We Check Out The Badass, Big Brother to the FujiFilm X10 , The Fuji Film X Pro 1
At a glance
- 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
- EXR image processing engine
- Full HD video recording at 24 fps
- Contrast detection TTL auto-focusing
- Revamped color filter array, no OLPF
- 3” LCD monitor with a resolution of 1.23 million dots
- Continuous shooting speed of 6 fps
- Maximum ISO range of 25600
Fuji’s undeniably successful range of mirrorless systems and the continued patronage of its loyal customer base resulted in the promulgation of the series and the launch of the X-Pro1. The X-Pro1 marked the beginning of a new camera system, one that still continues to fuel the development of large sensor mirrorless and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
Fuji’s X series compact and mirrorless systems have always been somewhat of a reminder of the good old days of film cameras. With tough metallic bodies and body mounted dials the X-Pro1 absolutely continues with that bygone era look. The X-Pro1 has a die- cast aluminum top and bottom panel. Generous amount of a leather-like material give the camera a distinct old school feel.
True to its billing the camera has several manual controls, including manual shutter speed and exposure compensation dials. There is also a hot-shoe to mount an external flash.
Under the hood the X-Pro1, however, is a completely different beast. It boasts an APS-C sensor and is capable of shooting large fine JPEGs and RAW frames plus full HD movies. The new camera had, what was at that time a new lens mount system – the X mount. Existing XF mount Fujinon lenses, however, will work without issues.
A big thing with the APS-C sensor on the camera is the absence of an anti-aliasing filter. The lack of which guarantees that images shot with the X-Pro1 would be much sharper than traditional sensors with an anti-aliasing filter. How did they manage to do this? Well they used a different color filter array that does not necessitate the need to use an OLPF filter.
More modern touches, in case you are still not convinced that this is a digital camera. At the back of the camera is a 3” LCD screen with a resolution of 1,230,000 dots. The non-articulating screen gives 100% frame coverage. A hybrid viewfinder rounds off the feature list of this beautiful photography tool.