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Fuji X-T2: price, specs, release date confirmed

Fuji X-T2: price, specs, release date confirmed

Fujifilm has announced the Fuji X-T2 – price tag £1399 body only – featuring a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor and support for 4K video.

Chief among the new Fuji camera’s spec sheet is support for 4K video, a first in Fuji’s X Series of cameras. The Fuji X-T2 supports high video bitrate recording of 100Mbps for both 4K and full HD video, as well as Clean HDMI output for 4K video recording.

The new Fuji camera also offers an ‘F-Log’ log-gamma option, which uses the sensor’s dynamic range to capture a wider colour gamut.

What’s more, Fuji’s Film Simulation modes, previously only available in still images, can now be applied to video recording. Nine different modes are available, and footage shot in Film Simulation mode can be further fine-tuned with new Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone, Colour and Sharpness controls.

Inside the Fuji X-T2 is a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor, which has been designed without an optical low-pass filter to ensure finer clarity and sharpness. Coupled with the Fuji X-T2’s X-Processor Pro processing engine, Fujifilm says the camera produces images comparable to that of cameras with larger sensors and higher pixel counts.

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Fuji says it has also made improvements to the X-T2’s AF performance, expanding up to 325 focusing points from 49 in previous X Series cameras. The centre area of the frame contains 49 focus points, and around 40% of the imaging area is covered with phase detection AF pixels which makes the X-T2 more versatile in varying conditions, Fuji says.

Further improvements in processing power help the X-T2’s AF system to refocus better in Live View and better focus on low-contrast objects with fine textures, such as animal fur, which have previously proved difficult for phase detection AF systems to capture accurately, the company says.

Contrast detection AF has been enabled for approximately 85% of the imaging area and the data read speed doubled, enabling accurate focus down to -3EV, Fuji says.

Fuji has also improved the X-T2’s AF-C (continuous autofocusing) algorithm, which it claims provides more accurate focus-tracking of moving subjects. You can also now choose specific focus-tracking settings for different types of subject movement, such as Tracking Sensitivity, Speed Tracking Sensitivity and Zone Area Switching with five presets that combine different settings of these three tracking modes.

Also on board the Fuji X-T2 is an improved 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder with a 0.77x magnification ratio and boasting a display time lag of 0.005 seconds. The viewfinder refreshes at a rate of 60fps (or 100fps in Boost mode), Fuji claims.

There have also been some tweaks to the Fuji X-T2’s body design, such as a new Lock & Release button on the shutter speed and ISO dials on the top plate. On the back of the camera is the first three-direction tilting display in Fuji’s X Series, tilting up and down in landscape format and upward in portrait.

Camera Name Fujifilm X-T2
Camera type CSC
Date announced 7th July 2016
Price at launch £1,399/$TBC (body only)
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.6mm)
Effective pixel count 24.3 million
Processor X Processor Pro
Lens/Mount X
Viewfinder 0.5-inch OLED with 2,360,000 dots
Sensitivity range ISO 200-12,800 expandable to ISO 100-51,200
Reflex AF system N/A
Live View AF system Hybrid with up to 325 points
Monitor Dual-tilting 3-inch LCD with 1,040,000 dots
Max shooting rate Electronic shutter 14fps, Mechanical shutter 8fps or 11fps with VPB
Max video resolution 4K (3840×2160)
Dimensions 132.5 x 91.8 x 49.2mm
Weight 457g (body only), 507g with battery and card

Fuji X-T2 Price & Release Date

The Fuji X-T2 price tag starts at £1399 body only, with a release date set for September 2016. The Fuji X-T2 price tag rises to £1649 for the body plus XF 18-55mm lens kit.

Released alongside the X-T2 is Fuji’s new Vertical Power Booster Grip – price tag £299.99 – which the company says boosts the number of frames captured per charge to 1,000 and can extend the duration of 4K video recording to 30 minutes.

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