Fujifilm X-T200 Mirrorless Camera: How it Compares to X-T100?

Fujifilm announced an update to the X-T100 with the introduction of the X-T200 mirrorless camera. Featuring a couple of improvements and new features, this camera will surely impress photographers and videographers on a budget. Just like X-T100, Fujifilm X-T200 incorporates a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS image sensor and accepts Fujifilm X Mount lenses.

New Features in Fujifilm X-T200

Digital Gimbal Mode

X-T200 is the first Fujifilm mirrorless camera to support the new Digital Gimbal mode. Precisely, this mode utilizes gyro sensors to detect vibration movements of the camera. Then, with the help of a new image stabilization algorithm, it minimizes the effect of camera shakes to provide a smoother look to a video.

Higher Frame Rate Support

While the X-T100 supports 4k video resolution at a maximum of 15 frames per second, the new Fujifilm X-T200 features a better 4k frame rate at 30 fps. However, the continuous recording limit at 4k 30p is limited to 15 minutes. But shooting in lower resolutions than 4k will increase that limit up to 30 minutes.

With X-T200, you can now shoot continuous stills up to 8 frames per second instead of 6 fps as in X-T100.

Higher Quality Video & HDR Support

Since the videos are downsampled from 6k (6032×3392) to 4k (3840×2150), the results seem much sharper than it did before. Additionally, X-T200 comes with HDR support that helps to preserve the details from blowing out in tough lighting situations.

New Vari-Angle LCD Monitor

Instead of a 3-way tilt-type monitor as in Fujifilm X-T100, the X-T200 boasts a single tilt-hinge/vari-angle screen. As a benefit, you can easily monitor your shots from extremely low or high angles. Or you can simply flip the screen around to use it as a selfie camera. Not only the screen is bigger at 3.5″ from 3″, but also sharper with 2,760K-dot resolution instead of 1,040K.

Improved Autofocus

Unlike X-T100, Fujifilm X-T200 features a new AF algorithm that intelligently tracks and locks focus on a moving subject. Also, the updated eye and face detection AF now performs even faster and accurately retains focus on an individual or a group of individuals. Thanks to the new on-sensor phase detection pixels across the sensor that ensures quick and reliable autofocus performance.

Physical Changes

X-T200 replaces a few of the quick controls beside the monitor with a new joystick. Next to the OVF, you will find an additional function button that was previously not there in X-T100.

Rather than using the old micro USB 2.0, X-T200 utilizes the faster USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C) interface that will provide up to 5Gbps transfer speeds. And the standard 3.5mm mini stereo jack will allow you to connect high-quality external mics directly with the camera.

Now that the sensor uses copper wiring, the data readout speeds in Fujifilm X-T200 are almost 3.5 times faster than X-100. One of the greatest advantages to this is the reduction in the rolling shutter effect that causes the fast-moving objects in the image to wobble unnaturally.

Weighing at just 370g (including battery and memory card), X-T200 is approximately 80 grams lighter than the predecessor.

Other Changes

Some of the other minor changes include the addition of Clarity filter, Cut and Edit function, Bluetooth 4.2, and more.

Pricing and Availability

Fujifilm X-T200 mirrorless camera will release in late February at a price of $699.99USD.

X-T200 vs X-T100

Fujifilm X-T200Fujifilm X-T100
Continuous Stills8 fps6 fps
Video Resolution (Max)Up to 4k 30pUp to 4k 15p
Monitor Size3.5″3″
Screen Resolution2,760K-dot1,040K-dot
Monitor Type3-Way TiltVari-Angle
Bluetooth Version4.2 (Low Energy)4.1 (Low Energy)
Microphone Jack3.5mm2.5mm
Digital InterfaceUSB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C)USB 2.0 (micro)
PriceCurrent PriceCurrent Price

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Ishaan Sarna

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