Fu­ji­film X-T2

Amateur Photographer - - Testbench -

Price £1,599 (body only)

THE Fu­ji­FiLM X-T2 sits along­side the X- Pro2 as one of Fu­ji­film’s two flag­ship mod­els. The main dif­fer­ence be­tween the two is that the X- Pro 2 is tar­geted more at still pho­tog­ra­phers who reg­u­larly use small lenses, whereas the X-T2 is po­si­tioned as more of an all-rounder that can be eas­ily used with larger tele­photo lenses and as a videog­ra­phy tool. as such it gains some ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clud­ing 4K video, an ar­tic­u­lated rear screen and a su­pe­rior EVF. in terms of de­sign the X-T2 closely fol­lows the DsLr-like tem­plate of its pre­de­ces­sor – 2014’s X-T1 model – with a sculpted hand­grip, raised EVF and weather seal­ing.

in­ter­nally, the X-T2 is built around a 24.3MP X-Trans cMos iii aPs- c sen­sor and an X- Pro­ces­sor Pro im­age pro­ces­sor. The X-T2’s me­chan­i­cal shut­ter of­fers a top speed of 1/8000sec, al­though switch­ing to the elec­tronic shut­ter in­creases this to 1/32,000sec. con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing maxes out at 8fps un­aided, how­ever this can be in­creased to 11fps and 14fps by at­tach­ing the op­tional VPB-XT2 Power Booster grip (£249).

aut­o­fo­cus is taken care of via an ad­vanced hy­brid aF sys­tem that in­cor­po­rates 325 in­di­vid­ual aF points, 169 of which are of the phase- de­tec­tion type. While cov­er­age doesn’t quite stretch to 100% of the viewfinder, focus ac­qui­si­tion times are im­pres­sively fast. The X-T2 also boasts a num­ber of use­ful aF- c cus­tomi­sa­tion modes, which can be used to more ac­cu­rately track mov­ing sub­jects in a range of ways. in terms of its looks, build qual­ity and per­for­mance the X-T2 is hard to beat.

Key fea­tures

Price £1,599 (body only) 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III ISO 200-12,800 (ex­pand­able to ISO 100-51,200) 8fps con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing 3in, 1.04m-dot vari-an­gle LCD 4K video cap­ture

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