Fuji X-Pro2 Review: Flagship Fuji X-series camera struts its stuff and proves to be a speedy successor


posted Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:10 PM EST


Back in March, Fujifilm updated their flagship X-Pro series camera with the release of the Fuji X-Pro2, and we have finished our review of this excellent mirrorless APS-C camera. It includes a bevy of new features and improvements over the original X-Pro1 including a redesigned body, higher resolution 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and brand-new hybrid autofocus system.

In our testing, we found the X-Pro2 to improve upon all of its predecessor’s weaknesses we identified when reviewing the original in 2012, particularly with regard to autofocus performance and overall speed. Fortunately, Fuji didn’t stop there and managed to improve the X-Pro2 even in areas we considered strengths of the X-Pro1. Image quality is even better thanks to a higher resolution sensor, and high ISO performance is up there with the best APS-C cameras on the market. You can read more about the X-Pro2’s high ISO performance here.

The same retro-inspired but user-friendly design is maintained, although the body is new. The X-Pro2 is now weather resistant, so you can comfortably shoot in harsh conditions. However, we didn’t love everything about its design, such as the top deck design. With that said, its hybrid viewfinder and ergonomic button layout provided a mostly pleasant shooting experience.

1/80s / f/2 / ISO 1250 / 53mm eq. / XF 35mm f/2 lens

If you’d like to skip ahead to our final word on the X-Pro2, head to our review conclusion. To catch up on our extensive coverage of Fuji’s flagship rangefinder-style X-series camera, see our X-Pro2 field tests (part 1 and part 2), image quality comparison, testing results, print quality analysis, studio shots and gallery .

1/1000s / f/3.6 / ISO 200 / 53mm eq. / XF 35mm f/2 lens

 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review • Conclusion •