Fujifilm X-Pro1 Brief Review


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  • 16.3 megapixel EXR CMOS APS-C sensor
  • 1080p full HD video recording with stereo sound
  • 3-inch LCD
  • Full manual modes
  • RAW capture
  • Electronic and Optical viewfinder
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-03-31
  • Final Grade: 88 4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

Fujifilm X-Pro1
16.3 megapixel EXR CMOS APS-C sensor; 1080p full HD video recording with stereo sound; 3-inch LCD; Full manual modes; RAW capture; Electronic and Optical viewfinder; Lithium-ion battery
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 1/19/2016

Hey! You should know that Fujifilm has released a newer version of this product: the Fujifilm X-Pro2.

Fujifilm is jumping into the mirrorless game with the X-Pro1 a Leica-style rangefinder with a selection of fast primes. It's certainly not for everyone, but street shooters and enthusiasts will appreciate both it's retro beauty and price tag (compared to Leica's M9). The X-Pro1's viewfinder is both optical and electronic, and the shutter is close to inaudible. This is also the first time Fujifilm has scaled their sensor technology up to APS-C; the new X-Trans sensor doesn't have an anti-aliasing filter and instead relies on random pixel arrangements. This reduces moire and yields images that, Fujifilm claims, include noise that's closer to film grain. The results are in, too, and the X-Pro1 outperforms all its APS-C brethren in low light. The body is quite a bit larger than other mirrorless cameras, but street shooters will love the images this camera produces.

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Fujifilm Reviews

Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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