According to the source, X-Pro1 was launched in 2012 and it should be noted that Fujifilm has not stranded this due to the release of more recent X-T1 model; as X-T1 model has held the flagship position in the company’s pro/enthusiast interchangeable-lens line, since it became available in February 2014.
The X-Pro 2 is scheduled to ship in the US in February at $1,700, and in other places at £1,350 and AU$2,700. Besides, Fujifilm also keeps its lens roadmap, announcing the promised Fujinon XF100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR. This pro lens comes with all key features at $1,900 along with dust-and-weather sealing, five stops of image stabilization, nine-bladed round aperture and a water-repelling fluorine-coated front element.
Features of Fujifilm X Pro2
Image sensor and autofocus: Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor technology comes with autofocus sensors on the image sensor. Fujifilm introduces its third generation X-Trans CMOS at the APS-C sensor’s highest resolution of 24.3 megapixels from 16.3MP. Besides, it even adds more contrast autofocus areas, 273 up from 49 and 77 phase-detection points in the center, just like the fast X-T1.
Speed: Fujifilm comes with a new image-processing engine dubbed with “X-Processor Pro,” which boosts performance significantly as claimed by the company. It even ups the continuous shooting speed as that of the X-T1 to 8 frames per second.
Viewfinder: In Fujifilm X-Pro 2, a Hybrid Multi viewfinder is introduced, which extends the technology that first debuted in the X100 series, and lets you to switch between a direct view optical and electronic viewfinder. As said by the company, one of the notable feature in X-Pro2 is its ability to switch magnification based on the focal length of the lens instead of cropping. In addition, it can even overlay the EVF on the optical VF.
Design: One of the biggest update in X-Pro2 is dust-and-weather sealing, and two SD card slots. Along with this, it is embedded with a LCD which is same size as before but with higher resolution. But, it is embedded with ISO sensitivity dial in the shutter-speed control, except this everything is untouched and there is no particular button for video recording. It even comes with joystick control, separate exposure and focus lock buttons.
Features: Along with adding Wi-Fi for remote shooting, wireless transfer and interval shooting, this Fujifilm brings X-Pro 2 in parity with X-T1 for shooting videos. It now captures at 1080/60p at a bit rate of 36 megabits per second. It also introduces a monochrome simulation based on its Neopan 100 ACROS black-and-white film.
For many reasons, the X-Pro2 retains the shallow grip, thus forcing you to buy a better accessory grip. When you see how Samsung managed to pack in to the competing NX1, with its 4K video and a tilting display, for about $1,200, the X-Pro2 seems a bit expensive. On the other hand, the people who have made an investment in Fuji X-system lenses, it definitely sounds worth while you step up from both the X-Pro1 and the X-T1. If rumors about the X-T2 are correct, then it will come up with more features-packed flagship option in the company’s lineup.