This review is devoted to X-Pro1 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jun 28, 2012. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS I sensor.
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In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #163 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #648 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-Pro1 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
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In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-Pro1. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 has the following external dimensions 140 x 140 x 43 mm (55.12 x 32.28 x 16.93″) with the weight of 450 g.
The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X-Pro1, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X-Pro1 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 43mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X-Pro1 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-Pro1 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-Pro1 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 comes with EXR Pro processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS I sensor.
The base of Fujifilm X-Pro1 has the following ISO range 100 - 6400 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 25600.
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 features a 16.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X-Pro1 with other standard sensor sizes.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,230k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic and Optical (tunnel) ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-Pro1 are its 6.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, X-Pro1 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-Pro1, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-Pro1 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect X-Pro1 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-Pro1 provides a shooting life of 300, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.
With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Fujifilm X-Pro1 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-Pro1’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-Pro1’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-Pro1 to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro1 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 62. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro1 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro1 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 81. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro1 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro1 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 69. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro1 can be called a 69 model for this type of photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro1 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 83. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro1 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-Pro1 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 76. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-Pro1 can be called a 76 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jun 28, 2012|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X|
|Number of Lenses||43|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,230k dots|
|ViewFinder||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||6.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain|
|Sensor Type||CMOS X-TRANS I|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.6 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||368.16 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Max Native ISO||6,400|
|Max Boosted ISO||25,600|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||140 x 82 x 43 mm|
|Battery Life||300 shots|
|Battery Type||300 shots|