It's been a four-year wait for the arrival of a new flagship model in Fujifilm's X-Series. Michael Topham reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro2 to find out if it meets our high expectations
ISO sensitivity and Noise
Our X-Pro2 raw files were first converted in Adobe Camera Raw 9.4 before we inspected the level of noise through the ISO range. Exceptionally clean results were recorded between ISO 100 and ISO 1,600. Luminance noise starts to become apparent at ISO 3,200 and ISO 6,400 when viewing images at high magnification, but it has quite a pleasing fine film-like aesthetic and can be controlled effectively in Adobe Camera Raw. Needless to say, I wouldn’t hesitate to use ISO 3,200 or ISO 6,400 in challenging low-light situations. Rotating the ISO dial to ISO 12,800 introduces more luminance noise, but the level of fine detail remains high and it’s by all means a useable setting with some vigiliant application of noise reduction. Users could turn to the expanded ISO 25,600 setting for urgent situations, but we’d stay away from ISO 51,200 where there’s a drop in saturation.
ISO sensitivity and noise – Raw
The 100% crops below show the X-Pro2’s raw output at each ISO sensitivity setting
ISO sensitivity and noise – JPEG
The 100% crops below show the X-Pro2’s JPEG output at each ISO sensitivity setting