Fuji Film X Pro 1 Review

Fugi X Pro 1

Fugi X Pro 1

We Check Out The Badass, Big Brother to the  FujiFilm X10 , The Fuji Film X Pro 1

At a glance

  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
  • EXR image processing engine
  • Full HD video recording at 24 fps
  • Contrast detection TTL auto-focusing
  • Revamped color filter array, no OLPF
  • 3” LCD monitor with a resolution of 1.23 million dots
  • Continuous shooting speed of 6 fps
  • Maximum ISO range of 25600

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Fuji’s undeniably successful range of mirrorless systems and the continued patronage of its loyal customer base resulted in the promulgation of the series and the launch of the X-Pro1. The X-Pro1 marked the beginning of a new camera system, one that still continues to fuel the development of large sensor mirrorless and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

Fuji’s X series compact and mirrorless systems have always been somewhat of a reminder of the good old days of film cameras. With tough metallic bodies and body mounted dials the X-Pro1 absolutely continues with that bygone era look. The X-Pro1 has a die- cast aluminum top and bottom panel. Generous amount of a leather-like material give the camera a distinct old school feel.

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True to its billing the camera has several manual controls, including manual shutter speed and exposure compensation dials. There is also a hot-shoe to mount an external flash.

Under the hood the X-Pro1, however, is a completely different beast. It boasts an APS-C sensor and is capable of shooting large fine JPEGs and RAW frames plus full HD movies. The new camera had, what was at that time a new lens mount system – the X mount. Existing XF mount Fujinon lenses, however, will work without issues.

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A big thing with the APS-C sensor on the camera is the absence of an anti-aliasing filter. The lack of which guarantees that images shot with the X-Pro1 would be much sharper than traditional sensors with an anti-aliasing filter. How did they manage to do this? Well they used a different color filter array that does not necessitate the need to use an OLPF filter.

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More modern touches, in case you are still not convinced that this is a digital camera. At the back of the camera is a 3” LCD screen with a resolution of 1,230,000 dots. The non-articulating screen gives 100% frame coverage. A hybrid viewfinder rounds off the feature list of this beautiful photography tool.

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