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Fujifilm X-Pro1: Review

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 and a compact camera with interchangeable lenses that do not compromise with quality. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 shows what the success achieved by the compact cameras with interchangeable lenses. There are many models of the market offered by different companies and the prices vary considerably.

In this case, Fujifilm has decided, with the X-Pro1, as its name suggests, to realize a camera that went to meet the needs of professional and advanced photographers. From this, point of view is an important step in this particular field of photography, and prolific.

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor integrates an X-Trans CMOSTM 16-megapixel APS-C that, to feel the house mother ” can provide a response similar to that of a full-frame sensor. ” It is equipped with a new matrix CFA (Color Filter Array) capable of capturing more accurately colors and shades without penalizing the resolution. As we will see later, the results speak for themselves.

The matrix CFA takes inspiration from the randomness with which the grain is placed in a film and makes unnecessary for the presence of a low-pass optical filter, normally deputy to avoid problems related to the generation of false colors. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is also equipped with the EXR Pro image processor capable of exploiting the full potential of the X-Trans sensor CMOSTM and designed to ensure high speed and accuracy.

The build quality of the camera convinces with precision and robustness. We also liked the moving parts such as dials and buttons, which show the required resistance, accuracy and pleasantness to the touch and use. The designers have also decided to fix it slightly behind the locking mechanism and the shutter switch exposure compensation. In this way, it is practically impossible to accidentally activate. Furthermore, the edges of the rings have a convenient and deep knurling able to ensure optimum grip.

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1: Performance

With the launch of Fujifilm X-Pro1 were also presented three new series of lenses Fujinon XF: The XF 18mm f / 2 R, the XF 35mm f / 1.4 R and the XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro R. Quality objectives are, very bright, and thus can guarantee a good control of depth of field and bokeh effect, which is important for professionals and advanced photographers.

The attack X-Mount, also allows you to maximize the performance advantage of the capabilities in the best way ” without mirror ” of the Fujifilm X-Pro1. The distance from the lens flange back from the plane of the sensor is only 17.7 mm. This has been achieved by making sure that the optics have space within the machine body, thus reducing the external dimensions and what is known as the distance of “back focus”, which guarantees a high resolution even at the edges within the image.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 - Rear
Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Rear

The professional vocation of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is also demonstrated by the presence of the excellent Hybrid Multi Viewfinder. It can change from one electronic optical viewfinder allowing you to use the one that is currently considered the most suitable from the photographer. With the optical viewfinder, the displayed image is more realistic while the electronic you can have all the information and data in real time.

The transition from one sight to another is made possible by a switch on the camera body before. The many qualities of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 also proved by the excellent 3-inch LCD screen composed of 1,230,000 pixels. As regards, the video recording Full HD video capture at 1,920 × 1,080 at 24 fps with stereo sound for a continuous period of up to 29 minutes. It not remains, finally, that indicate the presence of many scene modes and the extension of the ISO sensitivity ranging from 200 to 6,400, extendable from 200 to 25,600.

Fujifilm X-Pro1: Conclusion

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a compact camera with interchangeable lenses of the highest quality. You can capture sharp images and to show a fine details, which also enable the printing size in degrees or only certain parts of the scene. The colors are accurate and adhere to the real, and the camera allows you to activate all necessary arrangements to ensure that the photographer capture the scene exactly the way he likes.

Also excellent build quality and handling. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 ‘s challenges with confidence and your fingers should always end up, almost automatically, the command that is used at the time. Very sharp, bright, accurate LCD monitor, definitely one of the best seen on cameras in this class. The same positive judgment should be widened to cover Fujinon: difficult it will be disappointed.

Although it is clear what the target audience, the high price of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 leaves us perplexed. There seems excessive and very far from the availability of many photographers, even some professionals who would use this model as a second spare machine when it is impossible to lug around an SLR. In addition, its size is definitely smaller than those of an SLR, but, given the strides made also by cameras with mirror.

The difference is not so high as to justify an expenditure of this value. Finally, again in the interests of professional use, the lenses available for this camera are still too few, and this could be a determining factor for the choice of the model to buy.

Where to Buy Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 16MP Digital Camera with APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor (Body Only)
  • 16.3MP APS-C "X-Trans" CMOS sensor
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting, not suggested for moving objects
  • 49-area contrast detection AF system
  • ISO 200-6400, expandable up to 25,600,1080 HD video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 1,230,000 dots, Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder, Raw and...
Value of Money

PROS : Good image quality, viewfinder, and razor-sharp screen, many functions.

CONS : Too expensive, a few lenses available.

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