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Fujifilm’s X-Pro2 mirrorless digital camera is the long-awaited successor to the company’s first X-series mirrorless digital camera, which debuted in 2011. The camera features an upgraded X-Trans III sensor with increased resolution, as well as the company’s redeveloped X-Processor Pro, as well as the tried and tested rangefinder-inspired design that has become synonymous with the X-Pro system.
As of this writing, the APS-C sensor is 24.3MP, thanks to the use of exclusive X-Trans technology and the use of an unaligned pixel array, which results in a high degree of sharpness and color accuracy, as well as high extended sensitivity up to ISO 51200. When used in conjunction with the X-Processor Pro, the camera is capable of capturing still images at up to 8 frames per second and UHD 4K video at 29.97 frames per second, as well as fast focusing and overall performance rates.
A feature that distinguishes the X-Pro2 from other cameras is its Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, which combines both optical and electronic viewing methods into a single, switchable finder, providing you with the best of both worlds in terms of clarity and the ability to preview exposure settings prior to shooting, which is unheard of among camera designs. A durable, weather-sealed body design, enhanced with a variety of tactile controls that allow for straightforward use in any environment, further solidifies the X-position Pro2’s as a professional instrument.
As well as providing excellent image quality, the sensor and processor combination also provides a very precise and adaptable focusing system, which has 273 points and use both phase detection and contrast detection techniques.
The phase-detection system, which has 77 points, covers roughly 40% of the total picture frame, which is useful for subject tracking and quick overall AF performance. The contrast-detection system covers the remaining 60% of the image frame, which allows for precise focusing from edge to edge. FUJIFILM’s imaging attributes also enable photographers to exert greater creative control over the appearance and feel of their photographs, for example, through the use of the company’s Film Simulation modes, which replicate the look of specific film types, as well as a Grain Effect mode, which simulates the textured appearance of film photographs.
A range of customisable function buttons, a 3.0″ 1.62m-dot rear LCD for image playback, live view shooting, and menu navigation, and built-in Wi-Fi allow you to wirelessly share images to mobile devices, remotely control the camera from a smartphone or tablet, or wirelessly send images to the optional INSTAX SHARE Smartphone Printer for on-the-go printing round out the feature set of the X Pro2.
Besides image quality, the sensor and processor combination also avails a highly precise, versatile autofocus system that is comprised of 273 points and uses both phase- and contrast-detection methods. The phase-detection system covers nearly 40% of the entire image frame with 77 points, which is beneficial to subject tracking and fast overall AF performance, while the majority of the frame is then covered by contrast-detection areas for accurate focusing from edge-to-edge.
The imaging attributes also contribute to creative control over the look and feel of photos, such as through the use of FUJIFILM’s Film Simulation modes that replicate the look of specific film types, as well as a Grain Effect mode to mimic the textured appearance of film photos. Rounding out the feature-set of the X-Pro2, its design also incorporates a range of customizable function buttons along with a 3.0″ 1.62m-dot rear LCD for image playback, live view shooting, and menu navigation, and built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly share images to mobile devices, remotely control the camera from a smartphone or tablet, or wirelessly send images to the optional INSTAX SHARE Smartphone Printer for on-the-go printing.
Sensor with 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III technology
The 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor, which makes use of FUJIFILM’s proprietary, a randomized pixel array, provides very high picture quality and clarity, despite the absence of an optical low-pass filter, thanks to the use of the company’s unique, randomized pixel array.
In comparison to standard pixel patterns, the X-Trans design more closely resembles the organic nature of film in order to provide nuanced colors and smooth tonal transitions, while also eliminating moiré and aliasing in the process.With the X-Processor Pro, the sensor is also capable of creating images with excellent clarity and low noise levels.
It has a native sensitivity range of up to ISO 12800, which can be enhanced to ISO 51200 when used in conjunction with the processor.
X-Processor Pro is a high-performance processor.
As well as helping to improve the camera system’s performance in dim light, the X-Processor Pro also helps to improve overall performance, with a start-up time of 0.4 seconds, an exposure delay of 0.05 seconds, a shooting interval time of 0.25 seconds, and AF speeds of 0.06 seconds, among other things.
Continuous shooting at up to 8 frames per second is also feasible when using the on-sensor phase detection AF in conjunction with full-time motion predictive AF for monitoring fast-moving subjects while shooting. A rapid top focal plane shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. and a flash sync speed of 1/250 sec. both add to the versatility of the camera’s shooting capabilities.
The ability to record compressed raw files also helps to accelerate file transfers for longer continuous burst shooting. The X-Pro2 is capable of capturing UHD 4K video at a bit rate of 100 Mb/s, as well as Full HD 1080p and HD 720p video at different frame rates up to 59.94 frames per second. In addition, the camera can capture still images in RAW format.
Advanced Hybrid Multi-Viewfinder with Optical Zoom
This one-of-a-kind Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder incorporates both optical and electronic viewfinder technologies, allowing you to choose between the ease and familiarity of an optical viewfinder and the versatility of an electronic viewfinder. It is simple to switch between different sorts of viewing modes thanks to a dedicated finder switching lever located on the front of the camera’s body.
In order to make composition and subject tracking more straightforward, the optical viewfinder delivers an accurate, lifelike perspective of the scene. An Electronic Rangefinder function, which mimics the functionality of a mechanical rangefinder, has been integrated into the camera’s improved design, and information from the electronic viewfinder is simultaneously overlaid on top of the information from the optical viewfinder for comparative manual focus control.
The OVF also features a Multi-Magnification function, which automatically adjusts the viewfinder magnification based on the focal length of the mounted lens, as well as a Bright Frame Simulation function, which simulates the varying angles of view from different lenses to determine which focal length is required for the composition in mind before switching lenses.
In terms of the electronic viewfinder, it has a high resolution of 2.36 million dots and a rapid playback speed of 85 frames per second, which helps to eliminate latency and allow for better panning and tracking motions. During using the EVF, you may evaluate exposure settings prior to shooting, and the screen can be customized so that you can choose the quantity and kind of information displayed in the viewfinder when shooting.
Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus System with 273 Points of Resolution
The X-Pro2 is capable of gaining focus rapidly and precisely because to the use of a combination of phase- and contrast-detection focusing technologies. An overall total of 273 points are used in the system, with 77 of those being phase-detection points, which provide speedier performance while capturing moving subjects.
In addition, about 40% of the image area is covered by phase-detection points, allowing for additional compositional flexibility without losing rapid autofocus performance. The bulk of the frame is therefore additionally covered by an effective contrast-detection focusing mechanism, which has been accelerated by the camera’s enhanced processing capability to allow for more varied control over the subject’s position.
To provide for more precise manual focusing control, a Digital Split Image mode is offered, which resembles classic rangefinder focusing. Additionally, Focus Peaking is available, which highlights lines of contrast in the image to allow for a more objective determination of crisp focus.
Design of the Human Body and Interface
- An advanced hybrid multi-viewfinder, as well as a 3.0″ 1.62m-dot rear LCD screen for crisp live view shooting, menu navigation, and picture playback, are included with the X-Pro2 in addition to the advanced hybrid multi viewfinder.
- The sturdy weather-resistant body design, which is formed from four pieces of magnesium alloy and sealed in more than 61 places to guard against dust, moisture, and temperatures as low as 14°F, allows it to be used in difficult conditions.
- Due to the presence of two SD card slots, it is possible to save images in a more flexible and dependable manner, and the first card slot is compliant with UHS-II standards, allowing for faster data transmission speeds.
- Several machined aluminum alloy dials and levers are integrated into the top plate for quick, intuitive adjustment of exposure settings. These include a shutter speed dial with a mechanical shutter speed range of 1 to 1/8000 second, as well as bulb and time adjustments. There is also an ISO dial integrated inside the shutter speed dial, which allows you to confirm the sensitivity level without having to switch on the camera. The exposure compensation dial allows you to choose between +/- 3 EV in 1/3 steps, and a command dial position extends the range to +/- 5 EV for even more flexibility over the exposure compensation setting.
- Push functions are integrated into both the front and rear command dials to make operation and setting selection easier, and six separate function buttons may be assigned to handle a variety of settings.
- A separate Focus Lever allows for faster and more intuitive control over selecting precise focus areas while shooting with a dedicated camera.
- A new My Menu area has been added to the revised graphical user interface, where you may register up to 16 things to be accessed easily. This works in conjunction with the Q Menu, which also provides shortcuts to 16 frequently used settings, bringing the total number of functions, settings, and other controls that can be accessed in a quick manner without having to navigate through a more complicated menu system to 32 distinct functions, settings, and other controls.
Modes for film simulation and grain effects are available.
Utilizing FUJIFILM’s extensive experience in conventional film-based photography, the XPro2 incorporates a number of Film Simulation modes that are designed to replicate the appearance and feel of some of the company’s historic film types.
When shooting in monochrome, the Acros mode produces images with smooth tones, deep blacks, and fine detail that are evocative of the Neopan 100 Acros film type. A improved Classic Chrome mode is intended to produce subdued tones and rich color reproduction, akin to that of a vintage slide film, without the need of filters.
As part of the company’s more current range of transparency films, Provia delivers natural-looking tones for everyday filming, while Velvia produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with richer color saturation, and Astia generates less contrast for a more subtle portrayal of skin tones. Pro Neg. Std. creates smooth picture tones that are suited for accurate color reproductions, whilst Pro Neg.
Hi produces a more dramatic feel with the capacity to pull color from a range of lighting settings, both of which are modeled after their negative film counterparts. Additionally, a Grain Effect setting is offered to imitate the look of old film images with an organic grainy appearance, which is especially visible when printing.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Specs
|MSRP||$1699/£1349 (body only)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||3:2 (4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000), 16:9 (6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2384, 3008 x 1688), 1:1 (4000 x 4000, 2832 x 2832, 2000 x 2000)|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Processor||X Processor Pro|
|ISO||Auto, 200-12800 (expandable to 100-51200)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3 slots)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Number of focus points||273|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.89× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)|
|Flash modes||Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, suppressed flash, rear-curtain synchro, commander)|
|Continuous drive||8.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25,p, 24p)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (Dual slots, UHS-II support in slot 1)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Wired or via smartphone)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (water and dust resistent)|
|Battery description||NP-W126 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||350|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)|
|Dimensions||141 x 83 x 56 mm (5.55 x 3.27 x 2.2″)|