Fujifilm X-Pro1

Released January, 2012
  • 16 MP
  • APS-C 23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Adobe Camera Raw perhaps offers slightly crisper fine detail (although this is due to higher sharpening more than anything else).
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
8.7 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

X-Pro1
n.d.
Nikon 1 V1
n.d.
OM-D E-M5
n.d.
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

X-Pro1
6.9
Nikon 1 V1
10.0
OM-D E-M5
7.5
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

X-Pro1
8.4
OM-D E-M5
8.7
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

X-Pro1
9.1
OM-D E-M5
9.4
Reviews from imaging-resource.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 4 more

8.7

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

X-Pro1
8.7
OM-D E-M5
9.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

X-Pro1
2,300 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH
OM-D E-M5
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

X-Pro1
369 ms
Nikon 1 V1
97 ms
Sony A7
221 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

X-Pro1
53 ms
Nikon 1 V1
73 ms
OM-D E-M5
56 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

X-Pro1
1,300 ms
Fujifilm X-E1
2,400 ms
Sony A7
1,700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

X-Pro1
6 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps
PEN-F
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

X-Pro1
300 photos
OM-D E-M5
500 photos
Nikon 1 V1
350 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Fujifilm X-Pro1


7.9
It's based on the old '1/focal length' rule of thumb for getting sharp hand-held shots without obvious blur due to camera shake, but this really isn't sufficient with modern high-resolution sensors in the absence of any form of image stabilization.

9.0
It's great to see another manufacturer join the compact system camera revolution and bring something truly innovative to the party, so if the Fujifilm X-Pro1 suits your way of shooting and your budget, we have no hesitation at all in highly recommending it.

9.0
The Fuji X-Pro1 is an enthusiast-level compact system camera that produces class-leading image quality and a really satisfying user experience thanks to its manually operated shutter speed dial and lens-based aperture controls.

7.4
The X-Pro1 uses a new sensor, the X-Trans, which in combination with mostly intelligent JPEG processing delivers excellent photo quality across low- and midrange ISO sensitivities, and in combination with the sharp XF lenses, very good detail resolution, color, and tonal range.

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

Curiously, the X-Pro1's aperture control behaviour changes completely in movie mode; the preview image is always displayed at the taking aperture, rather than a random aperture of the camera's choosing, which we'd consider to be a more sensible approach in general.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
The optics, of course, play a major part in the overall image quality, and we're especially impressed by the XF 35mm F1.4 R, which is truly excellent.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
Here we're using the XF 60mm F2.4 Macro, set to F22 to get both the foreground and background sharp.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)

Focus

If you're prepared to use the electronic viewfinder, though, and don't mind continually flicking the focus mode switch between AF-S and M when changing over from native lenses, then the X-Pro1 works quite well with manual lenses.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
Forcing the lens wide open has enabled accurate manual focus.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
In principle, the X-Pro1 offers three different methods of working when the focus mode switch is set to M. You can use the AF-L button as a 'one shot' autofocus acquisition, use the viewfinder distance display for scale or zone focusing, or used magnified manual focus with the EVF or LCD.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)

Sensor

Use of an unconventional CFA is not without its complications, though; most obviously, it demands a completely different demosaicing algorithm for RAW conversion, which complicates third-party RAW support.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
The X-Pro1 uses Fujifilm's unique X-Trans CMOS sensor and therefore doesn't require an anti-aliasing filter, which means that in principle it should be able to deliver resolution closer to its Nyquist limit compared to a Bayer camera with a similar pixel count.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
In fact, in terms of resolution it's very close indeed to the 24MP Sony NEX-7 or the Sigma SD1, which uses a 15MP Foveon X3 sensor to record full colour information at every pixel, and therefore (like the X-Pro1) uses no AA filter.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)

Viewfinder

The all-black magnesium alloy and synthetic leather body is gorgeous, and the whole camera has a wonderful retro feel — even the left-set viewfinder is reminiscent of old film cameras.
by David-Pierce (May, 2012)
The fact that you can also switch to the high quality EVF or use the rear screen for precise composition is an added bonus, especially as the user experience stays admirably consistent.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
For the very best results, though, it still makes sense to switch to the EVF for short-range shooting; the camera will force you to switch over at distances closer then about 0.6m anyway.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)

Image quality

But while it passes with flying colours in terms of image quality, certain operational aspects are still problematic; for example, we'd argue a professional camera that costs the best part of $2000 (with lens) should really offer a manual focus system that works properly in bright light.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
There's a whole array of information across the top of the frameline covering secondary settings - focus mode, flash, metering, white balance, film simulation, and dynamic range expansion to the left, plus shots remaining, file quality/size and battery status to the right.
by DPReview (Jun, 2012)
But the company has come quite far in a short time, thanks to its premium X series of cameras, which deliver strong image quality in striking vintage designs.
by c|net (Apr, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP
Resolution 4896 x 3264
Size APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 23.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 2,300 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,300 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Supports continuous No

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 140 x 82 x 43 mm
Thickness 43 mm
Weight 450 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,230 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Tunnel
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.37x
Viewfinder size 0.24x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps
Battery life 300 photos
Continuous shooting 6 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 369 ms
Shutter lag 53 ms
Startup delay 1,300 ms
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