Fujifilm X-T2 : “Best 4K Video Quality for APS-C Cameras. Better Colors Than Sony A6500…. but X-Pro2 has More X Appeal”

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Fuji X-T2 Video

One of the big steps forward Fujifilm did with the X-T2, is Video. The combination X-TransIII sensor + X-processor Pro seems to deliver quite amazing 4K results. The lastest review that confirms this comes from videographer eoshd here. He says:

  • The original X-T1 had the worst video quality around. The X-T2 has the best overall on any APS-C camera.
  • The X-T2 delivers THE best 4K image overall. Better colour response than the Sony A6300 and A6500 and way less rolling shutter.
  • The trick for maxing out dynamic range on the X-T2 is to slightly under-expose and set both highlight tone and shadow tone to -2 in-camera along with sharpness to -4.

But at the end, eosHD also says that “the X-Pro2 has more X appeal, a nicer design and more innovative viewfinder concept. I wish this model had 4K and an articulated screen but Fuji made the bet that one audience wouldn’t want it and the other audience would.”

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DPReview Fujifilm X-T2 Review Online… and Gets the Gold Award

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dpreview just published it’s full and in depth Fujifilm X-T2 review here. It is, as usual, a very comprehensive review. Here are the Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG
  • Superb JPEG color options
  • Direct controls give engaging shooting experience
  • Reassuringly solid build quality
  • AF point joystick speed up operation
  • Greatly improved autofocus, especially in terms of tracking
  • Dual hinged rear screen suits both stills and video shooters
  • Impressive 4K video quality and associated support tools
  • In-camera Raw processing lets you make full use of excellent JPEG engine
  • Simple and effective Wi-Fi system for image transfer
  • USB 3.0 for fast image and video transfer
  • USB charging is convenient
  • Supplied charger makes it easy to keep a spare battery charged

Cons

  • Excessive noise reduction can result in over-smoothed skin detail at high ISO [NOTE: in their X-Pro2 review, dpreview said: “there’s much less of the ‘waxy skin’ effect that we saw at High ISO settings on the previous generation of Fujifilms“]
  • Camera’s full AF capability only available with a subset of lenses
  • Subject tracking, while good, is not be dependable enough for professional use
  • AF performance drops significantly in low light
  • Phase detection region is somewhat small by contemporary standards
  • Choice of three Auto ISO presets more complex than necessary
  • Limited control over autofocus in video mode
  • Battery grip is required for extended video clips and audio monitoring
  • X-Trans color pattern not as widely or well supported as Bayer design

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New NP-W126S Batteries: BHphoto / Adorama /

Fujifilm X-T2 :: Download Look Up Table (LUT) for F-Log 4K Movies

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This LUT file is to edit 4K movie data of X-T2 recorded in external HDMI devices with the mode of the “HDMI F-Log” under the “4K MOVIE OUTPUT” in the “MOVIE SETTING” when the data is edited by a movie editor on your PC or Mac.

Download it here at Fujifilm

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Fuji X-T2 at Hockey Game: “I Never Used My Canon 1Dx That I Brought As Insurance”

X-shooter and FXF member Matthias46 was out for an official work with his brand new Fujifilm X-T2. His job? Photograph a Hockey Game. I’ll let you see the images here at the Fuji X Forum and just share his feedback regarding the AF-speed:

First official work. I’d say is pretty pretty good. I need more experience in tweaking the Autofocus to my liking, but with the Universal one the behaviour is really good! Never used my Canon 1Dx that i brought as insurance.”

If you have any questions for Matthias46, drop them here.

Another one, who seems to be extremely satisfied with the X-T2 AF-performance is Bob Roman. In his video he says:

I took a sequence of pictures of Samantha. It was a burst of 54 images using the XF56mmF1.2 @ f/1.2. I had the camera in face/eye detect [NOTE: this disables the faster Phase Detection], continuous Autofocus, and this burst of 54 images, 51 were in focus!

Now she was walking towards me, not a particularly difficult task, but what’s important to notice is that I was shooting with the XF56mmF1.2 lens, not one of the fastest AF-performers amongst the Fuji lenses. I was also shooting wide open at 1.2! As you can see, the camera performed exceptionally well! [NOTE: This performance has been achieved without vertical battery grip]”

Ok guys, I slowly start to be cautiously optimistic, that the Fujifilm X-T2 Autofocus is really quite a big step forward compared to the X-T1.

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Fujifilm X-T2 + 18-55, 4K On camera autofocus test at Martin Corona Youtube