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 more expensive rangefinder camera. The X-Pro1 will hit the market with a range of three X-Mount lenses-an 18mm (27mm equivalent on a 35mm sensor 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 fine film 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 electronic 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.