Today Fujifilm released their long rumoured and anticipated X-T2 moving from 16 megapixels to 24, and with dual SD slots. Having read the reviews the verdict is this is a great camera, perhaps the APSC camera of the year, it may well be more popular than the X-Pro 2 released early this year. This camera is a DSLR killer and the top APSC camera mirrorless camera on the market. There are also some who say moves this camera into the image quality of most full frame cameras. Certainly, if you are upgrading to more professional gear why would you buy a DSLR, you’re either going to buy a Fujifilm APSC camera or a Sony Alpha series camera, depending on your budget.
After shooting extensively with the Fujifilm X-T1, Fujifilm X-Pro2 and a Nikon D800e Fujifilm’s move from 16-megapixels on the traditional sensor to a 24-megapixel copper substrate sensor made a big difference. The resolution between the Nikon D800e at 36-megapixels and the X-Pro 2 at 24-megapixels on paper seems to differ significantly but when you factor in the Fujifilm lenses which in a lot of cases are sharper to the edge than the professional ED glass made by Nikon, the difference narrows considerably.
So when I look at the full frame Nikon equipment, which is twice as bulky as the Fujifilm gear I am now using the later all of the time. So for me, the new 24-megapixel world of the X-Pro2 and the X-T2 have caused me to finally decide to sell my D800e.
- Why I Sold my Nikon D5 for a Fujifilm X-T2
- Australian Fujifilm Guys, Leigh Diprose and Warrewyk Williams talk about the stand-out features on the new Fujifilm X-T2.
- B&H Unveiling Video: Fujifilm Enhances Autofocus and Adds 4K to the X-T2.
- Camera Labs Review and Video “… I’m already very impressed with what I’ve seen and can’t wait to start shooting with it! If it performs as hoped, it will almost certainly find itself in my bag.”
- Ian MacDonald Photography’s first impressions of the camera … “I am incredibly happy with my gear pack with [X-Pro2 and X100], but I can say with little hesitation that I think the X-T2 will be Fujifilm’s best-selling camera to date.
- David du Chemin’s first impressions.
- DPReview’s first impression of the X-T2
- Christian Lauder Portraits: Her review concludes “…and where this camera is really exciting me is that I plan to take it with me everywhere now. The size of the Canon has prevented me from taking it with me unless it was really important. And low-end compact cameras never appealed to me as I was compromising on quality. The X-T2, on the other hand, has it all in one neat little package. Really, only time will tell. My days with my Canon could be numbered.”
- Fujifilm Rumors Ten things you might have missed today about the X-T2, details with Video.
- Dan Bailey’s review “…the X-T2 is so bad-ass, I don’t even know where to begin.
- Damien Lovegrove’s review of the of the new X-T2. “I am delighted to say that in my opinion the size and feel of the X-T2 are spot on….. This camera is the camera I’ve been waiting for and it’s a delight to use.”
- F16.Click, Kevin Mullins initial thoughts from a UK official X-Photographer.
- John and Jeong comparison between the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Nikon D810. Some inaccuracies due to the lack of grip and firmware upgrades, during the testing.