(Adorama preorder is here.) (DPR first impressions review is here.) That was quick. I wasnt expecting this until Photokina. MSRP at intro is $1600. 24mp, 8fps, 4k video, dual card slots, 1/8000 top shutter speed, new flash controls, flippy screen, 507g weight. Optional grip boosts fps to 11. Weather-sealed. joystick AF point selector. 325 AF points, 169 PDAF points. AF-C custom settings should improve focus tracking, but i'd be surprised if this camera comes anywhere near the Nikon D500 in AF performance. Looks like Fuji has tweaked a lot of smaller things in the camera which should theoretically add up to a more full-featured mirrorless machine -- which it should be at this price point. Did they tweak the right things? Remains to be seen, but UI, haptics and overall performance seem to be fine-tuned from what was already a very good camera for 90% of photographic applications. Did Fuji manage to touch that elusive 10% to make a true mirrorless sports/action-worthy camera? Maybe. But some of that might depend on lens selection, as AF speed is known to be somewhat lens-dependent throughout the Fuji line. On the surface, the XT2 announcement begs the question, is Fuji finally ready for prime time? It competes directly with high performance prosumer DX DSLRs like the Nikon D500 and Canon 7DII, with an impressive spec sheet and tons of new features. If you're mainly concerned about sports/action, the D500 is probably a better choice, but this is clearly Fuji's most "pro" camera to date, moreso even than the XPro2, whose aesthetic is much more oriented toward classic rangefinder. They share sensors and some features, but the XT2 is designed to work better with zoom lenses, however, and has more advanced video options, though it loses the hybrid VF. Of its mirrorless competitors, it shoots right to the top of the field, slotting above Panasonic and Olympus m4/3 options and Sony's APS-C bodies (which still suffer from limited lens options). At its price point, it also competes with some of the lower-specced models in Sony's full frame mirrorless line, as well as entry-level full frame DSLRs. But one gets the sense it may have been rushed to market to take on the Nikon D500. Choosing between the two for many users might come down to available lens selection, an area where Nikon DX should be much stronger than it is. While you can equip the XT2 with 2.8 zooms, Fuji also has a line of fast primes in focal lengths and max apertures which Nikon doesn't offer for DX-- like the 14/2.8, 16/1.4, 23/1.4, 56/1.2, and 90/2. That makes the Fuji system pretty versatile, although Nikon still has more lenses overall, as well as more exotics (not that you'd use a T/S lens on a crop body, but still). I was excited about the XP2, but i thought the initial MSRP was a bit high. The XT2 is slightly more affordable at launch, but also seems to justify its price point a bit better, with even more pro-oriented features, particularly in the way of AF, video, and flash. That makes it real tough if, like me, you have both Nikon and Fuji lenses and are trying to decide between XT2 and D500. Of course, if you don't need all the new goodies, the XT1 prices should be dropping as well.