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Fuji unveils the long awaited successor to its celebrated X-Pro1 camera

Fuji X-Pro2

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has a 24-megapixel sensor, a faster processor and some much needed improvements to the autofocus

It’s been a long time coming (find out why in our interview with Takashi Ueno), but Fuji has finally unveiled a successor to its flagship X series camera, the Pro1, which was many people’s pick of the Photokina trade show four years ago, with its rangefinder styling, optical viewfinder and accompanying range of high quality lenses.Fuji X-Pro2The X-Pro2’s hybrid viewfinder remains unique in its proposition of blending optical and digital views of what is to be captured, and the £1349 camera is still the only AF digital rangefinder on the market. Appearances are deceptive, as the latest version looks near identical to its predecessor, but now it has a 24-megapixel sensor, a faster processor, and Fuji has made some much needed improvements to the autofocus, which uses 273 AF points across the screen, including 169 phase detection points.Fuji X-Pro2Further refinements have been made to JPEG processing, black-and-white capture, the mechanical shutter, battery efficiency, layout and menu views, and a dual SD card slot has been added.

Fujinon XF 100-400mm

The Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, equivalent to 52-609mm
in 35mm format, was also announced at the same time today, which comes complete with five-stop image stabilisation and weather sealing, priced £1499. A further three X-series cameras were also announced.

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