The X-Pro2 is a high-end, rangefinder-esque mirrorless camera that directly succeeds the first X-mount camera: the X-Pro1. The Pro2 is based around a 24MP APS-C sensor and a host of feature improvements in a body that very closely resembles that of its predecessor.
- 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor (APS-C)
- 273 autofocus points (169 of which are phase-detect)
- 36M-dot OLED/Optical hybrid viewfinder with pop-up picture-in-picture tab
- ISO 200-12800, expandable to 100-51200 with Raw shooting at all settings
- 1/8000 sec maximum shutter speed and 1/250 sec flash sync
- Acros black and white film simulation
- Grain Effect option for JPEGs
- 1080/60p movies
The X-Pro2’s higher resolution sensor also gains wider-spread on-sensor phase-detect AF coverage, which is another significant improvement. In addition it has a small, thumb-operated joystick that allows you to more easily select an AF point and, in turn, the camera lets you select from a any of the camera’s AF points.
Other changes include allowing Auto ISO to extend up to 12800 and the ability to shoot Raw files at all the camera’s ISO settings (extended settings have always been JPEG-only on previous X-series cameras), as well as the ability to apply lossless compression to Raw files. The X-Pro2’s shutter has been improved, too, and can now shoot as fast as 1/8000 sec, with flash sync extended to 1/250 sec of a second.
But much of what else made the original X-Pro1 stand out remains. The genuinely rangefinder-styled body, rather than just being a rectangle with a band of faux leather around it, mimics most of the control points and design accents of a 1960s camera. It still has the all-metal construction but more attention has been made to provide environmental sealing, as you’d expect in a camera at this price.
And, although the body looks broadly the same, it’s been significantly reworked to offer improved ergonomics as well as additional features. The hybrid viewfinder has been improved through the inclusion of an X100T-style pop-up tab in the corner, onto which an LCD image can be projected.