First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm Malaysia launched the X-Pro2 earlier today (7th March 2016), you guys probably read about the camera, the price and whatever details from many sites by now but in case you haven’t, the new Fujifilm X-Pro2 is their flagship model that retails at RM 8,188.

First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

The much awaited flagship comes with the following new features.

– X-Transâ„¢* CMOS III sensor & X Processor Pro
– Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
– 1/8000 sec. Mechanical Shutter
– Film Simulation “ACROS”
– 7×7 Phase Detection AF Area
– Compressed RAW file format

Full details of the specs is available at the official product page.

Now let’s get on with the good stuff – after all I’m sure you’d like to see more than just news, you’d want to see the photos.

First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

Of course those images aren’t anything spectacular, so what here I’ve included some 100% crops from those photos for your pixel peeping pleasure.

*Click to enlarge the images*

First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

All images are straight out of camera, no adjustments made.

High ISO Performance

Aiyah this one I know la you guys sure want to ask, so here it is – ISO 12800 performance for your viewing pleasure.

First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

Hybrid Viewfinder

The hybrid viewfinder is one neat touch, it is a combination of OVF with electronic information overlay, think IRONMAN! Of course the overlay is something you can choose to disable but I think it’s pretty cool.

First-Impression : The Fujifilm X-Pro2

The downside of the OVF is that it doesn’t zoom along with the lens, remember that this is a mirrorless camera and what you see on the OVF is not what is seen through the lens. When you zoom a lens, you’ll see a box indicating the area that’s within the frame, my take is that it’s better to go Live View if you are taking a telephoto shot but do consider the stability aspect of planting the camera to your face.

Other Matters

The X-Pro2’s build is solid, what I didn’t like is that it heats up very fast. Planting the camera to my face, I feel the warmth from the LCD area, it feels like having a hot towel on your face. It’s great for warming your face in cold climate but it’s not something I fancy. I also appreciate the 8-fps burst mode, useful for capturing moments, not forgetting that the X-Pro2 also comes with focus peaking.

Parting Words

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 retails at RM 8,188 for the body alone, pairing it with a few good lenses and it’ll set you back for quite a hefty 5-figure sum. Solid construct, dual-SD slot and a wealth of features, the X-Pro2 is definitely something worthy of professional use (actually even the XT-10 is worthy of professional use!)

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