Last Updated on 01/28/2020 by Chris Gampat
If you’re ready to get your hands on a feature-packed, entry-level camera, or are ready for some shiny new GF lenses, you will love this news from Fujifilm.
We called the Fujifilm X-T100 the most JPEG friendly camera in the Fujifilm lineup, and we thought it was perfect for first-time photographers who wanted an affordable ILC camera. Now, less than two years later, Fujifilm has announced the follow up to this camera, the X-T200. The X-T200 will soon be available alongside a new XC35mm f2 lens. In addition, Fujifilm also announced a new GF lens, the GF45-100mm f4 R LM OIS WR, and updated their GF lens roadmap with two more lenses. Join us after the break for all the juicy details.
According to Fujifilm, the X-T200 will provide content creators of all levels with a new, lightweight and compact Mirrorless camera body that features a newly designed EVF, quick face detection autofocus, and a new sensor and processor combination. This new combination can create 24.2MP stills at 8 FPS and record 4K UHD video at 30fps. It doesn’t sound too bad for a camera that will cost just $699.95 when it hits the streets in February 2020, does it?
Further, the new Fujifilm X-T200 has what they’re calling a digital gimbal system within the camera. They’re targeting this feature at content creators. It doesn’t quite do image stabilization from what we gather, but it uses the camera’s built-in gyro system to mitigate camera shake. How it’s going to do that exactly is making us scratch our heads a bit. EDIT and Correction: The Digital Gimbal is, “a digital image stabilization system for mitigating camera shake that corrects movement in the image data itself, not actually physically moving the sensor itself.”
The camera will also feature HDR functions for still and videos, and it can also record Full-HD 120p video, making it a great tool to use for scenes needing super slow motion. You’ll also get digital image stabilization too. Throw in the fact that you have a fully articulated touch screen, 11 digital film simulations, and improved rolling shutter performance, and you have a small camera that’s great for hybrid shooters.
The Fujifilm X-T200 will be available in three colors (Silver, Dark Silver, and Champagne), and will have a base price of $699.95. You can also pick one up with an XC15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens for $799.95.
Fujifilm also announced a new lens that will pair with the X-T200 (or any X mount camera) perfectly as well, the XC35mm f2. The new FUJINON XC35mm f2 lens gives an equivalent focal length of 52mm field of view Fujifilm APS-C cameras. The lens weighs just 4.5oz and measures 183-inches in length.
Inside this prime lens, you’ll find nine elements, including two aspherical lens elements in six groups, which work to produce sharp and crisp images with creamy bokeh. AF operation is quick and near-silent thanks to the use of an internal focus system and a stepping motor, which is used to drive the focusing elements quickly and accurately. The XC35mm f2 will be available in late February for just $199.
Last but not least, Fujifilm has also announced the new GF 45-100mm f4. The GF45-100mm f4 R LM OIS WR lens has an equivalent focal length range of 36mm and 79mm on a smaller 35mm format system, a maximum aperture of f4, and is a natural fit with two other GF Zoom Lenses, the GF32-64mm f4 R LM WR and the GF100-200mm f5.6 R LM OIS WR.
The GF45-100mm f4 R LM OIS WR features 5-axis image stabilization, and a near-silent, high-speed autofocus motor. Inside you’ll find 16 elements in 12 groups, including three aspherical elements, one Super ED element, and one ED element to effectively control spherical aberration, field curvature, and chromatic aberration. The lens is dust and weather-resistant and can operate in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit/-10 degrees Celsius.
Two more lenses were also added to the GF lene roadmap as well. The FUJINON GF30mm f3.5 R WR is a wide-angle prime lens with a focal equivalence of 24mm focal length, and the FUJINON GF80mm f1.7 R WR is a wide-aperture standard lens with an equivalent focal length of 63mm. There are no details about potential pricing or release time frames for these two lenses. For more information about the X-T200, the XC35mm f2, and the GF 45-100mm f4, head on over to the official Fujifilm website.