The Fujfilm X-Pro2 has been so much fun to use over the course of these past 5 months and it has never let me down (so far). Learning all the new features, including some I've been very familiar with with my X100S, has been so nice to use. Therefore, I've compiled a list of my top 5 features of the X-Pro2.
5. Dual SD Card Slots
I've been accustomed to having dual card slots when I used to shoot with the Nikon D600 and while its not absolutely necessary, it has come in handy on more than one occasion. By allowing me to use a second SD card for overflow, I haven't had to worry about popping in another card on some of my lengthy shoots. This is a first for any Fuji X series camera up until now.
4: Film Simulation Modes
95% of the time I'm always using one of the built in film simulation modes, classic chrome being my absolute favorite and most used. The color rendition of these modes are second to none in my opinion. I like how I can shoot and emulate film types all while shooting digital. I've always loved using them in my past Fuji cameras and there edition of classic chrome is been very nice to have.
While I don't use wifi all the time, I've been in a situation where I wanted to do some self portraits and the wifi was so handy to have to shoot right from my iPhone. The app had some small issues with connectivity, but besides that it worked great and once you get to the shooting interface, its super easy to navigate and use.
Its hard to count accessories as features of this camera but the fact that their camera offers options to added customization is great. I use the Fujifilm hand grip on my x-pro2 which has made shooting with some of my heavier lenses a lot easier to shoot with and now it never leaves my camera. Unlike some grips, I love how its cutout on the bottom for taking the battery out. Small thing but its nice to not have to take the grip off every time to change the battery. The build quality is build just like the camera, so its top notch quality. I also use a third party shutter release button which to be honest, just looks plain cool on the camera. I opted for a red button to contrast the all black body. It does make pressing the shutter button a little more easier and more comfortable.
1. Multi Point AF system
The AF system is where this camera shines for me. I use the 77-point AF which can be boosted to 273! Just the idea that I could have 273 points at my disposal is mind blowing. Besides the amount of focus points, what you can do with the focus points is also great. The camera allows you to not only allows you select how big of a zone you want the camera to use, but also the exact point by letting you change the size of a single point, from very precise to large. So whether you're shooting something macro or something larger, it can do it. The AF system is very quick and accurate. Very rarely do I ever misfocus a shot and if I do, its usually human error. I've tested the zone tracking mode and while this is no sports camera by any means, it still worked pretty well.
So there you have it, my top 5 features of the Fujifilm X-Pro2. I've found that these five features of this camera are some, but not all, of my favorites and makes this camera so great to use.