Fujifilm: New flagship X-T2 mirrorless camera with increased resolution and 4k Video

The brand new Fujifilm X-T2 supersedes the X-T1 model and offers a resolution of 24.3mp as well as a 4K video feature

By Mark Sparrow/ Forbes

Fujifilm has announced the next generation in its line-up of mirror-less digital cameras. The Fujifilm X-T2 is the new top-of-the-range SLR-style camera in the Fuji range superseding the X-T1 and now includes the capability of 4K video.

The new camera’s design is based on the same central viewfinder style of the X-T1 model, which has proved popular since its launch back in 2014. The X-T2 will be the X Series flagship model alongside the X-Pro2, Fujifilm’s rangefinder-style camera which features a Hybrid Multi Viewfinder.

The X-T2 features Fujifilm’s new 24.3 megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor. This APS-C-sized sensor does away with the low-pass anti-aliasing filters used in many digital cameras, thus delivering far sharper images.

The X-T2’s video function now supports 4K video recording, which is a first in the X Series range. Approx. 1.8 times the amount of information needed to produce a 4K video file is captured to create hi-res videos that can also be recorded in Fujifilm’s highly acclaimed film-simulation modes.

Operating response times have also been tightened up on the X-T2 which has a start-up time of just 0.3 seconds, a shooting interval of 0.17 seconds and shutter release lag of 0.045 seconds. These snappier response times should ensure the camera feels just like an analogue SLR. The autofocus function has also been overhauled and it’s claimed will give the X-T2 the edge over other phase-detection autofocus systems, offering improved speed and accuracy, especially with fine textures such as bird feathers or animal fur.

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