Introducing a new flagship: Fujifilm’s X-T2

When Fujifilm announced they were releasing the Fujifilm X-T2, we checked out what features the new model had to offer users, and were pleased to discover that they were abundant, and very useful! So when Fujifilm released their X-T2 as a successor for the well-regarded X-T1, we managed to get our hands on a model to check out how well it lived up to the hype.

Well, it’s done very well, that’s for sure. For such a compact camera it’s fantastic that it is able to pack a CMOS sensor with a 24.3-megapixel punch, which is a massive upgrade from the X-T1’s 16.3 megapixels. The 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III CMOS sensor is the same sensor that was included in the X-Pro2 (Fujifilm’s other flagship model). With the X-Pro2 being designed for prime lenses, and the X-T2 being more suited to zoom lenses, it’s great that the X-T2 can match the performance of the well-regarded X-Pro2, and provide high-performing models for both of the company’s lens ranges that they correspond with.

Fujifilm X-T2, 55mm, f/4, 1/200s, ISO 400

If you do manage to get your hands on an X-T2 — and we imagine they’ll be flying out the doors come Christmas — you’ll be getting a camera that is versatile in many different shooting situations. Whether you’re wanting to capture the kids running around on the beach, or you’re wanting to snap nice shots of the Christmas dinner table, the X-T2’s autofocus performance works smoothly when shooting fast-moving subjects, or when shooting still subjects. The inclusion of the X-Processor image chip is likely to be the feature to thank for this, as it was designed to be able to provide autofocus performance no matter what situation you’re shooting in. But also helping the cause is the sensitivity range that the X-T2 boasts; 200–12,800, but this can be expanded out to 100–51,200.

If you’re wanting a little something extra from your camera, it’s probably an idea to spend a little extra and get yourself a Fujifilm Vertical Power Booster Grip. Although the camera does capture 4K video now — the first X-series camera to do so — you can only capture 10 minutes of footage at a time without the power booster grip. With the grip attached you’re looking at being able to record 30 minutes worth of 4K footage at a time.

Fujifilm X-T2, 55mm, f/4, 1/80s, ISO 800

Apart from these features, you’ll also benefit from the now-brighter 2.36-million-dot OLED display screen, which tilts away from the camera, however is no longer touch-capable. There’s also the fact that you can now capture images in RAW, utilize dual SD card slots, and make the most of the Wi-Fi capability to easily move and store photographs from your camera to your smart device.

It’s a grunty camera for its size, and there are plenty of features to help you capture the level of creativity in your photographs and videos that you’ve been picturing but haven’t quite been able to capture before.