Summary: I got very excited when I read Fuji’s press release about the X-Pro1, because it was clear from the announcement that the camera was specifically targeted at pros and photo enthusiasts that need a high-quality camera that rivals DSLRs in image quality, minus the bulk and weight.
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.
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 X-Pro1 is half the price of a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800 , so if you already have a 5D Mark II or D700 , you might want to step all the way up to the X-Pro1 for half the price of the 5D Mark III or D800, each of which are mostly the same as the older models, while there is nothing like the...
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.
Pros: Good image quality, viewfinder, and razor-sharp screen, many functions.
Excerpt: The new Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a stylish, retro design with many interesting features. It is Fujifilm’s first compact system camera with Fujifilm’s new lens mount system. Fujifilm currently offers three lenses for the “X mount”: the XF18mm f/2 R, the XF35mm f/1.4 R, and the XF60mm f/2.4 R Macro.
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,...
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 & rele...
The Fujifilm X-Pro1: so much more than just a pretty face
7 September 2012
Excerpt: Not counting hipsters and sentimentalists, photographers are roughly divided into 2.5 respective groups – pros, amateurs, and everything in between. Fujifilm’s latest offering from its X-series is aimed firmly at the first group but its gorgeous retro styling, usability and stunning picture quality...
Summary: 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.
Pros: Very good still images, Exceptional high ISO performance, Good ergonomics, styling
Cons: Cost, No continous AF in burst mode, No diopter adjustment for VF