Even to this day, the X-T1 remains one of the best mirrorless camera options in the market, but two and a half years is a long time for any technology-based product these days. As such, it’s getting a well-deserved sequel in the form of the Fujifilm X-T2.
Like we said, the X-T1 remains relevant for good reason. As such, its successor retains some of the camera’s best features, including the 100 to 51,200 ISO range, the tilting 3-inch LCD screen, and the 2.3-million pixel OLED viewfinder. They also retained the weatherized construction, making it suitable for outdoor use even in less-than-ideal weather, although it’s slightly bigger at a size of 5.2 x 3.6 x 1.9 inches.
The most significant change for the Fujifilm X-T2 is the new 2.43-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor – the same one debuted on the outfit’s flagship X-Pro 2. Paired with the X-Processor Pro Engine, it allows you to capture sharp images at rapid rates of up to 14 fps and up to 8fps with full autofocus tracking. It uses a hybrid phase/contrast-detection autofocus system that comes with 325 AF points and 91 zone-focusing points, complete with a lever joystick for quickly adjusting the selected autofocus area.
Fujifilm claims the camera’s bigger frame highly improves the handling, thanks to its larger grip, locking dials, and raised buttons. Features include 4K video recording at 30 fps, film simulation modes, and an optional booster grip that can hold two extra batteries for increasing burst mode to 11 fps.
Slated to come out in September, the Fujifilm X-T2 is priced at $1,599.95.