• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T2 advantages over Nikon D5600

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.55x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    13.7 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    13.7 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon D5600 advantages over Fujifilm X-T2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $697 vs $1299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 970 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 32 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality from both JPEGs and RAW files; Superb high ISO performance; Very fast hybrid AF; Robust weather sealing; Dual UHS-II card slots; 4K video.

  • Precise manual focus is tricky with fly-by-wire focusing; Battery life is only decent; Video quality still not on par with competing cameras.

  • Compact camera body; Very good touchscreen display; Excellent image quality for its class; Good overall performance.

  • Not many improvements compared to its predecessor, with some downgrades; No 4K video recording.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D5600
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D3400

Fujifilm X-T2
Nikon D3400
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D5600
Nikon D3400
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Fujifilm X-T2
Canon EOS M5
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D5600
Canon EOS M5
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D5600
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon SL2

Fujifilm X-T2
Canon SL2
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D5600
Canon SL2
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
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