The Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless camera, which is poised to be announced as the flagship X-mount model this fall, is rumored to be weathersealed, just like the X-T1.
The first weathersealed X-mount camera is the Fujifilm X-T1, which was introduced in early 2014. However, the flagship X-mount unit is the X-Pro1 and it will remain like this until the X-Pro2 becomes official.
According to the rumor mill, the Japanese company will reveal the device sometime this fall. Plenty of details about the mirrorless camera have been leaked on the web, but there is more where that came from. It seems like the X-Pro2 will be weathersealed, allowing photographers to use the camera in combination with a WR lens without any issues in harsh weather conditions.
Fujifilm to make the X-Pro2 weathersealed, just like the X-T1
The specs list of the Fuji X-Pro2 is starting to shape up. It will grow bigger as we are getting closer to its launch. The latest addition to the feature sheet consists of weathersealing, meaning that the camera will operate normally in dusty or rainy environments, just like the X-T1.
The Japan-based manufacturer will aim the MILC at professional photographers, so leaving out weathersealing would have been a strange decision.
There have been some hints in the past, as Fujifilm will introduce the 35mm f/2 R WR lens in fall 2015. Gossip talks said that the 35mm lens would make a perfect kit lens for the X-Pro2. This way, users are getting a perfectly sealed equipment and they will not have to call off their photo sessions when it starts raining.
Fuji X-Pro2 specs list round-up
A decent list of Fujifilm X-Pro2 specifications has appeared online so far. The shooter will have a non-organic 24-megapixel APS-C sensor sitting alongside an EXR III image processor.
The mirrorless camera will feature a mechanical shutter with a top speed of 1/8000th of a second, a tilting display, built-in WiFi, and dual SD card slots. A new flash technology will be in place and it will offer a sync speed quicker than 1/180s.
Additionally, the X-Pro1 replacement will be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution. Finally, the company will not ditch the hybrid viewfinder instead of a fully-electronic one, so you can expect to see an optical+electronic viewfinder in the X-Pro2.
Stay tuned for more details! Meanwhile, Amazon is selling the Fujifilm X-Pro1 for a price around $800.