The Fujifilm X-Pro1 (a.k.a. Fujifilm XPro1) is Fujifilm's newest camera which seems like the next step in a logical progression that began last year with the Leica-esque, high-resolution X100, followed by the smaller-sensor-based X10, a street-savvy little camera with a similarly retro feel. The X-Pro1 is a new interchangeable-lens compact camera that appears ready to take on that moreexpensive rangefinder camera. The X-Pro1 will hit the market with a range of three X-Mount lenses-an 18mm (27mm equivalent on a 35mmsensor camera) f/2, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens, and a 60mm (91mm equivalent) f/2.4 macro lens. Lens diaphragm blades are curved for pleasing bokeh. The company says nine more lenses will be rolled out within the next three years, and that an M-mount adapter is in the works.
The camera is built around a newly-developed CMOS sensor that Fujifilm claims is capable of resolution that is superior to other APS-C sensors. A new color filter array eliminates the need for a low-pass filter that is inspired by the random arrangement of finefilm grain. This pattern is supposed to eliminate moire and provide truer colors.
Other key features:
• Hybrid Multi-Viewfinder was first introduced in the X100, allows the user to switch between optical and elecronic eye-level viewing.
• Optical viewfinder magnification changes depending on lens mounted
• Magnesium-alloy chassis and die-cast aluminum baseplate
• Shutter speed dial milled from solid metal
• Leather-Like Finish
• Film simulation modes mimic looks of Velvia, Astia and Provia as well as print films.
The Fujifilm X-PRO1 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel, Weddings and more.The Fujifilm X-PRO1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Fujifilm X-PRO1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Fujifilm X-PRO1: Easy to use, Good image quality, Good in low light and Large clear LCD
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Just got rid of my prosumer DSLR/lenses in favor of a lighter, more subtle rig, which the X Pro 1 fulfills superbly. I love this camera, and I am blown away by the outstanding image quality. Handling is fantastic, it's easy to use, and did I mention the image quality? Incredible detail and color. Focus was quick enough for action shots at my daughter's recent soccer tourney, though shooting was pretty limited with only the 35mm f1.4 in the bag. (More lenses coming soon.) Every once in a whi...View full Review
Just got rid of my prosumer DSLR/lenses in favor of a lighter, more subtle rig, which the X Pro 1 fulfills superbly. I love this camera, and I am blown away by the outstanding image quality. Handling is fantastic, it's easy to use, and did I mention the image quality? Incredible detail and color. Focus was quick enough for action shots at my daughter's recent soccer tourney, though shooting was pretty limited with only the 35mm f1.4 in the bag. (More lenses coming soon.) Every once in a while, you get your hands on a piece of gear that you immediately know you'll never part with. The X Pro 1 is that for me. It represents a return to the art of photography where the focus (sorry) is on the image, rather than the operation of the camera. Playing with gadgets is fun, and cameras are no exception, but the X Pro 1 gets out of the way and lets me shoot undistracted. Are there limitations? Considering how early we are in the development cycle of a new system, the answer is yes. But there are lots of new things coming, and this camera is worth it.
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Simply the best apsc sensor available today. The range finder styling, and the size and weight of this camera suits my needs perfectly. Fuji's support through firmware updates has improved the camera's functionality immensely since its introduction. The wide range of Fuji X mount lenses makes this a true system camera body.
I wanted this camera when it was first released, but it was beyond reach. Lately with the price dropping and the bundled lens discounts, I decided to purchase it - even though it's now two-year old technology. The most obvious aged-technology is the EVF. It's a bit dated (already). But the OVF is beautiful and if that's your thing, then the EVF is a moot point. Another oft "complaint" is the slow (by today's standards) auto-focus. The latest firmware upgrades have helped quite a bit here (make sure you upgrade both body and lens). I'm guessing if you want to photograph very fast action or video, this camera isn't for you. But not all cameras are for everyone. The camera does take some getting used to, but I'm finding it's worth the patience. It's also a little bigger than some of the other mirror-less cameras, but I like the size, personally.
This thumb grip completely transforms the handling of the Fuji X-Pro1. I was constantly unintentionally hitting a button on the back of the camera with my right thumb. This grip makes the camera easier to hold and operate. Highly recommended.
Admittedly, I'm still learning the X-Pro1. It was a recent purchase, recognizing that it's two-year old technology. This is reflected in the slower than state-of-the-art AF, and the Electronic Viewfinder resolution and updating speed. However, if you want the hybrid OVF/EVF, along with the ability to change lenses, it's still the only game in town. From what little I've shot with it thus far, the image quality is amazing. I've been mainly doing street photography, and I do feel there's a learning curve there - at least in terms of using a different technique than what I've been accustomed to using. I agree with the chorus of people wishing the X-Pro1 had the innards of the X100S and the X-E2, but then again, the current price of the X-Pro1 is quite good. Even better if you're able to bundle it with discounts on the lenses - as I did with the Holiday specials.
Love this camera! It is compact, but has a great feel. The controls are easy to use, and the menu system is good. The Q button allows a very quick way to change the settings. The images are great! I take this camera everywhere. Its small and quiet, and does not impose its presence like a DSLR with a moderate zoom lens. Cons: battery life is short relative to my Canon 5DIII. I don't like the battery charger, as it does not confirm the battery is charged. Carry an extra battery. I would not use this for sports or action, but for street and people, it is superb. I love my Canon 5DIII, but the X Pro-1 is now my go to camera! Get one...you will love it.
I've been shooting with the Fujifilm X100 for about two years and absolutely love the camera, but I've had my eye on the X Pro-1. The X Pro-1 is perfectly sized and feels great in my hands. The controls are positioned nicely, and the Q menu is about the slickest way to present common menu items I've seen yet. I like the way the spot-metering adjustment are shown live on-screen while composing a shot. The camera's images are about as close to film as I've ever seen from a digital camera. The new 3.01 firmware upgrades makes focusing rather quick - not pro DSLR quick, but resectable. It also added pixel peeking for manual focus which is nice too. I carry the X100 everywhere I go except on weekends when I'm out and about with my X Pro-1.
Most important feature for me is its stunning low light capabilities. Shoot into a dark closet on auto ISO and the closet is perfectly lit as if in daylight. Learning curve steep and there are significant differences from DSLR. Not smaller or lighter than some DSLRs. It's as heavy as my D5000 and nearly as bulky.
I replaced my first X PRo1 and lenses that went swimming accidently. What more can I say than I bought it again after a year! In comparison to my Canon 5D, I had images taken by myself with the 5D and my wife using the Pro and upon enlarging, the X Pro 50mm f1.4 lens images appear sharper. The unit is lighter than the Canon but still feels substantial and I am awaiting the X 100S as well. I now have teh 18-55 zoom adn am testing and getting used to that.
I really miss a manual, light weight travel camera. I had a Canon 7D and it was driving me crazy and I had almost stopped using it because it was such a pain. The X-Pro has saved me. Light weight with quality lenes or the X mount that allows you to use M base lenes opening a new world of possibilities. Simple shutter setting and yes folks, an aperture ring right on lens!!! No more dials and menus to fiddle with. A manual focus that works like a charm with an enlarged image in the view finder that allows you to get a sharp focus. If you are an old photographer like me, you will love a camera that gets out of your way and lets you do your job or just have fun.
As a working Professional in NYC,I rely on my camera's to provide me with near perfect image quality, after all that is the bottom line. And I require that my cameras are easy to use, and built tough to take the day to day grind that working in NYC as a working photographer entails. The bottom line is that The Fuji X-Pro 1 with the 35mm f/1.4 lens is simply stunning. The images are nothing short of superb,and easily compare with Top of the Line Canon L series glass and the Top of the line Nikon glass as well as Sony Zeiss glass. The rangefinderesque look and feel of the camera and the very high build quality make it very easy to use and carry.Shaving off pounds to my gear. One extra nice feature is that in spring of 2013 ZEISS is coming out with 3-5 AF lens specific to The Fuji X-Pro and they will be amazing. The Fuji X-Pro-1 is in my opinion,a game changer camera, and bodes well for getting razor sharp images and great color from a smaller lighter camera.