Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review – Retro From Start to End

What is the Fujifilm X-Pro2?It is a mirrorless camera that is placed at the high-end of the market. It is also the direct successor to the company’s own X-Pro1. For the Pro2, it is now based around a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and hosts a slew of feature improvements found in a body that closely resembles its predecessor.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review - Retro From Start to End

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a Direct Update From Its Predecessor

For the features of the Fujifilm X-Pro2, you’re going to get a 24-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor (APS-C), an OLED/Optical hybrid viewfinder that sports 2.36-million dots (also contains pop-up picture-in-picture tab), 273 Autofocus points (169 are PDAF), ISO 200 to 12,800 (100 to 51,200 when shooting in RAW), and can shoot 1080/60p videos. It also has Acros black and white film simulation, and for those that want an even more vintage look for their photos, the camera has a Grain effect option when shooting in JPEG.

With its now higher resolution sensor, the X-Pro2 gains a wider-spread on-sensor phase-detect autofocus coverage as compared to the X-Pro1. Additionally, there is a small, thumb-operated joystick which allows photographers to easily select an autofocus point.

While there are many likeable changes, much of the original’s flair remains. All of its features can still be found in a rangefinder-styled body rather than the company’s usual look for their mirrorless cameras (which is a rectangular design with a band of faux leather encircling the device). It still contains an all-metal construction, but Fujifilm now pays attention to its build quality to make it have environmental sealing. Of course, such a feature would be found at cameras found at the top-end of the market.

Aside from the improvement in shooting stills, there is also a clear update when shooting video. It exceeds that of its predecessor as capturing videos bring about more detail and now exhibit less false color. Still, the quality is not made for professionals but has been made better for more casual clips.

There are also other differences that provide small improvements throughout the camera. Most of which prove to be more than welcoming, such as the ability to define three Auto ISO presets. There are also six available function buttons which is enough for any photographer to cover for any settings that they want.

Overall, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a grand update for the X-Pro1. While its predecessor was already a joy to use at the time of its release, times have changed. With this newer iteration, the Pro2 still brings about classic looks but has made significant improvements to make it worthy to be called a modern camera.


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