Fujifilm has unveiled the brand new X-T2 interchangeable lens APS-C camera, which is an upgrade to the X-T1 camera launched back in early 2014. There are four major improvements which makes this camera stand out from its predecessor: Autofocus, 4K video, flash control and power booster battery grip.
Let’s have a look at some of the key specifications of the Fujifilm X-T2:
- 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
- 325 AF points
- AF point selection joystick
- 3″ 1.04M-dot articulating LCD
- 4K UHD video at up to 30 fps
- 8 fps continuous shooting with AF (11 fps with booster grip)
- 5 fps continuous shooting with live view updates between capture
- Dual SD card slots (UHS-II compatible)
- USB 3.0 socket
Talking about the autofocus performance of X-T2, it features a total of 325 AF points, 169 of which acts as phase detection points. Fujifilm claims that this new camera can shoot accurately in almost all conditions, as it can also focus accurately in low light conditions with up to -3EV. The new camera by Fujifilm boasts a 24MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor and is claimed to be weather-sealed.
Talking about the improvements in the video segment, the X-T2 is the first X-series camera to feature 4K video recording. Before the launch of this camera, XF mount camera users had to rely on third-party Speedlite Transmitter to use TTL flashlight. For the first time, the newly launched EF-X500 flash allows high-speed flash sync and remote TTL flash control. Now you can use the X-T2 paired with EF-X500 and capture amazing pictures.
The third product introduced by Fujifilm to support the X-T2 is VPB-XT2, a vertical Power Booster Battery Grip which can hold two extra batteries. As the battery grip allows the camera to use more battery power, it results in an increase in continuous shooting rate from 8fps to 11fps. Moreover, the duration of 4K video recording goes up from 10 minutes limit to 30 minutes.
The promising Fujifilm X-T2 will be out for sale in the market as well as online in September and will be priced at $1599 for body and $1899 for body + XF 18-55mm kit lens. The Power Booster Batter Grip can also be purchased at $329.