[Review] Fujifilm X-Pro 1

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The Fujifilm X-Pro1 features a 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, a brand-new X lens mount, Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and three prime lenses.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 front view
FUJIFILM have developed a new CMOS sensor called the X-Trans CMOS. The X-Trans CMOS sensor is capable of delivering resolution that is parallel, if not superior, to a full frame sensor. FUJIFILM has also developed a new color filter array that is inspired by the random arrangement of fine film grain. In the array, RGB pixels are arranged in 6x6 pixel sets with high aperiodicity. The presence of an R, G and B pixel in every vertical and horizontal pixel series minimizes the generation of false colors and delivers higher color reproduction. This development will maximize the full potential of the X-Trans CMOS sensor and deliver high speed and high precision image processing.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 rear view
Specifically designed to maximize the mirrorless design of the body the X-Mount has a short flange back distance of just 17.7mm. The wide opening allows the lens to be mounted deeper within the body – up to 7.5mm (approx) from the mount surface – reducing the back focus distance of each lens to the minimum possible, thus achieving high resolution all the way to the edge of the image.

Fujinon lenses have long been associated with delivering high quality images, with optics used for both broadcast TV and medium format camerasThe "XF 18mmF2 R", "XF 35mmF1.4 R" and "XF 60mmF2.4 R Macro" all offer precise control over depth-of-field thanks to the design of the molded aperture diaphragm blades. The blades are curved to create a circular image at all aperture settings, while the very edges of each blade are meticulously rounded off rather than simply cut off, which delivers a sharper image. In addition, the solid feel of the high-quality metal barrel and detailed exposure setting in 1/3 step increments using the aperture ring fuel your desire to capture more photos with every shot.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 top view
With its ability to instantly switch between an Optical Viewfinder and Electronic Viewfinder, the Hybrid Viewfinder has added a new dimension to the pleasure of composing photographs. For the brightest viewing image, and to keep shutter lag to a minimum, users should choose the Optical Viewfinder. Those wanting focus confirmation, exposure information, white balance information and depth of field indicators should switch to Electronic Viewfinder. The Electronic Viewfinder provides an excellent "Live View" of your composition. Changing between the two viewfinders is simple, thanks to the switch on the front of the X-Pro1 body. When attaching a FUJINON XF-series lens on X-Pro1, both the viewfinder magnification and bright frame size automatically switch to support the lens focal length. Viewfinder magnification switches to 0.37x for the 18mm lens, and to 0.60x when the 35mm or 60mm lens is mounted, letting you compose your shot with the bright, crystal clarity of an optical image. The X-Pro1 also gives you the freedom to manually set a focal distance and switch between viewfinder magnifications.


  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor
  • 3" LCD + Focal Length Changeable Hybrid OVF
  • Fujifilm X-Mount
  • 2nd Generation Hybrid Viewfinder
  • Focal Plane Shutter

Fujifilm X-Pro 1
Reviewed by Garg Ankit Rating: 4.5


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