The Fujifilm X-T200 is an inexpensive mirrorless camera that uses the company’s X-mount. It replaces the X-T100, a camera that seemed promising when it was announced, but whose sluggish performance was a letdown. Thankfully, Fujifilm has put a lot of work into making the X-T200 both more responsive and full-featured.
- 24MP APS-C sensor with Bayer color filter and faster readout speeds
- Updated hybrid autofocus system with 425 phase-detect points
- Refined ergonomics, lighter body
- 3.5″, 16:9 fully articulating LCD with 2.76 million dots
- Easy-to-use touch menus
- 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder with 0.62x magnification
- 8 fps burst shooting
- New ‘Clarity’ effect
- Oversampled 4K video with no crop
- Audio level controls
- Microphone and headphone inputs (latter via USB-C adapter)
- New Digital Gimbal and HDR video options
As the company’s least expensive interchangeable lens camera with a built-in viewfinder, the Fujifilm X-T200 has a lot of appeal to photographers shopping for a quality mirrorless camera that won’t break the bank. From a performance perspective, it’s the equal of the viewfinder-less X-A7, but shutterbugs will appreciate the EVF and slightly stronger control layout. It’s not quite a match for the pricier X-T30, our Editors’ Choice in the mirrorless camera space, but is a fine alternative for a bit less money.
The X-T200 has serious retro style. It’s wrapped in black leatherette, with the composite top plates finished in a lighter tone. There are several variations – silver edition, dark silver if you prefer a more understated style, or champagne gold if you want to add some flair to your life.
The X-T200 corrects its predecessor’s focus woes, and adds features like usable 4K video, better touch support, and improved Raw processing options. When you set it to automatic it’s a fine starter camera for family photographers, and it offers the performance, lens options, and manual control to help budding photographers hone and improve their craft.
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