Fujifilm X-Pro 2 premium mirrorless digital camera : Fujifilm recently released the X-Pro 2 mirrorless camera. The Fujifilm mirrorless camera features a newly developed 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III image sensor. The new premium camera boasts a Hybrid Viewfinder capable of instantly switching between optical and electronic finders, plus an updated image sensor and processor, which dramatically improve image quality. By combining these features with the ultra-high image quality of Fujinon X-Mount lenses and the color reproduction technology accumulated through more than 80 years as a photographic film manufacturer, the X-Pro2 delivers the best ever results from an X-series camera.
Fujifilm X-Pro 2 mirrorless camera
Electronic viewfinders (EVF) used by mirrorless cameras are said to be superior to optical viewfinders because settings including white balance and exposure can be checked instantly, and the displayed image can be enlarged to check focusing accuracy. In some cases, however, photographers prefer a more natural view. In particular, the optical rangefinder, which allows the user to view the subject in almost the same way as the naked eye, is extremely effective and often preferred by documentary, reportage and street photographers. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless digital camera is the only mirrorless camera in the world featuring a Hybrid Viewfinder system that incorporates both types of viewfinder.
Advanced imaging technology
The unique random color filter array reduces moiré and false colors without an optical low-pass filter. These color filters also have the effect of increasing the resolution so, when shooting with a high-resolution Fujinon lens, the camera delivers images with a perceived resolution far greater than the actual number of pixels used. Boasting 4x the processing speed of conventional image processing engines, the X Processor Pro has increased all response times, despite the increased resolution. Write speeds, start-up time and high-speed continuous shooting speeds have all been improved. Combined with the X-Trans CMOS III sensor, the new image processing engine achieves even faster autofocus, lower noise and both tonal and color reproduction that surpasses the previous EXR Processor II.
Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
The world's first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder offering the benefits of both optical and electronic viewfinders. The X-Pro2 features optical and electronic viewfinders so users can take advantage of both: optical for a direct view of the subject, electronic to preview settings. The function to instantly switch between these two types of viewfinders was first installed on the X100 in 2011. The latest version found on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the most advanced Hybrid Viewfinder. It features a Multi-Magnification function that automatically switches viewfinder magnification according to the lens in use and an Electronic Rangefinder that simultaneously displays the electronic viewfinder on top of the optical viewfinder.
Taking pictures with the X-Pro 2
A faster mechanical shutter gives extra flexibility for aperture selections in bright conditions or when shooting with flash outdoors during the day. In addition, while noise and vibration levels typically increase with faster shutter speeds, the X-Pro2 is quieter and vibrates less compared to conventional models thanks to the optimization of key controls and parts. Robust, weather resistant body meets the needs of professional photographers. The camera's chassis is made from four pieces of magnesium alloy and is sealed in a total of 61 points on each section, making it dust-proof, splash-proof and capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10°C. In addition, it has dual SD memory card slots, for more reliable image storage.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 review & pricing
The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 price (body only) in US dollar is set at $1,699. Retail prices vary from country to country. The package contains the following accessories: Fujifilm NP-W126 Li-Ion battery pack, Fujifilm BC-W126 battery charger, body cap, shoulder strap, strap clip, clip attaching tool, protective cover and a limited 1-year warranty card. Availability of colors and optional X-Pro 2 accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Fujifilm website in your region for more details. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Fujifilm X-Pro 2 review.