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This is the day that many of us have been waiting for for years. It’s been rumored for a while, and today Fujifilm is announcing their second flagship camera: The Fujifilm X Pro 2. The long awaited update to the X Pro 1 has mostly the same design–thank god–and a bunch of internal improvements with a bit of changes on the outside.

But Fujifilm is announcing a lot more than just that today.

Fujifilm X Pro 2

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The Fujifilm X Pro 2 has a couple of new ergonomic changes. Most appreciated is a new joystick on the back that makes focus point selection significantly more direct than it has been in the past. The grip is slightly redesigned and the viewfinder is a much higher display. In fact, I can see through it with my left eye with little issues–and my left eye has a terrible astigmatism. The viewfinder also keeps the optical and electronic options that the original X Pro 1 had.

The button design is also new in that they’re all on the right and top area of the back of the camera. Even cooler is the new shutter dial. Like many vintage cameras, the shutter dial and the ISO dial double–so changing the ISO requires you to do one function to the dial while the shutter manipulation requires a different interaction. And before I forget, this camera also has weather sealing.

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At the heart of the camera is a brand new 24.3MP X trans CMOS III sensor. The sensor is made by Sony but designed by Fujifilm–and it is not the same sensor in the Sony A6000 camera. Additionally, a new X-Processor Pro is promising much faster response times.

Other cool features include a new film profile: Fujifilm Acros. That means that in Lightroom, you’ll get a new camera profile.

The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (body only) will be available in February 2016 for USD $1,699.95 and CAD $1,899.99.

More details are below:

  • World’s first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder with 2.36 million dots and maximum speed of 85 frames per second
    • Diopter correction mechanism with an eye point of 16mm and a telephoto bright frame with enlarged focal length of 140mm
  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
    • Fast AF of up to 0.08 seconds
    • Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second
    • Start-up time of 0.4 seconds
    • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
    • Shooting interval of 0.25 seconds
    • Focal plane shutter top speed of 1/8000 second
    • Flash sync speed up to 1/250 second
  • Dust and splash-resistant body with more than 61 points of weather sealing and freeze resistance to 14°F
  • High-precision 3” rear display with 1.62 million dots
  • Dual memory card slots (Slot 1 compatible with UHS-II Standards)
  • New monochrome ACROS film simulation for smooth tones, deep blacks and rich textures
  • New Grain Effect mode for images reminiscent of old film photos, especially when printed
  • Maximum ISO performance up to 12800 sensitivity; Extended ISO ISO100, 25600, 51200
  • Improved electric charge transfer rate for ultra-fast readout speeds
  • Interval timer for shooting time-lapse sequences of one second to 24 hours, up to 999 frames
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi
  • Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats
  • Advanced creative filters
  • Optional accessories:
    • Hand Grip MHG-Xpro2 – improves grip and retains access to battery and SD card, and compatible with an Arca Swiss plate
    • Leather Case BLC-XPRO2 – genuine leather bottom case elegantly shows off the X-Pro2’s classic design while protecting the camera body with battery access

Fujifilm X70

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Imagine the X100 series of cameras but smaller and with a pancake 28mm f2.8 lens–that’s the X70.

The FUJIFILM X70 will be available in February 2016 for USD $699.95 and CAD $899.99.

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
    • Fast AF of up to 0.06 seconds
    • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
    • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
    • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • Uses the FUJINON 18.5mm F2.8 lens with 7 elements in 5 groups, and 2 high-performance aspherical elements
    • 9 blade aperture
    • FUJINON’s unique HT-EBC coating
  • High-definition, touchscreen 3” tilting (180o) LCD display with 1.04 million dots
  • Maximum ISO performance up to 51200 sensitivity
  • New AF system offers the 49-point Single Point mode for fast, precise focusing, and a new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes with a 77-point area to capture moving subjects
  • Up to ±3 stops of exposure compensation on the top-plate dial
  • 8 function buttons (1 customizable)
  • Latest CLASSIC CHROME Film Simulation mode that delivers muted tones and deep colors
  • Interval timer for shooting time-lapse sequences of one second to 24 hours, up to 999 frames
  • Completely silent electronic shutter capable of exposures up to 1/32,000 second
  • Digital teleconverter offers additional focal ranges of 35mm and 50mm
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi
  • Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer
  • Advanced creative filters

Firmware Updates

Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the original FUJIFILM X-E2 that will give it the same software improvements as the new FUJIFILM X-E2S. The firmware will include the updated autofocus system, improved performance and the new graphical user interface, along with several functional enhancements. For a complete list of new features, visit new firmware update. The new firmware will be available in early February 2016.

Fujifilm 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

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The only lens being announced today is the 100-400mm f4-5.6. It’s the equivalent of a 150-600mm lens and is fairly large. To me, it’s very unbalanced with much of the rest of the X series cameras and if anything I’d pair it best with the XT-1.

The FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR will be available in February 2016 for USD $1,899.95 and CAD $2,149.99.

  • Uses 21 elements in 14 groups, and 5 extra-low dispersion elements and 1 super extra low dispersion elements
    • Rounded 9 blade aperture
    • 1/3 EV (15 steps)
    • Water-repellent fluorine coating
  • Weather-sealed with 13 water and dust resistant seals at 12 points
  • Included lens hoods features a sliding window for accessing a polarizing filter and locking mechanism
  • Compatible the XF1.4X TC WR teleconverter (140-560mm F6.3-8 or 213-853mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • Compatible with optional lens plate (MLP-75XF) and optional ARCA SWISS tripods

Fujifilm FinePix XP90

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This one is Fujifilm’s new rugged point and shoot camera. It’s standard for the category, and the FinePix XP90 will be available in February 2016 for USD $229.95 \ CAD $239.99.

  • 4MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
  • Waterproof to 50ft./15m, Shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, Freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C and Dustproof
  • Complies with IP68 standards
  • 5x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle setting
  • 3” LCD with anti-reflection coating
  • Wireless connectivity for instant image and movie sharing
  • Action Camera mode
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Full HD movie capture at up to 60 frames per second
  • Interval Timer Shooting and Time-Lapse Movie function
  • 480 frames per second slow motion mode
  • 11 Advanced Creative Filters
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture
  • Motion Panorama 360°
  • Available in Blue, Yellow, Graphite with green, and Graphite with orange

Fujifilm XE2-S

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The other ILC camera getting an update today is the XE2 series; and today we’re seeing the Fujifilm XE2 S. It’s not receiving the sensor upgrade that the X Pro 2 is getting, but instead is keeping it at the more modest 16.3MP. It’s lightweight, feels nice and almost reminds of an X100 series camera with interchangeable lenses rather than being the more beefy X Pro bigger brother.

The FUJIFILM X-E2S (body only) will be available in February 2016 for USD $699.95 and CAD $899.99. The FUJIFILM X-E2S kit (with FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS) will be available for USD $999.95 and CAD $1,249.99.

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
    • Fast AF of up to 0.06 seconds
    • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
    • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
    • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • Scratch-resistant, high-definition 3” LCD display with 1,040K dots
  • New AF system offers the 49-point Single Point mode for fast, precise focusing, and a new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes with a 77-point area to capture moving subjects
  • Maximum ISO performance up to 51200 sensitivity
  • Completely silent electronic shutter capable of exposures up to 1/32,000 second
  • Latest CLASSIC CHROME Film Simulation mode that delivers muted tones and deep colors
  • Interval timer for shooting time-lapse sequences of one second to 24 hours, up to 999 frames
  • Two command dials and seven customizable function buttons
  • Auto Mode Switch for instantly changing to an advanced auto mode with optimized settings
  • Super Intelligent pop-up flash
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi
  • Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats
  • Advanced creative filters
  • Optional accessories:
    • Hand Grip

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  • aj1575
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    It is possible to keep the ergonomics, an still not make it look like its still 1965, and that the whole thing was designed on a drawing board instead of a 3D-CAD. Use new materials; production methods have also evolved.
    This design is no nessecity, it is marketing, and I’m getting bored by it.

  • aj1575
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    Am I the only one who is tired with this retro look?

    • Juan Garcia
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      Yes

    • ChrisGampat
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      The retro look is an ergonomics thing. It’s significantly more intuitive. I mean, rangefinders haven’t changed in years for a reason.

    • mr.four
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      Yup

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