Fujifilm unveils mirrorless X-T2 with improved autofocus and 4K videoBy Shawn Knight
Fujifilm on Thursday unveiled the successor to its popular X-T1 interchangeable lens camera. The aptly-named X-T2 features a wealth of improvements, chief among them being the ability to shoot 4K 30FPS video - a first for the X-Series line.
The X-T2 packs a 24.3-megapixel (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III sensor with Fuji's signature X-Trans color filter array that's said to turn out crisper images. There's also a new auto-focus system with 325 individual points to choose from, a standard ISO range of 200-12800 and an improved electronic viewfinder with a maximum refresh rate of 100 frames per second.
Other noteworthy features include dual SD card slots, a 3.5mm mic input, USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, a wider eyecup, an 8FPS burst rate that can be boosted to 11FPS when using the optional battery grip, a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000 (up to 1/32000 electronically) and a mini joystick for selecting AF points.
The weather-sealed magnesium alloy chassis tips the scales at 507 grams and looks nearly identical to its predecessor which isn't a bad thing. It's dust and water sealed at 63 points and can operate at temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius.
The Fujifilm X-T2 lands in stores this September priced at $1,599.95 for the body or $1,899.95 when bundled with an 18-55mm lens. The optional battery grip will set you back an additional $329 while the new EF-X500 flash commands $449.