The newly-developed 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor boasts the highest ever pixel count for an X-Series camera. Combined with an XF lens, it delivers images with a perceived resolution far greater than the number of pixels used. In addition, the phase detection pixels have been positioned over a larger area for a faster, more precise phase detection AF performance. High ISO sensitivity performance has also been improved to the point that the whole sensitivity range — up to the maximum ISO 12,800 (Extended output sensitivity up to 51,200) — can now be used with confidence.
Thanks to the newly-developed X-Processor Pro engine, processing speeds are now approximately four times faster than a conventional model. This maximizes the capabilities of the X-Trans CMOS III sensor to ensure it delivers the highest image quality with super-fast response times. In addition, thanks to the high-speed reading technology of the sensor, the conventional EVF's display speed of 54fps has been increased to a maximum of 85fps*. This substantially reduces the image delay phenomenon when tracking a moving subject. Blackout time after release has also been reduced by approximately half and compressed RAW is supported, improving the ease-of-handling of RAW data.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 features a new CPU for high-speed processing. The Buffer memory has also been increased for an even faster response.
Using the knowledge gained from accurately reproducing color in film manufacturing, Film Simulation allows the user to change color and tone settings to match the subject, scene and creative intent, just as if shooting with a roll of film. There are a total of 15 modes including PROVIA / Standard, VELVIA / Vivid and ASTIA / Soft
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 features the new ACROS Film Simulation mode. Its features include smoother gradation, deep blacks and beautiful textures. Ultra high-quality monochrome images are possible, adding extra creativity to the general monochrome mode.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 has the ability to reproduce graininess typically unique to film-based images. There are two strengths: Strong or Weak, which can be combined with each of the different Film Simulation modes. The effects are also possible through in-camera RAW development.
Photographers love looking through a viewfinder to take photos, which is why X-Series models have used finders from the very start. Combining the advantages of both an OVF and an EVF, Fujifilm has perfected the Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder with three viewing options. Now you can return to the roots of photography with the only viewfinder of its kind in the world.
The advanced hybrid multi viewfinder allows you to switch between optical and electronic options with a single lever. The new electronic rangefinder feature is selected in the same way.
The optical design of the viewfinder has been improved, moving the eye point from 14mm on the previous model to 16mm. A diopter correction dial is also included, which makes the viewfinder even more comfortable to use.
An Electronic Rangefinder (ERF) simultaneously displays a small EVF (Electronic View Finder) window in the optical viewfinder. The EVF is simultaneously displayed as a small window in the optical viewfinder. It can be displayed in three different ways: 100% field of view, 2.5x magnification and 6x magnification. This allows the user to check focus, the angle-of-view, exposure and white balance in real-time, even when taking photos through the OVF. As it can also be used with MF assist, precise MF is possible in the OVF mode.
Accentuate your subject. For photographers, focusing is an important job. Although AF now reacts faster than the human eye, the appeal and level of trust in MF will never disappear. Manually operating the focus ring to pick out a specific element in the frame is often crucial. Speed isn't always everything.
The new Focus Lever on the back of the camera can be moved like a joystick in eight directions to instantly move the focus area. Now, rapid focus area changes can be made, even when composing an image. Not only is this available to move the AF point during AF mode, but it can also be used during MF mode to quickly move the enlarged display area when using MF assist.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 comes equipped with different types of MF assist including Digital Split Image, which is reminiscent of old rangefinders, and Focus Peaking where color is used to show the parts of the image that are in focus.
The number of selectable focusing points has been expanded from 49 on previous models to 77. Approximately 40% of the imaging area is now covered by fast, precise phase detection AF pixels, which means focusing speeds when photographing moving subjects have improved dramatically.
No photographer wants to take their eye from the viewfinder for fear of missing the perfect shot. With this in mind, key design aspects have been concentrated on the camera's right side. The major exposure settings are available on a dial for quick fingertip control. Changes can also be made while the camera is switched off, so users will always be ready for the next photo opportunity. Thanks to the simplicity of the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, you'll soon be creating masterpieces.
As it's used so frequently, exposure compensation has been made into a dual-purpose dial. Compensation up ±3 stops in 1/3 steps is possible even with the camera to your eye thanks to the dial's knurled shape. But if the C position is selected, exposure compensation of up to ±5 stops is possible using the front command dial.
The shutter speed and ISO dials have now been combined into one dial, which is reminiscent of those found on old film cameras. Changing the ISO is done by lifting the outer portion of the dial. Now all exposure settings can be performed with dials.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 features a new front command dial. It is used to set intermediate shutter speeds that are not available on the shutter speed dial when shooting in Manual or Shutter Speed Priority modes. It's also used to shift programmed exposure combinations when shooting in Program mode.
Reliability is one of the most important considerations when choosing a camera, so the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 needs to work at any moment, regardless of where you are and what type of scene you want to photograph. That's why the camera body is made from magnesium and features a dust-proof, splash-proof and freeze-proof structure, along with a highly durable focal plane shutter and dual card slot.
Coated in the same half-matt paint as the X-Pro1, the luxurious body of this new flagship model is made from highly robust magnesium alloy, which feels both solid and reliable in the hand. The dials are milled from aluminium and operating with a re-assuring click. In addition, the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 has many pre-requisites of a professional camera, including dust-resistance, water-resistance and the ability to work in low-temperatures thanks to the 61 weatherproof seals around the body. Shoot with confidence, no matter what the weather.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 is the first mirrorless camera to offer dual SD card slots for highly reliable data storage. Slot 1 is compatible with UHS-II standards for excellent write speeds. One of three recording methods can be selected: sequential, backup and RAW / JPEG sorting.
With the new dedicated "FUJIFILM Camera Remote" application, you can focus and trigger the camera release from your smartphone or tablet. The app not only lets you adjust focus, but also control settings like shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. You can even apply other settings like Film Simulation, self-timer, and flash while "Touch AF" lets you focus from your phone or tablet, too. Imagine all the situations where this smart assistant will come in handy! Take commemorative group photos with yourself in the shot, capture wildlife photos, or remotely release the shutter for night shots free from camera shake.The photographic possibilities are endless.
For easy wireless transfer of photos to your smartphone or tablet just download the free dedicated "FUJIFILM Camera Remote" application to your device. There's no need to enter an ID, password or to change other troublesome settings; with just a touch of a button, you can transfer your high-quality images to your phone or tablet ready to upload to your blog or social networking site.