The X-Pro 2 is a capable sports camera!

Being a user of the Canon 1Dx I was quite surprised to find the X-Pro 2 has a very robust autofocus system that,  while less powerful than the 1Dx,  can track subjects very well and has a fps of 8 frames per second!

I’ve tested the continuous autofocus on my 5 year old son and it can track him no problem.  Not only that but in high speed shooting (8 fps) each frame in a sequence is very sharp (so it tracks really well while maintaining the shutter speed).

So here’s a sequence I took using the 90mm at f/2, 800iso 1/2000. They’re straight from camera to my phone and haven’t been edited in any way:

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As you can see it tracked perfectly through the sequence.  Also,  it didn’t slow down despite it being quite a long burst.  Which is testament to the new X-Pro 2 processor.

So, it’s quite a capable sports camera and certainly a huge improvement over the X-Pro 1.

Thanks for reading,

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