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Fuji X-T2 Round-up - A serious Video Tool, Sample 4K Video and More...

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Fujifilm added a eye-catching 4K video on youtube, the video shows us the capability of the X-T2 camera. I am not a video guy but I can say the color output, clarity and resolution is just awesome.

Fuji X-T1 Sample Video

This is 4K Motion Picture shot on FUJIFILM X-T2 by Yoshihiro Enatsu of Marimo records. X-T2 is the first model to have 4K high definition video function for the FUJIFILM X Series. Now you can use film simulation such as ACROS, Provia, and Velvia in the 4K movie quality.


Fuji X-T2 Video Review

The sensor features the X-Trans array and no low-pass filter which is quite evident in the 4K results – they are extremely sharp. More so to my eye than the Sony cameras. You might actually want to tone down the sharpness as much as possible in-camera and in post and use a 180 degree shutter angle for a more natural look. – EOSHD


Take a look at the video below, uploaded by facebook user bigheadtaco, the video is captured by a pre-production model of the camera.

This is just a quick 4K video test on the new Fujifilm X-T2. Yes, this is the first Fujifilm X series camera that is 4K capable, so this is a big deal. I did have a pre-production model and I didn’t shoot in the most ideal conditions nor subject matter (4K selfie vlogging is weird); so look for a future video with more ideal 4K video subject matter.

For this video I used the XF18-55mm lens because of image stabilization, and I used the MIC-ST1 for audio. Remember the new X-T2 is more video-centric compared to previous X series bodies. The X-T2 now has a dedicated video mode via the DRIVE dial and using the shutter button to start and stop video, it has a dedicated 3.5mm audio input, it’s capable of 4K output to either SD UHS-II dual slots or via HDMI output to an external device.

*Remember to click the settings icon along the bottom of the video and change to 4K (2160P). Most often the default video quality is 1080P.


Engadget team spent 24 hours with the new Fuji X-T2 camera, take a look waht they have to say

The X-T2’s AF is fast and precise, especially if you’re coming from an X-T1 or, dare we say it, even an X-Pro2. So far, I haven’t come across any subjects, still or moving, the camera couldn’t handle. That said, I won’t make any final judgements until I’ve tested it in low-light conditions and more challenging scenarios than a day out in New York City….Engadget


What’s new

What’s new inside the Fuji X-T2 camera compared to X-T1 camera ?

The Fuji X-T2 offers

  1. New 24MP sensor
  2. New image processor EXR II
  3. Advance AF system with 325 AF points / 49 phase detection
  4. X-T1 has an ISO sensitivity of 200 to 6400, the X-T2’s ranges between ISO 200 and 12,800
  5. 4K Video / F-Log
  6. joystick to select AF points.
  7. 11fps shooting with battery grip / XT1 remains limited to 8 fps.

Click here to see detailed comparison review between X-pro2 vs X-T1


Fuji – XT2 Sample Image by user

Michael Schnabl shared a new pic with us captured with Fuji X-T2 ( available at Amazon | B&H) and XF 56mm 1.2 at f/4.0

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Fuji Medium Format Camera Rumor Update

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According to recent interview (taken by dpreview team) senior executives from Fujifilm says “If you’re using a medium format camera and you definitely need that for the work you’re doing….. in future our goal is to satisfy everyone.”

A part of interview

Hasselblad just released the X1D – a relatively compact medium format camera. Do you think there is an opportunity for Fujfilm in this market in the future?

We’re keeping our eye on that market, and the full-frame market too, but we’re still focusing on our APS-C range.

Are you interested in attacking the full-frame market in the future?

We’re attacking this market with our X-series. And with X-Trans III, we think that when people actually see what our cameras can deliver, we think there’s a good chance that photographers will use our X-series in the future.

The question of sensor size depends on what the user wants, as an output. If you’re using a medium format camera and you definitely need that for the work you’re doing, maybe APS-C is too small. But for general use, I think our [current] APS-C sensor is comparable to full-frame image quality. I think we can satisfy most people. But in future our goal is to satisfy everyone.

Fuji is currently under Wait-and-Watch Mode, not only this interview if you will read the few lines what Takashi Ueno senior product planner for the X Series of digital  said on Jan, of 2016

“At the moment Fuji is not planning to launch a medium format camera, but we are conducting research and testing sensors in this area,” he continues. “We have a good history in the medium format market, and I think we would be successful again.”

That clearly indicates that Fuji does have basic ingredients ready make a medium format camera, but they looking towards the market response or sales report of  recently announced Hasselblad X1D camera.

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Fuji X-T2 vs Fuji X-Pro2

Fuji X-T2 vs Fuji X-Pro 2 camera

Specification comparison review between the X-T2 and X-Pro 2 camera, the X-Pro 2 camera will cost you approx $100 more than the X-T2 camera, the price difference between the two camera isn’t big but does $100 extra means Fuji X-Pro 2 is a better camera ? let’s findout…

Fuji X-T2 vs. Fuji X-pro2

Features/ Models Fuji X-T2
Fuji X-Pro2
Megapixel 24 megapixel 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Image processor X Processor Pro
X Processor Pro
AF system Hybrid Hybrid
AF points 325 AF points 273 AF points
ISO 100-51200 100-51200
Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000 sec 30-1/8000 secs
Image Stabilization No No
Continuous shooting speed 8fps 8fps
Video 4K video in 3840 x 2160 at 30p or 24p 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p)
Display 3.0-inch large, approx.1040K-dot high resolution 3″ (1620k Fixed LCD monitor)
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 340 shots 350 Shots
Dimensions 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm 141 x 83 x 56 mm
Weight 426 g 495g

If we look at the specification comparison table of both the camera we can spot only tow major difference, the first difference is use of advance AF system bu the newly announced X-T2 camera and the other option is X-T2 can record 4K video without a doubt for 29 mins.

Fuji X-T2 vs X-T1 – Sensor Comparison

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Sensor: Both camera features almost same sensor, the resolution of both the camera and the type of sensor used inside is exactly same. The ISO level of both the camera and the image processor used inside the camera is is also same, hence we can’t expect any big difference in the image quality of both the camera.

Fuji X-T2 vs X-T1 – AF analysis

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AF System: If we look at Fuji X-T2 camera then it features advance AF system compared to X-Pro 2 camera. The Fuji X-T2 uses 325 points, these AF points covers up 50% of the width and 75% of the height of the imaging area. Hence the user of the camera get compositional freedom and able to lock down AF without having a second thought. Fuji also added a new and improved Continuous AF algorithm to the X-T2 camera and the Cont. AF modes have been seriously upgraded. With the help of new algorithm you can track and lock AF on moving subjects more quickly and accurately.

The Fuji X-Pro 2 has 273 AF points, out of 273 77 are Phase AF points and approx 40% of the imaging area is covered by AF points. It also gives you compositional freedom but not as much as Fuji X-T2 gives.

The shutter speed and the continuous shooting speed of both the camera is same, however the X-T2 features advance AF alogrithm which will be soon added to X-Pro2 also via a firmware update.

Fuji X-T2 vs X-Pro 2 Video

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Video The X-T2 camera is capable to record 4K videos at an excellent 100 Mbps bitrate, you will be surprised to know that while recording 4K video the camera uses a 5120 x 2880 sample of the sensor that is 1.8x more resolution than the UHD 4K frame, ensuring maximum resolution and detail is provided to user. The 4K video can be recorded for 10min internally and if you use external battery grip recording time touches the limit of 30 mins. Additionally the camera supports F-Log Gamma setting that provides a flat picture for use in advanced color grading software during editing.

Fuji X-Pro2 remains limited to Full HD video recording only.

Verdict: Fuji X-T2 is one of the best mirrorless camera Fuji ever built, the camera features newly developed AF system and advance AF algo to improve the continuous tracking speed. The X-T2 also offers 4K video recording with F-Log gamma.

We highly recommend you to get Fuji X-T2 camera, is bit affordable than X-Pro 2 and feature advance core specification.

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Fuji X-T2 User Manual Download

Fuji-X-T2-user-manula-imageFuji X-T2 user manual will sure help you to explore all the function of your fav camera and use it in its full potential.

The user manual of Fuji X-T2 camera is under preparation 🙂 and the expected arrival date is Sep 2016. Bookmark this page for future reference and BTW you can explorer Fuji X-T2 announcement page here and Sample images of X-T2.

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Fuji X-T2 Sample Images

Fuji X-T2 arrival shakes-up the entire APS-C sensor based DSLR and Mirrorless market. It’s phenomenal specification sheet composed of 3rd generation of 24MP X-Trans sensor paired with X-Processor Pro Engine to assure the image quality and a 325 AF point based Hybrid Phase AF system make its specification superior among others.

Fuji X-T2 Sample Images

We have just received the official sample images of the X-T2 in our mail-box and all the images are astonishing.

 

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As you can see in the image the details captured by a X-Trans sensor without low-pass less filter is simply amazing, the details are clearly visible even when image is stretched to 100%.

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Fuji X-T2 Announced - Features 24MP Sensor, Advance Hybrid AF and 4K Video

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Fujifilm finally announced the long room on Fuji xt2 camera comma, Fuji X-T2 camera features 24 Megapixel X-trans CMOS sensor that has been already scenes in the X-pro 2 camera, however they have managed to upgrade the auto focusing system of the camera of to a new level.

You can navigate the camera menus as well to select AF points  via Joy- stick as we have seen in the X-Pro2 model + a faster top maniacal shutter has been also added that gives your ability to shoot 1/8000 sec (1/32,000 sec with the electronic electronic). Fuji also done a lot homework to upgrade the AF-C algorithm  so you can track down the subject very effectively without any problem.

As you know the Fuji film XT2 X-Trans sensor doesn’t have low pass filter that means you will get very clear images directly from the camera without putting any effort, the max ISO range of the camera is 100-51200.

Fuji T2 features X processor Pro that let you do auto focusing in just a fraction of the 0.06 second the startup time of the camera is very less and it takes only 0.03 seconds to startup, the shutter lag time of the camera .045 seconds and the shooting interval or you can also see the shot by shot time is also very less 0.17 sec. The continuous focusing is speed of the camera is also very fast while utilizing Phase detection as well as motion productive auto-focus at a speed of 8 frames per second.

Now let’s talk about the video part of the camera the camera captures 4K video at 30 frames per second while utilizing the hybrid autofocusing technology the camera quickly focuses and lock AF while recording the video, full HD recording is also available at 60 frames per second and you can record HD videos also at 60 frames per second.

Fuji X-T2 image backDespite of having a large display o the rear side of the camera we also have OLED viewfinder the refreshes up to 100 frames per second, while also maintaining the magnification ratio of 0.77x and the display time lag of 0.005 seconds.

The new FUJIFILM X-T2 (body only) will be available in September 2016 in the U.S. for USD $1,599.95. The X-T2 and XF18-55mm (27-84mm) kit will be available in September 2016 in the U.S. for USD $1,899.95. The FUJIFILM EF-X500 Flash will be available in September 2016 in the U.S. for USD $449.99.

Fuji X-T2 Press Release

Fujifilm Unveils the New X-T2, the Ultimate Mirrorless Camera with New Autofocus System and 4K Video Shooting

X-T2 gives users cutting-edge performance that delivers premium imaging quality in a classic design that is a joy to use; New FUJIFILM EF-X500 flash arrives

Valhalla, N.Y., July 7, 2016 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-T2, a splash-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). The X-T2 houses the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III with an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, boasting the highest performance in the history of X Series. The new X-T2 produces crisp image resolution comparable to that of cameras equipped with larger sensors and higher pixel counts, all in a more compact and classically-designed body.

And for the first time, the new FUJIFILM X-T2 now supports 4K video recording that can use each available Film Simulation mode, including ACROS, to easily produce premium-quality footage that is as unique as the photographer behind the viewfinder.

Dramatic improvement to auto focus system The FUJIFILM X-T2 receives a dramatically improved auto focus system (AF) that increases the overall single AF points to 325, and the number of Zone focusing points to 91 (expanded from 49 in previous models). Approximately 40% of the imaging area (center area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection auto focus pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection auto focus area that can be used in a variety of scenes.

With the high-speed X-Processor Pro and the use of improved algorithms, the X-T2 now refocuses more frequently, enabling predictive AF of advanced accuracy.

The X-T2 also has an enhanced ability to autofocus on small points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur.

The X-T2’s performance of contrast detection AF, enabled for approximately 65% of the imaging area, has also been improved. The data read speed has been doubled compared to previous models to achieve AF performance of higher speed and precision. Photographers will enjoy accurate focusing is all shooting situations, even in low light with a -3EV.

Another area of improvement is the AF-C algorithm that has been significantly enhanced for even higher accuracy when focus-tracking moving subjects in the AF-C mode. According to the type of movement, users can choose individual settings for Subject Retention Characteristic, Acceleration / Deceleration Tracking Characteristic and Focus Zone Characteristic, or select one of five presets or customize specific settings for these three elements.

Image Quality
Fujifilm’s commitment to superior image quality remains a guiding principle, and the FUJIFILM X-T2 is the latest effort to deliver outstanding picture resolution, all from a compact and sophisticated body that is both weather-sealed and easy to travel with in any location. With Fujifilm’s proprietary image design technology, produced through the development of photographic films, the X-T2 reproduces warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green foliage in beautiful colors, just as you remember seeing in real life. The X-T2 includes the ACROS Film Simulation for smooth gradation, deep blacks and beautiful textures to create monochrome images that far outperform even the most demanding expectations.

The X-T2 also has the Grain Effect function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras. The function is available in Strong and Weak options, and can be combined with any of the Film Simulation modes. You can easily obtain the effect of film-based photos, notable especially when the image is printed out.

Speedy throughout
Basic response specifications, such as startup time, shooting interval and shutter release time lag, have all been improved to the extreme in pursuit of a camera that operates exactly as the photographer demands. The high-speed processing power and the use of improved algorithms have significantly improved the basic autofocus performance, and X-T2 now gives users AF-C Custom Settings for even higher accuracy in focus-tracking moving subjects.

The X-T2’s electronic viewfinder, which is used to continuously track a moving subject, is capable of displaying up to 100 frames per second, while also maintaining the magnification ratio of 0.77x and the display time lag of 0.005 seconds. The duration of the viewfinder blackout, in which the evf blacks out temporarily while the camera reads picture data, has been reduced by more than half, enabling continuous shooting to ensure tracking subject movements.

Body and grip offer ultimate stability
The X-T2’s body is fully made of magnesium alloy making it not only compact and lightweight, but also solid and highly durable. The X-T2 body has weather-proofing at 63 points to achieve a high level of resistance to dust and moisture, and coupled with its ability to operate in temperatures down to 14°F, is ready for full-fledged field photography. Similar ruggedness is applied to the new Vertical Power Booster Grip.

The Vertical Power Booster Grip (optional VPB-XT2) is a dust-resistant grip, rugged and capable of operating at temperatures as low as 14°F that maximizes the performance of the X-T2 beyond expectations. It fits two batteries, bringing the total number of batteries the X-T2 can use to three, including the one in-camera, to increase the maximum number of frames that can be taken per charge to approximately 1,000 (Normal mode). In the Boost mode, multiple batteries can operate at the same time to give a boost to camera performance in continuous shooting, shooting interval, shutter release time lag and blackout time, while also extending the duration of 4K video recording to approximately 30 minutes.

The Vertical Power Booster Grip also features a shutter release button, focus thumbstick, AE-L button, AF-L button, command dials, Q button and Fn button and headphone jack to enable audio monitoring during video recording to provide the same level of excellent operability in vertical shooting as you get in horizontal operation. The grip itself has battery-charging functionality where by using the AC adapter supplied (AC-9VS), users can fully charge two batteries at the same time in about two hours.

FUJIFILM EF-X500 Flash
The new high-end multi-function external FUJIFILM EF-X500 Flash is now official for the lineup of accessories for the X Series of digital cameras. The EF-X500 is a hot-shoe mount flash with a maximum guide number of approximately 50, and includes support for the FP mode (high-speed flash sync) so that the flash can be fired at any shutter speed. Photographers can now concentrate on shooting when a faster shutter speed is required, for example, in order to use a near-maximum aperture to produce beautiful bokeh.

The EF-X500 also supports multi-flash lighting. Users can set up multiple flashes to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. Through-the-lens (TTL) lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that users can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output.

EF-X500 Flash key features:

  • Maximum guide number of approximately 50 (ISO100・m) / 164 (ISO100·ft) • Zooming the illumination angle for the focal lengths of 24mm – 105mm, and covering the illumination angle of approximately 20mm when the wide panel is used
  • Flash head that can be tilted up by 90° degrees, down by 10° degrees, to the left by 135° degrees and to the right by 180° degrees for bouncing light
  • Equipped with LED video light that can also be used as AF assist light and catch light
  • Registers up to ten combinations of various setting to suit specific shooting conditions in advance for quick activation when needed

Availability and Pricing
The new FUJIFILM X-T2 (body only) will be available in September 2016 in the U.S. for USD $1,599.95. The X-T2 and XF18-55mm (27-84mm) kit will be available in September 2016 in the U.S. for USD $1,899.95.

The FUJIFILM EF-X500 Flash will be available in September 2016 in the U.S. for USD $449.99.

More Leaked Images of the Fuji X-T2 Camera

Fuji X-T2 image frontToday big bunch of Fuji-XT2 images surfaced over the web,the Fuji X-T2 is expected to arrive on July 7, 2016. we have already published the leaked specification of the camera here.

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The top view of the camera look brilliant. The camera has extensive controls and multiple mode-dial on the top end.

If you look at the rumored specification of the camera then undoubtedly Fuji X-T2 coming a excellent core specification that includes 24 Megpaixel X-trans CMOS sensor without low-pass filter and a total of 325 Hybrid AF points.

Fuji -XT2 back imageStay with us and we will update you soon as we get any new information.

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