Fujifilm X-Pro1 Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

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.

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PROS CONS
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
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-25600
Fujifilm X Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
0.47" Hybrid EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.60X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
6 FPS Drive, 20 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 1.2 Megapixels
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