Behind the Scenes: How the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is Made

January 17, 2016 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera | Comment |

Ever wanted to find out exactly how your camera was made? Well, now you can, as we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the brand new Fujifilm X-Pro2 compact system cameras is put together.

Photography Blog was granted priveleged access to Fujifilm Optics Co Ltd's Taiwa factory in Sendai, Japan, where the X-Pro2 production line is located (along with the other X-series cameras and lenses).

The X-Pro2 is painstakingly assembled largely by hand by a surprisingly small team of skilled workers, with the main component parts shipped in from other factories first.

There are 8 different steps in the entire process, from the main board assembly, final aseembly of outer parts, firmware installation, image quality check, button control check, inspection of the hybrid viewfinder, a performance test, resolution and dust check, and finally the leather covering assembly and final inspection of the finish. A couple of the stages are semi-automated, but most of it truly is hand-made in Japan.

Each X-Pro2 camera is then packed-up,  laser engraved with a serial number and "Made in Japan", and then spot-checked for no less than 76 different items.

You can also take a peek inside the X-Pro2, and find out how X-series lenses are made too.

Here is a gallery showing the full Fujifilm X-Pro2 production line from start to finish - hopefully you'll find it as fascinating as we did!

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