Fujifilm X-T2 – 4K Shooting, Retro-Looking Camera

There has been months of continuous hype and speculation regarding the Fujifilm X-T2, and just recently, the company finally lifted the veil on their latest mirrorless camera. This second-generation camera takes a healthy dose of inspiration from the firm’s other mirrorless snappers, especially from its predecessor which is the X-T1. While the design might still be sporting that retro look, it now comes with a flurry of advancements in terms of specs. Plus, it even has the ability to shoot 4K videos.

Fujifilm X-T2 - 4K Shooting Retro-Looking Camera

The Fujifilm X-T2 Retains the Retro Look But Stepped up in Terms of Specs

When looking at it from a design standpoint, the Fujifilm X-T2 looks mighty similar to that of its predecessor. However, much has changed for its internals; at the heart of the camera, it now contains a 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III imaging sensor. This is a large improvement over the X-T1’s 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor. This third-generation imaging sensor was first introduced within the company’s own X-Pro2, and it gives the camera the capability of shooting up to 11-frames-per-second (fps) when used with the Vertical Power Booster Grip (which is a new peripheral released alongside the new camera). While the imaging sensor does lack a low-pass filter, it is pleasing to know that the added megapixel count does add to the quality of images.

In addition to giving enhancements to capturing still images, the X-T2 is now capable of capturing 4K videos of up to 30fps. It should be noted that this is a first for the Fujifilm X-series mirrorless series. While this is a jump in video quality, users are only allowed a limited number of minutes (10-minutes to be exact). However, it is possible that this limitation would be dismissed when a firmware update happens in the future (and if Fujifilm decides to release that limitation).

For its auto-focusing capabilities, the new mirrorless camera now has a 325-point auto-focusing system. Furthermore, it has phase-detection points that cover about 40-percent of the sensor’s surface. It also has better contrast-detection in which it covers about 65-percent of the imaging sensor’s surface.

According to the company, the Fujifilm X-T2 “also has an enhanced ability to autofocus on small points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur.” When using continuous auto-focusing mode, or AF-C, Fujifilm says that the tracking focus is even more accurate than its predecessor.


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