The Fujifilm X-T200 is an inexpensive mirrorless camera that uses the company’s X-mount. It replaces the X-T100, a camera that seemed promising when it was announced, but whose sluggish performance was a big letdown. Thankfully, Fujifilm has put a lot of work into making the X-T200 both more responsive and full-featured.
- 24MP APS-C sensor with Bayer color filter and faster readout speeds
- Updated hybrid autofocus system with 425 phase-detect points
- Refined ergonomics, lighter body
- 3.5″, 16:9 fully articulating LCD with 2.76 million dots
- Easy-to-use touch menus
- 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder with 0.62x magnification
- 8 fps burst shooting
- New ‘Clarity’ effect
- Oversampled 4K video with no crop
- Audio level controls
- Microphone and headphone inputs (latter via USB-C adapter)
- New Digital Gimbal and HDR video options
The X-T200 will available in late February for $699 body-only or $799 with the XC 15-45 F3.5-5.6 OIS power zoom lens. This lens has received some cosmetic changes: the black finish is more matte and the zoom/focus dials have been improved, but it’s optically the same as previous models.
For those looking for an inexpensive prime lens, the new $199 XC 35mm F2 might be what your’e after.
The camera itself will come in what Fujifilm calls dark silver, silver and champagne gold.
What’s new and how it compares
While the X-T200’s design has updated, what’s really changed is what’s inside the camera.
Body, controls and handling
Changes to the design of the camera are both good and bad, but using the X-T200 is similar to that of other Fujifilm cameras.
The X-T200 is what the X-T100 should’ve been, according to DPReview editor Jeff Keller.
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