Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review
Our latest test scene is designed to simulate both daylight and low-light shooting. Pressing the 'lighting' buttons at the top of the widget allows you to switch between the two. The daylight scene is shot with manually set white balance aimed at achieving neutral grays, but the camera is left in its Auto setting for the low-light tests (except Raw, which is manually corrected during conversion). We also offer three different viewing sizes: 'Full', 'Print', and 'Web', with the latter two offering 'normalized' comparisons to more fairly compare cameras of differing resolutions by ensuring equivalent viewing sizes.
Fujifilm's 'Film Simulation' color modes are amongst our favourites. The test scene was shot using the default Provia/Standard mode. The skin tones are rather punchy, like a slightly more vibrant version of. They are broadly similar to those we've seen in and have none of the earthy/yellow tinge seen in well-respected color rendition (as can be confirmed by checking a variety of ).
Venture around the scene and you'll see the effects of the(something we hope to cover in more depth in a separate article). There's a lot of detail capture if you compare to . There's no moiré visible in the monochrome targets and you can see a very different interference pattern in the , with certain colors . It's hard to find any cost in terms of , as you look around the scene.
Noise reduction seems well judged at high ISO settings with good color and detail retention,, or in the a6000 for instance. Note that the X-Pro2 requires 2/3EV more light than the Nikon at this point and 1/3EV more than the Sony, and so starts off with a noise advantage. We'll compare on a more fair, common basis in Raw mode.
There's not a big difference betweenin terms of detail, in spite of what you may have read, and the moiré advantages over the likes of the are maintained.
There appears to be a little less noise than theor at ISO 3200. This story continues, even at , , you . The very slight softening of noise, compared to the likes of the hints that the X-Pro2's Raw files may still have some degree of noise reduction applied but that it's pretty subtle. Either way, the results are amongst the best we've seen from an APS-C camera.
There's an extremely slightto be had from shooting in electronic shutter mode and little, if any, appreciable . There is, however, a very small cost in shadow noise with electronic shutter, which we investigate more thoroughly on our Raw dynamic range page.
Occasional 'textured' flare
In specific circumstances, light catching the sensor at the wrong angle can induce purple flare in the X-Pro2's images. When this occurs, a textured pattern (possibly a reflection of the sensor's own microlenses) will appear in the flare regions. Mirrorlessons.com has an in-depth write up. Although we didn't notice it during our initial testing, we have subsequently encountered it but infrequently enough that we don't consider it to be a major issue.
Dec 20, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Jan 4, 2017
|Special Special Loaded Value NP-W126 Battery Kit for Fujifilm HS30, HS50, XE2, X-Pro 2||$22.99|