Fujifilm X-Pro2 here in February

Australia has only a few weeks to wait for Fujfilm’s new flagship mirrorless interchangeable, the X-Pro2, for which a $2699 body-only RRP has been set.
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The X-Pro2 has a 24-megapixel APS-C ‘X-Trans’ CMOS sensor – the highest resolution to date for an X-Series camera. Design features in the new sensor contribute to a faster data transfer rate.

Fujifilm also states the accompanying new EXR Processor II image processor is 4x faster than previous chips. One of the outcomes of these technical advances is eight frames per second continuous shooting/second (fps). The X-Pro2 has a buffer capacity of 83 JPEGs, 33 losslessly-compressed raw frames or 27 uncompressed raw frames.

The viewfinder is an innovative hybrid  of optical and electronic technology: It offers three viewing options – 100 percent field of view, 2.5x magnification and 6x magnification.

Photographers can compose images in the Electronic Rangefinder (ERF) mode – which simultaneously displays as a small window in the OVF. This mode allows you to check focus, angle-of-view, exposure and white balance in real-time, even when taking photos through the OVF.

Approximately 40 percent of the imaging area is covered by phase detection AF pixels, with the number of selectable focusing points increased from 49 to 77, for better and faster autofocus (the fastest AF performance of any X-Series camera).

The X-Pro2 has a faster mechanical shutter than the X-Pro1, with a lifecycle of 150,000 shots, a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 second, and a flash sync speed of 1/250 second. This is complemented by an electronic shutter with silent operation and a maximum shutter speed of 1/32,000 second.

The body is of magnesium alloy with 61 weatherproof seals for dust and splash resistance, and operation in temperatures as low as -10° Celsius. It incorporates dual SD card slots. 

The rear LCD features a 3-inch display with 1.62 million dots.

The X-Pro2 is scheduled for release in February (RRP of $2699).  Accessories for the X-Pro2 include a Hand Grip and Leather Case.

Margaret Brown, writing an exclusive ‘First Look’ review of the X-Pro2, concludes:
In looks and handling the X-Pro2 combines familiar functionality with improvements to handling that combine with the camera’s increased sensor resolution to present strong arguments for updating from earlier X-series models. The increased viewfinder resolution combined with dioptre adjustments make the camera more competitive with similarly-positioned mirrorless rivals.

To read the full review, click here.


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