Overall picture

Our results from the lab have been compared against the Leica M9, Canon EOS 5D MK II and Nikon D700.

Our analysis shows that all four cameras produce good results, but the X Pro 1's was the real star living up to Fuji's claims that images are as good, if not better in some cases than those captured by a full frame sensor. Only the Canon EOS 5D MK II was able to have any impact on X Pro 1's impressive results, with a better signal to noise ratio result for raw files.

Resolution

As part of our image quality testing for the Fujifilm X Pro-1, we've shot our resolution chart with the Fujinon XF60mm f/2.4 R Macro lens mounted.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the X Pro 1 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

See a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG images

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 100

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 200

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 400

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 800

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 1600

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 3200

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 14 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 6400

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 12800

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 12800

ISO 12800, score: 22 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 25600

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 25600

ISO 25600, score: 20 (see full image)

Raw images

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 200

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 400

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 800

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 1600

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 3200

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 24 (see full image)

Fujifilm x pro 1 review resolution iso 6400

Fujifilm x pro 1 review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 22 (see full image)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.