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.The 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.Further 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.
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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