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Firmware Update

Download Fuji X-Pro2 Firmware to Fix Factory Reset Problem

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Fuji responded too quickly in the XPro2 reset issue and just after one day of official acknowledgement Fuji given us fix of the problem.
According to Fujifilm official press release the firmware will fix Fuji XPro 2 reset problem.

Download the firmware now


 

American photographer David Alan Harvey from Magnum Photo Agency talks about photography and and his relationship with the camera FUJIFILM X-Pro2.

Fujifilm Issued Official Statement on X-Pro 2 Factory Reset Problem

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Fujifilm X-Pro 2 (limited to some models) showing reset setting problem. Users of the the X-Pro 2 camera complaining that Fuji camera setting including the camera internal clock completely reset when they remove battery for charging and few users are also saying that the camera software goes to factory default setting even when they power off the of the camera.

Fuji issues a press release today related to the camera reset problem, they will soon announce a software update to resolve the issue. Take at the more details at the press release below.

Fuji Japan Press Release

Notifications and apology to the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 your customers

March 24, 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation

Customers Dear

Dear continued patronize the Fujifilm product, you are extremely grateful.

In the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 we sold on March 3, in order to have not been the appropriate initial setting to the factory in the part of the camera, the symptoms of various set values ​​that our customers have been setting is reset occurred did.

We feel very sorry for the inconvenience, inconvenience to our customers.

Going forward we have published the corresponding firmware in order to use with peace of mind to our customers.
.. I am truly sorry to trouble you, but, please give me a firmware update on the download.

Related discussion going around the web

Source – Fuji Japan

at dpreview  – dpreview.com/forums/thread/3975023

Keep in mind the a vast amount of customers are enjoying the camera without an issue, BTW Fuji always says that don’t keep your camera without a battery for too long time.

We will update you soon as soon as we get more information.

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Fuji X-Pro2 Camera User Manual, Guide (PDF) Download

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Fujifilm latest announced camera uses X-trans 3 CMOS sensor by having a resolution of 24 Megapixel and capable to expand its ISO range upto 51200 with the help of X-processor PRO.

The camera autofocus system is very advance utilizes 273 points and uses both phase- and contrast-detection AF for locking AF on subjects.

The camera samples here and visit comparison page to see the latest comparison of X-Pro 2 and others.

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Manual is available for download and you can easily download it from this link.

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.

Nikon D500 vs Fuji X-Pro 2

Nikon D500 is an excellent camera and currently hold the flagship title of DX format line on the other hand the Fuji X–Pro2 is a flagship APS-C camera of Fuji.

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Image size comparison by thenewcamera

The Nikon D500 features newly developed 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, the camera feature a unbelievable native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 1640000. Its almost un-matchable ISO speed of its class. The camera also features newly developed Expeed 5 image processor and it enables 4K shooting upto 30 min with the help of XQD cards. The other biggest advancement is the introduction of most advance Nikon AF Module inside the Nikon D500, Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System features 153-point AF system, which features 99 cross-type points for fast performance..

From the above mentioned features we can clearly see that Nikon puts its all efforts to make a class leading machine.

on the other hand we have Fuji X-pro 2 camera…

The Fuji X-Pro 2 is a complete break-trough in terms of technology, the camera features ultra advance image sensor X-Trans III (3rd generation) that gives image quality equivalent to full-frame DSLRs. The camera ISO goes upto ISO 51200, which is somehow low compared to Nikon D500, the other big disadvatge of X-Pro 2 in front of Nikon is lack of 4K recording mode, the camera is limited to 60fps.

But the sensor technology used by Fuji is far advance than Nikon’s traditional sensors, the Fuji uses Hybrid X-Trans III CMOS AF sensor that features built in 273 points, of which 77 are phase-detection points, Approximately 40% of the imaging area is covered by phase-detection points. The use of X-Trans tech completely rejects the use of low-pass filter and in-return you get ultra sharp images.

 

Features/ Models Nikon D500
Fuji X-Pro 2
Sensor 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Sensor size APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor) APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type Contrast Detect Contrast + Phase Detect
Low pass filter No No
Image processor Expeed 5 X-Processor Pro Engine
AF system Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System, 99 cross type
273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points
ISO 50-1640000 100-51200
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/8000 30-1/32000
Continuous shooting speed 10 fps 8 fps
Video 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps Full HD 1080p/60 Video
Display 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
Viewfinder Optical Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In  Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 1240 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

Nikon D500 has lower sensor resolution: The Nikon D500 has lower sensor resolution, the sensor of the Nikon D500 is based on traditional CMOS sensor design and it is limited to Contrast based AF while user is using display or shooting videos. Fuji X-Pro2 camera does have bit higher resolution and it also features Hybrid CMOS X-Trans AF sensor that enables high speed AF all the time despite of lightening condition.

Low-pass filter is absent in both the camera, The low pass filter in D500 is physically removed and the X-Trans architecture based X-Pro 2 camera doesn’t requires any low-pass filter.

Image Processor: There variable parameters to judge a image processor of a camera, the Nikon D500 is able to process 4K UHD video, boost the High speed ISO upto 1640000. That clearly tells us that Nikon does have advance image processor.

AF system: The Nikon D500 AF system look bit inferior in front of the Fuji XPro 2 camera, the Fuji X Pro 2 camera features a high density AF system that composed of 273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points, Approximately 40% of the imaging area is covered by phase-detection points, on the other hand we have the Nikon D500 that features Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System, 99 cross type AF points. The other most important part you should know that the Nikon D500 Phase AF is active only when you are using viewfinder and when you switch to Display or shoot video the contrast AF gets active. But with the Fuji X-Pro 2 camera the high speed AF is always active while you are using display or shooting a video.

 ISO: The Nikon D5500 features epic ISO range, now the ISO rating becomes a marketing gimmick for companies however bases on specification sheet the Nikon’s wins by a big margin and Fuji X-Pro 2 limited ISO 51200 look inferior.

Continuous shooting speed: Nikon D500 offers high speed continuous shooting speed compared to Fuji X-Pro 2 camera.

Nikon offers 4K UHD video recording capability on the other hand the Fuji is limited to shooting Full HD video only. 4K UHD movie image format is an area that provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use and is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.

Nikon does have better display screen that touch operation and it is better than Fuji X-Pro 2 camera.

Verdict: Nikon have extensive lens support of its DX series D500 camera, features better ISO range and able to record 4K video, but the X-Pro 2 camera features advance AF system as well as 3rd genartion of X Trans CMOS Sensor will give more details at base ISO.

New users — If you are looking for a excellent machine and a dedicated still shooter you must go with Fuji X-Pro 2 camera, If you are a Still shooter as well as Videographer you must go with the Nikon D500.

Buy Nikon D500 from B&H and Amazon

Buy Fuji X-Pro 2 from Amazon || B&H

Also see Best Lenses for Nikon D500

Fuji X-Pro 2 Sample Images

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Fujifilm just announced the new X-Pro 2 camera with advance 3rd gen of Hybrid CMOS AF X-trans sensor, the camera captures excellent images without noise even in very less lighting condition, Take a look at the Fuji X-Pro 2 sample images .. click on the sample images to enlarge. Click here to see the announcement article and Buy Fuji X-Pro 2 from Amazon || B&H

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Fuji X-Pro2 Announced With 3rd Gen of X-Trans Sensor

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Finally Fujifilm X-Pro2 announced today, the camera features newly developed 3rd gen X-Trans CMOS sensor that 24.3 MP high resolution sensor, the camera features ISO 51200 that will allow you to shoot incredible low light images.

The camera also features newly developed image processor, X-Processor Pro image engine to process high quality images. compressed RAW files and videos.

The newly developed sensor is based on Fujifilm’s unique, randomized pixel array, so it doesn’t need any kind of low pass filter.

Take a look at the major specification of the camera

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro Image Processor
  • Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, SHARE Printer Compatible
  • 273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Weather-Sealed Design, 2x SD Card Slots
  • Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes

The camera features mechnical as well as electronic shutter, the mechanical shutter range us 30-1/8000 whereas the electronic shutter range is 1/32000 sec.

The camera features newly developed AF system with 272 number of total AF points, out of 272 we have 77 of them are phase  AF points. The camera gives you blazing fast AF speed and any kind of lighting condition.

The worst part is the camera remains limited to Full HD video modes, where as in toda’s date all of its rivals are having 4K capability.

Fuji-X-Pro2-back-imageThe continuous shooting speed of the camera is approx 8fps @24.3 MP resolution, which help you to capture speedy subjects. The camera features built-in WiFi and weather sealed design.

The X-Pro2 will be available next month in a body-only kit, at a price of $1699.95.

Buy Fuji X-Pro 2 from Amazon || B&H