The Fujifilm X-Pro1 (a.k.a. Fujifilm XPro1) is Fujifilm's newest camera which seems like the next step in a logical progression that began last year with the Leica-esque, high-resolution X100, followed by the smaller-sensor-based x10, a street-savvy little camera with a similarly retro feel. The X-Pro1 is a new interchangeable-lens compact camera that appears ready to take on that more expensive rangefinder camera. The X-Pro1 will hit the market with a range of three X-Mount lenses-an 18mm (27mm equivalent on a 35mm sensor camera) f/2, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens, and a 60mm (91mm equivalent) f/2.4 macro lens. Lens diaphragm blades are curved for pleasing bokeh. The company says nine more lenses will be rolled out within the next three years, and that an M-mount adapter is in the works.
The camera is built around a newly-developed CMOS sensor that Fujifilm claims is capable of resolution that is superior to other APS-C sensors. A new color filter array eliminates the need for a low-pass filter that is inspired by the random arrangement of fine film grain. This pattern is supposed to eliminate moire and provide truer colors.
Other key features:
• Hybrid Multi-Viewfinder was first introduced in the x100, allows the user to switch between optical and electronic eye-level viewing.
• Optical viewfinder magnification changes depending on lens mounted
• Magnesium-alloy chassis and die-cast aluminum baseplate
• Shutter speed dial milled from solid metal
• Leather-Like Finish
• Film simulation modes mimic looks of Velvia, Astia and Provia as well as print films.
10 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
Mode Single AF / Continuous AF / MF Distance Indicator type TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available AF frame selection Area (EVF / LCD: 49 areas with 7 x 7, OVF: 25 areas with 5 x 5) / Multi c
Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed (with mechanical shutter)
(AUTO mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec., (All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. Bulb (max. 60 min.) Time 1/2 to 30 sec.
Automatic scene recognition Custom, Color temperature selection (K) Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, underwater