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: Fujifilm has a history of making beautiful cameras, particularly in its X series. The X100 and X10 are more than just pretty faces, too — both deliver gorgeous pictures and video. They're designed more as companions to a DSLR rather than your one and only camera, though, and the entry price is high for that kind of camera.
Pros: Gorgeous design, Takes excellent photos and videos, Efficient control system
Cons: Expensive, Lens ecosystem is new and very small, Relatively slow autofocus
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: 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
Excerpt: Fujifilm's X-Pro1 is the newest and most advanced edition to Fuji's premium X series digital camera line, a mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera with the retro look of a classic rangefinder 35mm film camera. There's a resemblance to the X100, but while that camera features a fixed 23mm lens (35 in 35mm film equivalents) the X-Pro1 will initially be offered with three interchangeable prime lenses - 18, 35 and 60mm, respectively.
Pros: Very good still image quality, Very good video quality, Exceptional high ISO performance for an APS-C sensor camera, Good ergonomics and control placement
Cons: Cost, No continuous AF with burst shooting, No diopter adjustment for viewfinder, Slow write times with RAW file burst shooting
Summary: The X-Pro1 is Fujifilm's premium entry into the mirrorless camera segment, the announcement of which comes alongside the release of three fast aperture prime lenses. For a camera that costs Rs. 1,04,999, we'd have expected better focus performance (with respect to tracking and acquisition).
Pros: New sensor design delivers very sharp images even at base apertures, True Rangefinder-like experience., Good selection of prime lenses that take good advantage of the sensor
Cons: Relatively slow AF, Changing from photo to video mode a little cumbersome, Too expensive, especially given the competition in the sub 50K range