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Fujifilm X-PRO1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and portability. The image quality and design also get good views, whereas the features and exposure get critical comments. The flash and shutter get mixed comments.

responsiveness, design, image quality, portability, viewfinder

value for money, battery, exposure, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Compact System Cameras the Fujifilm X-PRO1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1

 

NOTE: On September 18th 2012 Fujifilm released Firmware version 2.0 for the X-Pro1. This improves certain key aspects of operation addressed in this review, most notably both autofocus and manual focus performance. Please bear this in mind when reading...

Excellent image quality at all ISO settings - impressive resolution and low noise ; Wide choice of film simulation modes offer superb out-of-camera colour rendition ; Intuitive and straightforward traditional control layout (aperture ring, shutter...

Slow autofocus compared to its mirrorless peers ; Dysfunctional manual focus ; Overly-conservative DOF scale useless for zone focusing ; Poor auto ISO implementation (uses too-slow shutter speeds) ; Live Histogram doesn't work in manual exposure mode...

The X-Pro1 marks Fujifilm's entry into the high-end mirrorless interchangeable-lens market, and combines excellent image quality with fluid handling. The hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder is excellent, but autofocus is relatively slow and manual...

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Fujifilm X-Pro1Digital Camera Review

 

The brand new X-Pro1 is Fujifilm's flagship digital camera, the ultimate device for old-school hobbyists who crave the style and mechanical control of classic cams. Do not be fooled by the retro design, performance is absolutely state of the art. This...

They don’t make ’em like they used to, and Fujifilm has fully adopted this message, extending the philosophy not only to the design style of their first mirrorless camera, but to the quality of its construction as well. The X-Pro1 is the finest...

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 review

 

Fujifilm has a history of making beautiful cameras, particularly in its X series. The X100 and X10 are more than just pretty faces, too — both deliver gorgeous pictures and video. They're designed more as companions to a DSLR rather than your one and...

Gorgeous design ; Takes excellent photos and videos ; Efficient control system

Expensive ; Lens ecosystem is new and very small ; Relatively slow autofocus

There's a lot to like, but the price is tough to swallow when the competition's so good

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Fujifilm X-Pro1

 

Fujifilm confirms X-Pro1 at CESFujifilm X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera previewSony Alpha NEX-7 mirrorless camera review Hear any mention of retro-styled cameras with exorbitant price tags and it's hard not to get suspicious. That kind of talk...

Filter-free sensor produces amazing images ; Hybrid viewfinder caters for all situations ; Great manual controls and UI ; Cheaper than a Leica

Not everyone digs the bold retro style ; Other ILCs have weatherproofing, faster AF, gentler prices

Look past the X-Pro1's flaws, omissions and ransom demands, and you'll be heavily rewarded.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 (Body Only)

 

It seems strange that until as recently as a few years ago, we'd come to associate Fujifilm primarily with masses of middling point-and-shoot cameras. But the company has come quite far in a short time, thanks to its premium X series of cameras, which...

Stellar photo quality and a beautiful-looking, mostly streamlined design make the Fujifilm X-Pro1 a really attractive camera for deep-pocketed enthusiasts and curious professionals

Poor autofocus performance and a bare-bones feature set make the X-Pro1 harder to recommend for a general audience than it should be, and a new sensor means raw processing support will take longer to appear than I'd like

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a nice compromise if you can't afford a Leica but want to approximate the experience and get some stunning photo quality to boot.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1First Impressions Review

 

Fujifilm had arguably the biggest, bestest camera announcement at CES 2012. Their brand-new flagship, the X-Pro1, is the company's inaugural crack at a mirrorless compact system shooter, and the first interchangeable-lens camera they've launched since...

Like its X-series brethren, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 hits the market as the only camera quite like itself. The photo-enthusiast community had been hoping and even expecting something like the X-Pro1 after last year’s successful X100 fixed-lens premium...

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Fujifilm X-Pro1Digital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Fujifilm X-Pro1. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

Unfortunately, the Fujifilm X-Pro1’s positives as a video camera—strong color rendition and impressive low light performance—are severely outweighed by the camera’s poor controls in video mode. The unreliable autofocus system drove us crazy at times,...

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Fujifilm X-Pro1

 

It's not just a retro look that distinguishes the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but its cutting-edge hybrid optical viewfinder and emphasis on quality prime lenses. Excellent image quality with very clean detail is the extra surprise inside.

Quality build; Unique hybrid optical viewfinder; Excellent LCD; Good controls; Excellent image quality

Limited to prime lenses (for now); Loose aperture ring and EV dial; Mediocre autofocus speeds; Slow buffer clearing; Tripod socket too close to battery compartment

Shooting with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is really a kick. It took me back to the days when all I had were prime lenses, and my senses were tuned to the world around me such that I could anticipate which lens I needed before the action happened, and swiftly...

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Fujifilm X-Pro1: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The new Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a stylish, retro design with many interesting features. It is Fujifilm's first compact system camera with Fujifilm's new lens mount system. Fujifilm currently offers three lenses for the “X mount”: the XF18mm f/2 R, the...

Very sharp and clean images due to the special RGB pattern and missing low-pass filter ; Realistic colors (with a slight shift in the yellow direction) ; Superb optical viewfinder; a combination of optical and high-resolution electronic viewfinder ;...

No diopter compensation/dioptric adjustment for optical viewfinder ; Lacks an articulating monitor

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Camera Review: Fujifilm X-Pro1

 

Does Fuji's new retro-style, interchangeable lens pro camera live up to the hype?

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:23.6 x 15.6 MM

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Unknown
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Fujifilm NP-W126
Battery Type:Fujifilm NP-W126

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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