NEW Fuji X-T2 with NO headphone socket or does it (£1399 body only)

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Why are manufacturers insisting in bringing tools to market with no headphone sockets. This camera is 4K and full HD yet only useful for product shots and shots that do not require sound. 4K up to 10m is also a joke comparing it to an older Panasonic GH4.

  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • 325 AF points (169 of which offer phase detection)
  • AF point selection joystick
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF with 0.005 sec refresh time (60 fps or 100 fps in boost mode)
  • 3″ 1.04M-dot articulating LCD
  • 4K UHD video at up to 30 fps for up to 10 min (30 min with booster grip)
  • F-Log flat profile and 4K out over HDMI
  • 8 fps continuous shooting with AF (11 fps with booster grip)
  • 5 fps continuous shooting with live view updates between capture
  • Dual SD card slots (UHS-II compatible)
  • USB 3.0 socket

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Just been informed if you spend a further £300 and buy the booster grip you indeed get a headphone socket, but I would prefer this to be on the camera itself.

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4 comments on this post

  1. Andrew Jones says:

    Yes, it is daft not to have a headphone jack.

    However, at least FujiFilm have provided a solution in the form of the additional grip which triples the battery power, adds a headphone jack and also extends the recording time to approximately 30 minutes. Of course, this is an additional cost and adds bulk.

    Not ideal but better than the workarounds I have to use with my A6300. That being said, I would rather see the headphone jack on the main body.

  2. There IS a headphone socket if you attach the optional grip. Good info on video features available here: http://www.thevideomode.com/news/fuji-xt2-video-4k-2938/

  3. steven lyons says:

    I think your being a bit harsh.
    The Fuji offers 4k recording for 30 mins and a headphone jack by way of a battery grip. I feel they are being very responsible in acknowledging overheating potential and offering a safeguard to
    this.

    It appears to me there are very real issues for manufacturers with overheating with 4k in small form factors and large sensors.

    I was an early adopter of the sony a6300 and had to return because of overheating, so am grateful for Fuji to acknowledge this and have a work around before releasing to market.

  4. I think the audio recording on DSLRs is usually rubbish anyway and feel recording off camera yields much better results! With all my past DSLRs even with sound levels on manual, they seemed to self adjust anyway, hopeless. I use dedicated recorders with decent mics or even lapel mics, much much better. There are even devices to attach under the DSLR that just records sound via XLR if you want to use directional mics!

    I have DVX200’s and use 125GB SD cards, these give 155minutes of 4k recording at 150mbps at 50P! More than long enough for most situations, and then there is continuous recording onto the second card anyway! The 12 minutes option is 32GB cards, for 4K this isn’t really viable… right?

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