As the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is expected to drop sometime in early fall, the rumor mill is claiming that the flagship X-mount mirrorless camera will feature a mechanical shutter capable of achieving speeds of 1/8000th of a second.
Fujifilm is rumored to announce the X-Pro1 replacement, referred to as X-Pro2, sometime in September 2015. The Japan-based company is also expected to release the shooter on the market sometime in October 2015.
Until the camera becomes official, more and more Fuji X-Pro2 info is becoming available on the web, courtesy of a myriad of insiders. The latest piece of information to come out of the rumor mill is concerning the shutter of the camera. According to a trusted source, the device will employ a mechanical shutter that will be capable of capturing photos at 1/8000s.
Latest Fuji X-Pro2 info points at 1/8000s mechanical shutter
Electronic shutters are finding their way into plenty of today’s cameras. They allow these products to capture photographs at speeds as fast as 1/32000th of a second. Some notable examples are the Fujifilm X100T and the X-T1, the latter receiving this feature via a firmware update.
As X-series cameras are getting this feature, there are lots of photographers saying that the flagship model should also have it. However, it seems like the company will focus on the Fuji camera’s mechanical shutter.
The shutter is said to support 1/8000s speeds, which would be very useful when capturing photos in broad daylight. This way, photographers would be able to capture shots at brighter apertures without the need of a neutral density filter (ND) among other applications.
Nevertheless, this does not rule out the fact that a 1/32000s electronic shutter will not be available in the X-Pro1 replacement. As these are all rumors, our readers should take them with a pinch of salt and wait for even more gossips before the official announcement.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 specs round-up
Meanwhile, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 specs list is shaping up nicely. Beside the 1/8000s shutter speed, the X-mount MILC will sport a 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, EXR III image processor, and built-in WiFi.
The mirrorless camera will also feature a tilting display on the back, but it remains to be determined whether it is a touchscreen or not. A source has said that the X-Pro2 will be tinier than its predecessor and that it will be about one 30% pricier than the weathersealed X-T1.
There are multiple mentions of 4K video recording within the rumor mill. In order to be in line with the Panasonic and Samsung flagships, the top X-mount model will also allow users to capture high-resolution videos. Stay tuned for more Fuji X-Pro2 info!