Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review
Delivering a New Level of X-series Photo Quality
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the successor of X-Pro1, a mirrorless high end camera based on an APS-C 24MP sensor, and boasting of a series of improvements in the body of its predecessor.
As can be seen, when comparing with the X-Pro1, the X-Pro2 is appreciably improved. Nearly every feature of the Pro2 has been considerably refreshed, with all these updates adding quickly up to an extremely easy to use, and more competent camera.
• Mirrorless APS-C sensor
• Fine color rendering
• Intelligent viewfinder system.
• Several focus aid tools
• Up to 1080/60p
• Well controlled rolling shutter
• At the back of the camera, a responsive joystick is located for quick and accurate focusing positioning
• Excellent battery life
• Insecure LCD screen no tilt of flip
• Lack of Log picture profile
• Data rate limited to 36Mbps
• HDMI playback only and not for external recording
• Lacking in headphone jack
• Camera settings impossible after pressing REC button
• Very evident aliasing and moiré
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Design and Features
Fujifilm has tweaked the camera as also a few controls, but the key update its dust-and-weather proofing, along with the two SD card slots. Besides, Fujifilm X-Pro2 also comes with a fresh LCD, boasting of a higher resolution. Interestingly, Fujifilm has went ahead and in-built the Pro2’s sensitivity dial within the shutter-speed control, although it sorely lacks a dedicated video record button. The rear of the camera is also changed, with a separate exposure, focus lock buttons and joystick control, along with the metering button in the top middle.
Other features of Fujifilm X-Pro2 include Wi-Fi for shooting remotely, interval shooting, wireless transfer, and parity with X-T1 in order to shoot video. Now it is possible to shoot video a 1080/60p at 36 megabits per second. As far as film simulations are concerned, Fujifilm has come up with a monochrome simulation with its basis as the black and white Neopan 100 ACROS film. Fujifilm X-Pro2 comes with a Hybrid Multi viewfinder that allows the switching between an electronic, and direct-view optical viewfinder.
The Fujifilm X-Trans sensor technology is in the form of autofocus sensors right on the image sensor. Then there is X-Trans CMOS feature, bringing forth the APS-C sensor’s highest resolution of 24.3MP, while adding considerable contrast autofocus areas of 273, with the 77 phase-detection points at the center. The X-Trans technology effectually uses a 5G: 2R:2B ratio color filter series, on the sensor. This added green offers enough data that does away with the need for optical low pass filters.
There are other changes in features that include letting the Auto ISO increase to 12800 as well as the capability to snap Raw files with every ISO setting of the camera. It can also apply loss-less compression to all Raw files. The Pro2’s shutter speed also has been improved a lot, and the camera can shoot pictures with a fast maximum of 1/8000 sec, and the flash sync has been increased to 1/250 a second.