REVIEW: X-Pro2s Processing Speed


One of the key features of the new Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the brand new 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor with the X-Processor Pro engine which gives the camera superb image quality and much greater processing speed.  

Part of the benefits of the increased processing speed is the X-Pro2s ability to shoot RAW images without the camera buffering, which freezes the operation of the camera for a few seconds while the images are written to the memory card.

The X-Pro2 can take the faster UHS II SD cards in slot 1 of the camera's two memory ports and this combined with the X Processor Pro means that with the X-Pro2 set to 8 frames precession the camera can process 27 uncompressed RAW files or 33 lossless compressed RAW files or up to 83 JPEG images before the camera buffers. 

The faster cards and processor also means the camera's buffer clears quicker than previous X-Series cameras, meaning the operation of the camera is restored far quicker.

I use Sandisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s or Toshiba Exceria Pro 260MB/s cards in my X-T1 and X-Pro2 cameras

To put this claim to the test I used the X-Pro2 and the XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 lens to shoot a continuous burst of images when the Cockenzie Power Station building was demolished last December. I recorded the demolition on video using the X-T1 and XF50-140mm f2.8 + 1.4x converter HERE

The X-Pro2 was set to record uncompressed RAW files and also normal JPEGs.

Here are the sequence of 30 shots taken on the X-Pro2


































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