The Fujifilm X-T2 has 325 Autofocus Points, Shoots 4K Video

For some odd reason, it always seems that someone can’t keep their mouth shut–as the rumors we all heard about the Fujifilm X-T2 all seem to be true. The camera is the follow up to the award winning Fujifilm X-T1 and brings with it a number of new changes that were only to be expected.

The Fujifilm X-T2 boasts the same 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor inside the Fujifilm X Pro 2. However, the camera will come standard with 4K video recording along with the ability to use each film simulation–including Acros. As such, it lives besides the X Pro 2 as a flagship camera.

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Beyond this, Fujifilm has added a new autofocus system that increases the autofocus points to 325, zone focusing points to 91, and gives 40% of the imaging area phase detection AF points.

Here are some main features of both the camera and the newly announced X500 flash

FUJIFILM X-T2 key features: 

  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • Dust and moisture-resistant body with approximately 63 points of weather sealing; Freeze resistance to 14°F
  • X-Processor Pro
    • Fast AF of 0.06 seconds
    • Startup time of 0.3 seconds
    • Shutter time lag of 0.045 seconds
    • Shooting interval of 0.17 seconds
    • Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second (fps)
    • Up to 11fps using Booster Grip
  • High-precision 0.48-inch, 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
    • Viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
    • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
    • Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models)
    • Automatic Brightness Adjustment function
    • EVF refreshes at a rate of 60fps, or as high as 100fps in the Boost mode
    • Continuous shooting of 5fps in Live View
  • Full 4K 3840×2160 30P/25P/24P shooting (Using a card with the UHS Speed Class 3 or higher)
    • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10 minutes
    • Full HD 1920×1080 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 15 minutes
    • HD 1280×720 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 29 minutes
  • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical
  • Full mode: Displays shooting information at the top and bottom of the screen to avoid obstruction of the view
  • Dual mode: Adds a small second screen for checking focus point with Focus Peak Highlight or Digital Split Image
  • Normal mode: Lets you concentrate on framing the shot in Auto Focus mode while keeping you aware of how the shooting conditions are changing, making it the perfect setting for sports and action photography
  • Portrait mode: When in Full or Normal modes, it rotates the shooting information interface when the camera is turned vertically
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
  • Wi-Fi and remote camera operation
  • ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto(maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available) with High ISO 51200 setting
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens’ performance
  • In-camera RAW converter
  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
  • Two command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to “∞” frames
  • Advanced filters and Film Simulations, including ACROS

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FUJIFILM X-T2 Accessories:

  • Vertical Power Booster Grip (optional VPB-XT2) New
  • X-T2 Metal Hand Grip (MHG-XT2) New
  • X-T2 Bottom Leather Case (BLC-XT2) New
  • X-T2 Cover Kit (CVR-XT2) New
  • NP-W126S Rechargeable Battery New
  • Five dedicated flash models to choose from depending on requirements (EF-X500 New, EF-X8, EF-X20, EF-20, EF-42)
  • Battery Pack EF-BP1, compatible with EF-X500 New
  • Protective Filters (PRF-39, PRF-52, PRF-58, PRF-62 and PRF-72)
  • M Mount Adapter for additional lens compatibility
  • Remote Release (RR-90)
  • Stereo Microphone (MIC-ST1)

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.

FUJIFILM EF-X500 Flash

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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 (ISO100ft)
  • 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

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