You do not see too many DSLRs in the market these days among budding photographers and even professionals, as the mirrorless option has proven to be rather popular, and such system cameras will certainly be a whole lot easier to tote around whenever you are traveling. After all, packing for a long trip would require you to carry just the essentials, and a system camera or mirrorless camera is far lighter and more compact that a regular DSLR. Fujifilm has just updated their flagship X-T1 mirrorless camera by introducing the Fujifilm X-T2 that will arrive with some heavy hitting upgrades to befit its status of a successor.
It looks like after close to two and a half years, it is now the turn for the Fujifilm X-T1 to step down from its perch and let the Fujifilm X-T2 take over. The Fujifilm X-T2 will arrive with the same 24.3 megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor that is found in the high end X-Pro2. Being an APS-C size chip that carries Fuji's signature X-Trans color filter array, you will find that the Fujifilm X-T2 boasts of a far more more complex design compared to the Bayer sensors that saw action in majority of the other image sensors out there, and Fuji has promised that the X-T2 will be able to delivers crisper images with more film-like grain.
What the X-T2 does better than the X-Pro2 would be in the video department, as the latter maxes out at 1080p. Not so for the Fujifilm X-T2 however, as it boasts of a similar imaging-processing power alongside a design that will enable it to record video at a whopping 4K resolution while keeping cool all the time without overheating. It looks like Fuji's engineers have successfully navigated the tricky waters of the X-Trans sensors' weakness, allowing it to cool down sufficiently while making sure you get the best possible video resolution on your journey.
Obviously the presence of a new sensor would translate to a new focus system, where one will be able to hunt down a total of 325 focus points that will cover the sensor, as well as the central 40% of the imaging area making use of phase detection focus.
Apart from being able to shoot faster than ever before, the phase detect system will also come with predictive tracking support so that the image artist can better lock onto moving targets without missing a beat, making the Fujifilm X-T2 an ideal candidate to capture sports events and wildlife.
As for its body, the Fujifilm X-T2 comprises of a magnesium alloy chassis that should be able to withstand the rigors of photography while you are on the move. The presence of a weather-sealed design enables one to capture memories regardless of the weather, even in freezing conditions as low as 14 degrees F.
If you would like to settle for the $329.99 Vertical Power Booster Grip, then you can enjoy approximately triple the battery life of around 1,000 shots. Apart from that,Fujifilm has plans to roll out a spanking new flash for the X system known as the EF-X500 later this September. This particular flash will sport a 164' guide number, wide-angle coverage for a 20mm lens, a bounce-tilt head, and a LED video light with a sticker price tag of $449.99.
Expect the Fujifilm X-T2 to be released this September with an asking price at $1,599.95 a pop for the body only, or should you prefer the body to arrive with an 18mm-5mm zoom lens, then it will set you back by $1,899.95.