23.01.2020 Andrew Hall

Leverage Yourself: Andrew Hall x X-T200

Andrew Hall

With over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer Andrew has enjoyed an award winning career in a wide range of photographic genres from the high speed world of Motorsport to Landscapes and Specialist portraiture. Based in Sydney Australia Andrew is fortunate enough to travel the world pursuing his passion for photography and is always keen to utilize the latest technologies to capture images in situations previously out of reach.

My usual race track kit is an X-T3 and X-H1 and both these cameras have a sports pedigree with a superb autofocus system.

FUJIFILM Challenged me to capture images from the high-speed world of motorsport with the X-T200 paired with the XF200mmF2.

I have used the X series system since 2011 and I have been privileged to be involved in a number of testing programs helping develop the X series into a world-class mirrorless system perfect for sports photography.

So what sort of performance could I expect from the X-T200, which doesn’t have the sophisticated and customizable Autofocus system of the X-T3 and X-H1?

The results were impressive. The image quality was excellent which is no surprise as all X series cameras benefit from impressive sensor technology and color reproduction.

X-T200 & XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR

X-T200 & XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR

The Autofocus system performed well in most applications but was most impressive when panning with the car and I achieved some very pleasing results.

Obviously, there were some limitations with the autofocus system when compared to the flagship sports models like the X-T3 and X-H1 but that was to be expected. I was asking the camera to perform in situations that were not what it was designed for.

X-T200 & XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR

X-T200 & XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR

What this challenge confirmed was that you don’t have to use the professional level X series cameras to capture action images.

The X-T200 is the perfect introduction to the X Series for any photographer.

X-T200 is a very capable all-purpose camera, with excellent image quality, intuitive menus and comprehensive program modes for all types of photography but with the option of full manual control if desired. The flip-out fully adjustable LCD screen is perfect for situations that require you to hold the camera up high or down low or for the required Selfie.

X-T200 & XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR