Fujifilm X-T2 Review

Overall 46
Imaging 18
Features 61
Size 76
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS III sensor
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Expands to 100 - 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3.2″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 14.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 133 x 92 x 49 mm
  • Weight: 507 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Fujifilm X-T1. Compare
  • Replaced by Fujifilm X-T3. Compare

Fujifilm X-T2 Summary

This review is devoted to X-T2 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jul 07, 2016. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor.

Initially, Fujifilm developed this model to replace their older product X-T1 and, after some time, Fujifilm has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one X-T1. To learn more about the specs and difference between these models, check our complete comparison by following these links:
Fujifilm X-T2 vs. X-T3
Fujifilm X-T2 vs. X-T1

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #118 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 46/100 and it takes a rank of #249 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X-T2 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-T2 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Screen Size: 3.2″
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000
  • Continuous Shooting: 14.0 fps
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Headphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Storage Slots: 2

CONs

  • Built-In Flash: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X-T2 With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-T2. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2 has the following external dimensions 133 x 133 x 49 mm (52.36 x 36.22 x 19.29″) with the weight of 507 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X-T2, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X-T2 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 49mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X-T2 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-T2 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-T2 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X-T2 — 340 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X-T2 — 49 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X-T2 — 507 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-T2 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-T2 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X-T2 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X-T2 boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X-T2 has the following ISO range 200 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Fujifilm X-T2 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Semi-Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X-T2 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X-T2

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T2 is equipped with a Tilting 3.2" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Fujifilm X-T2’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-T2 are its 14.0 fps max speed and 1/8000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, X-T2 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/8000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, X-T2 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Fujifilm X-T2 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 325 points.

In addition, X-T2 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-T2, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-T2 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X-T2 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of X-T2.

X-T2 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

In addition, Fujifilm X-T2 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone and, since it comes with a port for external headphones, we can call Fujifilm X-T2 a perfect camera for high-quality videography purposes.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm X-T2 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X-T2 is equipped with its USB 3.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X-T2 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-T2 provides a shooting life of 340, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Fujifilm X-T2 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Fujifilm X-T2 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-T2’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-T2’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-T2 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X-T2 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T2 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T2 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T2 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T2 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 83. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T2 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (133 x 92 x 49 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T2 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T2 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 97. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T2 can be called a 97 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Continuous Shooting (14.0 fps)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Big Number of autofocus Points (325)

Disadvantages:

  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (340 shots)

Fujifilm X-T2 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T2 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 75. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T2 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (507 g)
  • Big size (133 x 92 x 49 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Fujifilm X-T2 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T2 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 87. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T2 can be called a 87 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm X-T2 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X-T2
Announced Jul 07, 2016
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Number of Lenses 43
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3.2″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.77
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Continuous Shooting 14.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS III
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 368.16 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 325
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port Yes
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 3.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 507 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 92 x 49 mm
Battery Life 340 shots
Battery Type 340 shots
Battery Model NP-W126S
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II
Storage Slots 2

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