Fujifilm X-T2 Smokes The Competition With Memory Card Speeds

I just finished doing the memory card speed tests with the Fujifilm X-T2 and I had to double check my results. The camera is smoking fast. Even faster than the X-Pro 2 and faster than any CF card I’ve tested to date. By a lot.

With the UHS-II Lexar 2000x I’m able to get write speeds up to 156 MB/s with an average of 153.79 MB/s.

Compared that to the Sony A6300 which has a max write speed of 33.19 MB/s and we’re looking at some huge advantages for sports and nature shooters who shoot a lot of burst photography.

 

I’m not really sure why it’s so much faster than the X-Pro 2 which peaked out at 108.35 MB/s. The only thing I could think of that would make this kind of difference is how the XT2 handles heat. The new battery and even designed for the XT2 seems to dissipate heat a lot better. While doing the tests with the X-Pro2, I was nervous about the heat it was producing, it was one of the hottest cameras I’ve tested.

The XT2 also features dual UHS-II memory card slots, so it’s possible there is a more advanced controller built in.

To see how other cards perform with the X-T2, check out the Fujifilm X-T2 Memory Card Speed Test Charts.

 

I also recently published results from a few more memory card speed tests. The Fujifilm X-E2s (which was a little disappointing), and the Sony RX1r II (the best performing Sony camera to date). The Canon 5DIV is on the way.