After two and a half years, Fujifilm has announced the successor to it's hugely popular X-T1 mirrorless camera - the X-T2. Along with the X-Pro2, the new camera is set to become the flagship model for Fujifilm’s X Series range.

Promising higher-speed AF and faster continuous shooting, the X-T2 should be well suited to sport or wildlife photography with improved autofocus and electronic viewfinder performance over the X-T1. And taking a nod from the X-Pro2, The X-T2 will be dust and water resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.

In a first for the X Series, the X-T2 features 4K video recording, and supports high video bitrate recording of 100Mbps for both 4K and full HD video, clean HDMI output for 4K video recording and “F-log” log-gamma option, for full advantage of the sensor’s wide dynamic range. The camera's nine Film Simulation modes used for stills can also be applied to video footage

Inside, the camera gets a big boost over the X-T1's 16 megapixel sensor. Featuring a 24.3MP X-TransTM CMOS III1 APS-C sensor with no optical low-pass filter, the camera also has an X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine. For shooting in low light, ISO settings to 12800 are available for stills and video.

In a first, the X-T2 now features a Tether Shooting Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom, allowing users to tether the camera to a Mac or Windows computer for remote shooting duties. Wireless functions are available via a free download of the Fujifilm Camera Remote app for smartphones or tablet devices. The app provides wireless transfer of photos and videos to devices and allows the X-T2 to download location information and attach it to images.

An optional Vertical Power Booster Grip is also available to provide a more comfortable grip.

The recommended retail price for the Fujifilm X-T2 (body only) is $2,499. It is expected to be available in Australia in early September 2016.

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