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The New Era Of Point & Shoot

Posted by manualmagazine on Wednesday July 13 2016

The New Era Of Point & Shoot

Calling all past, present and future image capturers. Fujifilm have just unveiled the new X-T2, chocka full of goodness that’ll put your smartphone to shame in an instant. Start putting your pennies away now, and cop one when they hit shelves on September 8th. Read on for the full spiel.


The X-T2 combines the sensor and image processing engine developed by Fujifilm with an ultra-sharp range of FUJINON lenses for excellent image resolution. Fujifilm’s colour-reproduction technology, formulated over 80 years, delivers images of unparalleled quality and realism, recording a subject’s textures and three-dimensional feel, and even the atmosphere surrounding it.

The X-T2’s compact and lightweight camera body is also dust-resistant, water-resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C. Its autofocus and electronic viewfinder performance have both been substantially improved, making it more adaptable than ever before at shooting a moving subject under difficult conditions; such as in sports or wildlife photography, which had previously been considered difficult with mirrorless cameras

For the first time in the X Series, the X-T2 supports 4K video recording. The Film Simulation modes, used for still images, can be applied to video to easily produce premium-quality footage.

The X-T2’s design is modelled after the “central viewfinder style” of the FUJIFILM X-T1, which has been popular since its launch in 2014.  This popular design provides a camera that is perfectly sized with ergonomic dials positioned for intuitive operability. The optional grip provides superior balance, especially when mounted with a telephoto lens. Immerse yourself in photography through the large viewfinder with a magnification ratio of 0.77x. The central viewfinder with its perfect alignment makes it easy to photograph subjects near and far.

The New Era Of Point & Shoot

The full line-up of 22 FUJINON lenses covers a wide range of focal lengths from ultra wideangle to ultra telephoto. The compact and lightweight lenses are all optimally designed for APS-C sensors, and incorporate standout features including large maximum aperture and powerful image stabilisation to meet photographers’ diverse demands.

The X-T2 is to become the X Series’ flagship model along with FUJIFILM X-Pro2, the world’s only rangefinder-style camera with the Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, released in March this year. The two models deliver unparalleled performance in their distinctive fields, with the X-T2 excelling in portraiture, nature and sports photography, and the X-Pro2 ideal for snapshots and discreet documentary photography.