Fujifilm will allegedly introduce the X-Pro2 mirrorless camera later in 2015 in order to replace the X-Pro1 flagship camera with a faster, more powerful model capable of recording 4K videos.
Fresh Fujifilm X-Pro2 rumors are claiming that the X-mount mirrorless camera will also employ a new image processor alongside a new image sensor. The shooter will come packed with a sensor that has more megapixels and that records 4K videos, the latter requiring a lot more processing power. As a result, the X-Pro2 will be powered by the EXR III processor, which will be capable of handling the huge amount of data of a video at 4K resolution.
More Fujifilm X-Pro2 rumors leaked online, hinting at 4K video support and faster image processor
This time, the information is coming from a trusted source, who has provided accurate details in the past. The leakster says that the company’s plans are to bring 4K video to the X-mount camera line-up.
Panasonic is offering 4K in the GH4, while Samsung is providing it through the NX1, both of them being the top models of their mirrorless series. This is why Fuji needs to catch up with the competition and the X-Pro2 will offer 4K film capturing.
X-Trans image sensors are more complex than regular Bayer sensors. As a result, 4K video recording on an X-Trans sensor will require a lot more power, so the brand new EXR III processor is said to be what this camera needs to handle so much data.
The X-Pro1 is powered by the EXR Pro processor, while the most recent X-series shooters, including the X-T1, are powered by an EXR II engine. It is very likely that the X-Pro2 will be the first shooter to employ such image processing engine.
Fuji will put a 24-megapixel sensor into the X-Pro2 mirrorless camera
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 rumors leaked on the web so far are stating that the mirrorless camera will feature a 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, built-in WiFi, two memory card slots, and a tilting display.
In a recent interview, a company manager has acknowledged the need for better video performance in X-series cameras. However, Toshihisa Iida says that Fuji will not make a camera like the Sony A7S in the near future, thus denying the current rumors.
Anyway, the X-Pro1 replacement is said to be on track for a late 2015 launch, meaning that there is a lot of time left until then, so do not draw any conclusions for now.