The Superb New Fuji X-T2

Unless you live under a rock you probably know by now that Fujifilm has finally released it’s new flagship, the X-T2, and it looks like a very capable camera! I won’t repeat what’s being said on countless websites today but if you haven’t read about this important new mirrorless camera, you can find a nice hands-on preview here.

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

If you’ve been following this blog since the beginning you will know that I was very attracted by the Fuji X system and almost went that way over M4/3. In the end, despite Fuji’s superior image quality, I went with M4/3 because my main reasons for changing system were size, weight and cost.

While the Fuji system is about 1/3rd smaller and less expensive than a FF DSLR, it is also about 1/3rd bigger, heavier and more expensive then a comparable M4/3 system. Nonetheless, this new offering from Fuji is very attractive, they seemed to have listened to photographers and hit most things just right!

Now this makes me even more anxious to see what the coming Olympus E-M1 Mkii will be like. I’m certainly hoping for 20Mpix, 4K video, improved continuous autofocus, dual card slots and High-Res shot (combined with focus stacking!) but other than that, the E-M1 is nearly perfect to me. I would also like to see something similar to Panasonic’s 4K Burst and 4K Pre-Burst modes but I don’t even know if that’s possible (due to patent restrictions).