The long-awaited Fujifilm X-Pro2 is finally here, and boasts a host of improved features over the X-Pro1. With a similar look and feel to its predesessor, the X-Pro2 offers a familar shooting experience. But with many new features under the hood it will feel like the completely new camera that it is.
The FUJIFILM Corporation has announced the release of the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 premium interchangeable lens camera. The new model boasts a Hybrid Viewfinder capable of instantly switching between optical and electronic finders, plus an updated image sensor and processor, which dramatically improve image quality. By combining these features with the ultra-high image quality of FUJINON X-Mount lenses and the colour reproduction technology accumulated through more than 80 years as a photographic film manufacturer, the X-Pro2 delivers the best ever results from an X-series camera.
Electronic viewfinders (EVF) used by mirrorless cameras are said to be superior to optical viewfinders because settings including white balance and exposure can be checked instantly, and the displayed image can be enlarged to check focusing accuracy. However, in some cases, photographers prefer a more natural view. In particular, the optical rangefinder, which allows the user to view the subject in almost the same way as the naked eye, is extremely effective and often preferred by documentary, reportage and street photographers. The X-Pro2 is the only interchangeable lens camera in the world featuring a Hybrid Viewfinder system that incorporates both types of viewfinder.
Key features of the X-Pro2
1. 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
The unique random color filter array reduces moiré and false colors without the need for an optical low-pass filter. By shooting with a high-quality Fujinon lens, the camera delivers images with a perceived resolution far greater than the actual number of pixels used.
2. X Processor Pro image processing engine
Boasting 4x the processing speed of conventional image processing engines, the X Processor Pro has increased all response times, despite the increased resolution. Write speeds, start-up time and high-speed continuous shooting speeds have all been increased. Combined with the X-Trans CMOS III sensor, the new image processing engine achieves even faster autofocus, lower noise and both tonal and color reproduction that surpasses the previous EXR Processor II.
3. Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
The X-Pro2 features optical and electronic viewfinders so users can take advantage of both: optical for adirect view of the subject, electronic to preview settings. The ability to instantly switch between these two types of viewfinders was first installed on the X100 in 2011, but the latest version found on the X-Pro2 is the most advanced Hybrid Viewfinder. It features a Multi-Magnification function that automaticallyswitches viewfinder magnification according to the lens in use and an Electronic Rangefinder that simultaneously displays the electronic viewfinder on top of the optical viewfinder.
4. Focal plane shutter
Focal plane shutter with a top speed of 1/8000 sec. and flash sync up to 1/250 sec. A faster mechanical shutter gives extra flexibility for aperture selections in bright conditions or when shooting with flash during the day. In addition, while noise and vibration levels typically increase with faster shutter speeds, the X-Pro2 is quieter and vibrates less compared to conventional models thanks to the optimization of key controls and parts.
5. Robust weather resistant body
The camera’s chassis is made from four pieces of magnesium alloy and is sealed in a total of 61 points on each section, making it dust-proof, splash-proof and capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10°C.
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|Model Name||FUJIFILM X-Pro2|
|Number of effective pixels||24.3 millions pixels|
|Image sensor||23.6mm x 15.6mm(APS-C)X-Trans CMOS III with primary color filter.
|Storage media||SD memory card(up to 2GB) / SDHC memory card(up to 32GB) / SDXC memory card( to 256GB)
UHS-I/UHS-II(Only Slot 1)*1
|Number of recorded pixels||L: (3:2) 6000 x 4000 / (16:9) 6000 x 3376 / (1:1) 4000 x 4000
M: (3:2) 4240 x 2832 / (16:9) 4240 x 2384 / (1:1) 2832 x 2832
S: (3:2) 3008 x 2000 / (16:9) 3008 x 1688 / (1:1) 2000 x 2000
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X mount|
|Sensitivity||AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3(up to ISO12800) / ISO200 to 12800(1/3 step)(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Extended output sensitivity : ISO100 / 25600 / 51200
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted|
|Exposure mode||P(Program AE) / A(Aperture Priority AE) / S(Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M(Manual Exposure)|
|Exposure compensation||-5.0EV – +5.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -2.0EV – +2.0EV)
|Image Stabilizer||Supported with OIS type lenses|
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 8.0 fps(JPEG : 83 frames Lossless compression RAW : 33 frames Uncompressed RAW : 27 frames)
Approx 3.0 fps(JPEG : endless Lossless Compression RAW : endless Uncompressed RAW : 36 frames)
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing(±2EV / ±5/3EV / ±4/3EV / ±1EV / ±2/3EV / ±1/3EV)
Film simulation bracketing(Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100% · 200% · 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV / ±2/3EV / ±1EV)
White Balance Bracketing (±1 / ±2 / ±3)
|White balance||Automatic Scene recognition /
Custom1 to 3 / Color temperature selection(2500K – 10000K) /
Preset : Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater
|Self-timer||10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay|
|Interval timer shooting||Yes (Setting : Interval, Number of shots, Startinng time)|
|Hot shoe||Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx 1.62 millions dots|
|Movie recording||Full HD 1920×1080 60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p up to 14 min.
HD 1280×720 60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p up to 28 min
|Film Simulation mode||15 modes (PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, ASTIA / Soft, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black& White, Black& White+Ye Filter, Black& White+R Filter, Black& White+GFilter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter)|
|Dynamic range setting||AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO restriction(DR100% : No limit, DR200% : ISO400 or more, DR400% : ISO800 ore more )
|Advanced filter||Toy camera / Miniature / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft focus / Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)|
|Wireless function||Geotagging, Wireless communication (Image transfer), View & Obtain Images, Remote camera shooting, PC Autosave, instax printer print|
|Other functions||Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II, Language(35 languages including JP / EN), Time difference, exposure preview on LCD during Manual mode, EVF brightness, EVF color, LCD brightness, LCD color, Mode effect on monitor, Customize|
|Power supply||NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Dimensions||140.5mm (W) x 82.8mm (H) x 45.9mm (D) / 5.5in. (W) x 3.3in. (H) x 1.8in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 34.8mm / 1.4 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 495g / 15.7 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 445g / 17.5 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
|Operating Temperature||-10°C – 40°C / +32°F – +104°F|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 80% (no condensation)|
|Battery life for still images*4||Approx. 250 / 350 frames (EVF / OVF, When XF35mmF1.4 R is set)|
|Battery life for movies*4||single consecutive movie: approx. 110 min. (Face detection is set to OFF)|
|Starting up period||Approx 0.4sec.
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery Charger BC-W126
Clip attaching tool
- *1 Please see the Fujifilm website (http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/compatibility/card/x/) to check memory card compatibility.
- *2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
- *3 The Electronic Shutter may not be suitable for fast-moving objects. Flash can not be used.
- *4 Approximate number of frames / period that can be taken with a fully-charged battery based on CIPA standard.