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Fujifilm X-T2: No Touch Screen :: X-T1 Vs. X-T2 Size Comparison :: about the New Lock Mechanism on the Dials!



X-T2 No Touch Screen

Sometimes (very rarely actually) it can happen that I take for grated something that maybe for some of you isn’t, and that’s what happened in this case. So I’ll catch up now and say: the Fujifilm X-T2 has no Touch Screen.

For now, the Fujiflm X70 is and remains the only X-series camera featuring a touch screen.

Given the fact that the Fujifilm X-T2 will have a nice little joystick, the lack of Touch Screen on the X-T2 won’t really be much of an issue for most. The AF-point selection is really comfortable (and precise) with the joystick… and you don’t have to move your eye from the viewfinder to select AF-point with joystick.

Maybe the touch screen is more relevant, if you plan to shoot a lot of video with the X-T2 (which shoots 4K). At least I’ve found the touch screen quite comfortable when shooting video on my old Panasonic GF3.

I guess Fujifilm wants to keep the X-T2 at a certain price point, and including the touch screen would have made it more expensive.

X-T1 Vs- X-T2 Size Comparison

I’ve already shown you a real life X-T1 Vs X-T2 size comparison here. But now that more X-T2 images have leaked here, some FR-readers made their own comparisons. So did FR-reader exkeks in the comments to this post. And the comparison confirms: the Fujifilm X-T2 is bigger.

New Lock Mechanism

One more X-T2 detail I should share with you is about the new Lock Mechanism on the ISO and Shutter dials.

As you can see from the 2 X-T2 images I’ve leaked here, the lock buttons look different compared to the one we find on the X-T1. And the very good news (at least for me) is that it also works differently!

Let’s speak frankly: the current operation of the ISO dial on the X-T1 is, for many, a pain! That’s why many dreamed of an ISO-unlocker (like this one). Having to press the button every time you want to change your ISO-value can be cumbersome. Moreover, the dial is not thick enough, so that touching and changing inadvertently the little Drive dial underneath the ISO-dial is way to easy.

Things are a little better with the X-T1 Shutter dial, which you can turn to any value without keeping the button pressed… but only until you get to “A”. Once on “A”, the shutter dial blocks. Press the button to unlock again.

But the good thing is, that Fujifilm listens to our feedback, and takes care also of these little details, so here is what they did to fix it:

  1. the ISO and Shutter dial are now thicker. It won’t be that easy anymore to touch and change inadvertently the small dials underneath
  2. a new lock mechanism that should work this way: when unlocked, you will be able to turn the ISO/Shutter dial all the way through all the values all the time. It will never block. Of course you have still the option to block the dials to any value you like.

So, that’s it… for now :-)

stay tuned… July 7 is X-T2 day!
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