X-PRO 2 vs X-T1 Noise Comparison
In order to compare the new 24.3 mega pixel sensor in the X-PRO 2 with the 16 mega pixel sensor of the X-T1 . I photographed the same scene with the 35mm f 2 set to f 11 on a sturdy tripod and with the self timer on a solid floor. I then rezed up the files to 300 dpi – 36″ X 24″ size and cropped out the yellow section below for comparison at large print size.
Let’s start at ISO 6400:
Finally ISO 25,600:
O.K. no more suspense, the top image in each category is the X-T1 the second the X-PRO 2. My evaluation is that the X-PRO 2 shows significantly more detail in the fine detail areas, no surprise with a 33% increase in mega pixels. I would have thought that noise would remain stable, but it has improved dramatically. the X-PRO 2 is at the very least 1 stop better than the X-T1, maybe stretching to almost 1.5 stops. Look at the black scissors, the X-PRO 2 not only has deeper black within noise to speak of, but much better texture detail as well. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I might actually rely on 25,600 if I had to, it looks remarkably good! How do you like those apples!!!!
None of this is rocket science, Fuji has found a way to process the noise even more effectively than before and sharpness and details have increased handsomely! Win – Win!
Now, you may have noticed that the X-PRO 2 images are darker than the X-T1s . Yet both were in the exact same lighting, both were shot at -1 exposure compensation same lens and f stop, f 11 and aperture priority. I think the multi pattern metering in the X-PRo 2 has been improved, as they are more perfectly exposured than the X-T1, if you have another explanation I would love to hear it, but for now I will love the exposures I’m getting out of this camera!!!!
This entry was posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 2:53 am
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