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Fuji X-Pro2 - First opinions and impressions....

dirk

CI-Founder
Although we do not think that this leak of Fuji Australia was an "accident", only a few hours before the official presentation, we made a copy as PDF for you so you can check the specifications and first images out.

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What do you think about the X-Pro2?
 

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Quotes from the official site:

New X-Trans CMOS III

The first model to feature a newly-developed sensor for outstanding image quality

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.

The sensor readout speed is now approximately twice as fast, delivering high-speed continuous shooting, precise AF tracking, playback and higher quality movies.

Fuji_xpro2_sensor.jpg


  • 1: Microlenses
  • 2: X-Trans Color Filter
  • 3: L/R Light Interception Filter
  • 4: Phase Detection Sensor / Green Filter Pixel
  • 5: Photodiode


Image Quality

The FUJIFILM X-Pro2: delivering a new level of X-series photo quality by combining the brand new X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro engine



Finder

The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 is the only interchangeable lens camera in the world featuring a Hybrid Viewfinder system that incorporates both optical and electric viewfinders.

Focusing

The number of selectable focusing points has been expanded from 49 on previous models to 77 for greater functionality and faster autofocus.


Operability

With key functions located on the right hand side of the camera body, all main controls can be accessed without taking your eye from the viewfinder.


Reliability

Rugged and reliable body that is ready for anything professional users can throw at it.
 

dirk

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dirk

CI-Founder
There are the first real life reviews out now from Fuji X-Shooters with pre-production odels.

The way the focus points are distributed over the area of the sensor is interesting. you can see this in this video:




Comments of dpreview:

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Another review of a pre-production model:

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There is an important part regarding the improvements of the AF of the X-Pro2 vs. XT-1 with FW4.0:

"...This is one area where Fujifilm has really been getting things right since summer of 2015. And now with the X-Pro2 they’re taking it a step further.

Autofocusing is fast! – just around 30% faster than the FW 4.0 equipped XT1. In addition to the speed it’s bloody precise. In normal light it nails my focus every time! In subpar lighting conditions e.g. complete darkness, of course it will have a tougher time. Thats just the way it works.

Fujifilm did also take extra measures to ensure good lowlight AF performance by further increasing the lowest focusable EV threshold from -1EV to -3EV. Let me just tell you this: It shows!...."


That sounds interestingt. What do you think?
 

dirk

CI-Founder
And here are many Videos made by Fuji with Pro Photograpers and how they use the X-Pro2 in their area of photography:

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we changed now the settings in the forum for PDFs.

If you click now on the PDF link, this will open a new browsertab and you can see than online the whole PDF document without beeing forced to download something onto your computer.

Of course you can still download the PDF on your PC. For this please rightclick with your mouse on the PDF name. A pop-up window will appear and you simple click on "save target...." See the screenshot below.

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dirk

CI-Founder
here is a quote from dpreviews first impression report regarding the AF performance of the Fuji X-Pro2:

"...The X-Pro2 we've been using has been running a series of obviously pre-production firmware versions, each offering improved performance and further refined behavior over the last. As a result, we can't yet comment on the camera's performance, since it may yet further improve. However, the sheer difference in focus speed between the fastest and slowest X-mount lens suggests to me that some of the lenses will never refocus fast enough to compete with the best of the X-Pro2's peers with respect to continuous AF. This means that, even if Fujifilm has managed to improve the focus tracking and eye detection, compared to previous models, the performance is still unlikely to be consistently competitive...."


mmmhhh.... that does not sound good if someone sees alternatives like a Nikon D500 (almost ame price) , if you want to shoot faster moving objects....
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 is an amazing camera with a 24Mp sensor, faster AF, improved handling and viewfinder. But I personally planning to have Fujifilm X-E2S which has 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and maximum ISO of 51200.

You can also get the full Fujifilm X-Pro2 review here.
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