The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has been rumored about for quite a while now, and thanks to leaks there were even photos that made their way online. However the good news is that the wait is finally over as Fujifilm has officially taken the wraps off the X-Pro2, a camera which they are calling their new flagship.
For those unfamiliar, the X-Pro2 is basically the successor to the X-Pro1 which was actually launched several years ago, so we guess it was due for an upgrade. It is a mirrorless camera model and while companies like Sony might be leading the mirrorless front, Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras have actually been getting some pretty rave reviews, so it could be worth checking out.
In terms of hardware, the X-Pro2 will feature a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor, with an autofocus speed as fast as 0.08 seconds. It also sports a phase detection autofocus system that can shoot continuously at 8 frames per second. Just like the X-T1, the X-Pro2 will also be weather-resistant, thanks to a sealed body that can withstand water and also freeze resistance up to 14F.
According to Fujifilm, they are also boasting that the X-Pro2 is the world’s first camera to sport an advanced hybrid multi viewfinder with 2.36 million dots and a maximum speed of 85 frames per second, meaning that when you look through it, it should be pretty smooth. The camera also comes with classic Fujifilm filters, as well as new ones like a monochrome ACROS film simulator, and a new Grain Effect to replicate the look of old films.
Unfortunately in the video department, there is no 4K video capture and Full HD 1080p at 60fps will be the best it can do. There is also a built-in 3-inch display and WiFi for wireless transfer of photos and videos. If this sounds like a camera you’d like to get, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will be priced at $1,699.95 body-only and will be available in February 2016.