FUJI X-T2 vs Iphone: Size Camparison
The more Lisa and I use and shoot with FUJIFILM's X-T2, the more impressed we become.
OK confession time: for more than a few years, I'd been the kind of photographer that felt that to capture best images, you need to use the biggest camera, or at least something that looked substantial. Wow, could I have been wrong? But let's face it, without up to date info, it's easy in today's fast moving tech world to loose touch, and to find that your opinion has become outdated, even absurd.
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We'll be writing a full review on the FUJIFILM X-T2 Camera System in the upcoming weeks, but for now I wanted to talk "Size".
OK, all the obvious "size' jokes aside, when it comes to finding the perfect travel camera, size is a critical factor. Trust me, this comes from someone who's been carrying what now seems like a dumbell around his neck, for the last 7 years. Let's be clear, I still love my Nikon D3 but good lord it now feels heavier than ever.
Let's face it, for most adventure and travel photographers size does matter. Whether your storing your camera in a motorcycle tankbag, a gear bag or even a back pack, we all have very little space. Those same bags also have to carry all the other travelling essentials we need. For the majority of travellers who don't make money from the images, but simply want to be able to capture and share their experiences as clearly and powerfully as possible, well, convenient size is a critical factor.
We all want a camera with all the bells and whistles; what we don't want is the sheer bulk and weight of most DSLR's (Digital Single Lens reflex). If you 'can't' carry a camera easily and safely, your probalby use it less than than you imaged, or you might just not purchase it in the first place.
Is This The Perfect Travel Camera?
I was inspired to post this size comparison today after a comment left on one of our Facebook posts (facebook.com/2ridetheworld)
I'd posted a few images of the FUJIFILM X-T2 and had casually tagged the post "is this the perfect travel camera?"
In response to my X-T2 FB post, this comment came in from a Facebook user:
...way too big to be a travel camera, most people will leave it in a hotel room and end up using their iPhone.” Facebook user.
Two things struck me about this comment; one was that the poster had probably never seen, let alone held an X-T2 and that secondly they were probably stuck in the same time warp that I'd confessed to earlier.
At first glance, most photos of FUJIFILM's X-T2 simply don't convey this cameras dimmunitve qualities. As someone that now been shooting with this body for several weeks now, let me tell you, It's tiny. The X-T2 is barely bigger than most mid-range point n' click (automatic) cameras. More importantly, packed inside the small housing, is a host of high-end professional features that really pack a punch. If the cliche "don't judge a book by it's cover" was applicable, it woudl be here, when talking about the X-T2.
I wanted to share this post, and what better way to convey the size of the X-T2 than to compare it with an item that the world is familiar with, the iPhone. In this case I've compared it with an iPhone 6s. After speaking with several friends and long term travellers, and asking each of them which iPhone they take on their travels to shoot quality still and video with, the Apple iPhone 6s came back as the most picked model. So, that seemed like a good place to start.
Bearing in mind, while you look over the images of Lisa holding the X-T2, that Lisa's no giant. Lisa stands at respectable 5ft 2" and even in her hands the camera looks small and compact.
Side By Side
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so here is a side by side comparison (with dimensions) of the FUJIFILM X-T2 and the Apple iPhone 6s.
Over the last few days Lisa and I have been walking the jungle near the beach, here in Southern Mexio. Wearing jeans is hot but protects the legs from bug bites. We've easily been able to tuck the X-T2 in our jean pockets, which has saved carrying bags and additional gear. With the stunningly sharp 35mm lens attached the entire unit easily slips into a jacket pocket.
What really makes the FUJIFILM X-T2 somehting special isn't just it's tiny size, but it's ability to create sharp, clear and beautiful images. The tonal range and detail in the images the X-T2 captures is both incredible and exciting. OK, I know it's not a motorcycle but have a look at the colour detail and subtlety of the Pelican image below.
OK know you want a bike image as well. This was shot is dim light in the woodlands of Northern Carolina. See below:
As I said above, Lisa and I are working on a full review. But I wanted to share this now. Check back here frequently as we'll let you know when the review goes live, in the meantime, I hope this post had shed some light on the perfect travel proportions of the X-T2.