If you have read my articles for a while, you will know I have a fond affection for all things Fuji, so it should come as no surprise that I am now the owner of a Fuji X-T2. I enjoy their products very much. I suspect this is very much to do with my grounding in the film era and Fuji’s penchant for retro styling. Recently I have been researching various manufacturers in order to add a second 4K video camera to my kit. The obvious contenders were Sony and Panasonic, the latter of who I already owned a 4k machine. However, I was increasingly impressed with various reviews about the Fuji X-T2 as a video camera. As Fuji’s photographic credentials were little in doubt it made sense to purchase a camera that could excel at both video and stills. Today I am going to give you my initial impressions of the camera. At a later date, I will write a review based on my working experience with it.
Unboxing the Fuji
It's is clear that when Fuji decided to appeal to more than just snap-shooters, they wanted to make sure the entire eco system was beautifully designed from top to bottom. This starts with the boxes, that the products come in, matt black, minimalist and raising a sense of great expectation. It's a trick they seem to have borrowed from Apple. My camera was the X-T2 with the 18-55mm kit lens, both coming in separate boxes within one larger pure black box.