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Olympus PEN-F vs Fuji X-Pro 2 -- Plus High ISO TEST

Olympus-PENF-vs-F-X-Pro-2Both the camera look solid and stylish, the Fuji X-Pro two is bit bigger in size compared to the Olympus PEN F.  The X-Pro 2 uses third genration of X-Trans sensor on the other side we have Olympus PEN F that uses new but traditional CMOS sensor.

Features/ Models Olympus PEN-F
Fuji X-Pro 2
Sensor 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Sensor size Micro Four Thirds System APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type Contrast Detect Contrast + Phase Detect
Image Stabilization 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization No
Low pass filter No No
Image processor TruePic VII Image Processor X-Processor Pro Engine
AF system 81 contrast based AF points
273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points
ISO 50-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/8000 30-1/32000
Continuous shooting speed 10 fps 8 fps
Video Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps Full HD 1080p/60 Video
Display 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
Viewfinder EVF Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In  Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 330 350
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Weight 860 g 495 g

 From the specification comparison table we can see that

 

The Fuji X-Pro 2 camera features more bigger sensor and bit extra resolution over the Olympus PEN F,  the other advantage of the X-Pro 2 camera is X-Trans architecture based sensor that completely eliminates the need Low pass filter.

sensor-size-mirrorlessAs you can see in the sensor size difference, the Olympus PEN F features 4/3 sensor on the other side the Fuji X-Pro 2 camera features APS-C sensor, so without doubt we will see more details in Fuji X-Pro 2 images.

2AXIS-IS-versus-5AXIS-IS_enThe 5 axis image stabilization system used in Olympus reduces the camera shake upto 5 stops, the camera doesn’t need IS based lenses and on the other side we have Fuji that doesn’t feature built in IS, the IS depend upon the type of lenses used.

The AF system of Fuji is advance compared to the Olympus, due to the help of X-Trans tech the Fuji enjoys the Hybrid CMOS AF and lock down AF in a min speed of 0.06 sec only, on the other side we have PEN -F that limited to contrast based AF system only.

Video recording is almost same, both the camera limited to full HD video recording and doesn’t support 4K. It’s really strange to ss a $1K range mirrorless cameras announced in 2016 and remains limited to Full HD mode only.

Olympus PEN-F vs Fuji X-Pro 2 — ISO Test

Olympus PEN-F High ISO Test
Olympus PEN-F vs Fuji X-Pro 2 Image Analysis

In the High ISO test we can clearly see that the Fuji is showing more details compared to the Olympus PEN-F camera.

AT ISO 3200 Olympus PEM -F fails to pick the minor details of the image and the Low-Pass filter less Fuji showing intense amount of details with excellent color and contrast output.

At ISO 25600 Fuji showing excellent color, contrast and details compared to Olympus PEN-F camera.

Verdict

Based on specification comparison of both the camera and high ISO test results we highly recommend you to get Fuji X-pro 2 camera if you care about the image quality and AF system.

Do share your thoughts with us.

3 comments to Olympus PEN-F vs Fuji X-Pro 2 — Plus High ISO TEST

  • Crinosil

    “the other advantage of the X-Pro 2 camera is X-Trans architecture based sensor that completely eliminates the need Low pass filter.” … But the Pen-F also does not have a low pass filter… so is this still an advantage for Xpro2? Am I missing something? Also I can’t imagine that the Pen is 860g almost twice as heavy as the Xpro2… that weight must be wrong in the comparison chart…

  • Achab50

    the weight of Pen F is quoted with lens; the Xpro2 without lens!
    Pen F without lens is 420 grams.

  • Q

    Honestly, I’ve processed both files and I found the pens images easier to work with and had better detail in lower iso’s. There’s grain but attractive grain there in the higher ISO’s. Fuji xtran iii is an improvement but not quite there yet.

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