January 15, 2016

Fuji Unveils Their Next Generation APS-C Mirrorless: X-Pro2

Fuji has dropped a ton of new products in the last day, including their high-end APS-C mirrorless, the X-Pro2. While some of the other cameras unveiled, like the X-E2S and X70 are minor upgrades, the X-Pro2 has a brand new 24 Megapixel sensor, and is their new flagship. In addition, all of the new cameras announced feature 1080p up to 60fps. Here's B&H on some of what was announced:

It's a strong lineup of stills cameras, though the video features definitely leave something to be desired, and unfortunately it's a bit of a missed opportunity to try and convert some video shooters over from the Sony Alpha mirrorless series. Fuji has a very distinct look, something that they could certainly apply to a cinema camera, or at least a mirrorless camera with more cinema features — but they've got their priorities in order at the moment trying to make the best professional APS-C cameras they can. 

One of the interesting features is their new film simulation modes, and for an explanation of what those entail, check out the post here from B&H.

Fuji X-Pro2

Fuji X-Pro2 Front No Lens

The X-Pro2 is the new flagship from Fuji, and while it doesn't feature 4K (video has never been a huge priority for Fuji), it does have 60fps at 1080p — though none of these cameras are really going to give you amazing video, partially because they are limited to a max bitrate of 36 Mbps. 

Here are the specs:

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro Engine
  • Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
  • 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
  • Max Video Bitrate: 36Mbps
  • ISO 200-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, SHARE Printer Compatible
  • 273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting 
  • Weather-Sealed Design, 2x SD Card Slots
  • Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes
  • 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
  • Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo, Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
  • Availability: February 2016
  • Price: $1,700 body only

Fuji X-Pro2 Back

And we have a bunch of videos as well that gives you a sense of the quality:

Fuji X-Pro2 Top

And here we have the guys from Fuji talking about the X-Pro2:

Fuji X-E2S

Fuji X-E2S Front No Lens

This camera is a minor upgrade, as it has the same 16MP sensor as the previous camera, but it features the new menu system and a slightly updated body from the X-E2. One of the nice things is that for only $1,000 it does come with an 18-55mm lens, so most of your wide to medium-telephoto lengths are covered. 

And the specs:

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans II CMOS Sensor
  • Real Time 0.62x Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
  • Max Video Bitrate: 36Mbps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 49-Point Single Point Autofocus Mode
  • 77-Point Zone, Wide/Tracking Focus Modes
  • Maximum 51200 ISO Sensitivity
  • Super Intelligent Pop-Up Flash
  • Price: $1,000 with Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens

Fuji X70

Fuji X70 Rear LCD Up

This could be considered more than a minor upgrade as well, though the different lens provides a whole new perspective from the X100T. This camera is also a bit smaller and lighter than the X100T, so it may be nicer to carry around if you're looking for a fixed APS-C camera that can fit in your pocket. 

The specs:

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Fujinon 18.5mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equiv.)
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, SHARE Printer Compatible
  • Sensitivity to ISO 51200
  • 77-Point AF System
  • Interval Recording & Electronic Shutter
  • Film Simulation Modes & Creative Filters
  • Price: $800

Fuji FinePix XP90

Fuji FinePix XP90

This one is really a consumer camera, but it's worth mentioning just for the fact that it's essentially "everything-proof" to a decent degree, which means if you like going to inhospitable places, it's going to do a lot better than many other models here. It's much smaller sensor isn't going to give you the same kinds of excellent out-of-focus backgrounds, but it's small enough to carry around everywhere.

It also comes in a few different colors — so there's that, too.

Specs:

  • 16.4MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Water, Shock, Freeze, and Dustproof
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 3.0" LCD Monitor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • 480 fps Slow Motion Mode
  • Action Camera Mode & Motion Panorama
  • Price: $230

Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

Fuji 100-40mm Lens

Last, but certainly not least, is the new 100-400mm lens from Fuji, which rounds out their lineup a lot better and gives you a long lens with pretty good range and performance. It's not going to be cheap, but then again it's likely got the build quality to go along with the price — as the rest of Fuji's cameras and lenses do.

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 152-609mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
  • Five ED Elements & One Super ED Element
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • Twin Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm
  • Price: $1,900

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Lovely colors in the first video. But the moiré is so ugly!

January 15, 2016 at 11:16AM, Edited January 15, 11:16AM

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Heri Rakotomalala
DP/Camera, Studio owner, Associate Producer
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Agreed. If it wasn't for the dancing I would say that's a pretty acceptable image for an indie film.

January 15, 2016 at 11:32AM

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Mike Tesh
Pro Video / Indie Filmmaker
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Agree, looks bad, but I see it in the promo video "Gianluca Colla explores Iceland with the X-Pro2" on stills too. So it might be compression artifact?!

January 15, 2016 at 12:01PM

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Timotion
Videographer
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They can't be serious.........

January 15, 2016 at 7:00PM

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Jerry Roe
Indie filmmaker
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I was able shoot with a prototype, and what a great camera! Can wait to order mine.

January 18, 2016 at 10:41AM, Edited January 18, 10:41AM

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Grayson Cape Arias
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