12 May Why I Just Picked Up The Fuji X-T2 For Filmmaking + My First Impressions

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I’ve been in the market for a new DSLR/Mirrorless camera for a while now, and just this week I finally came to a decision and purchased the Fuji X-T2. For those of you that aren’t familiar with it yet, the X-T2 is a 4K capable, Super 35mm interchangeable lens mirrorless camera from Fuji that offers a lot of really unique features for filmmakers and photographers alike.

While Fuji’s X-T2 had been on my radar for a while now, and in fact I even listed it as one of my top DSLR/Mirrorless cameras to buy in 2017, there were a couple of other cameras I had been considering too. Specifically, it was between the Lumix GH5, Canon 5D MK IV, and Fuji X-T2.

All three cameras are viable options in their own right, but in order to finally make a choice I really had to consider my unique needs as a filmmaker.

The GH5 could have been an easy choice for me, as I’ve previously owned the GH2, GH3, and GH4, and am generally a big fan of what Panasonic is doing. In fact, if I didn’t already own a proper cinema camera, there’s a good chance I would have gone with the GH5 as it is the biggest workhorse out of the three cameras, and offers by far the most functionality.

Features like internal 10bit recording, high bitrate 4K, and internal stabilization naturally made the GH5 a contender, and for these very reasons I often recommend the GH5 to filmmakers that don’t already own a cinema camera. It’s a tool that can nearly do it all…

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