“When we announce our new telephoto prime we also need a higher performance body”.
“We’re still thinking about the focal length and the aperture. There’s a big difference between a 200mm f/2.8 and a 200mm f/2 – they’re totally different.” – NOTE: a rumor of last year, February 2016, said 200mmF2.
X70 was successful last year and Fujifilm wants to keep small fixed lens compact cameras in their lineup – NOTE: X80 Rumor
X-E3: “With the strong demand for X-E series cameras we have to think seriously about the future lineup.” NOTE: Check out this X-E3 rumor
“$2K pricing […] For that kind of money, you’re easily looking at a full-frame Sony A7, an awesome Fujifilm X-Pro2 perhaps, or maybe even a really great full-frame DSLR like the Nikon D750.
Function over form means it’s not amazingly designed There’s no doubt that this is a workman-like camera. If you were hoping for something cooler-looking, then you’re going to want to look elsewhere. For instance, Olympus offers its jewel-like PEN-F for a lot less, and for my money, the Fujifilm X-T2 is far more attractive and fun to use. Since most cameras are really great these days, style is something to consider.
If you don’t love the way your camera handles or looks when you’re shooting with it, then what’s the point?”
This is one of the recurring themes, when people test and use Fujiiflm X-gear… these X-cameras are simply a joy to use and they look great. So feel free to tell us in the comments, how important are for you look and handling when you purchase a new camera.
“The Fujifilm X-T2 delivers excellent image quality, with high-speed focus, and excellent noise performance. Every new release from Fujifilm gets better, and the X-T2 certainly delivers great results. Fujifilm has also had an excellent track record of introducing new firmware to new and old camera models, and if this continues, then we can expect the X-T2 will also get better with time.”
Gear of the Year: Richard’s choice – Fujifilm X-T2 at dpreview:
“I just chose the one I enjoyed the most. […] as we enter the last week of our loan period, the X-T2 is the camera I’m least looking forward to shipping back. I’ll miss it, and I’ll miss the encouragement that it’s given me. Merry bloody Christmas.”
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has been declared best camera 2016 by wired:
“While it may not be the fastest camera, or the best for traditional pro photographers, Fujifilm’s X-Pro2 is a blast to shoot with. It oozes quality in every way, and turns out amazing images thanks to Fuji’s stellar lens lineup. If you love photography the way we do, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is worth getting to know.”
“For photographers who desire extensive physical controls, terrific image quality and a compact form factor, the X70 is the perfect camera and is our Enthusiast Fixed Lens Camera of the Year for 2016.“
PORTRAITS – COLORS (Note: the Fuji slightly underexposes, so the exposure was adjusted to give closer comparison)
Take pencil and paper! The reviewer will show you 13 images and you can pick up the one you prefer.
I did the test and noted everything on a word document, and it turns out that in 70% of the cases I prefered the colors & look of the Fujiflm X-T2. But wasn’t Nikon supposed to be better for portraits? ;) I guess it all comes down to personal preferences, or I’m simply used to the amazing X-Trans look. All I can tell you is that I genuinely made the test, and these are my honest results. Let me know your results in the comments.
Anyway, I think also the tester prefered the X-T2, since at the end of the video he says: “if you prefered the X-T2 in the portrait test, this might be due to the X-Trans sensor”.
WINNER (in my case): Fujiflm X-T2
X-Trans: more film like look. Delivers different and special images! But the RAW conversion results depend on the RAW processor you use.
Sharpness: if you are sharpness freak, get the X-T2
If you haven’t tried the Fuji X-T2, I would strongly recommend it. I think Sony is going to have its hands full competing with Fuji!
The reviewer says that, if he only could pick up one, he would take…. the Fujifilm X-T2 :)