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Fujifilm’s X-Pro2 is a Retro 24.3MP X-Trans Mirrorless with a New Hybrid Viewfinder

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Fujifilm today announced the X-Pro2, its new flagship mirrorless camera, and the world’s first with Fuji’s Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder.

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The new viewfinder is capable of instantly switching between optical and electronic modes. While a hybrid viewfinder also appeared in the X100 from half a decade ago, this latest version is revamped and more advanced: it has a Multi-Magnification function that can automatically switch your magnification depending on the lens that’s mounted, and there’s an Electronic Rangefinder that shows the electronic viewfinder on top of your optical view.

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The electronic viewfinder features 2.36 million dots and a maximum speed of 85 frames per second.

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Inside the X-Pro2 is a new 24.3-megapixel X-Trans APS-C CMOS III sensor with top-notch image resolution and a new X-Processor Pro for “unmatched performance” in terms of response times — 4x the speed of conventional image processing engines, Fuji says. There’s a startup time of 0.4 seconds, a shooting interval of 0.25s, a shutter lag of 0.05s, and autofocus speeds of 0.06s. Continuous shooting speed is 8fps.

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Alongside the sensor is a new autofocus system that boasts 273 AF points, 77 of which are phase detect. 40% of the frame is covered by these phase detection AF pixels, and the X-Pro2 has the best AF performance of any X-Series camera so far.

On the outside, the camera is both retro and rugged. Its sleek magnesium alloy body is weather resistant, with seals at over 61 points. It’s dust-proof, splash-proof, and temperature proof down to 14°F. On the top of the camera are aluminum shutter speed and exposure dials and a finder switching lever. The LCD screen on the back is 3-inches with 1.62 million dots.

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Other specs and features of the camera include dual SD slots, Command dials on the front and back, 6 function buttons, a new Focus Lever for selecting an AF point, a new user interface, a Bright Frame Simulation in the optical viewfinder to check the angle of view for your lens, a new ACROS film simulation, a max ISO of 12,800, and 1080p video recording at 60fps.

The new Fujifilm X-Pro2 will be available in February 2016 for $1,700 for the body only.

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