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Fuji X-Pro1 review

A harmony of traditional and digital photography

Our Verdict

For

  • Film-like images
  • Good contrast
  • Smooth quality defocused areas
  • Hybrid viewfinder

Against

  • Centre-locked continuous autofocus
  • Manual focus tricky with EVF

Fuji X-Pro1 review

While it has a few flaws - specifically the speed of its AF system - we think that most serious photographers will find the Fuji X-Pro1 a joy to use. Low sensitivity images impress straight from the camera, having plenty of detail, pleasant colours and beautiful out of focus areas.

We liked

The camera produces beautiful, film-like images with good contrast and smooth out of focus areas.

We disliked

The continuous autofocus is locked to the centre point, and it's hard to access sharpness in the viewfinder when focusing manually.

Final verdict

If you are an experienced photographer who's not concerned about having scene modes and ultra-fast autofocusing, there's lots to like about the Fuji X-Pro1.

Setting the exposure via an aperture ring and a shutter speed dial seems to come naturally, and the combination of excellent noise control and fast lenses mean that you can shoot with the sensitivity set to automatic without any serious concerns.

Fuji's Quick menu system is one of the best and fastest to use that we have come across. If it could be made customisable, it would be just about perfect.

The hybrid viewfinder is also excellent, although it doesn't work as well as we might hope when focusing manually.

Most importantly, however, the images from the Fuji X-Pro1 are superb. They may not have quite the detail that some full-frame cameras are capable of capturing, but they can beat these bigger beasts for dynamic range and noise control.

Well done Fuji.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.3 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyX
ColourBlack
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
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate24 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeX-Trans CMOS
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-W126
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height81.3 mm
Width139.7 mm
Depth43.2 mm
Autofocus Points49
Product SeriesX
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Suppressed Flash, Rear Curtain Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX-Pro1
Product NameDigital Camera X-Pro1
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.

Battery Life300 Shot
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
Display Resolution1230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker