Powerful Touchscreen Chromebook by HP

There are updates regarding Chromebook Pixel that soon they are challenged by some high end competition. Besides there are rumors that Chromebook OS is creating a powerful new Chromebook termed as Chell. The Chell would be so advanced that it may even pack virtual reality capabilities.

There is an upcoming Chromebook which is focused on Chrome-OS site. Recently there are few developments which are diving into code commits named Chell’s manufacturer. Furthermore there is news that Chrome Story has clubbed an idea on how the new Chromebook would look like.

HP laptops will have a touchscreen and it has storage of 16 GB RAM, two USB-C ports, a standard USB Type-A port, Bluetooth, and expandable storage slot for SD cards.  It has been powered by an Intel Skylake Core chip and offers a backlit keyboard.

So on the basis of high quality specifications, Chrome Story believes that HP new Chromebook would be Pixel successor. If HP is working on its own high-end Chromebook then it seems that they are different from the current Pixel. The latest flagship Chromebook has a touchscreen, Core i5 or i7 processor, two USB-C ports and SD card reader, backlit keyboard along with the option of 16 GB of RAM.

Another major difference that was observed between Chell and Pixel 2015 was of VR support. Most PC’s can meet the demands of virtual reality that have a discrete graphics card. But there are no hints that what kind of hardware it makes use of, so it can be assumed that the device would rely on Intel’s integrated graphics.

Intel’s HD or Iris graphics could prove as sufficient to run VR for platforms like Google Cardboard or Samsung’s Gear VR. Apart from this, what kind of accessory HP’s new Chromebook can take the advantage of its VR features. Thereafter HP publicly stated that it plans to bring VR to Chromebook with the help of web.

Summarization: It has been noticed that VR is major thing along with the introduction of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the upcoming PlayStation. The web based platforms and Mozilla has been working on the Oculus Rift compatible version that can work for MozVR from 2014. Google also added 360 degree videos to YouTube from March 2015 in order to experience the virtual reality feature.

Whatsapp added Security Feature for Secure Communication

e2eRecently Whatsapp has been in news regarding the end to end encryption for secure communications. It seems that company has completed it integration that has been going on from a year and half.  Further the company put its efforts for extending voice calls, video, and multi-party chat rooms for Android and iOS users.

They also mentioned that with the launch of this technique there would be numerous new protections. Once the communications with user are encrypted, then it is easy for Whatsapp client to notify the user and it refuses to send any unencrypted messages.  Besides, there are some concerns that are associated to the system that might be vulnerable to a downgrade attack.

Apart from that, it is still difficult to say that Whatsapp is entirely immune to warrant requests. Furthermore, attacks and security threats are very common in the security world. I was observed that Whatsapp system still manages messages centrally, coordinates key exchanges and apart from that there has been a significant control over the code that runs on both servers and phones. Thereafter any attacker with Whatsapp cooperation would be well placed to execute newly devised attacks.

Thus, it was the result of strong security for Whatsapp users and works as a template that could be applied to other services that are going forward.  It makes use of Open Whisper protocol which is open source and the group decided to help other messenger services to employ the same protections.

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The study says that over a billion monthly active users across the world are using the Signal Protocol for end to end encryption. Besides, Open Whisper said that somewhere in next year, they will continue to work with additional massagers in order to amplify the impact and scope of private communications.

 

Recovering Data from NTFS Partition on Windows 10

You were repartitioning your NTFS partition on Windows 10 system. While repartitioning process you accidentally deleted one of the NTFS partition. After completion of process when you browse the partition you noticed that some of your important files were missing.  Later you thought of cross verifying those files with the backup copy that you have already maintained. But unfortunately you failed to keep backup of the updated one.

Under such situations, you may assume that the data from NTFS partition cannot be recovered further. Don’t worry even if you are under such circumstances because your data from NTFS partition can be recovered with the help of Remo Recover software in a couple of minutes.

Remo Recover: Tool for NTFS Partition Recovery

Remo Recover is used to restore NTFS partition Windows 10 in a secure manner.  With the help of this utility, you can get back the lost, deleted and formatted NTFS partition from Windows 10.  Besides, the software has the ability to recover your NTFS partition from various hard drives such as SATA, IDE, and SCSI etc.

Apart from NTFS partition, you can recover deleted / lost FAT 16, FAT32, exFAT, HFSX and HFS+ partition / volumes. Besides it recovers data from flash memory cards, USB dives, FireWire Drives, iPods. It is capable of recovering data even when the hard drive has been crashed or does not boot.

The application will identify all the important file types on the basis of their unique signatures.  Thereafter, these recovered files can be sorted on the basis of name, date, size, and file type. It also facilitates the option of Find files from the recovered data on the basis of date, creation date, and extension, size as well as file name. Besides, files that are deleted from Recycle Bin or using shift delete command prompt can also be recovered.

Another important feature that is supported by this utility is that it creates disk images in order to bypass bad sectors. Later, data is recovered from these disk images. The recovered images can be viewed with the help of Preview option prior to data restoration.

Remo Recover software supports all the latest operating system that includes Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, as well as Windows Server Edition include 2003, 2008, and 2012.  Apart from that; Mac operating system consists of Mavericks, Yosemite, and EI Capitan.

Other Benefits of Remo Recover Software

  • With the help of Remo Recover it is possible to restore data from NTFS drive with ADS (Alternate Data Streams)
  • Save Recovery Session helps in saving the re- scanning time of the drive and resume the saving process any time
  • It has been associated with technical assistance round the clock for handling queries associated with the software
  • Interactive Software Interface: The user friendly interface of software helps in proper installation of as well as the usage of the software
  • Demo Version: With the help of Demo Version users can understand the working and performance of the software before purchasing the licensed version
  • The software requires minimum disk space of 50 MB for installation purpose

Other Scenarios that Remo Recover supports:

  • Sometimes it may happen that there are situations where data loss from NTFS partition occurs after accidental formatting
  • If you are performing Windows 10 up gradation process, then it may happen that sometimes it may get interrupted due to certain cause. Further it will lead to corruption of NTFS partition
  • There are instances where you may lose NTFS partition from Windows 10 due to corruption of MBR.

Safety Tips that should be followed in order to avoid above discussed data loss situations

It is advisable to have backup of essential data that is stored on your NTFS partition before performing any kind of operation on it

Before you perform formatting of your partition, properly check whether you have selected the correct partition

You should not perform resizing or repartitioning of the partition if you don’t have proper knowledge of partitioning

Deleted Data Recovery from Solid State Drive

Have you deleted data from SSD accidentally and not able to get it back? Is that your issue and finding solution for it? If so, then you have landed in right place. Don’t worry!!!Like you there are many users of SSD are facing same issue and here is your solution!!!

SSD stands for Solid State Drive which is storage device similar to hard drive but does not contain any moving parts. Instead, an SSD comprises an array of semiconductors memory in organized manner using integrated circuits to save data. Let us discuss some of the advantages of SSD: data transfer speed is high, requires less power, a performance is good and many more. Similarly, we come across some disadvantage even like data deletion or loss from Solid State Drive.

You want to transfer some of the important files from your office system for which you have only SSD as a resource. Unfortunately, there was no enough space in SSD to save new data for which you will delete some of the files in hurry. You will complete your work and then after reaching home you will connect SSD to your system for transferring data. Then, you will realize that some of your vital data also been deleted.

After data deletion from SSD, what’s next?

Remember, deleted data from SSD will be still there but it cannot be identified easily. Only address pointer of the file will be removed not the complete information. In order to recover such data from your Solid State Drive, the most important thing after data deletion is you have stop using the system immediately. This is because, if you continue using the system deleted data might get overwritten with new data.  As a result of which data recovery from Solid State Drive becomes difficult.

After deletion scenario, do not connect your SSD to any unknown system to check the possibility of data recovery. This might even cause damage to the drive.

Try recovering data by yourself!!!

When you delete data from Solid State Drive, don’t panic and conclude that you cannot recover them forever. Always, try from your side like check whether you have any backup of delete data. Then confirm once whether deleted data is present in Recycle Bin/trash or not. When you fail in all this scenarios, then you can opt any reliable recovery tool.

Data Recovery Software by Remo!!!!

Yes, with Remo software for deleted SSD file recovery you can easily get back data from Solid State Drive. It uses enhanced recovery mechanisms for recovering data at the earliest and scans the entire drive in few minutes. It is designed with simple to understand GUI which helps all kinds of non technical, new users to install and run the software easily.

  • Restores permanently deleted data from SSD effortlessly
  • Provides an option called Find tool using which specific file can be recovered from huge list of data
  • Save Recovery Session will prevent the rescanning of the drive more than once, hence time is less consumed
  • Supports all versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
  • Compatible on Mac operating systems also which includes Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite
  • Trial version of the software can be downloaded to check its efficiency prior purchasing paid version

Other scenarios supported by Remo!!!

  • While viewing/transferring files from SSD to other devices, you might click on delete option without your knowledge that results in deletion
  • Improper usage of cut, paste commands during file sharing process from SSD to another leads to deletion of files
  • When harmful viruses infects you Solid State Drive, it might delete certain files without prior information
  • During the scanning process, if antivirus software comes across any infected files present in SSD then it will just delete it without any conformation
  • In order to create free space, you might delete files from SSD using command prompt which cause permanent deletion
  • Sudden power failure, abrupt system shut down, inaccurate ejection of external storage devices, malware infections and so on are other scenarios that cause deletion of files from SSD

 

Fixing Corrupt 7Zip Files

What are 7ZIP Files?

7ZIP is open source software to compress numerous files which includes audio, video, documents, notes etc. This file format is widely used because it provides high compression ratio as compared to other archive formats such as ZIP, RAR etc. This is possible as it has in-built bzip2, LZMA2 and LZMA compression algorithms. Besides, it is also capable of saving memory space; it has password protection, splitting and encryption techniques that has been useful for better compression methods.

But, when it comes to corruption then it was observed that this 7Zip files are also easily prone to corruption similar to other compressed files. So it is advisable to understand the situations that are responsible for corrupting 7Z files. They are discussed below:

Power Failure: While working with your 7Zip files if there is sudden system termination because of power issues then there are chances of 7Zip archives corruption

External Threats: Virus attacks and other malicious infections are also responsible for making 7Zip archives inaccessible which leads to corruption

Header Corruption: File header consists of all the important information including name, size, extension etc. This information is necessary for accessing your file, if it gets corrupted due to any reason then you are not able to access 7Zip file

Incompatible Firmware: Sometimes, you make use of some incompatible or unsupported tool to extract the files. It may cause corruption to your 7Zip archives in future

Other causes: It may include bad sectors on hard disk are other causes which lead to 7Zip archives inaccessible, sometimes archive is corrupt or damaged.

Apart from this, sometimes if Zip files are deleted and recovered using data recovery software then it may happen that the recovered files are incomplete because of fragmentation of file system. These files are also prone to corruption.

If you come across the above mentioned circumstances then you don’t have to be worried at all. Because it is possible to repair your compressed 7Zip archive files. It is recommended to make use of Remo Repair ZIP tool as it comes handy for fixing 7Zip corruption issues without any complexity.

Remo Repair: 7ZIP Repair Tool

Remo Repair utility comprises of powerful algorithms that perform deep scanning of your 7Zip file and repair damaged 7zip archive with ease. It has been designed in such a way that it can fix large sized Zip files beyond 4GB. With this application, it is possible to repair 7Zip files even if they are stored on any storage media. It can even repair zip files which cannot be accessed because of CRC errors.

This read-only program is safe to use as it fixes the issues associated to your 7Zip file without damaging your existing 7Zip archives file. After completion of repair process, there is a Preview Option from where you can view your files prior to data restoration. These files can be easily stored into CD / DVD or any destination location which is accessible from host computer.

The software is compatible with all latest versions of Windows operating system that includes Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It also supports Windows Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2012.

More about Remo Repair Zip

User friendly interface: With simple user interface and guidance provided at each step, makes it easier for installation as well as usage of software

Technical Support: The application is assisted by 24×7 technical help in order to solve queries associated with the software

Free Demo Version: Demo Version allows you to check the performance of the software by repairing your corrupt 7Zip files. Further you can view them

Precautionary Measures that should be taken in order to avoid 7Zip file corruption in future:

  • It is advisable to make use of reliable utility for extraction of your 7ZIP files
  • You should maintain updated version of antivirus software in order to protect your 7Zip files from virus attacks

Note: Demo Version allows you to repair your 7Zip archive files but you cannot save your compressed 7Zip files. For saving your repaired compressed files you have to purchase the licensed version

Fixing MS Outlook 2010 PST File Not Valid

Are you unable to open your Microsoft Outlook 2010 2010 PST file? Whenever you try to open your Outlook 2010 2010 it is displaying an pop up error message PST file not valid? It happens when your PST file is corrupted or damaged. However, such error displaying PST files can be easily fixed with Remo Repair Outlook 2010 (PST).

One of the well known and extensively utilized email applications in many business organizations, private offices, IT sectors etc. is Microsoft Outlook 2010. Due to its extensive utilization Microsoft has come up with various versions and Outlook 2010 is one among. With the help of this utility, it takes few simple steps and less time for sending and receiving mails via internet. Apart from email service, it also supports other features like calendars, contacts, notes, journals, appointments etc. which has gained attention of users. The entire information of Outlook 2010 including its login details along with inbox, outbox etc will be saved in a single folder called PST (Personal Storage table). Sometimes, users are Outlook 2010 might face difficult time due to corruption scenarios which makes PST file inaccessible or displays error message.

Let us have brief idea about reasons responsible for Outlook 2010 PST file corruption

  • Header Corruption – Header is main component of PST file which stores complete data of Outlook 2010. If gets damaged due to improper termination of Outlook 2010 or any other unexpected reasons will result in PST file corruption
  • Corrupt Hard Drive – When the drive where PST file is stored gets corrupted due to increased number of bad sectors or errors will turn into unreachable i.e. will not respond to any read or write operation which is clear indication of corruption
  • Virus Attack – Usually, PST file gets infected from external threats like harmful viruses via large files attached via mail, internet, system infections etc. can replicate on their own. At some extent, they can delete data or corrupt entire PST file
  • Oversized PST File – All the versions of Microsoft Outlook 2010 will have size limit i.e. they should not exceed more than 2GB which is main reason for PST file corruption. When you have huge number of old mails in inbox, outbox etc. will make PST file inaccessible

Apart from above discussed reasons, software malfunctioning, inaccurate up gradation, reinstallation, untrusted antivirus software, interruptions during sending and receiving process, sudden power failure, abrupt system shut down etc. can cause PST file corruption.The very best solution to repair not a valid pst file fix on Outlook 2010 without taking much risk is by utilizing tool like Remo Repair Outlook  (PST).

Characteristics of Remo Repair utility

  • Remo is one of the non destructive read only tool which will not modify your original file during scanning process instead creates new healthy file for storing the data extracted from corrupted PST file
  • It is tested with advanced antivirus software before launching, hence completely free from all kinds of malware infections
  • Supports all available versions of Windows OS including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2012
  • Free demo version of the software can be downloaded on your system to have prior knowledge before opting for purchased edition

Significant features of Remo Repair Outlook (PST)

One of the preferred repairing tool for fixing corrupted, damaged, inaccessible, oversized PST files on different versions of Outlook 2010 like 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010…This tool recovers calendars, contacts, inbox files, tasks, journals etc. from corrupted PST file easily. It is compatible on all the latest versions of Windows operating system. 24*7 technical team will be available for solving any kind of issues during installation or repairing process.

Beneficiary tips

  • Maintain a copy of PST file in any other storage device as backup
  • Always utilize advanced antivirus software for scanning your system
  • Outlook 2010 application should be terminated appropriately before terminating your computer
  • Make sure that PST file should not exceed its size limit

Restoring Data after Low Level Formatting

What is Low level formatting?

Low-level formatting will erase all your data from your storage devices regardless of the number of partitions that are present on the device. Besides, it will ignore the file system layer and directly works on disk sectors.

Since you perform low-level formatting of your hard drive, there are chances that you might lose the important data permanently. Now you might be thinking that you are not able to access that data. But you can recover your files easily because the data is still present on that drive. With the help of Remo Recover utility it is possible to restore files even after low level formatting in an effective manner.

Remo Recover Software

Remo Recover is capable of deep scanning and reaches disk sectors of your drive and scans the disk sector-by sector in order to locate and extract complete files with ease. After completion of extraction process you can easily regain files that are lost due to low-level formatting of drives. It also supports recovery of files from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16, FAT32 partitions.

With the help of this utility, you can also perform file recovery after low level formatting from any storage devices that includes hard drives, external hard drives, Fire Wire drives, USB flash drives and as well as iPods. It has capability to identify and recover various file types that are based on its unique signatures. Further it will recognize and preserves file names after recovery and the recovered data can be sorted on the basis of name, size, date, and file type.

Remo software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP along with Windows Server 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2012. Besides Mac Operating System includes Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and EI Capitan.

Besides Remo Recover also provides the following features

Find Tool: When you are done with the scanning or recovery process you can make use of find tool in order to locate any particular file from the list of recovered files

Adding / Editing signatures: While you are searching for a file extension in the list which is provided by the tool, then there is a provision of adding or editing signature or even you can make changes in the existing signature

Save Recovery Session: When you have purchase the licensed version of the software then, with the help of save recovery session you can avoid re-scanning time of your drive

Demo Version: Demo Version helps in understanding the working as well as performance of the software

Technical Help: It provides 24×7 technical assistance for handling queries

Graphical User Interface: There is step wise instructions mentioned in the interface that guides technical as well as novice users

Common reason those are responsible for Low Level formatting:

  • Virus Threats: Sometimes, in order to get rid of virus infections you perform format operation of your entire drive without taking any backup.
  • Error messages: At times, there might be possibility that you come across error messages that instruct you to perform low level formatting. You have to perform this low level formatting because you won’t be able to access your files
  • Accidental Deletion: While working on your hard drive it may happen that you mistakenly delete some crucial files without having the backup copy of those files

Tips that should be followed to prevent your drive from getting formatted:

  • Don’t neglect error messages associated with your drive while you are working on your system
  • Make sure that you maintain a backup copy of your important files
  • It is recommended that antivirus software should be installed in your system in order to prevent your system from virus threats

Recover Data from Hard Disk Image

Hard drive is a widely used storage medium where all your important information is stored. So it is really scary to even imagine your hard disk getting corrupted or damaged which might result in loss of all your crucial data. And there are times when you might lose data from hard disk drive. Having too many bad sectors on your hard drive is one among the many reasons for losing data from the drive. When there are multiple bad sectors on your hard drive, some of these symptoms will be indicated –

  • Your system’s performance slows down
  • The computer fails to recognize the hard disk drive
  • Chkdsk or Scandisk application starts off automatically during system start-up

Few indications for bad sectors on hard drive were mentioned. Under such a situation all the files and folders present in the hard drive become inaccessible. So is it possible to recover data from hard drive having bad sectors? Yes, it sure is possible to get back all your important files and folders from bad hard disk with ease. Wondering how? The answer is Remo Recover – the software is built with advanced algorithms which creates image of hdd having bad sectors and recovers data.

Remo Recover to Restore Data from Hard Drive Image –

Remo Recover tool is designed with advanced features which create a clone of your hard disk drive having bad sectors in a file called disk image file. The hdd is cloned sector by sector to create a disk image file. These disk image files are created to bypass the bad sectors. You can later recover data from these disk image files.

Any type of file, be it Word documents, ZIP files, Presentation files, Excel sheets, backup files, photos, music files, PDF docs, and many others will be recovered easily with help from this application. The bad sectors are skipped and you can recover data from hard drive image in a secure manner. Apart from bad sectors, there could be other instances too where Disk Imaging software will come in handy. Some of them are –

  • Whenever you plan to reinstall your operating system, you have to format the drive. If you forget to backup data before the formatting process, then data is lost. But if you created disk image file before going ahead with formatting, then files can be restored from it.
  • While recovering files from hard disk having bad sector, the recovery software will not be able to access lost data due to the bad sectors. Under such a situation, creating a disk image file of your hard drive is useful as you can retrieve data from it at a later time.

Remo Recover is a read-only tool which does not alter the content of any file during the entire recovery process. Thus the original files are not altered at any stage and safe recovery is ensured. The utility also provides a Preview option to view the recovered files to evaluate the recovery process. The retrieved data can be viewed based on the file extension using File Type View option. Files and folders can be viewed in hierarchical view using Data View option.

More about Remo Recover software –

  • The application can be used to restore data from hard drive that fails to boot, has crashed, cannot be recognized by computer, and so on
  • You can get back files from formatted / reformatted partitions, corrupted partitions, unmountable volumes, repartitioned drives, etc, with ease with the assistance of this tool
  • The recovered data can be sorted based on the file name, file size, date and type of file
  • Remo Recover supports data recovery from various storage mediums such as flash memory cards, external USB drives, iPods, FireWire drives, and so on, apart from hard drives
  • Even files lost due to partitioning errors can be restored without any difficulty by this tool
  • The utility comes in handy to retrieve data from hard drive after an operating system crash, reinstallation of OS, and so on

Software to Restore Deleted Pictures

Let us say, you have saved your memorable pictures on any storage device like memory card, pen drive, hard drive etc. But, unfortunately you have deleted those pictures from the storage device which is a heartbreaking situation and you might start searching if you have another copy of deleted photos. If you don’t find another copy, what will you do in such situation? Go through this page to know how to restore deleted pictures in span of minutes.

Are you facing such scenario? Then here is the best solution to get back your images.

When pictures are deleted from any storage media, only its address pointer will be erased from the File Allocation Table. This makes image file invisible to the user and that specific space will be marked as free space for storing new files. So, in order to restore deleted photos don’t store anything on the storage media and then make use of reliable recovery tool like Remo Recover Software.

Restore deleted files using Remo Recover Software

Remo Recover Software easily retrieves deleted photos in few mouse clicks. During recovery, the software scans the storage device deeply to locate and restore the deleted images. Also, this tool is capable to restore lost photos from pen drives, memory cards, internal and external hard drive, and many more. Not just photos, the application also supports recovery of various types of files like documents, ZIP archives, videos, songs, spreadsheets etc. Besides, this application can also be used to restore files deleted using shift delete combination keys or command prompt. For any sort of assistance, technical guidance will be provided round the clock by well trained support team.

Other features of Remo Recover Software

  • The recovered files can be arranged on basis of file name, file type, file size and date of creation
  • The tool performs recovery process on drives / partitions formatted with file systems such as HFS+, HFSX, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and exFAT
  • Comes with some unique features like Save Recovery Session which saves your scanned results for future use and avoids rescanning of the storage device
  • Also, we have Data View option which displays recovered file based on its hierarchical form;  File Type View which displays recovered files based on its file type
  • The most important is Preview which enables users to view the restored file before saving it
  • You can save recovered files by compressing to ZIP archives
  • Compatible with all the latest versions of Windows and Mac OS

Reasons for deletion of photos

  • Accidental deletion: At times, you may accidentally delete pictures by clicking on Delete All option instead of Delete option while viewing them on your camera. Also, while deleting some unnecessary files, if you choose essential ones leads to deletion of important ones.
  • Using Shift Delete or Command Prompt: While deleting some unwanted pictures, you might use Shift Delete or Command Prompt to delete files permanently. While performing this process, you may mistakenly delete some important photos resulting in deletion.

In the above situations, files are not deleted permanently as they still reside on your drive and can be recovered easily with the help of Remo Recover Software.

Important Tips to avoid data loss in future:

  • Check twice before deleting any file from storage media
  • Always use Safely Remove Device option while disconnecting storage device from computer
  • Take regular backup of files which are stored on any storage device to overcome these data loss situations

Other scenarios where Remo Recover Software can be used:

  • If pictures are erased due to format errors
  • Accidental formatting of the storage device containing memorable images
  • Loss of photos may also occur while moving pictures from one device to another due to any sort of interruptions like abrupt ejection of the storage device, or improper Cut Paste option, switching off the camera and so on.

What’s New in FujiFilm X-Pro2

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.

Conclusion:

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.