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With this post I don’t want to say that the X-Pro2 is bad compared to the X-T2. In many crucial areas like Image Quality and Autofocus both cameras are identical! Moreover, some of the aspects I consider an advantage of the X-T2 (like the tilt screen) can be considered a negative aspect by other X-shooters. Other features (like 4K) might be considered irrelevant by some (or many) of you. I’ve just tried to make a list that could possibily hit the nerve of the majority of photographers.
Also, I hope to be able to give an answer to all those fellow X-shooters, asking me via email, if they should get the X-Pro2 or wait for the X-T2… I know, it’s a hot question :)
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The X-T2 is Fuji’s most important X-series camera… and I dare to say, that many out there consider it also the better camera over the X-Pro2.
- The Fujifilm X-T2 form factor will overall allow better heat dissipation compared to the X-Pro2, preventing excessive overheating, for example when shooting in CH or 4K (Read Fuji Manager statement here).
- The Fujifilm X-T2 will shoot 4K, while the X-Pro2 will never get it via Firmware (Fuji Manager Statment)
- The Fujifilm X-T2 has a “boost” function for more frames per second (leaked image here)
- The Fujifilm X-T2 has a much larger electronic viewfinder compared to the X-Pro2
- The Fujifilm X-T2 has a more pronounced grip compared to the X-Pro2, so for most people it will fit better in the hand
- The Fujifilm X-T2 has newly designed dials (thicker) and locking mechanism, that should improve usability (see leaked image). On the contrary, many people do not like the shutter/ISO combination on the X-Pro2.
- The Fujifilm X-T2 has a new and more flexible tilt screen, which most people prefer over the X-Pro2 fixed screen (see leaked image)
- The Fujifilm X-T2 has a dedicated drive dial with video mode on it. Simply turn the dial all the way to the left, adjust your settings if you want and start filming (no need to press the drive button like on the X-Pro2 and then scroll down to the video function). Sure, you can place the video mode on a function button, but I don’t think many X-shooters will sacrifice an FN button for the video mode.
- The Fujifilm X-T2 has a new Vertical Battery Grip that accepts 2 batteries (so you can use it with overall 3 batteries) (see leaked image)
- The Fujifilm X-T2 will very likely be cheaper than the X-Pro2, because it does not feature the very expensive HVF+ERF technology (that’s not a rumor, just my speculation for now). A lower price tag wouldn’t make the X-T2 the better camera over the X-Pro2, but probably make it more attractive on the market.
I’m very interested and open to your critics and considerations. So, if somebody of you wants to jump in and make his/her own list, telling us why the X-Pro2 is better, or extend/correct my list, just drop it in the comments.
Finally, just a little Poll to have an initial feedback about what you guys think.