Testing ISO performance of the Fujifilm X-T2 - plus downloadable jpegs

When I buy a new camera I always like to do a quick test checking out the ISO of the camera.  I had researched the X-T2 and from what I had it read it performed pretty well at higher ISO settings but I always like to check these things for myself – that when I take a shot at these settings I know I am comfortable with it.

Just so you know.  I photographed all shots at an aperture of f5.6 using the Fujinon 23mm f2 lens.  The images shown are out of camera JPEG’s using the Classic Chrome film simulation.  No retouching or noise reduction has been applied.

For me, shooting at any ISO between the 200 to 1600 range would be a no brainer.  Even at ISO 1600 there is only minimal digital noise.  Of course these shots were taken in day light so I may need to do a test in more severe, darker settings. 

Even at ISO 3200 the images are pretty good and more than useable - this may depend on your style of photography though.  I normally shoot urban photography or architecture and at this level of ISO the noise would be perfectly useable, particularly if buildings are concrete - noise may be more noticeable on glass elements.

Want to take a closer look at the original JPEG's?  You can download a zip file containing all of them here.  You can also see examples of Fujifilm’s excellent film here.