Fujifilm‘s unveils the new X-Pro2, a powerful, retro camera with built-in Wi-Fi. It is a monster in its own right, even though it doesn’t shoot 4K video. If you own an X-Pro1 and are invested in Fujinon X-Mount lenses, it’s worth upgrading to the X-Pro2.
The camera’s body is dust and splash-resistant with 61 points of weather sealing. It is also freeze-resistant up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t be able to go swimming with the X-Pro2, but it can survive a heavy downpour and a trip to the beach.
Every component inside the X-Pro2 is a boost over the X-Pro1. A new 24.3-megapixel (up from 16.3-megapixels) and an X-Trans CMOS III sensor powered by the X-Processor Pro image processor. The camera’s autofocus locks on subjects in 0.08 seconds and continuous shooting is a speedy 8 frames per second (compared to 3 fps on X-Pro1). The X-Pro2’s ISO is 100-51200. Also, if you love shooting timelapses, the built-in interval timer can shoot up to 999 frames
The hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder is still a key Fujifilm differentiator, but now the electronic viewfinder’s resolution is a higher 2.36 million dots versus the X-Pro1’s 1.44 million dots resolution. The camera’s 3-inch screen is also sharper with a 1.62-million dot resolution. Also awesome: two SD card slots, one of which is compatible with the UHS-II Standards, and has built-in Wi-Fi.
As mentioned earlier, the X-Pro2 doesn’t shoot 4K video, but the camera can record full HD video at 1080p resolution at up to 60 fps (at a bit rate of 36Mbps). Film enthusiasts will also appreciate the grain effect mode, which gives photos a grainier look.