Fujifilm X-Pro1

Last Updated (27 June’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a 16MP Digital Camera with APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor. The camera features FUJINON Interchangeable “XF LENS” and Original “X Mount”, 2nd Generation Hybrid Viewfinder, Focal Plane Shutter and has a 3.0-inch LCD including Focal Length Changeable Hybrid OVF. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has measures (W x H x D) 139.5 x 81.8 x 42.5 mm (5.5 x 3.2 x 1.7 in.) and weight Approx. 450 g / 15.9 oz. (including battery and memory card).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“the X-Pro1’s innovative image sensor and lack of low-pass filter lives up to all the hype and more, delivering truly excellent image quality. Noise is noticeable only by its almost complete absence throughout the ISO range of 100-25,600, while the Dynamic Range function helps to boost contrast and detail.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photoreview reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“Shots taken at high ISO settings were consistently clean and noise-free up to ISO 6400. Long exposures at higher ISO settings showed signs of progressive softening as sensitivity was increased, largely as a result of noise-reduction processing. However, even shots taken at ISO 25600 made good-looking prints at 15 x 10 cm size –and slightly larger.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Imaging-resource reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“the Fuji X-Pro1’s performance was a mixed bag during our testing. Startup time and mode switching were sluggish, while autofocus speed was slightly below average these days. Prefocused shutter lag however was good, as were single-shot cycle times. Burst mode speeds were good,..”
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Techradar reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“The camera produces beautiful, film-like images with good contrast and smooth out of focus areas.. Low sensitivity images impress straight from the camera, having plenty of detail, pleasant colours and beautiful out of focus areas.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“the continuous-shooting performance is pretty good. It’s relatively fast at 5.2 frames per second, and the hybrid viewfinder means zero lag for framing while panning.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Engadget reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“Images at high ISO settings were pretty good compared to other compacts we’ve reviewed, including the NEX-7 and the G1 X. Shots at ISO 3200 looked fine, and where we did spot grain at higher sensitivities it had a pleasant mottled look to it — in keeping with the X-Pro1’s analog vibes.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a fantastic camera, in every area it produces the results expected from a premium quality camera. The image quality is stunning, with excellent, and I really mean excellent pixel level detail, with excellent colour reproduction, great dynamic range, excellent high ISO noise results and excellent JPEG output straight from the camera.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-lint reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“What the Fuji X-Pro1 does offer, as well as an enticing alternative to anyone who has ever lusted after a Leica camera before. It’s an opportunity to leave that bulky enthusiast digital SLR at home and still be able to achieve impressive image quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and writes;
“the final images, overall build quality and unique technologies more than make up its worth. It’s cheaper than a full-frame DSLR, outpaces the Sigma SD1 camera in performance and price, and will more than give Leica a run for its money.”
Rating: ★★★★½

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Sample Photos

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Features

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 comes with variety of interesting features such as a 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, a brand-new X lens mount, Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and three prime lenses (sold separately). The features allows users to enjoy take beautiful photos of all their best moments.

16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor

The camera comes with a 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor that is capable of delivering resolution that is parallel, if not superior, to a full frame sensor. The sensor offers the new color filter array paves the way for an ideal sensor that does not need an optical low-pass filter. While the optical low-pass filter is indispensable for the reduction of moiré and false color generated by conventional sensors, it also degrades resolution.

FUJINON Interchangeable “XF LENS” and Original “X Mount”

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is compatible with Fujinon lenses to provide high quality images. There are three compact XF Fujinon fast aperture prime lenses that compatible with this camera they are the “XF18mmF2 R”, “XF 35mmF1.4 R” and “XF60mmF2.4 R Macro” all offer precise control over depth-of-field and deliver excellent out-of-focus bokeh thanks to the design of the molded aperture diaphragm blades. The blades are curved to create a circular image at all aperture settings, while the very edges of each blade are meticulously rounded off rather than simply cut off, which delivers a sharper image.

In addition, the camera use an original lens mount that has been specially designed to maximizes the lens performance. It is the X-Mount that has a short flange back distance of just 17.7mm to achieve the high resolution all the way to the edge of the image.

Hybrid Multi Viewfinder

The other interesting features is the ability of this camera that offers the freedom to switch between an optical and electronic viewfinder. While the Hybrid Viewfinder has evolved to meet the challenge of interchangeable lenses which has added a new dimension to the pleasure of the composing photographs. The Optical Viewfinder is designed for the brightest viewing image, and to keep shutter lag to a minimum while the Electronic Viewfinder allows users get the focus confirmation, exposure information, white balance information and depth of field indicators and also delivers an excellent “Live View” of photos composition.


Additional Features:

+ Analogue dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation on top of camera

+ All-new, fully electronic X lens mount; 17.7mm flange-to-sensor distance

+ Three ‘XF’ lenses at launch: XF 18mm F2 R, XF 35mm F1.4 R, and XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro

+ Prime lenses have traditional-style aperture rings (1/3 stop increments) and large manual focus rings

+ Revised rear-panel control layout

+ On-screen ‘Q’ control panel and redesigned tabbed menu system

+ Focal-plane shutter, 1/4000 sec max speed

+ 3.0″ RGBW 1.23M dot LCD


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