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Fujifilm X-T200 review

Fujifilm X-T200, launched in 2020, is a great entry-level camera that was released as an update to the X-T100. Although it is a mirrorless camera, it is packed with features that will no doubt make this camera very popular. In terms of use and functionality, the Fujifilm X-T200 fits perfectly between X-A7 and the X-T30.

The Fujifilm X-T100 wasn’t extremely popular with critics, due to its lack of features and slow, response timings. Thankfully, Fujifilm appears to have heard the criticisms of their customers and have ensured the X-T200 is full of features and is extremely responsive.

Features of the Fujifilm X-T200

Users can enjoy a 24mp sensor, 4k video, and a large vari-angle screen on the Fujifilm X-T200, plus a built-in electronic viewfinder. The touch screen is 3.5 inches, making it great for both photographers and videographers. Whether you’re interested in filming wildlife or snapping selfies, this is a versatile camera that can handle both beautifully. The touch screen also ensures different settings can be selected on the camera easily. Ensuring a photographer doesn’t have to manually click through photos and settings.

The Fujifilm X-T200 also contains features such as:

• 24MP APS-C sensor and colour filter
• An updated autofocus feature
• Clarity feature
• LCD with 2.76 mil dots
• OLED 2.36 mil dot viewfinder
• Burst shooting
• 4k video
• Headphone and microphone input
• HDR video

Body and handling


Compared to the X-T100, the Fujifilm X-T200 has a much lighter and ergonomic body. This ensures it can be held for extended periods of time without causing discomfort to the user.

The menu can be operated quickly and easily and audio controls can be changed intuitively. Aesthetically, the camera does not disappoint. With a textured black exterior and silver detailing, this camera will no doubt be a hit on social media due to its appearance.

Image quality

The stand out feature of this camera, considering its price, is the image quality. In fact, Fujifilm should be prepared for the Fujifilm X-T200 stealing sales from some of their high-end, more expensive cameras, due to the quality of this more affordable model.

As previously stated, the Fujifilm X-T200 is a perfect entry-level camera, and due to its high-performance in both capturing video and images, it is the perfect camera for a blogger or filmmaker.

Compatibility

The camera is complete with an interchangeable X-Mount lens but is compatible with all X-Mount lenses. A compact XC 12-45 mm is supplied with the camera, offering 23 – 68mm in 35mm equivalently.

Pros and Cons

Pros

• The camera is complete with Ultra Sonic Vibration, which ensures when lenses are changed and removed no dust becomes trapped
• A 24.2mp APS-C CMOS sensor with copper wire is included with a Bayer filter
• Electronic image stabilisation is available for video recording

Cons

• The compact XC 12-45 mm provided with the camera offers little to no telephoto zoom
• The camera does not have in-body image stabilisation
• The external controls could be argued to be oversimplified
• CMOS sensor only, not the X-Trans sensor some users may expect

Our final thoughts

If you’re a fan of the Fujifilm X-27 or X-T100, but are looking for a camera with more features and better quality images, this may be the perfect camera for you. Compared to the X-T30, the X-T200 is slightly cheaper but is simpler because of this.

Fujifilm has truly stepped up their sensor and processor quality in this camera, with Fujifilm claiming the camera can reduce any ‘rolling shutter’ effect.

With twin control dials, quick menu navigation, and customisable functions, this camera is a lot more than a ‘basic beginner camera’ but would make the perfect entry-level camera for an aspiring filmmaker, vlogger or blogger who requires high-quality images.

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