Fujifilm X-Pro2

Summary

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital camera announced in January 2016.[1][2][3][4][5] It is part of Fujifilm's X-Series of cameras, the successor to the X-Pro1. Sales began on 3 March 2016.[6]

Fujifilm X-Pro2
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X-Pro2 with XF 35mm F2 R WR lens
Overview
MakerFujifilm
TypeMirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Lens
Lens mountFujifilm X-mount
Sensor/medium
Sensor typeX-Trans CMOS III
Sensor size23.6 mm × 15.6 mm (APS-C)
Sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution24.3 megapixels
Film speedISO 200–12800, expandable to 100–51200
Recording mediumSD, SDHC, SDXC dual memory card slots
Focusing
FocusPhase detection
Exposure/metering
ExposureTTL 256 / 273-zones metering
Shutter
Shutter speeds30 s to 1/8000 s (mechanical shutter); 1 s to 1/32000 s (electronic shutter)
Viewfinder
ViewfinderHybrid (OVF and EVF)
General
Video recording
4k at 30, 25, 24 fps

1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps

Data Port(s)USB 2.0, HDMI, 802.11/Wi-Fi
Dimensions140.5 (W) × 82.8 (H) × 45.9 (D) mm
Weight495 g (1.091 lb) (including battery and memory card)
Made inJapan
Chronology
PredecessorFujifilm X-Pro1
SuccessorFujifilm X-Pro3

The X-Pro2 is the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera to have dual SD card slots. Fujifilm made some changes to the layout from the X-Pro1 and added a joystick.

The X-Pro2 jointly won a Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Editors Award.[7]

The successor to the X-Pro2 is the Fujifilm X-Pro3 announced in October 2019.

FeaturesEdit

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless camera is aimed at professional and ambitious amateur photographers. The camera body has a X mount for connecting Fujinon XF and XC lenses. The autofocus system works as a hybrid using contrast and phase detection, this allows focusing and release within 0.15 to 0.25 seconds from infinity to two meters. For manual focusing, a focus magnifier, a digital split image indicator as well as focus peaking are available to the user. The camera allows to capture 30 raw or about 140 JPEG shots at up to eight frames per second, assuming a SDXC-UHS-II memory card. The mechanical shutter allows exposure times of 30 to 1/8000 seconds, using the electronic shutter will allow shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 second.

In addition to a fixed rear LC display, the camera has a hybrid optical viewfinder. This is a combination of optical (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF) and allows the photographer to superimpose information into the optical viewfinder field. A selection lever can be used to switch to the electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million pixels and 100% viewfinder coverage.

The X-Pro2 does not have automatic modes, HDR or panorama functions. Like its predecessor, the X-Pro1, it features various Fujifilm-typical film simulations. In addition, the user is provided with functions for automatic exposure, white balance, dynamic range and film simulation series.

With the built-in Wi-Fi function, the X-Pro2 can be controlled remotely via a smartphone or tablet.

Fujifilm “X-Trans” CMOS SensorEdit

The camera is equipped with a Fujifilm X-Trans Sensor-III, which has an APS-C 23.6 × 15.6 mm format, a resolution of 24.3 megapixels and a pixel pitch of 3.9 µm. In contrast to Bayer CMOS sensor, this type features a different structure, which thus enables a different sampling method and eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The absence of a low-pass filter has a positive effect on the image resolution.

Key specificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taking performance to new heights,the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 offers the world's only Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and features a brand new 24MP X-Trans III sensor". Fujifilm. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ Alvarez, Edgar (14 January 2016). "Fujifilm X-Pro2: The upgraded premium camera finally arrives". Engadget. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ Butler, Richard; Spencer, Samuel (15 January 2016). "Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 First Impressions Review". DPReview. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ Byford, Sam (14 January 2016). "Fujifilm's X-Pro2 is finally here". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ Aguilar, Mario (14 January 2016). "Fujifilm X-Pro2: Fuji's Top Mirrorless Shooter Returns With Fury". Gizmodo. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ 新開発のセンサーとプロセッサーにより、「Xシリーズ」史上最高の画質と機動性を実現 プレミアムミラーレスカメラ「FUJIFILM X-Pro2」
  7. ^ Camera Grand Prix 2016
  8. ^ "Firmware update history(up to version 4.00)". Fujigilm. Accessed 2 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Updated:New firmware updates for FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2 X100F, X-T20 coming soon.". Fujifilm, 7 September 2017. Accessed 2 April 2018.
  10. ^ Michael Zhang, "Fujifilm Firmware Updates Coming for X Series: X-Pro2 to Get 4K Video". PetaPixel, 7 September 2017. Accessed 2 April 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Fujifilm X-Pro2 site
  • Another Fujifilm X-Pro2 site
  • Camerlabs review of the Fujifilm X-Pro2