Fuji has just released a beta of the new Fuji X-Pro2 to replace the X-Pro1 APS-C camera. Fuji has made some important updates to the sensor taking it from 16 MP to 24 MP with their new quad-core X-Trans CMOS sensor. They have improved the auto-focus system and added 273 autofocus points and a nice joystick for changing focus points like you would see on a Canon DSLR. They have also improved the back screen and the viewfinder, which people are now saying refreshes fast enough not to have any lag, which is a nice improvement. They have also added Acros black and white film simulations which will produce really nice B&W images for jpg shooters.
Why would you buy this camera? Fuji's are known for great image quality, color rendition, and they have some great lenses. It's also very compact and retro styled. If you like the old rangefinder look or if you prefer to use dials and buttons over menus, this camera might be right for you.
Even though this camera shoots a respectable 1080p/60 fps video, this is a still shooters camera, there are better options on the market for video shooters.
Here are the basics specifications:
Fujifilm X-Pro2 features
- 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor (APS-C)
- 273 Autofocus points (169 of which PDAF)
- 2.36M-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