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The game has changed. Medium-format re-invented. FUJIFILM announces Development of Professional-use Mirrorless Camera System “GFX”.
Delivering a new level of X-series photo quality by combining the brand new X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro engine
As a film manufacturer, Fujifilm has conducted exhaustive research into delivering photo quality results for more than 80 years. Without this experience, it would have been impossible to come up with the technical capability to reproduce colors and tones that emphasise the texture of the subject and deliver a three-dimensional look to images. The creative attributes of film that cannot be measured by resolution alone are alive and well in the FUJIFILM X-Pro2.
The newly-developed 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor boasts the highest ever pixel count for an X-Series camera. Combined with an XF lens, it delivers images with a perceived resolution far greater than the number of pixels used. In addition, the phase detection pixels have been positioned over a larger area for a faster, more precise phase detection AF performance. High ISO sensitivity performance has also been improved to the point that the whole sensitivity range — up to the maximum ISO 12,800 (Extended output sensitivity up to 51,200) — can now be used with confidence.
Thanks to the newly-developed X-Processor Pro engine, processing speeds are now approximately four times faster than a conventional model. This maximizes the capabilities of the X-Trans CMOS III sensor to ensure it delivers the highest image quality with super-fast response times. In addition, thanks to the high-speed reading technology of the sensor, the conventional EVF's display speed of 54fps has been increased to a maximum of 85fps*. This substantially reduces the image delay phenomenon when tracking a moving subject. Blackout time after release has also been reduced by approximately half and compressed RAW is supported, improving the ease-of-handling of RAW data.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 features a new CPU for high-speed processing. The Buffer memory has also been increased for an even faster response.
Using the knowledge gained from accurately reproducing color in film manufacturing, Film Simulation allows the user to change color and tone settings to match the subject, scene and creative intent, just as if shooting with a roll of film. There are a total of 15 modes including PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid and ASTIA / Soft.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 features the new ACROS Film Simulation mode. Its features include smoother gradation, deep blacks and beautiful textures. Ultra high-quality monochrome images are possible, adding extra creativity to the general monochrome mode.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 has the ability to reproduce graininess typically unique to film-based images. There are two strengths: Strong or Weak, which can be combined with each of the different Film Simulation modes. The effects are also possible through in-camera RAW development.
By using compressed RAW files, performance and functionality now meets the needs of professional photographers, including faster live view and even higher definition movies.