The morning after: my take on XH1 vs XT2 (at least on paper)

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The morning after: my take on XH1 vs XT2 (at least on paper)

Ok, so I haven't touched nor seen the XH1 in the flesh

This assessment is strictly based on what I've seen on paper/video:

IQ: pretty much on par ; maybe some negligible improvement on XH1 ?

Video : a given; Gold goes to XH1 but since I only use my iPhone for video , this is a moot award

Weight: XT2 wins by 166g, not a slight increase

Size: again XT2 wins here with its rather svelte shape

Build: looks like XH1 with its Panzer like thicker shell

Grip: may favor XH1 out of the box; however XT2 allows for light set up and heavy with optional grip; the latter allows for Arca ready ball head, and adds a bit of height to the body (my pick is XT2)

Top LCD vs EC dial: since I have the EC dial to C all the time, I'd favor the top LCD which illuminates at night (I struggled with the dials in the dark); looks favor the dial for a more balanced profile and precision crafted feel

EVF: hands down to XH1; however it adds weight and increase top panel size

Price: favors XT2 since older tech but cheaper by $300.00 on announcement time

AF: may favor XH1 but firmware update may bring XT2 up to par?

Battery life: XT2 by a hair (will need backups for either for a day shooting)

IBIS: more than gold to XH1 (at the detriment of added weight and complexity)

Electronic first curtain: not sure how this is a boon in practice (which camera shake?) but honor goes to XH1

Bluetooth : anyone care? a wash

Eterna: XH1

All else should be equal if not exactly the same

What else did I miss?

(another viewpoint

What I love : new EVF and IBIS

What I don't : price new, size/weight

Conclusion: will skip or pick up a depreciated one ; will see what Fuji has in store for XT3


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