As we explained in our recent review of the Panasonic GH5, we wanted to introduce you to our latest gear and help show them off to both seasoned and new users! In this review, we’ll be going to discuss the new Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera.
The Fujifilm X-T2 is a robust weather-resistant mirrorless camera featuring a high-performance 24 megapixel X-Trans III sensor. The X Processor Pro image processing engine has an OLED electronic viewfinder with a 2.36m dot resolution, three-direction tilting LCD screen and 4K video recording capabilities. It also has a 14fps continuous shooting capacity, a focal plane shutter with a top speed of 1/8000 sec. and flash sync up to 1/250 sec.
The silent-operating electronic shutter has a maximum speed of 1/32,000 sec with 91 auto-focus points, and support for dual SD memory cards.
The Fujifilm X-T2 body is designed to have that old-school camera look & feel and unlike other mirrorless cameras doesn’t have touch-screen capabilities. It can however, produce 4K recording up to 30fps and 1080 recording up to 60fps. Internal 4K recording is 4:2:0 8-bit and external is 4:2:2 8-bit via HDMI.
The aperture and manual focus rings are positioned on the lens barrel, which in conjunction with the shutter speed and exposure compensation dials on top of the camera body makes it straight-forward to set the exposure. (Be aware that the aperture ring is easily moved, particularly when taking the lens on and off the camera, so watch out for an incorrectly set aperture).
The camera has an external flash hot shoe which fits the supplied EF-X8 flash, as well as, any suitable external flash unit. This small but handy flash unit has a guide number of 11 at ISO 200, which goes some way to compensating for the fact that it’s not built-in to the camera.
In order to boost the camera full capabilities we would suggest that you also rent out the Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip. This grip adds two more batteries while also extending the record time limit from 10 mins to 30 mins. It will also increase the shooting speed from 8fps to 11fps. An AC cable can be attached to the battery grip for quick charging whilst the camera is in use. Should a battery die whilst recording, the camera will automatically stop to allow you to switch batteries.
with the grip attached to the camera you’ll be able to capture 950-1100 images and without the grip you will only get about 300-350 shots.
The X-T2 now comes with picture profiles. For video there is an F-Log flat picture profile, but it’s only available through external recording. Unfortunately, you can’t change your ISO during recording, as well goes for the “punch-in-zoom” feature. When your video file exceeds 4GB, the camera will automatically create a new video file. So if you’re shooting for 30 mins, you will simply have multiple 4GB files.
In conclusion, the Fujifilm X-T2 camera is definitely a powerhouse when it comes to mirrorless cameras and we are sure photographers and videographers, alike, will really enjoy all that this camera has to offer!
Consider renting this equipment from The LensPal, today!
- 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
- X-Processor Pro Engine
- 0.77x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
- Internal UHD 4K Video & F-Log Gamma
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Dual SD Memory Card Slots
- 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System
- Up to 8fps Shooting and ISO 51200
- Weather-Sealed Body
- Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes