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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Full Review - Performance

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Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Performance

The performance section is where we look at the image quality performance of the camera. Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.

Speed - We took a number of shots to test the camera's responsiveness, from switch on to first photo, shot to shot, focusing speed etc. We take a number of shots and then use the average to ensure accurate and consistent tests, making it easy to compare with other cameras.

Shutter Response <0.05secs
Wide - Focus / Shutter Response 0.2secs
Full zoom - Focus / Shutter Response  0.175secs
Switch on Time to Taking a Photo 1.1secs
Shot to Shot without Flash 0.5secs
Shot to Shot with Flash N/A
Continuous Shooting - JPEG
(shots before slow down)
8.2fps (179 shots)
Continuous Shooting - Flash N/A
Continuous Shooting - RAW 8.1fps (28 shots, uncompressed raw)


In addition the camera can shoot at roughly 5.6fps with continuous AF activated. 

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Sample Photos

Sample Photos - Focus is quick and reliable, and the camera has reliable exposure. Colour is good straight from the camera with very little editing needed, thanks to good dynamic range and contrast levels. The camera can produce good images in surprisingly low light conditions, and it produces good results even when shooting up to ISO12800. 

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Lens test images

Lens Performance - We tested the X-Pro 2 with the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm lens, and later with the XF 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens, and detail is good, although for better macro results, a dedicated macro lens would be recommended. There is a wide range of lenses available, including a good range of prime lenses. The 18-55mm lens is fairly resistant to flare, although purple fringing is occasionally noticeable when there are images with high levels of contrast. Distortion is automatically corrected in-camera. 

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 ISO

ISO Noise Performance - Auto ISO settings let you set the ISO range you want the camera to automatically use, and you can set the slowest shutter speed you want the camera to use. There are options to adjust noise reduction, from -3 to +4, with the default set to 0, which applies some noise reduction. There is also the option to record raw images uncompressed or compressed. JPEG fine images are roughly 8 to 15 megabytes in size, with uncompressed raw files weighing in at 49 megabytes, and compressed raw images are between 23 and 29 megabytes.

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 ISO test images

ISO noise performance is excellent with images showing low levels of noise and very good levels of detail up to ISO1600. Fine detail begins to drop off at ISO3200, and above. However noise results are good with relatively low noise right up to ISO12800. At ISO25600 as noise increases, colour saturation drops off, and ISO51200 is best avoided. 

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 White-balance test images

White Balance Performance - Auto White Balance (AWB) gives a warm result under tungsten / incandescent lighting, with the tungsten preset giving a slightly more neutral result. AWB performs well under fluorescent lighting, and the fluorescent presets give quite a strong colour cast. 

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Digital filters

Digital Filters - Dynamic range options include DR100, DR200 and DR400 and the differences are quite subtle, but with the DR200 and DR400 images retaining more highlight detail. If you want to create HDR images you'll need to use the exposure bracketing mode, as the camera doesn't have an automatic HDR image creation feature in camera. There isn't a panoramic shooting mode. There are number of film simulations modes including Provia, Velvia, Astia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg Hi, Pro Neg Std, ACROS (black and white), Monochrome, and Sepia - the monochrome and ACROS modes let you apply a red, yellow or green filter as well. You can apply a grain effect, with options for weak or strong. Advanced filter gives digital filters, including Toy camera, Miniature, Pop colour, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic, Soft focus, and Partial colour (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple). 

Video - Video options now let you choose from a wide range of frame rates, including 60, 50, 30, 25, and 24fps. You can also adjust the microphone level, and choose between using the microphone socket as a microphone socket or remote release socket. Video quality is good, however it's disappointing that there aren't more options. 4K video recording has been added with a firmware update.

 


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Comments


sasan 7 36 England
15 Jan 2016 8:10AM
As a fan of Fuji I thought the X series are in the end line... but with presentation of this prodigy I changed my mind. Only thing about this camera is shutter speed.That dial on body says: I'M FAST AS 1/8000Grin."It
should be modifiedWink
I really like that Colorful sample image.Thanks a lot Joshua Waller Smile
joshwa Plus
10 923 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2016 1:57PM
Updated - thanks Smile
15 Jan 2016 3:58PM
I think i am in love Grin
themak 7 1.0k Scotland
15 Jan 2016 4:23PM
Looks very promising. The bargain is definitely the free firmware updates for the XE2 - looking forward to that, meantime. Well done Fuji, again.
RamblinSam 7 31 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2016 12:09PM
Two major changes which I feel make the X-Pro2 a far better camera ergonomically, are:

[a] The removal of the 3 buttons on the rear, left-hand side of the body, as they are poorly-recessed and I used to find they were too easily accidentally activated when holding the camera with the palm of my left hand.
and
[b] The camera now has built-in dioptre adjustment, instead of the circular eyepiece lenses - which many dealers didn't also stock, and this probably led many customers not buying the X-Pro1 because customers with eyesight issues, would have experienced viewfinder problems.

I haven't tried the new version yet, but it looks like the the joystick feature, will make selecting things easier ... I just hope it's location doesn't intrude in a similar manner as the buttons down the back of the body used to - and this then also needs some form of recessing!
In short, congratulations to Fuji, for resolving both of these issues!
joshwa Plus
10 923 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2016 2:49PM
Full review now live
21 Jan 2016 7:00AM
Pity the review didn't compare AF performance with the X-T1, would have been interesting to see what the difference (speed, reliability, continuous AF etc.) is...
sasan 7 36 England
21 Jan 2016 7:22AM
Nikon d5200(it's 24mp too)
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21 Jan 2016 10:56AM
The new X-Pro2 doesn't appear to have any diopter adjustment for the viewfinder, the Pro 1 used to have diopter lenses that screwed onto the viewfinder with a +/- range. Fuji in there wisdom withdrew the + range which ment that my new X-Pro 1 has never been used. So are they going to offer a full range of correction lenses for the X-Pro 2 or are photographers with a simular glasses prescription like myself not going to be able to use the new X-Pro2?

Regards
MelvyngdSad
themak 7 1.0k Scotland
21 Jan 2016 11:04AM
The X-Pro 2 does have dioptre adjustment.
Melvyngd: It does have the diopter adjustment! its located at the left side of the camera right next to the viewfinder.. go to Fuji's website in the xpro2 link, go to "features" then "finder" scroll halfway down and there you'll see a photo of the diopter +/ - dial
22 Jan 2016 10:36AM

As I use the Xpro1 most of the times and left all the others on the shelf I most say: the Xpro 2 IS great. I was able to test it at a preview last night and compared it with my Xpro1: the result is that in the Xpro1 is still a marvel and the Xpro2 is a marvel marvellous … I didn’t believe before, I am more a conservative kind of photographer, love the fotografic approach of the xpro1 and must say: the Xpro2 is the same haptic, the viewfinders are much better, the autofocus is fast and I mean FAST in bad light, like yesterday evening, it works superbly with my manual workflow as well as with the 35 1.4 and 35 2.0, the 100-400, and
As I use the Xpro1 most of the times and left all the others on the shelf I most say: the Xpro 2 IS great. I was able to test it at a preview last night and compared it with my Xpro1: the result is that in the Xpro1 is still a marvel and the Xpro2 is a marvel marvellous … I didn’t believe before, I am more a conservative kind of photographer, love the fotografic approach of the xpro1 and must say: the Xpro2 is the same haptic, the viewfinders are much better, the autofocus is fast and I mean FAST in bad light, like yesterday evening, it works superb with my manual workflow as well as with the 35 1.4 and 35 2.0 … The sensor is gobsmacking, and the iq out of question. As a sceptic I and I don’t get nothing for this comment I say: if you want to ,shoot’ go for a big/fast Nikanon or xt1/10 but if you like the way of photographic approach of traditional but if needed fast highest quality photography…go for this camera. It is a marvel.
bali74 4 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2016 9:14PM
Hi guys. First of all I think the new x pro 2 a brilliant camera. Not perfect of course, but close to it. Smile Thanks the quick review anyway. Any battery grip for this camera? Seems to be the battery life not the best. I tried to search, but the only one I found was for the X-T1.
Andy_Curtis 6 808 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2016 5:02PM
I want it!
sasan 7 36 England
3 Feb 2016 3:03PM
... x pro 2 a brilliant camera.
... Any battery grip for this camera? Seems to be the battery life not the best. I tried to search, but the only one I found was for the X-T1.


Welcome dear bali Smile
It's brilliant of course but any brilliant is a potential danger for bank account !Blush
At fuji site we can see accessories but no sign of battery grip it's only grip!
http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_pro2/accessories/
The battery is same with some other X series cams & it's a little bit weak in fact.
themak 7 1.0k Scotland
3 Feb 2016 3:32PM
I don't think there was ever a battery grip for the X-pro 1, so there probably won't be one for the new camera. I carry a spare battery and I don't find swapping a problem. In fact I wouldn't really want to encumber the camera with the extra bulk of a grip.
24 Mar 2016 6:48PM
Coming back to x-pro (2) has been a great surprise so far. In the beginning I thought the camera was quite ordinary and too expensive but so far my view has changed being quite positive. If you are interested I've posted some initial test pictures in a pretty high resolution.
https://photodefacto.wordpress.com/gridpage/stralsund-testing-fuji-x-pro2/

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