2 looks virtually the same as its predecessor, but if you look closer there has been some worthy upgrades to this weather-sealed body. An improved articulating LCD screen graces the back of the camera, helping you to compose images in even trickier positions; if you prefer to compose through the electronic viewfinder, this can be achieved via the 2.36 million dot OLED type. Other small ergonomic improvements have been made to result in a more pleasing user experience, and just to show Fuji are hearing the prayers if its users, there are now dual SD card slots. This camera may be faithful to the models that came before it, but it is still a worthy upgrade.
4K UHD Video - a welcome addition
Previous X-series cameras have been undoubtedly excellent in terms of image quality and this has lead to their popularity booming, but one area that has never fully been addressed is video capabilities. With the X-T2 this all changes, with the ability to record in UHD 4K resolution. A microphone input and the ability to monitor audio on-screen will really appeal to those that take the capture of moving image seriously, as will the clean HDMI output of 4K. Further cementing the point that Fuji is reading our diaries, the X-T2 is not just a still image camera, it is also a capable movie maker.