Conclusion: "Stunning," "astounding" and "gorgeous" images are the Fujifilm X-Pro1's claim to fame in test after test. Even more than its retro rangefinder styling, its dazzling photos grab critics' attention. But it's flawed. Slow autofocus, disappointing video and some flimsy bits harm its rating in reviews. Note that Fujifilm has released a smaller, newer, cheaper version, the Fujifilm X-E1 (Est. $800) , which delivers exactly the same image quality.
Pros: Astounding image quality, Retro rangefinder body and controls, Compatible with high-grade lenses
Cons: Not the quickest to focus, Subpar video, Feels flimsy for the price
Conclusion: The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a top-notch mirrorless camera that is sure to appeal to optical viewfinder fans that are put off by the high price of Leica rangefinders.
Pros: Great high ISO images. X-Trans image sensor. Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder. Sharp rear display. Excellent control layout. Sturdy build. PC sync flash socket. Continued firmware update support.
Cons: A little slow to focus. Lacks built-in flash. Not a good choice for video. No mic input.
Summary: The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a compact camera with interchangeable lenses of the highest quality. You can capture sharp images and to show a fine details, which also enable the printing size in degrees or only certain parts of the scene. The colors are accurate and adhere to the real, and the camera allows you to activate all necessary arrangements to ensure that the photographer capture the scene exactly the way he likes. Also excellent build quality and handling.
Pros: Good image quality, viewfinder, and razor-sharp screen, many functions.
Excerpt: The Fujifilm X-Pro1 digital interchangeable lens camera features a 16.3 megapixel Fuji X-Trans CMOS image sensor coupled to the latest Fujifilm processor, a superb dynamic range, excellent high ISO noise performance, professional quality controls and handling, extremely accurate autofocus, Fujifilm's pioneering hybrid viewfinder, and all in a rangefinder-style body that is about as solid as anything you'll find outside the Leica factory.
Pros: What a camera. Despite my whining above about the v1 firmware autofocus speed, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 has
Cons: The SD card slot adjacent to the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera is awkward to access because the slot door only opens 90 degrees. We had to figure out a kind of two-finger grip on the sides of the SD card to help line it up for insertion, and a perfectly perpendicular push & release to remove the card. A firmware update (v2) was released on September 12, 2012 and you are well-advised to download and install it in order to resolve slow SD card write sp...
Excerpt: Fujifilm’s X-Pro 1 may be the worst kept secret we’ve ever come across in the photography world — with a veritable Wikileaks worth of details flooding the web long before today’s official announcement. We’re still pleased as punch, however, to finally shell out the official details surrounding the magnesium-alloy wrapped retro beauty. In many ways, its the interchangeable lens version of the lust worthy X100 you’ve been wanting it to be.
Summary: You can run about snapping quick shots with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 set to auto, or take your time and enjoy the art of composing great pictures with close to full manual control -- it's up to you. Either way, it's a joy to use, and the results won't disappoint.
Pros: Great looks; Good still images; Sharp lenses; decent value body; Loads of manual controls.
Cons: Small lens selection; Lenses are rather pricey.
Excerpt: Because this isn't a review per-se, but rather a personal first-impressions style report, I won't belabor a discussion of the camera's unique combination optical and electronic viewfinder. The concept is that it's two viewfinders in one; an optical window finder similar to that on an M Leica and an EVF like those on other mirrorless cameras.
Excerpt: I took up photography as a complete beginner around 8 years ago and was completely hooked form the start. I started out with a Canon 350D and quickly began to acquire a kit of Canon L series lenses. I took photos as often as I could and worked hard on my technique by learning from others. Since then I have owned the following cameras..
Summary: The Fuji X-Pro1 is a 16 MP digital camera with delivers class-leading image quality thanks to its unique X-Trans sensor which does not use an anti-alias filter. Paired with one of the three excellent XF-mount lenses, the X-Pro1 produces some extremely sharp large prints up to ISO 6400 and even remains usable for mid-size prints until its maximum ISO of 25600. Its retro design features a good number of direct mechanical controls.
Pros: Class-leading image quality, Extremely low image noise up to ISO 6400, Excellent sharpness, Great color accuracy, Above average metering system, Good white-balance, Excellent EVF mode, Plenty of direct controls, Instant video recording start and stop, Excellent build quality
Cons: Very slow autofocus in low-light, Sluggish autofocus in good light, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Not Exposure-Priority, Inconsistent AF points and frame in OVF, Only one Fn button, No AE-L in MF mode, Soft aperture detents, Fractional shutter-speeds get reset, Short battery-life