Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is driven by a deep love for photography and an unwavering commitment to quality and performance. Every component of the X-Pro1 – from the sensor to the knurled finish on the mode dials – was meticulously manufactured with incredible attention to detail in Japan, and it shows.

With the X-Pro1, Fujifilm has gone back to the days when cameras had a certain weight to them that gave photographers confidence. The camera’s die-cast aluminum top and base, a leather-like finish on the main body for grip and the look and feel of genuine leather, a naturally fitting eyepiece, and other elegant touches such as precise engraving on the top plate are all part of the design.

It’s nearly impossible to believe that the X-Pro1 is a modern digital camera when you see the amount of attention to design and the photographer’s comfort when shooting with it.

Having said that, the X-Pro1 is very much a digital camera, combining time-tested physical characteristics – developed over the course of the film period – with 21st-century digital technology to provide a unique photographic experience. The X Mount on the camera’s mirrorless body features a small flange back of only 17.7mm, allowing the rear lens components to be as near to the sensor as possible without sacrificing image quality.

It is possible to attain great resolution all the way to the edge of the picture because the back focus distance of each lens is reduced. The sensor is a Fujifilm APS-C 23.6 x 15.6mm X-Trans CMOS sensor with a resolution of 16.3 Megapixels.

The X-Trans sensor employs a color filter array to combat moiré and false colors, resulting in a picture that is unusually true-to-life in comparison to sensors that use optical low-pass filters. The EXR Processor Pro assists the X-Trans sensor in its task and works in conjunction with an integrated co-processor to provide great speed and precision in the process.

APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor with 16Mp Resolution

The color filter array of the innovative X-Trans CMOS sensor attacks moire at its source, eliminating it completely. The color filter reduces the generation of moire and false colors in the array arrangement by increasing aperiodicity (randomness) in the array arrangement. As a result, the color filter eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter in the lens, allowing the X-Trans CMOS sensor to capture the full “unfiltered” lens performance. The EXR Processor Pro is aided by an integrated co-processor, which allows for faster and more precise image processing performance than previously possible.

Array in the conventional sense

The use of an optical low-pass filter eliminates the appearance of moire and false colors, but it results in a reduction in the resolution.

A new filter array has been created.

An array of 6 × 6 pixel units produces a higher degree of unpredictability than a single pixel unit. While achieving high resolution without the use of an optical low-pass filter, moire and false colors are removed, and the image is crisp. I was inspired by the natural random arrangement of tiny grains of silver halide in the film when I made this piece.

Mounting X

Because of the mirrorless design, this mount has a short 17.7mm flange back distance, a larger aperture, and a deeper attachment of the lens, which allows the back focus distance to be reduced to the smallest amount feasible while maintaining excellent resolution that extends to the picture edge areas. The body receives instantaneous communication from all FUJINON XF lenses when they are installed, allowing them to be integrated into a smooth, responsive instrument.

Multi-Viewfinder Hybrid (Hybrid Multi-Viewfinder)

The Hybrid Viewfinder, which provides the ability to switch between an optical and an electronic viewfinder, has grown to meet the demands of interchangeable lenses and is now available. In the event that an XF series lens is mounted, lens data is transmitted to the X-Pro1, and the viewfinder magnification (which can be set to two different levels) and frame size (which can be set in multiple steps) are automatically switched, allowing you to peer through the viewfinder with your entire attention focused on the subject. Every change of lens exposes a whole new world of beauty to behold and photograph.

System of magnification

When an XF series lens is attached, the magnification of the viewfinder adjusts automatically. Additionally, because there is very little visible variation in the angle of view when transitioning between the OVF and EVF, viewing in either mode is seamless and natural in both modes.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Specs

Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution4896 x 3264
Other resolutions4896x2760,264 × 3264, 3456x2304, 3456x1944, 2304 × 230, 2496x1664, 2496x1408 , 1664 × 1664
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorEXR Pro
ISOAuto (400), Auto (800), Auto (1600), Auto (3200), 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400 (100, 12800, 25600 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSingleContinuousLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,230,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT color LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic and Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.37× (0.25× 35mm equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot-shoe with EF-20, EF-42, EF-X20)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini connector)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NP-W126 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)300
Weight (inc. batteries)450 g (0.99 lb / 15.87 oz)
Dimensions140 x 82 x 43 mm (5.51 x 3.23 x 1.69″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo

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