Fujifilm’s range of X-series mirrorless cameras is well rounded, but there is still scope for more products on the lower-end of the price spectrum. This is where the new FujiFilm X-T200 comes in as the latest addition to the lineup for 2020.
This new device is compact and lightweight, tipping the scales at 370g (body only). It also utilises a central viewfinder, which is a similar design to the one found on a more expensive option like the X-T3. Fujifilm has also retained the retro-esque styling that we’ve become big fans of in the X-series, with the X-T200 available in three different colour options – silver, dark silver and champagne gold.
As for the specifications, Fujifilm has opted for a 24.24 megapixel APS-C sensor, with the camera maker adding full-phase detection and sharper autofocus, as well as an improved processing engine.
Another key element to the X-T200 is a tilting rear LCD monitor that offers better degrees of adjustability, according to the manufacturer. There’s also the ability to record 4K video at up to 60fps, along with Face or Eye autofocus while snapping pictures.
Fujifilm has slated the X-T200 for release in late-February, but at the time of writing there is no confirmation as to when it will be locally available. Also unclear is how much South African photographers will have to pay at this stage. Those Stateside will pay $699.95 (~R10 029) for the body and $799.95 (~R11 462) for the body and 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 power zoom lens.
While we have not had hands-on time with the X-T200, given that the X-T100 was only released in 2018, it remains to be seen if upgrading for current owners is necessary. Those new to mirrorless cameras may be interested though.