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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

Consumers can be forgiven for thinking Fujifilm’s X-Pro2 is a copy of its highly successful X-Pro1. The rangefinder-styled body is quite similar to that of the X-Pro1, including all-metal construction. It delivers the same reliable, easy to use feature for documentary, reportage, and street photography. There are several reasons for the professional photographer, as well as anyone who enjoys capturing exceptional shots, to upgrade to this high-end mirrorless camera.A significant difference between the X-Pro2 and 1 is the upgraded environmental sealing designed to protect interior of the camera from the weather. The camera features a 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor (APS-C). Fuji engineers and designers opted to move the rear buttons of Pro1 to the right of the screen, delivering one-hand operation and a larger front and rear grip.

 

Notable features include:

  • 1/8000 sec maximum manual shutter speed and 1/250 sec flash sync.
  • 1080/60p movies.
  • Acros film simulation with exceptional black and white tonal gradation.
  • Grain Effect option for JPEGs.

The camera features a thumb-operated small joystick that permits the photographer to select the most desirable AF point available.  The improved 2.36M-dot OLED/optical hybrid multi viewfinder includes an X100T-style pop-up tab in the corner. An LCD image is projected on it to let the user see the exact frame being captured while following the subject through the OVF.

The auto ISO is extended from 200 up to 12800, ending the era of JPEG-only extended settings on previous X-series cameras. Raw shooting is extended at all settings.

The die-cast magnesium alloy top, base plates, and machined control dials resist movement and flex in the chassis while the camera is in operation. A top shutter speed of 1/32,000th is awarded by the mechanical and electronic shutters. Select the 273 points option for more control of the picture. It splits the frame into smaller contrast-based AF points, including 77 phase-detection points.

The card/battery can be changed without removing the camera from a tripod. The metal tripod mount has been moved next to the memory card/battery compartment so it is positioned in-line with the center of lens. X-Pro2 is the first mirrorless camera to provide two memory card slots, which are located on its right-hand flank.

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