THE RANGEFINDER REBORN
The X-Pro2 represents the flagship rangefinder of the family, and marks the start of a new generation of cameras for FUJIFILM. It’s the first camera from FUJIFILM to get the new 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, and that’s matched with a high performance X Processor Pro for stunning image quality.
The continuous shooting goes up to 8.0 fps, just like the X-T1, but the X-Pro2 has a bigger buffer allowing it to maintain that rate for 83 frames (in JPEG quality) - almost twice of what the X-T1 achieves (47 in JPEG quality).
In fact, almost everything is improved, and it seems the X-Pro2 is the embodiment of all of FUJIFILM’s latest technologies, like the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder from last year’s X100T, and the electronic shutter from the X-T10 and X-T1. So, you could easily say the X-Pro2 truly marks the beginning of an exciting new year for FUJIFILM.
From the front, the X-Pro2 looks virtually unchanged from the original, with the exception of the larger handgrip, and the inclusion of a front control dial. Turn it over though, and you’ll find that all the buttons have been shifted to the right of the rear LCD. There are more custom function buttons and a larger grip too.
All of the X-Pro2’s displays are also much enhanced, from the viewfinder to the LCD. The optical viewfinder (OVF) finally comes with a diopter adjustment dial so you can account for less than perfect eyesight, and it now covers 92 percent of the frame, up from 90 percent in the original.
Again, a flick of the OVF/EVF switch lever in front toggles the display in the viewfinder from OVF to EVF, but now you can get an additional Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) window that can display your focus point in either 100 percent view, 2.5x magnification, or 6x magnification, allowing to check focus with greater accuracy. This works even with Manual Focus assist, and so offers an option for even greater precision when using the OVF.
Images taken at up to ISO 25,600 remain usable.