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

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Fujifilm X-Pro2

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

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£1,349.00 (Body Only)

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ISO sensitivity and Noise

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This image was captured at ISO 6400 in the X-Pro2’s new Arcos black and white film simulation mode

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

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 100

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 100

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 400

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 400

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 800

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 800

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 1600

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 1600

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 3200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 3200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 6400

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 6400

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 12800

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 12800

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 25600

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 25600

Fujifilm X-Pro2 ISO 51200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw ISO 51200

ISO sensitivity and noise – JPEG

The 100% crops below show the X-Pro2’s JPEG output at each ISO sensitivity setting

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 100

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 200

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 400

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_800

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 800

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_1600

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 1600

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_3200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 3200

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_6400

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 6400

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_12800

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 12800

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_25600

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 25600

Fuji_XPro 2_JPEG_51200

Fujifilm X-Pro2 JPEG ISO 51200

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review - Introduction
  2. 2. Build and handling
  3. 3. Custom Functions
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image quality
  6. 6. ISO sensitivity and Noise
  7. 7. Verdict
  8. 8. Page 8
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  • Nickyb66

    Great review, thanks. Have mine on order.