The Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) offers an APS-C sized image sensor measuring 23.6 x 15.6 mm. This is a common size of image sensor to find in a mirrorless camera, and most of Fujifilm's ILCs have the same type of image sensor.
However, Fujifilm gave the X-Pro2 24.3 megapixels of resolution, which is about 50% more than most Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. The X-Pro1, for example, had a 16MP APS-C sized image sensor.
The lens mount is a Fujifilm X mount, allowing you to use any compatible lens. Fujifilm has created a surprisingly large number of lenses that fit the X mount, so you shouldn't have any problem finding a great lens.
On the far left of this photo is the right-hand grip, which has a rubberized edge, making it easy to steadily hold this camera with one hand. The camera body also has a tacky coating to aid in holding the X-Pro2.
To the upper left of the lens mount is the Fn2 button, to which you can assign a commonly used camera function. The X-Pro2 has six function buttons, which we'll explain throughout this page as each of them are mentioned. The Fn2 button is preassigned to the Bright Frame Simulator command, but you can reassign it by pressing and holding it until the Button Setting menu appears on the LCD.
Below this button is a vertically aligned toggle switch which switches between Hybrid viewfinder modes. You'll switch between the electronic viewfinder, optical viewfinder, and the dual viewfinder (which we'll discuss later).
To the left of the Fn2 button is the front command dial. You can use this dial to change the shutter speed or aperture setting, depending on the camera's settings. And if you've turned the EV dial to C, you can press this command dial inward to change the EV setting.
To the lower left of the lens mount is the lens release button.
To the lower right of the lens mount is the focus mode selector. The M setting is for manual focus, C is for continuous autofocus, and S is for single autofocus. You also can see the viewfinder window in the upper right corner of the photo.
My Fujifilm X-Pro2 demo model shipped with a prime 35mm lens, but it did not ship with an external flash unit.
The lens has an aperture ring (shown in the middle of this photo below the area with the list of numbers), which you'll use to adjust the aperture in Aperture Priority and Manual shooting modes. As you twist this ring, you'll change the f-stop setting for the lens, indicated by the number aligned with the white vertical line. The A in orange represents the automatic aperture setting that the camera will select.
Toward the top of the lens is the manual focus ring, allowing you to precisely dial in the focus.
The right side of the top panel contains several controls for the Fujifilm X-Pro2. On the far left of this photo is the hot shoe, where you can add an external flash unit. The X-Pro2 does not have a built-in flash.
To the right is the shutter speed dial. Each number represents a fraction of a second, so 8000 represents 1/8000th of a second. The A represents an automatic shutter speed that the camera will select. You'll have to push down the small button in the middle of the shutter speed dial before you can twist the dial.
The numbers in the cutout window on the shutter dial (between the A setting and the B setting) represent the ISO setting. Adjusting the ISO number requires you to lift the shutter speed dial vertically and then twist it, which is an interesting design element. Just don't expect to make changes to the ISO quickly, as the design is a little awkward to use.
The power switch is to the right of the shutter speed dial, where you'll toggle between On and Off. In the middle of the power switch is the shutter button.
Below the shutter button is the EV dial, through which you'll set the exposure valuation. This dial hangs over the edge of the camera a little bit, so you may find that you've bumped it out of place on occasion. Make it a habit to check the setting of the EV dial before you begin shooting.
The C setting on the EV dial allows you to expand the EV setting to between +5 and -5 (using the command dial on the back of the camera).
Finally, in the top right corner of the top panel is the Fn button. Its default setting is for recording movies, but you can change it to another setting by holding it down until the menu appears, as described earlier.
Fujifilm gave the X-Pro2 a high quality LCD screen, measuring 3.0 inches diagonally. It has 1.62 million pixels of resolution, resulting in a sharp display. And the screen has 11 levels of brightness settings available.
The X-Pro2's display screen is not touch enabled, nor is it able to swivel away from the camera body.
The Fujifilm X-Pro2's Hybrid Viewfinder is an extremely impressive unit. It's the same Hybrid Viewfinder found in the Fujifilm X100T
. By default, the X-Pro2's viewfinder will become active once you lift the viewfinder to your eye, although you can change how the eye sensor works. And once you've activated the viewfinder, use the vertical toggle switch on the front of the camera to switch between viewfinder modes.
Press the View/Mode button to the right of the viewfinder window to toggle among the different display modes. The Eye Sensor mode is the default display mode, where the X-Pro2 automatically switches from an active LCD display to an active viewfinder display when you lift the viewfinder to your eye. Press View/Mode to switch to the viewfinder only mode, where the LCD will not be active. Continue pressing View/Mode to move into LCD only mode and then viewfinder only mode with the eye sensor active, where the viewfinder will turn off when you move the viewfinder away from your eye. Press View/Mode one more time to move back to Eye Sensor mode.
The Hybrid Viewfinder will work as an optical viewfinder (OVF), an electronic viewfinder (EVF), and a dual range finder display, where the OVF is the primary viewfinder, but a electronic viewfinder close-up appears in the lower right corner, allowing you to see a close-up of a portion of the scene, making it easier to dial in the focus.
Most photographers probably will settle on one favorite method of framing the scene, whether it's one of the viewfinder options or the LCD. But it's still nice to have so many options available. The Hybrid Viewfinder is a very cool piece of technology for Fujifilm.
Just to the left of the viewfinder window in this photo, you can see the edge of the diopter adjustment control knob (with a rough edge), which allows you to adjust the focus in the viewfinder display.
To the right of the View/Mode button is the Metering button. The metering functions available are Multi, Center Weighted, Spot, and Average. You also can assign a different function to this button, as it serves as the Fn3 button.
And farther to the right is the AE-L (exposure lock button). The exposure settings will remained locked for as long as you press the AE-L button, even if you recompose the scene.
The Delete button allows you to erase photos from the memory card. And the Disp/Back button controls the data shown on the screen, as well as allowing you to back out of menus.
The four-way buttons are in the lower middle portion of this photo. You'll use the four-way buttons to scroll through menu selections, and press the Menu/OK button in the center of the screen to make a selection. The Menu/OK button also opens the on-screen menus.
Each four-way button has its own function associated with it. At the top is the Drive button, where you can select from a variety of shooting modes, including:
- Single Image
- Continuous Shot - Low, High
- AE Bracket - +/-1/3, +/-2/3, +/-1, +/-1 1/3, +/-1 2/3, +/-2
- +/-1/3, +/-2/3, +/-1
- Film Simulation Bracket
- White Balance Bracket - +/-1, +/-2, +/-3
- Dynamic Range Bracket
- Multiple Exposure
- Advanced Filter - Toy Camera, Miniature, Pop Color, High Key, Low Key, Dynamic Tone, Soft Focus, Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)
One thing to note regarding the Drive button is you need to reset the menu back to Single Image each time you use Drive, or the last setting you picked will remain in effect. This feature will cause you to make a few mistakes.
The left four-way button is also the Fn4 button. Its default setting is the Film Simulation menu.
- Classic Chrome
- Pro Neg. Hi
- Pro Neg. Standard
- Acros - Standard, Ye, R, G
- Monochrome - Standard, Ye, R, G
The right four-way button is the Fn5 button, and its default setting is the White Balance menu.
- Custom 1
- Custom 2
- Custom 3
- Color Temperature
- Fluorescent Light 1
- Fluorescent Light 2
- Fluorescent Light 3
And the bottom four-way button is the Fn6 button, which defaults to the AF Mode menu.
- Single Point
The Fuijfilm X-Pro2's ports are behind a hard plastic compartment door that snaps into place on the left-hand side of the camera (as you're holding it). From top to bottom, the ports are:
- Micro HDMI
- Micro USB
- Microphone/Remote Release Connector
Above the ports compartment is the round sync terminal (in silver). When not in use, you can protect the sync terminal with the black hard plastic insert (pictured here at the bottom right of the image).
Fujifilm included two memory card slots with the X-Pro2, allowing you to use a pair of SD style memory cards. The memory card slots are behind a hinged door on the right hand side of the camera that clicks and locks into place securely.
Fujifilm included a fairly large battery with the X-Pro2, which fits in a battery compartment in the bottom panel of the camera. The compartment door locks into place with a toggle switch.
Fujifilm estimates you can shoot between 250 and 350 shots per battery charge, depending on how much you make use of the optical viewfinder. My tests showed the camera's battery life probably will be on the low end of the range in most usage patterns, and below the range if you use the LCD quite often. It would've been nice to have more battery power in a camera at this price point.