Fuji X-Pro1 review

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Fuji X Pro1 review

Fuji's new Fujinon XF 18mm f/2 R, XF 35mm f/1.4 R and XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro lenses produce images that are comparable with 27mm, 53mm and 91mm on a full-frame camera.

The decision to launch the Fuji X-Pro1 with three fast fixed focal length optics underlines Fuji's stated intent to appeal to serious photographers.

Fuji x pro1 review

We're told that we can expect to see zoom lenses in the future, but that the manufacturer's primary goal is to give professional and enthusiast photographers a high-quality system.

All three lenses have a high quality feel, and the focusing rings turn smoothly. However, we'd like the steps in the aperture rings to feel a little more pronounced and the rings to be just a little stiffer.

Fuji x pro1 review

According to Fuji, the lens aperture blades are contoured to give a sharper edge and more pleasant bokeh. This appears to be confirmed by many of our test images, since the out of focus areas have a lovely smoothness and highlights have soft edges.

The only fly in the ointment seems to be a few instances of quite pronounced chromatic aberration spoiling backlit edges towards the edge of images shot with the 18mm lens.

Fuji x pro1 review

We will publish a fuller test and lab assessment of the lenses in the near future.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.3 Megapixel
Product FamilyX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesLive View, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, MOV
Viewfinder TypeHybrid
Weight (Approximate)400 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, RoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size23.60 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height81.3 mm
Width139.7 mm
Depth43.2 mm
Product SeriesX
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX-Pro1
Product NameDigital Camera X-Pro1
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC06390A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

For the discerning photographer who lets nothing stand in the way of quality, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 offers superb build quality, fast-aperture interchangeable lenses and the look and feel of a modern classic.

Package Contents
  • Digital Camera X-Pro1
  • Li-ion Battery NP-W126
  • Battery Charger BC-W126
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Metal Strap Clip
  • Protective Cover
  • Clip Attaching Tool
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year