Fujifilm's mirrorless line is backed by an excellent sensor design that offers a high level of detail and rich colors. With the Fujfilm X-Pro2, that sensor gets a nice upgrade.
Fujifilm was lagging a bit behind in the megapixel arena with their mirrorless cameras sticking at right around 16 as DSLRs climbed into the mid-twenties. That's not the case with the upgraded X-Trans III sensor. The X-Pro2 has a 24.3 megapixel sensor, and just like the earlier X-Trans sensors, the sensor uses a randomized pixel design instead of an optical low pass filter for a greater level of detail while still combating moire. Fujfilm also added more autofocus points to the X-Pro2 with 273, though there's still the same 77 selectable points.
The new sensor is combined with a new processor as well--that change has upped the burst speed to 8 fps, a two frame increase over the older X-Pro1. The electronic shutter allows for speeds as high as 1/32,000, with 1/8,000 available with the traditional mechanical shutter. The camera also now offers wi-fi and the video has been bumped up to 60 fps.
Fujifilm has made a pretty interesting move in terms of the design--instead of the electronic viewfinder in the center, the X-Pro2 has a hybrid viewfinder on the left edge of the body. Mirrorless cameras can't use a traditional optical viewfinder because the mirror is what bounces the image to the viewfinder. The X-Pro2 uses a Galilean style viewfinder that sends the image to the viewfinder using prisms. Following the style of a rangefinder camera, the viewfinder is on the left side of the camera instead of in the center (unlike a rangefinder, there isn't a second viewfinder for focusing). That optical viewfinder isn't 100 percent accurate though--it only covers about 92 percent of the image, so you'll have more in the image than you see. To solve that issue, Fujifilm created a hybrid viewfinder, projected inside the same opening and allowing for features like 100 percent coverage, immediate image playback through the viewfinder and additional display options.
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 looks like a beefed up camera with a lot of solid features. With the redesigned sensor, image quality should be even better than on the X-Trans II cameras, which is really saying something. But, the price on the X-Pro2 is pretty high. Body-only, the X-Pro2 is listed for $1,699.99. That's $400 more than their former flagship, the X-T1, which doesn't have the newer sensor or hybrid viewfinder but offers similar speed and weather-sealing. The body-only Sony a7II is similarly priced, but offers a bigger full frame sensor. The Samsung NX-1 is a few hundred dollars less and offers 4K video, 15 fps burst shooting and a tilting LCD screen. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 looks like an excellent mirrorless camera, but we're a bit wary of the price.