One of the big items on the wish list of many Fuji shooters for the future is an updated X-Pro, and if the latest rumors are to be believed, we should all be pretty happy.
According to a report over on Fuji Rumors, the X-Pro2 will be officially announced in early 2015, though that could easily change between now and then as Fuji‘s plans are constantly fluid and changing. That said, in addition to the expected announcement timeframe of early 2015, we also have some updated specs/details for you.
- APS-C sensor
- 24MP sensor
- Tilt screen
- Price about 20% to 30% more expensive than the X-T1
If the above is correct, and Fuji does, in fact, upgrade from their legendary 16MP sensor, then this is HUGE. Fuji has been using that same 16MP sensor in all of their X-Series cameras, so debuting a new 24MP sensor in the X-Pro2 would be big news.
Not only would the 24MP be a huge boost in resolution, but it would also bring the Fuji system more in line with other manufacturers’ megapixels, making it easier for Fuji to market their system to consumers who are notorious for placing a high importance on the megapixel count.
As for the WiFi and Tilt Screen, I think that those are a given for Fuji these days. They have one of the best WiFi setups in the industry and I don’t see any reason for them to leave that out on the X-Pro2.
Overall, it will be nice to see this rumor progress and some more specs come in. But I like what I am seeing so far. January/February can not come soon enough…
What are your thoughts on this X-Pro2 rumor? Do you think that an upgrade from 16 to 24MP is sufficient? Leave a comment below!