Fujifilm has announced yet another X-series camera in its line-up, the Fuji X-T200, an upgrade to the popular X-T100 mirrorless camera. Unlike other Fuji X cameras with X-Trans sensors, it features a 24 MP Bayer sensor. Although the sensor is very similar to that of the X-T100, Fuji was able to reach 3.5x faster readout speeds and slightly better high ISO performance by changing aluminum wiring to copper.
In addition, the camera features faster and more accurate autofocus system, thanks to a more robust phase-detection AF system that offers a total of 425 focus points (versus 91 on the X-T100). Continuous shooting speed has also increased from 6 to 8 FPS.
The Fuji X-T200 also improves on its video features. Unlike the X-T100 that was limited to mere 15 FPS when shooting 4K, the X-T200 is capable of shooting up to 29.97 FPS in 4K, in addition to being able to shoot slow motion up to 120 FPS in 1080p – something the X-T100 could not do. 4K video is oversampled with no crop, and the camera features both microphone and headphone inputs, although the headphone input is only available with the provided USB-C adapter. This is great news for those who want to shoot high-quality 4K video on the cheap!
Lastly, the camera is much better ergonomically compared to its predecessor, thanks to a more protruding grip, which should make it easier to hand-hold the camera, especially when shooting with heavier X-series lenses. The EVF has also been improved – the X-T200 features a 2.36 Million dot OLED viewfinder with 0.62x magnification. The flip-out touchscreen LCD has been increased from 3″ to 3.5″, which should provide excellent image viewing opportunities, as well as a friendly touch-enabled menu system.
The X-T200 will be available for sale for $699 for its body-only version and $799 when bundled with an XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens.
Official Press Release
Below is the official press release from Fuji:
INTRODUCING THE X-T200 MIRRORLESS DIGITAL CAMERA: A FULLY-FEATURED CAMERA TO DOCUMENT THOSE DAY-TO-DAY MOMENTS
Valhalla, New York – January 23, 2020 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce FUJIFILM Corporation’s launch of its “FUJIFILM X-T200” (hereinafter “X-T200”) mirrorless digital camera.
The X-T200 provides content creators of all levels with a new, light-weight and compact mirrorless camera body that features a newly designed EVF, quick face detection AF, and a new sensor and processor combination that can create 24.2MP stills at 8 FPS and record 4K UHD video at 30fps.
An ideal camera for creative individuals who want to make high-quality imagery anywhere, the X-T200’s HDR functions for still and video make this easier in high- contrast environments. It can also record Full-HD 120p video, making it a great tool to use for scenes needing super slow motion. Additionally, the new Digital Gimbal Function can now be used to smoothly record video in-camera by mitigating camera shake through new gyro sensors in the camera body. This enhances image quality even further beyond what normal Smartphones can provide comparatively.
Incredible Image Quality for any Situation
X-T200 combines innovation, design, and technology to provide image makers of all levels with a complete solution to unlock limitless creative possibilities. Weighing 13.05oz (370g), X-T200 is about 2.82oz (80g) lighter than its predecessor (the X-T100) and is equipped with a new vari-angle touch-screen, a high-speed APS-C 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor which uses copper wiring for optimal performance, and an intuitive user interface that provides professional quality with the ease and familiarity of a Smartphone. Able to process data 3.5 times faster than the X-T100, rolling shutter is reduced with the X-T200, while AF performance in the X-T200 is dramatically enhanced through the use of phase detection autofocus pixels across the sensor.
Touch Your Way to the Perfect Image
X-T200 is equipped with a vari-angle 3.5-inch, 16:9 Aspect Ratio widescreen LCD touch- screen that can be opened and closed between 0 to 180 degrees and rotated between – 90 to +180 degrees. It also provides an intuitive and responsive control over the camera’s features and functionality and can be used to adjust a variety of settings, like brightness, background blur, film simulation effects, and image aspect ratios.
Focus on the Faces and the Moment
The use of on-sensor phase detection pixels across the sensor and a new AF algorithm means focus can be achieved quickly and in a variety of conditions. The updated Face/Eye Detection AF makes focusing on individuals or groups of people quick and easy. This is even possible when the camera’s LCD monitor is flipped out and you want to take a selfie. Automated functions, like Main Subject Recognition, allow the camera to be set to recognize and track a main subject within the frame. These features, combined with a burst mode of 8fps, allow you to see, frame, and make images of those important moments with those important people.
Legendary Color Science
Fujifilm’s history in color science has given it world renowned status among image- makers across the world. With over 85 years of experience in the industry, Fujifilm has been responsible for some of the most iconic photographic films in history and this exceptional knowledge has been poured into the 11 digital film simulation modes installed into X-T200. Images made with these film simulations carry the look and feel of the actual films that inspired them, which are a great building block to sparking creativity in image- making. In addition, 20 advanced filters, which includes the new, “Clear Filter”, give even more creative possibilities to image-makers as they seek to express themselves artistically.
When Stills Just Aren’t Enough
The new Electronic Stabilization and HDR Video modes, along with the X-T200’s basic internal editing functions, helps X-T200 do more than just produce beautiful 4K Video– it ensures that videos are stable, crisp, and properly trimmed so they can be easily shared with family and friends. A gyro sensor sits at the heart of the new Electronic Stabilization Mode and assists in reducing the effects of camera shake when recording video footage. The new HDR Video function makes recording footage in high contrast situations much easier and more practical, while its in-camera video editing functions allow for clips to be trimmed and right-sized before they are shared. This means creators can share the perfect section of a super-slow motion clip or the best part of their 4K footage right from the camera to their Smartphone without ever needing to open a computer!
Pick Your Favorite Color and add a Fast Prime Lens
X-T200 will be available as a standalone body and as a kit with the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens in three colors (Silver, Dark Silver, and Champagne).
For those interested in expanding their X-T200 tool kit, the new FUJINON XC35mmF2 lens gives an equivalent to 52mm field of view on 35mm format. Weighing just 130g and measuring 46.5mm in length, this new prime lens has nine elements, including two aspherical lens elements in six groups, which work to produce sharp and crisp images with creamy bokeh. AF operation is quick and near silent thanks to the use of an internal focus system and a stepping motor, which is used to drive the focusing elements quickly and accurately.
X-T200 is expected to be available for sale in late February 2020 at manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing as follows:
- X-T200 camera body only: $699.95 USD ($899.99 CAD)
- X-T200 kit including camera body and XC15-45mm45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens: $799.95 ($1,049.99 CAD)
- XC35mmF2 lens: $199 USD ($259.99 CAD)
For more information, please visit https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/products/cameras/x-t200/.
Please let us know the recommended settings for XT200..
For a while I was turning my back towards Fuji. Too much die-hard fanboys with a very limited view turnt me off. Also, Kaizen didn’t happen that much that it solved some of the problems with the X-T2, don’t wnat to go into details. Then the lenses – after all this long waiting the 16-80 is phtographically a bit of a heavy disappointment (in both senses of the word).
I also was looking into Nikon’s Z50 and I would have been sold if it had the fully articulated screen. The X-T200, as one of the very few non-Canon bodies, finally got this nice detail. As soon as the manual will become available on Fuji’s site, I’ll check for some other features (like focusstacking) and after that it will very likely become a part of my remaining Fuji gear.
Can fuji lenses resolve the apsc sensor sharply on these cameras?
Has anybody heard anything concerning the xh1? It seems to be discontinued on B&H. I was considering purchasing the camera but now I am wary that the system is being discontinued. Any thoughts?
The text states that they changed from copper wiring to aluminum, I thought it was the other way around, as I had read in an other article that the increase in speed was due to using copper wiring. Just curious, but I had always assumed that copper was a better conductor than aluminum.
Ronald, you are right, of course. I had it worded correctly initially, then changed the sentence structure that changed the meaning of the sentence! I fixed the issue, thanks for letting me know!
I’m getting older so sometimes when I read something that looks odd I start thinking that some of my marbles may have come loose. Always interesting to read your reviews and all of the interesting comments that follow.
I picked up the Z 50 kit thinking it would be a lighter supplement for my Z 6. However, I found the ergonomics to be too small for my large hands and sent it back. Instead, I bought the Fuji X100F that is currently on sale pending the release of the X100V next month. The retro style is much easier to use (even with large hands) and similar to the Fuji T2 which I enjoyed for a while. The X100F is perfect for a nice travel camera when not on a serious photo shoot (I enjoyed your review several years ago (11/1/18). I’m looking forward to your future review of the X100V.
Thanks for all you and your team do.
Why all cameras do not come standard with two control dials I cannot understand. I would never consider a camera without them. Not enough controls accessible with the right thumb and forefinger. The touchscreen is not a substitute for direct controls you can use without looking.
Have you tried a Sony A7 series camera? Shutter, aperture, ISO and exposure compensation all able to be changes with right thumb or forefinger without the need to take your eye from the viewfinder. A lot of other functions are available at the push of a button, again without the need to take your eye from the viewfinder.
With the XT30 and the X-A7, is Fujifilm competing with themselves in the entry level interchangeable market by introducing the X-T200? Aren’t cell phones making a huge dent in that market also?
Nasim, still waiting for your Canon EOS-1DX Mark III announcement and how you think it matches up against the best of the best cameras for the Pros.
Hans, I am waiting for a formal Nikon D6 announcement with all the specs, so that I can do a full side-by-side comparison of features.
Ken Rockwell and many others already had their previews out. Nasim, gotta get in the game!
Hans, I don’t do previews on camera I don’t have in my hands…
Well boo-hoo. Gotta a feeling, Nasim, that if the Nikon D6 was announced before the Canon EOS-1DX Mark III, you would not have waited for the latter to be announced to do a side-by-side comparison.
Hans, the truth is, I was traveling when the Canon 1DX Mark III was announced. When I got back, posting the announcement so late was kind of pointless…
Hans, is an introduction article of a Fujifilm camera really the right place to complain about an article that has not yet been published?