Fujifilm X-Pro2 review

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is bit of a Fujifilm classic, and although the X-Pro3 is now out, the X-Pro2 still has strong appeal

Fujifilm X-Pro2 review
(Image: © Fujifilm)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The X-Pro2 has been around since 2016, and is a worthy update to the original X-Pro1, a camera whose unique hybrid viewfinder and classic design challenged our ideas about how digital cameras should work. The X-Pro2 is a much more capable tool for a broader range of genres, particularly moving subjects, and is still on sale right now, even though the X-Pro3 has been released. So should you still get the X-Pro2? You lose out on a couple of the latest features, but also some of the X-Pro3's more controversial features – and the X-Pro2 promises to be significantly cheaper.


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    Unique hybrid viewfinder

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    Classic handling and controls

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    Image quality

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    Affordable prime lens choices


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    Big and bulky for APS-C mirrorless

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    Still expensive, even now

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The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a unique camera unlike almost any other – unless you go the hyper-expensive Leica route. It's a modern digital camera designed to look, handle and feel like a classic rangefinder camera, right down to its optical direct vision viewfinder – though even this has a modern digital twist.

It deserves its place on our list of the best Fujifilm cameras not necessarily because of its features or its performance, but because of the sheer uniqueness of its design. (The X-Pro3 looks set to steal its place, however.) But is it one of the best mirrorless cameras generally? Not really, because it's just a little bit too specialized for that.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com