Fuji X-Pro1 Review

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This is an in-depth review of the Fuji X-Pro1, a highly anticipated mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. Built on the success of the Fuji X100 and aimed at pros and photo enthusiasts that need a lightweight camera alternative to a DSLR with amazing image quality, the Fuji X-Pro1 is the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera from Fuji. Along with the X-Pro1, Fuji simultaneously introduced three prime lenses – Fujinon 18mm f/2.0 XF R, Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 XF R and Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro, all specifically designed to be used for the new Fuji X mount. In this Fuji X-Pro1 review, I will not only provide detailed information about the camera, but will also try to answer the many questions that we have gotten so far on the camera from our readers, along with comparisons to Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

Fuji X-Pro1

I had an opportunity to work closely with the Fuji X-Pro1 on two separate occasions – once when the camera initially came out back in 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, after the latest 3.01 firmware update was released. I had a number of complaints about the X-Pro1 in my original review, because the camera was full of bugs and autofocus problems. The latest firmware 3.01 addressed many of those concerns, so I am simply revisiting the same review and re-evaluating the camera based on my latest findings.

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I originally stated that I had “a love and hate” relationship with the Fuji X-Pro1, because there were a lot of things I both loved and hated about it. I loved the compactness of the camera, the feel, the looks and the stunning images the camera is capable of taking. What I hated was the unreliable autofocus system, painful manual focus and plenty of other bugs and issues I encountered while evaluating the camera. Since its launch, Fuji has been working hard on addressing most of the concerns via firmware updates and as of today, it is a completely different tool compared to what it was before. Let’s take a look at the camera in more detail.

Fuji X-Pro1 Review

1) Fujifilm X-Pro1 Specifications

Main Features and Specifications:

  1. Sensor: 16.3 MP (1.5x crop factor), 4.8µ pixel size
  2. Sensor Size: 23.6 x 15.6mm
  3. Resolution: 4896 x 3264
  4. Native ISO Sensitivity: 200-6,400
  5. Boost Low ISO Sensitivity: 100
  6. Boost High ISO Sensitivity: 12,800-25,600
  7. Sensor Cleaning System: Yes
  8. Lens mount: FUJIFILM X mount
  9. Weather Sealing/Protection: No
  10. Body Build: Full Magnesium Alloy
  11. Shutter: Up to 1/4000 and 30 sec exposure
  12. Shutter Control: Focal Plane Shutter
  13. Storage: 1x SD slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible)
  14. Viewfinder Type: Hybrid Multi Viewfinder with 100% coverage in Electronic mode
  15. Speed: 6 FPS
  16. Exposure Meter: TTL 256-zones metering
  17. Built-in Flash: No
  18. Autofocus: Yes
  19. Manual Focus: Yes
  20. LCD Screen: 3 inch diagonal with 1,230,000 dots
  21. Movie Modes: Full 1080p HD @ 24 fps max
  22. Movie Exposure Control: Full
  23. Movie Recording Limit: 29 minutes
  24. Movie Output: MOV (H.264)
  25. GPS: No
  26. Battery Type: NP-W126
  27. Battery Life: 300 shots, 900 in power save mode
  28. USB Standard: 2.0
  29. Weight: 400g (excluding battery)
  30. Price: $1,699 MSRP body only at launch (currently sells for around $1,199)

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A detailed list of camera specifications is available at Fujifilm.com.

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is a professional photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. He is the author and founder of Photography Life, along with a number of other online resources. Read more about Nasim here.