Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera: Review
Fujifilm’s X-T1 was wildly popular with the photographers and amateurs alike. Following up with the previous device, Fujifilm has delivered an equally promising X-T2 mirror-less camera which has everyone on the edge of their seat.
The fancy new toy has not failed to amaze enthusiasts. To start with, Fujifilm’s X-T2 boasts of a 4K-video resolution, the best available compact camera there is in that range. The bump in the video quality to a 4K resolution is the first in line of Fujifilm’s X-series of digital cameras. The camera also boasts of a completely revamped autofocus which makes for a brilliant image quality. What makes the camera stand out is that it is able to capture action sequences in the best possible quality – even in low-lit areas. This, according to the makers, comes from an X-processor pro-imaging chip which gives it the best tracking autofocus result so far. As a result, the X-T2 is the perfect pick for action photography or even candid photography for professionals and amateurs alike. Another noteworthy upgrade is the switch from a 16MP sensor to a 24MP sensor which only adds to the USP of the device. An interesting new modification is the push-to-lock button on the dials to prevent accidental change in the chosen settings.
Though the 4k video quality and revamped auto focus are meant to be the USP of the camera, the Fujifilm X-T2 does come with a red flag. You only get 10 minutes of recorded video in 4k while this can be extended to 15 minutes in HD. This is believed to prevent the device from taking too much heat, quite literally.
Despite this apparent setback, the X-T2 is still preferred by photographers at large because of its rugged grip and small size.
The compact dust-resistant and water-resistant model weighs just over 500 grams including the battery. This coupled with the lightweight lenses demands just a small camera bag which makes it the perfect pick for photographers who are constantly on the move. Adding to this, is the fact that the X-T2 holds 3 batteries at a time, leaving the handler free of the worry of constantly changing or charging the battery.
Although, the fancy new upgrades of the latest Fujifilm model come at a hefty price. Only the body comes at a whopping cost of Rs 1, 07,200 while the entire kit, which includes an 18-55mm lens will set you back by about Rs 1, 27,000. But the price seems pretty okay for professional photographers on the move what with the added convenience and new attractive features!
Picture courtesy – cameralabs.com and theverge.com
by techtalks @TechTalks August 16, 2016 4:53 AM UTC