Fuji recently introduced its X-T2 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, offering 4K video enthusiasts up to 3840 x 2160p Ultra HD video recording with a new F-Log Gamma option.

At the same time, the company introduced the EF-X500 as the new flagship model in its speed flash line for X-series cameras.

The Fuji X-T2 improves upon the X-T1 before it, with the addition of a 24MP X-Trans III sensor. The camera also includes Fuji’s X-Processor Pro Engine, a 0.77×2.36m-dot OLED viewfinder, a 3-inch 1.04m-dot 3-way tilting LCD screen, two UHS-II SD slots and film simulation and grain effect modes.

Other features include: built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, continuous shooting of up to 8 fps, up to ISO 51200 for strong low-light performance, shutter release time lag and blackout time.

When it hits retail in September, the Fuji X-T2 will carry a $1,599 suggested retail price for the body only and $1,899 for the camera with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens.

Read more about the Fuji X-T2 after the jump:

Shooting 4K Video is enhanced in the X-T2 by extending the duration recording time to approximately 30 minutes. The new F-Log Gamma enables capturing a flat picture for flexibility in serious color grading applications. The camera outputs video as 8-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI. The internal recording offers 100 Mbps bitrate for capturing fine details.

Fujifilm has added a mic socket and on-screen audio monitoring with the ability to assign mic volume to an Fn button.

The X-T2 also features a 169 phase-detection point auto focus system, and includes an extra two columns of 13 contrast-detection AF points down each side of the frame to widen the AF area to a total of 325 AF points.

The AF system together with the camera’s more powerful processor with revised algorithms and faster sensor read-out, is said to significantly improve the camera’s speed, regardless of whether the camera is using Hybrid AF of phase-detection alone.

The X-T2 body is designed for rugged outdoor use, with 63-points of weather-proofing. Fuji is also offering an optional weather-sealed VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Grip, which accepts two batteries and provides extra power assist in power boost mode to enable the camera to tap multiple batteries to drive the maximum continuous shooting rate and extend the video recording time to 30 minutes.

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As a complement to the X-T2, Fuji added the EF-X500 hot-shoe flash, which is the company’s new flagship speed light for the X-Series. It will be available in September at a $449 suggested retail price.

The flash’s guide number: 164 feet at ISO 100 and 105mm, zoom range of 24-105mm (20mm with Panel), LED video light, 10 to 90° tilt range, left 135° and right 180° rotation range, wireless master/slave TTL functionality, multi flash mode; high-speed sync and weather-resistant construction.

By Greg Tarr


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