Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2 front

Fujifilm X-T2 overview

Fujifilm X-T2 is FujiFilm's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally launched on July of 2016. The camera comes with a 24MP, CMOS X-TRANS III APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.

FujiFilm released this model in order to improve the older Fujifilm X-T1 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently launched the updated Fujifilm X-T3 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this model.

The Fujifilm X-T2 is ranked #27 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all around #156 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to look at our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your custom criteria.

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Here is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm X-T2 history

The Fujifilm X-T2 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-T2 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm X-T2 based on aspects which are generally viewed as useful in a digital camera.

2 card slots
comes with phase detect AF
does have HDMI out
does have mic support
does not have anti aliasing filter
environment sealing
includes face detect focusing
includes tracking focus
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
MP count decent (24MP)
nice screen size (3.2")
saves RAW files
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
silent mode (1/32,000s)
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
tilting screen
very good screen resolution (1,040 k dots)
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
you can focus manually
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
missing headphone support
no image stabilization
terrible battery (340 shots)
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Fujifilm X-T2 Sensor details

The Fujifilm X-T2 houses the X-Processor Pro2 processor. The size of the sensor in the Fujifilm X-T2 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS III sensor has 24MP and gives a standard ISO range of 200 - 12800. This ISO can be widened digitally to 100 - 51200. RAW files are saved therefore you have wider margin for error.

FujiFilm decided to skip the anti aliasing filter in the Fujifilm X-T2. This may result in more sharp photos but may create moire in certain circumstances.

The graphic underneath illustrates the Fujifilm X-T2's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm X-T2 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-T2 dimensions

Fujifilm X-T2 has a weight of 1.12 lbs (507 grams or 17.88 ounces) & has exterior dimensions of 133mm x 92mm x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 grams so the Fujifilm X-T2 is more heavy compared with various competitors.

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Here is a picture of the Fujifilm X-T2 besides a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm X-T2 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the Fujifilm X-T2.

Fujifilm X-T2 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-T2 Lens specs

The Fujifilm X-T2 uses the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses available for sale. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the Fujifilm X-T2.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-20mm-F1.8-ED-AS-UMC-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC20mmf/1.8497g
Sigma-16mm-F1.4-DC-DN-X-Mount lensSigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN16mmf/1.4 405g
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Fujifilm-XF-18-135mm-F3.5-5.6-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR18-135mmf/3.5-5.6 490g
Fujifilm-XF-50-140mm-F2.8-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR50-140mmf/2.8 995g
Fujifilm-Fujinon-MKX-18-55mm-T2.9 lensFujifilm Fujinon MKX 18-55mm T2.918-55mmf/2.81080g
7artisans-35mm-F2-Fujifilm-X lens7artisans 35mm F235mmf/2320g
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Fujifilm-XF-80mm-F2.8-R-LM-OIS-WR-Macro lensFujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro80mmf/2.8 750g
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Fujifilm X-T2 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-T2 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send files and sometimes alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Many applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.

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Fujifilm X-T2 Video specs

The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm X-T2 is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p provides a outstanding quality for video recording. You are able to crop to Full HD in order to get better results. Be mindful of the huge file sizes and ensure you get good SD cards that have fast write speeds. While the camera offers a mic port, it is sadly lacking a headphone port which means you won't have the option to monitor your audio levels.

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Fujifilm X-T2 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm X-T2 features environment sealing which makes it a very good selection for use for rough places. This is especially handy when you are not sure about the conditions you might face for outdoor photography.

Fujifilm X-T2 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-T2 comes with a 3.2" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.

Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details for Fujifilm X-T2 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,360k dots
  • Coverage 100 percent
  • Magnification 0.77x

For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders can be very helpful.

Fujifilm X-T2 Shutter specs

Fujifilm X-T2 continuous shooting rate is 14.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000s. The camera also provides silent electronic shutter of 1/32000s. Beware that the electronic shutter might result in "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.

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Fujifilm X-T2 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm X-T2 features external flash ability but comes without built-in flash. The highest flash sync is 1/250s.

Fujifilm X-T2 Autofocus specs

Fujifilm X-T2 features both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which makes it helpful for portraits.

The Sensor comes with 325 focus points to choose from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Fujifilm X-T2 has got manual focus in case it is needed for low light occasions or you need more exact focus control.

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Fujifilm X-T2 Battery life

The battery (NP-W126S) for the Fujifilm X-T2 is designed to last for 340 images according to the CIPA requirements which is lower as compared with it's competitors. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 comes with the highest possible (810) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Below is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:

Fujifilm X-T2 for different types of photography

The following diagram gives a overview of the Fujifilm X-T2 for different types of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm X-T2 Portrait photography features

The Fujifilm X-T2 has a points tally of 80 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a tremendous fit for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the potential to utilize external lighting.

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manual focus
good MP (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features face detection focusing
saves RAW formats

Street photography with Fujifilm X-T2

Having a nice points total of 75, the Fujifilm X-T2 is a good fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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tilting screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather proof
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T2 Sports photography advice

A above average sports photography rating of 72 indicates the Fujifilm X-T2 is a fine choice for shooting sports. A camera should have very good focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
environment proofing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
not so great battery (340 CIPA)

Fujifilm X-T2 Travel photography highlights

Portability is extremely crucial when buying a travel camera. In general, the Fujifilm X-T2 gets a above average 63 as a travelling camera which is a good option to purchase for your travels.

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weather proof
good resolution (24 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (340 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-T2

In case you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-T2 at it's nice grade of 75 for a landscape camera is a respectable choice among its rivals.

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has manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
has double storage slots
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery (340 CIPA)

Fujifilm X-T2 Vlogging features

A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm X-T2 is simply not good for vlogging as it gets a really bad score of 33.

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comes with face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with mic socket
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T2 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the Fujifilm X-T2, below is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

The line chart listed below will give you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm X-T2 vs it's highest scoring rivals mentioned previously.

These are various other cameras you may regard as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm X-T2
Advanced Mirrorless
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
X-Processor Pro2
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Fujifilm X
Available lenses
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Screen sizing
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Maximum silent shutter speed
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash settings
Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander
External flash
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
507 gr (1.12 lb)
133 x 92 x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9")
Battery life
340 shots
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Card slots
Pricing at launch