Fujifilm X-Pro1 Summary
Fuji X-Pro1 Assessment
The Fuji X-Pro1 is a 16 MP digital camera with delivers class-leading image quality thanks to its unique X-Trans sensor which does not use an anti-alias filter.
Paired with one of the three excellent XF-mount lenses, the X-Pro1 produces some extremely sharp large prints up to ISO 6400 and even remains usable for mid-size prints until its maximum ISO of 25600.
Its retro design features a good number of direct mechanical controls. Usability is generally good and the camera stays responsive. Unfortunately, autofocus speeds go from sluggish in good light to very slow in dim light, making it not very suitable for action photography.
No doubt the biggest limitation of the X-Pro1 is having only 3 native lenses to choose from. Fuji probably made a good choice by starting out with such outstanding quality lenses but having only an 18, 35 and 60mm lens to choose from leaves out a good number of photographic subjects. It will change soon as Fuji announced 2 more lenses this year and 5 more next year.
|Class-leading image quality||Very slow autofocus in low-light|
|Extremely low image noise up to ISO 6400||Sluggish autofocus in good light|
|Excellent sharpness||Slow shot-to-shot speed|
|Great color accuracy||Not Exposure-Priority|
|Above average metering system||Inconsistent AF points and frame in OVF|
|Good white-balance||Only one Fn buttonOnly one of ISO, Self-Timer, DOF-Preview or WB is accessible at a time.|
|Excellent EVF mode||No AE-L in MF mode|
|Plenty of direct controls||Soft aperture detentsWith all current XF-mount lenses|
|Instant video recording start and stop||Fractional shutter-speeds get reset|
|Excellent build quality||Short battery-life|
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|16 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 100-25600|
|Fujifilm X Mount|
|0.47" Hybrid EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.60X)||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|1 Axis Digital Level||Spot-Metering|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Hot-Shoe|
|6 FPS Drive, 20 Images||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|1920x1080 @ 24 FPS Video Recording||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
|3" LCD 1.2 Megapixels|
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