Fujifilm X-T2: Is It Still A Good Camera in 2024?

The Fujifilm X-T2 hit the market in September 2016. As camera technology continues to improve, one question comes to mind: is the Fujifilm X-T2 still a good camera in 2024?

Yes, the Fujifilm X-T2 is a great camera that produces professional results. Though it is not the newest camera in Fujifilm’s X-Series, it uses the same X-Mount as the new X-T5 and has a 24.3-megapixel sensor. As for videography, it can shoot in 4K up to 30 (29.97) fps.

The X-T2 is a great camera, though it does have its limitations. Keep reading as I cover the strengths and weaknesses of Fujifilm’s X-T2.

How Much Does The Fujifilm X-T2 Cost?

There are still lots of X-T2s on the market, though it may be challenging to find one brand new. The exact price will depend on the seller you buy from. It is essential to exercise caution when purchasing secondhand. Below are a few options for purchasing used X-T2s.


As far as marketplaces go, Amazon is a great option. Each seller has a dedicated page stating their return policy and customer service contact. The main benefit to buying through Amazon, though, is the customer reviews. Purchases from verified buyers are marked and often brought to the top of the reviews section.


eBay, unlike Amazon, allows for bids on items and sales directly from individuals. You can likely buy an X-T2 for cheaper by winning a bid. The main challenge with buying from eBay is finding a reputable seller and a low price.


KEH is a camera gear reseller that, as the term reseller suggests, deals exclusively with used gear. They are a great option because they inspect all their inbound equipment and rate it accordingly. The prices at KEH are very reasonable when compared to marketplaces such as eBay or Amazon, making it worth a look when buying gear.


B&H, like KEH, sells secondhand cameras. They also inspect and rate their inbound gear. One advantage to choosing B&H is that they operate on a much larger scale than KEH; this means the stock is likely easier to come by.

Planning on buying used? I have an article giving more insight as to where to buy the Fujifilm X-T2 which also includes some tips for buying used cameras.

Is The Fujifilm X-T2 A Professional Camera?

Though there is no clear definition of a professional camera, the Fujifilm X-T2 can provide professional results. See for yourself, as every photograph featured in this article was shot using an X-T2.

The X-T2, as per Fujifilm’s official website, features a 24.3 Megapixel X-Trans APS-C CMOS III sensor, the predecessor to the X-T3’s X-Trans CMOS IV sensor. While it shoots in JPEG, it also shoots in RAW (.RAF) format, which gives you more control when editing your photos.

Aside from its sensor, the X-T2 also utilizes the same X-Mount as Fujifilm’s flagship X-T5, meaning all its newest lenses are still compatible with your camera. The X-T2 also has dual SD card slots; you can either shoot backups of your photos or in RAW and JPEG simultaneously.

The X-T2 can shoot up to 14fps continuously; while not ideal for high-speed activities such as sports photography, still enough for lots of other types of photography such as street, portrait, or landscape. The X-T2 also features 15 film simulations, wireless image transfer, and remote shooting.

Have you ever heard the term noise in photography? It’s an important concept that can make or break your photos. Luckily, I have an article breaking down exactly what noise is in photography and how to avoid it.

Can The Fujifilm X-T2 Be Used For Video?

Shot on the X-T2

The X-T2, though from 2016, shoots excellent videos because you can utilize Fujifilm’s great colour science. When paired with a good lens and lighting, you can get cinematic results straight out of the camera.

The Fujifilm X-T2 can shoot 4k (3840×2160) up to 30 (29.97)fps for 10 minutes at 100Mbps. It also shoots full HD (1920×1080) up to 60 (59.94)fps for 15 minutes at 100Mbps. Finally, it can shoot in HD (1280×720) up to 60 (59.94)fps for 30 minutes at 50Mbps, though in this day and age, it is rare to shoot in 720p.

As for connections, it features a Micro HDMI (Type-D) port that can be used for external monitors or capture cards. With this port, you can use the X-T2 for live streaming or get around the recording time limit by recording to an external source. It also has a 3.5mm microphone jack if you want to connect an external microphone to your camera.

When recording, you have two options for colours. You can record in F-Log, Fujifilm’s log profile (think RAW but for video), or you can utilize their 15 film simulations. If you shoot in F-Log, Fujifilm provides conversion LUTs to help your colour grading.

The Downsides of The X-T2?

Shot on the Fujifilm X-T2

The X-T2 is a great camera option but is missing a few features that set it apart from newer Fujifilm cameras.

The sensor. Though it is still capable of taking great photos and videos, the technology utilized in the X-T2’s X-Trans CMOS III sensor is outdated when compared to that of the X-T4 and X-T5. This is especially apparent compared to the 40.2 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS V sensor featured on the X-T5.

The touchscreen. This may or may not be a dealbreaker for some. The X-T2 features a 3″ 1,040K-dot LCD monitor, it does get the job done, but things like touch autofocus are impossible.

The speed. The X-T2 shoots up to 14fps with its electronic shutter. This may not be an issue for a beginner, especially if you don’t plan on shooting wildlife or sports photography (check out my article on the best photography types for beginners). Still, it can be limiting down the line, something that should be considered.

Overall, the Fujifilm X-T2 is a great camera that still holds up years after its release. In the end, photography is about the story you tell using your image, which can be done with any camera (even your smartphone).

Jeremy Goh

Jeremy grew up volunteering at church and has also worked in a church setting. Along with working as a freelance creative, Jeremy is studying for a business degree in finance and international business.

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