CES 2017: Fujifilm Unveils Graphite Versions of X-Pro2 and X-T2


After updating practically its entire X-series camera line last year, and doing so in a phenomenal way, Fujifilm is moving to more minor changes with the release of the FinePix XP120 tough camera, along with the X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition and X-Pro2 Graphite Edition. The XP120 comes with enhanced waterproofing and a few new features, while the two new mirrorless offerings simply feature shiny new finishes that many photographers will enjoy.

Snorkelers, divers, or individuals who love getting in the water will appreciate the enhanced water-proofing of the FinePix XP120, which is now rated to a submersible 65'. This is in addition to the shock-proofing to 5.7', freeze-proofing to 14°F, and dust-proofing found in its predecessor. For capturing sharp images in all these environments, the XP120 is equipped with a 16.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a Fujinon 28-140mm equivalent 5x optical zoom lens. The effective range can be extended to 10x with a Digital Zoom function and optical image stabilization will help negate the effects of camera shake. The overall design of the camera has remained mostly the same, with a 3" 920k-dot rear LCD and well-sized buttons for use with gloves. A new function of this model is the addition of a Cinemagraph mode, which creates a still image with select moving elements to produce a more dynamic photograph. The camera also features a Burst Mode for 10 fps shooting, Full HD video at up to 60 fps, and time-lapse recording, among many other functions.

The X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition has a standard metallic gray finish, while the X-Pro2 Graphite Edition features a darker tone. Both of these finishes feature a multi-layer coating that is triple-baked, for elegance. This coating includes a matte black undercoat, a Thin-film Multilayer Coating Technology to apply the graphite coloration, and a clear varnish for glossiness and protection. The X-T2 comes with a premium leather strap, aluminum hot shoe cover, and a matching EF-X8 flash, while the X-Pro2 bundles in a matching XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens and LH-XF35-2 Lens Hood.


So the x-t2 has been on backorder and is still on backorder. With the introduction of the graphite model there will probably yet another set of backorders. Ah, what brilliant marketing!!! Good job Fuji. Not!

As much as I love my Fuji cameras, there's no way I'm paying more for a different color. Get back to the drawing board and start working on the things we really need and want.

Just nothing but cosmectic changes, the large sensor Fuji GFX? is getting to be old news before it hits the shelf. Money is still in my pocket.