Which One: Fujifilm X Pro 2 vs Fujifilm X-T2

Did you know that Fujifilm has two flagship cameras in the X series lineup? For many of you looking to upgrade or switch, it will be a question of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 vs the Fujifilm X-T2 when it comes to purchasing. It’s a bit insane, but the company’s reasoning for this has to do with the fact that they’re offering both a rangefinder style and an SLR style camera body for those that want them. It makes sense–Panasonic does the same thing.

At the moment of publishing this post, we’re just comparing specs here. However, we’re supposed to test the Fujifilm X-T2 very soon and we’re going to update it accordingly.

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED AS WE DO OUR REVIEW OF THE X-T2. PLEASE STAY TUNED! IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FUJIFILM X PRO 2 REVIEW.

Fujifilm X Pro 2

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Here are the specs

  • 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 water-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 (Slot1 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

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

Fujifilm X-T2

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Here are the specs

  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • Dust and moisture-resistant body with approximately 63 points of weather sealing; Freeze resistance to 14°F
  • X-Processor Pro
    • Fast AF of 0.06 seconds
    • Startup time of 0.3 seconds
    • Shutter time lag of 0.045 seconds
    • Shooting interval of 0.17 seconds
    • Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second (fps)
    • Up to 11fps using Booster Grip
  • High-precision 0.48-inch, 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
    • Viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
    • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
    • Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models)
    • Automatic Brightness Adjustment function
    • EVF refreshes at a rate of 60fps, or as high as 100fps in the Boost mode
    • Continuous shooting of 5fps in Live View
  • Full 4K 3840×2160 30P/25P/24P shooting (Using a card with the UHS Speed Class 3 or higher)
    • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10 minutes
    • Full HD 1920×1080 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 15 minutes
    • HD 1280×720 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 29 minutes
  • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical
  • Full mode: Displays shooting information at the top and bottom of the screen to avoid obstruction of the view
  • Dual mode: Adds a small second screen for checking focus point with Focus Peak Highlight or Digital Split Image
  • Normal mode: Lets you concentrate on framing the shot in Auto Focus mode while keeping you aware of how the shooting conditions are changing, making it the perfect setting for sports and action photography
  • Portrait mode: When in Full or Normal modes, it rotates the shooting information interface when the camera is turned vertically
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
  • Wi-Fi and remote camera operation
  • ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto(maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available) with High ISO 51200 setting
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens’ performance
  • In-camera RAW converter
  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
  • Two command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to “∞” frames
  • Advanced filters and Film Simulations, including ACROS

Differentiating Features

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So from what it seems so far:

  • The Fujifilm X Pro 2 shoots HD video while the X-T2 does 4k video.
  • The Fujifilm X Pro 2 has 273 autofocus points while the X-T2 has 325.
  • The X Pro 2 has the OVF, the X-T2 only has an EVF
  • The X Pro 2 has 61 points of weather sealing with the X-T2 has 63

Those seem to be bit so far. The X-T2 may have more parts that need weather sealing; and the 4K video will hopefully come to the X Pro 2 eventually. The X-T2 also has a more advanced autofocus system it seems, but the new firmware coming in October isn’t clear how many autofocus points it’s going to get.

So far though when it comes to the answer of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 vs Fujifilm X-T2, the specs lead us to the X-T2. Though the X Pro 2 is absolutely no slouch and at the moment of publishing this post, it’s the best APS-C sensor camera I’ve tested. That will most likely change though.