Fuji officially revealed the X-T2 this week, alongside a new EF-X500 flash. The new X-T2 serves as a replacement to the popular X-T1 and upgrades from a 16MP X-Trans II sensor to a 24MP X-Trans III sensor. Additionally, the X-T2 gets internal 4K video recording with a new F-Log Gamma option.
Fuji X-T2 Key Features
- 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
- X-Processor Pro Engine
- 0.77x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
- Internal UHD 4K Video & F-Log Gamma
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System
- Up to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
- Weather-Sealed Body; Two UHS-II SD Slots
- Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes
The X-T2 body has weather-proofing at 63 points. A new Vertical Power Booster Grip is available (also weather-sealed) and adds two batteries, which allows the camera to operate with three total batteries at once. It can also extend a number of performance features like continuous shooting, shooting interval, shutter release time lag and blackout time, while also extending the duration of 4K video recording to approximately 30 minutes.
Alongside the Fuji X-T2, we also get the new EF-X500 hot-shoe flash to serve as the flagship speedlight for the X-Series.
Fuji EF-X500 Flash Key Features
- Guide Number: 164′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
- Zoom Range: 24-105mm (20mm with Panel)
- LED Video Light
- Tilts from -10 to 90°
- Rotates Left 135° & Right 180°
- Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
- Multi Flash Mode; High-Speed Sync
- Weather-Resistant Construction
- Runs on Four AA Batteries
The Fuji X-T2 retails for $1599 as a body only and $1899 with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens and should be available in September 2016. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Fuji EF-X500 flash retails for $449 and will also be available in September. Check it out here at B&H Photo.