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Fujifilm gives X-T2 and X-Pro2 a graphite silver color option

Create: 01/08/2017 - 20:56
Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2 Graphtie Silver Edition cameras

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Technical specifications are the same as their respective non-graphite silver counterparts
  • X-Pro2 kit comes with graphite silver-colored 23mm lens, lens shade
  • X-T2 is packaged with matching electronic flash and hot shoe cover

 

What’s sexier than Fujifilm’s X-T2 and X-Pro2? How about both of those cameras in graphite silver.

Fujifilm announced that two of its most-popular X-series cameras will be available in this new color scheme.

The X-T2 and X-Pro2 are mirrorless interchangeable-lens models that were released last year as updates to the original models with the X-T2 resembling a single-lens reflex camera and the X-Pro2 looking like a rangefinder.

Under the new body coloring, the Graphite Silver Edition cameras are the same as their regular stablemates.

Both cameras are powered by a 24.3-MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with an ISO range of 200-12,800, which can be extended to 100-51,200.

The cameras have manual and electronic shutters with speeds running from 30 seconds to 1/8,000 plus B for the mechanical shutter and one second to 1/32,000 plus B for the electronic shutter.

The X-T2 can record RAW and JPGs up to 14 frames per second, while the X-Pro2 tops out at eight frames per second.

Flash synch is at 1/250. Neither camera has a built-in electronic flash.

The X-T2 and X-Pro2 have 3.0-inch LCD monitors. It’s a fixed LCD monitor on the X-Pro2 and a tilting monitor for the X-T2. Additionally, the X-T2 has an SLR-style electronic viewfinder, while the X-Pro2 uses hybrid optical and electronic viewfinders that provide rangefinder handling.

The X-T2 is capable of recording 4K video, while the X-Pro2's video maxes out at Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p. Still images (JPG and RAW) and video are recorded to SD memory cards. There are dual memory card slots for each camera, and Fujfilm says the X-T2 requires a UHS Class 3 speed card or higher for 4K video. Without the battery grip, 4K video clips are limited to about 10 minutes while Full HD clips are capped at about 15 minutes (14 minutes on the X-Pro2).

The two cameras have slightly different "kit" configurations. The X-T2 comes with a matching small external electronic flash and hot shoe cover, while the X-Pro2 package includes a graphite f/2.0 XF 23mm R WR lens and matching lens shade. Perhaps, there will be demand for Fujifilm to make the graphite lens widely available.

Fujifilm explains the process for creating the graphite color:

“The first layer is a matte black undercoat, applied to the magnesium top cover. This undercoat delivers deeper blacks in shadow areas to make highlights stand out. The second layer uses Thin-film Multilayer Coating Technology*, to apply graphite silver for an incredibly smooth finish with a luxurious shine. The third layer is a clear varnish for a glossy finish.”

Both cameras will be available in late January 2017:

  • Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition, US$1,799.95
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite Edition, US$2,299.95.

About the Author

Mike Elek is a longtime journalist and was one of the original editors for The Wall Street Journal Online. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Vineland, N.J.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; New York City; and Hong Kong. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He shoots with film and digital cameras.