If you want a mirrorless camera with retro styling, the only two brands that offer them are Olympus and Fujifilm.
The latter company announced the X-T2 on Thursday, which will be available in the U.S. starting in September for $1,599.95 (body only) and $1,899.95 (with a XF 18-55mm kit lens).
The X-T2 improves on the X-T1 not just with more megapixels for still photos, but with 4K video recording (four times the resolution of 1080p full HD video recording) at various frame rates including 30, 25 and 24p.
The stylish magnesium alloy camera body boasts a new 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III APS-C image sensor that’s as large as the ones found in many beginner and intermediate DSLRs.
Buttons, dials, knobs everywhere
Fujifilm has also made the X-T2 fast as hell. There are more autofocus points (325) that now cover 40 percent of the sensor and 91 zone focusing points (up from 41 on the X-T1).
The X-T2 can also record 4K video with the camera’s Film Simulation mode on, which applies a film grain-like filter on top of the footage for that old-school look.
Moreover, the 2.36-million dot resolution OLED electronic viewfinder displays up to 100 frames per second and has a lag time of only 0.005 seconds.
As with the previous model, the X-T2 is weather-sealed, making it dust and moisture resistant at 63 points in the body. It can also function at temperatures as cold as 14°F.
Photographers hesitant on mirrorless cameras will find a lot to like about the X-T2. Compared to DSLR, it’s compact and mighty powerful.