by Anura Guruge
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This is what it will most likely look like.
Indistinguishable from the existing Fuji X-T1. All the new goodies will be inside. That is FINE with me.
This is THE attraction. I want knobs for MOST of my settings. Yes, the old-fashioned way.
It has taken me 15 months and 5 cameras, viz. Canon T3i, Sony a77 Mk II, Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, Canon G1 X & Sony RX100 II, to work it out BUT I now know what I want in my next camera. Deanna will NOT be happy but she is resigned to the fact that I will get another camera ‘soon’. Well the timing of the new Fuji X-T2 will be perfect and it might keep her reasonably happy. I can wait until close to my 2016 birthday to get it and it has become the new tradition that I treat myself to a new camera for my birthday.
So what am I looking for in a camera. BEST image quality I can get at a reasonable price. That also, by default, means that I want a sensor that is at least 1″. Well with the Fuji X-T2 I can get back to APSC size — what I had to begin with with the Canon T3i.
I am committed to mirrorless. To me a mirror is an unnecessary pain. So the Fuji fits the bill perfectly. Also has a good electronic viewfinder with supposedly split-screen image focusing. That would be heaven. I loved split-screen. Peaking is nice BUT split-screen is better.
All I hope is that the X-T2 offers at least 20MP. Yes, I can live with 16MP but that will seems rather passé in 2016.
For the last 6 months I kind of had this feeling that Fuji will be in my life. I don’t think I have ever owned a Fuji camera. So this will be a first.