X-T2 RRP £1899

with XF18-55mm kit lens

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Part 1: The Right Kit -

THE X-T2 IS a pro­fes­sional mir­ror­less in­ter­change­able lens cam­era, de­signed for speed, per­for­mance and as­tound­ing im­age qual­ity. As a pro-level cam­era, the X-T2 has a tough and rugged build ready for what­ever you throw at it. Its durable mag­ne­sium al­loy body is weath­ersealed in no less than 63 dif­fer­ent ar­eas. And it com­fort­ably han­dles hot and cold cli­mates with its op­er­at­ing tem­per­a­ture of -10°C to 40°C. The hand­grip has been de­signed for in­creased com­fort and will make it feel fa­mil­iar to DSLR users. Fu­ji­film’s X-Pro­ces­sor Pro paves the way for a blis­ter­ingly fast 14fps RAW burst mode, a start-up mode of just 0.3sec, 4K video record­ing and an im­proved aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem which can hunt down a sub­ject in just 0.06sec. Speak­ing of fo­cus­ing, the X-T2 uses an In­tel­li­gent Hy­brid AF ca­pa­ble of ac­quir­ing fo­cus in low-light sit­u­a­tions at up to -3EV, and has 325 AF points at its dis­posal.

In­side its tank-like body you’ll find Fu­ji­film’s 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sen­sor. This is phys­i­cally the same size that you’d find in many en­thu­si­ast DSLRs, but its X-Trans tech­nol­ogy pro­vides a more or­ganic cap­ture of colour and helps to com­bat moiré, an imag­ing de­fect that can ap­pear on re­peat­ing pat­terns within your shot. The high res­o­lu­tion makes it pos­si­ble to com­fort­ably print im­ages at A2 size, and be­cause the sen­sor omits an im­age-soft­en­ing Op­ti­cal Low Pass Fil­ter (OLPF), your pic­tures will take on an ex­tra level of de­tail. It’s not just a solid im­age-tak­ing ma­chine though, the X-T2 is also fan­tas­tic for record­ing movies.

The jewel in the crown of the X-T2 is its su­perbly de­tailed 1.04m-dot LCD dis­play, which boasts tough­ened glass to pro­tect against knocks and bumps, touch func­tion­al­ity for tap fo­cus, and an in­no­va­tive tilt­ing mech­a­nism that al­lows it to be ad­justed on three dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions to make it eas­ier to com­pose im­ages above or be­low eye level. If you pre­fer to use a viewfinder, the X-T2 has a richly-de­tailed EVF (Elec­tronic Viewfinder) which ac­ti­vates in­stantly when brought up to your eye and re­freshes at up to 100fps.

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