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We knew it was coming. We’d heard the whispers on the wind, the little rumours across the darknet and the wish lists in backwater forums, all pointing towards the second coming of the Fuji X-T workhorse. Oh yeah, and there was also all those leaked photos and videos. Just a few moments ago, the good people of Fujifilm finally put a name to what the forums have dubbed “the X-T2”,

It’s the X-T2.
(hold for applause)

In a year that has already seen some big releases from nearly every major brand, and with Photokina just around the corner promising to kiss us all behind the bike shed, the X-T2 has still been one of the most highly anticipated cameras. Well at 7am this morning (French time) the X-T2 was officially announced and it looks like most of updates users have been asking for have been answered.

The list of improvements is long but the main new points of interest are

- 24.3MP X-Trans Sensor – the same one as found in the new X-Pro2 and up from 16.7MP in the X-T1.
- 325 Selectable focus points with joystick selector – Up from 49 points in the X-T1 and 77 in the X-Pro2.
- Dual SD card slot with UHS-II support – Same as the X-Pro2, up from a single card slot on the X-T1.
- 4K Video at 30fps, Full HD at 60fps – 4K recording unavailable in previous models.
- 3-way tilting, 3 inch, 1.62 million dot LCD monitor – New expanded tilting system and higher resolution screen over the X-T1’s 1.04 million dots.
- 2.36 million dot EVF, with 100fps refresh rate.
- Exposure compensation +/- 5EV – Same as the new X-Pro2, up from +/- 3EV in the X-T1.
- Physically larger dials with an improved locking system – As requested by X-T1 users
- Improved weather sealing and durability.
- A new separate 3.5mm Microphone Jack and 2.5mm remote terminal – the X-T1 used a combined 2.5mm socket for both the remote and Mic.
- New Battery (booster) grip that will allow faster frame rate, faster shooting interval and screen refresh, and reduced shutter lag.

With an expected official release date of “late Aug/early Sept” and $2298 launch price with a free second battery to our first 30 preorders, CameraPro are taking pre-orders now at
https://www.camerapro.com.au/fujifilm-x-t2-black-mirrorless-compact-system-camera-body-only.html

But the X-T2 wasn’t Fuji’s only big announcement this fine French morning, with the inclusion of not one but two new grips for the X-T2, the MHG-XT2 – an Arca Swiss base plate with an extra bit of grip, and the VPB-XT2 – Vertical Power Booster, a battery grip capable of holding 2 extra batteries offering increased features to the X-T2. Also announced are a firmware update for X-Pro2 users and an official release date for the long awaited EF-X500 Flash.

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