Rumors about the up and coming Fujifilm X-T2 has been coming thick and fast. The new camera is supposed to be launched sometime this week (photorumors.com puts the date at July 7th). But we already have more detailed information about its specifications. Thanks to photorumors.com.
There appears to be a bunch of upgraded features as well as some which have been retained the same from the old camera. The camera is stated to be powered by a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and Fuji’s trusted X Processor Pro image processing engine. While the old sensor was capable of shooting full HD videos the new sensor is slated to be capable of producing native 4K videos at 30 fps.
Shutter speed on the Fujifilm X-T2 has been improved with the new camera capable of making images at 1/8000 sec as against 1/4000 sec on the X-T1. There is an electronic shutter mechanism as well which is capable of firing the shutter at 1/32000 sec.
The intelligent hybrid phase detection AF system on the X-T2 is slated to have a 325 points as against 49 points on the older X-T1.
The X-T2 is supposedly designed as an outdoor camera. This is keeping in line with the older design that had 80 weather sealed points. The X-T2 has a magnesium alloy body with rumored better quality weather sealing than the previous camera.
Native ISO capability has been improved as well. The new camera has a native ISO range of 200-12800 as against 200-6400. Basically, you get an extra stop of shooting flexibility in low light.
The other rumored features include 14-bit of RAW lossless compression shooting, up to +/- 5 EV exposure compensation and built-in Wi-Fi. An important notable absence in the images that have been leaked on the internet is the video recording button.
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