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Fujifilm X-T2 Vs Fujifilm X-T1 Comparison

We compare the Fujifilm X-T2 with its predecessor, the X-T1, to see what the new mirrorless offering from Fujifilm brings to the table.

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1/60 sec | f/5.0 | 10.4 mm | ISO 160
 

The Fujifilm X-T2 is the latest mirrorless camera to be introduced to the X-Series range, updating the X-T1 and sharing the flagship spot with the X-Pro2

When Fujifilm gave us the opportunity to get hands-on with the new Fujifilm X-T2 last week, the X-T1 was also hanging around so we took the opportunity to compare them to see how they differ in design as well as technically. 

When sat side-by-side, you can see that the X-T2 is a little bit bigger than the X-T1 but we're talking a few millimeters and it's a little heavier as well. Both cameras use a CMOS APS-C sensor, however the sensor in the X-T2 is now a 24 megapixel sensor, compared to the 16 megapixel sensor in the X-T1. 

Design wise, the mechanical dials on the X-T2 are sat slightly higher, there's no video record button and there's a focus lever on the back. The X-T2 also has a three-direction tilting display (although, the screen sizes are the same at 3inch and have the same 1,040k-dot resolution), larger eyecup and a dual card slot, both of which are UHS-II compatible. 

 

1/80 sec | f/5.0 | 10.4 mm | ISO 160
 

As for performance, the X-T2 shoots 4K video and overall performance, including AF and continuous shooting, has been improved. You'll also find custom autofocus options as well as presets you can pick from to suit the subject you're trying to capture. Film Simulation modes can be used when shooting video and a Vertical Power Booster Grip is available alongside the X-T2 that improves performance and handling, increasing the continuous shooting speed. 

The EVF is the same resolution on both cameras but the X-T2's EVF is twice as bright as the one found on the X-T1 and it's meant to perform one stop better in low light. The refresh rate on the X-T2 has also been upped from 54fps to 60fps and if you use boost mode, this can go even further to 100fps. 

You can compare the full specs of the cameras in the table below and do take a look at our hands-on with the X-T2 for more details on the new mirrorless camera. 

Fujifilm also announced the release of a new flashgun and also the availability of new firmware for the X-Pro2. A new lens roadmap has also been introduced with a 23mm, 50mm and 80mm lens now in production. 

Comparison Table

Fujifilm X-T1Fujifilm X-T2
ManufacturerFujifilmFujifilm
Image Sensor
Pixels16.3Mp (Megapixels)24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)48966000
Pixels (H)32644000
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.6mm23.6mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in
Screen resolution1040k1040k
Touch ScreenNoNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec30sec
Bulb modeYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 51200100 - 51200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-3+/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2.36 million dots2.36 million dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8fps14fps
Video
Movie modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 4K
Video FPS60fps30, 25, 24fps
Stereo SoundYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYesYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNoNo
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB 2USB 3
Wi-FiYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)350shots340shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsLi-ion Battery NP-W126, Battery Charger BC-W126, Shoe-mounted flash unit EF-X8 , Shoulder strap, Body cap, Metal strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Tall-orientation battery grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, CD-ROMLi-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Owner's manual, W
Dimensions
Weight440g507g
Width129mm132.5mm
Height89.8mm91.8mm
Depth46.7mm49.2mm
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Photographs taken using the Fujifilm X-T1

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