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Fujifilm Announces X-T2 Camera with 4K Video

Logan Baker

Fujifilm announces the new X-T2 Camera with 4K shooting capabilities, film simulation, improved tracking abilities, and more.

Image via Fujifilm

Starting at $1,600, Fujifilm’s versatile new mirrorless camera surpasses the previous X-T1 with more megapixels, 4K recording capability, improved AF, and the X Processor Pro. The camera’s sensor has a native sensitivity range of ISO 200-12800 that can be bumped up to 51200. 

The X-T2 uses a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor adding eight megapixels to the X-T1’s 16.3 MP sensor. This improvement in image quality in photography and video is a huge step up with the high ISO sensitivity, low noise level, and new sensor.

Fujifilm Announces X-T2 Camera with 4K Video - X-T2 FRONT SHOT copyImage via Fujifilm

The FUJIFILM X-T2 captures approx. 1.8x the required number of pixels for 4K video (4K/30P, 25P, 24P) and 2.4x the required data for full HD video (1080/60P, 50P, 24P) to deliver superior movie quality free from moiré or artifacts. It also supports the high bit rate of 100Mbps. — Fujifilm

The body of the camera is bigger and has a better grip, plus raised dials that help photographers handle the camera in a more comfortable fashion. On top of the accessible handling, the camera is housed in a weather-sealed body, keeping the elements at bay on your next shoot.

The X-T2 also has built-in Wi-Fi, cutting down the process of uploading pictures to your phone, Instagram, and Facebook. With yesterday’s announcement, Fujifilm released a short film made entirely on the X-T2, including a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made.

As far as AF goes, the camera’s detection area has grown by 230% with up to 325 focus points. Eye detection and face detection are among the new AF features, automatically distinguishing facial features to improve focus capability.

Fujifilm Announces X-T2 Camera with 4K Video - X-T2 Image via Fujifilm

The cameras “joystick” can change the focus area by moving left, right, up, down and diagonally covering a wide area of focus after establishing your image.

Fujifilm Announces X-T2 Camera with 4K Video - X-T2 ExampleImage via Fujifilm

The X-T2’s improved viewfinder has a 0.77x magnification ratio:

The 2.36-million-dot high-resolution organic EL electronic viewfinder has a magnification ratio of 0.77x, a horizontal viewing angle of 31 degrees, and a display time lag of just 0.005 seconds. The viewfinder, which is 2 times brighter than the previous model, also features an automatic brightness adjustment function so it’s easy to see in all conditions – even intense backlighting. It completely eliminates moiré or false colors, and boasts performance comparable to an optical viewfinder, but with the added advantage of displaying a live view that reflects exposure settings. — Fujifilm

Another small change to the body comes from the rear LCD screen that can now swivel out to the right instead of only up and down like the X-T1. This could be beneficial when attempting to shoot difficult angles.

Tech Specs

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro Engine
  • 0.77x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & F-Log Gamm
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Weather-Sealed Body; Two UHS-II SD Slots
  • Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes

Price: $1,600

Release Date: September 2016

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