Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 13
Features 18
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS I sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expands to 25600)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 140 x 82 x 43 mm
  • Weight: 450 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced by Fujifilm X-Pro2. Compare

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Summary

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.

Fujifilm has replaced this product with their most recent model X-Pro2. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs. X-Pro2

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.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Compared to other MirrorLess 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.

PROs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Continuous Shooting: 6.0 fps

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Built-In Flash: No
  • Number Of Cross Focus Points: 0
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Af Tracking: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

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Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X-Pro1 With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

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.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X-Pro1

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:

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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.

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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:

Battery

Fujifilm X-Pro1 — 300 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X-Pro1 — 43 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X-Pro1 — 450 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

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 Photo and Sensor Features

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.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X-Pro1

LCD and ViewFinder

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.

Max Shutter speed

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.

Flash

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.

Video Features

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.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect X-Pro1 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

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.

How Good is Fujifilm X-Pro1 for Different Types of Photography?

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.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 for Portrait Photography

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.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-Pro1 for Street 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.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (140 x 82 x 43 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-Pro1 for Sports 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.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (6.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (300 shots)

Fujifilm X-Pro1 for Daily Photography

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.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (450 g)
  • Big size (140 x 82 x 43 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Fujifilm X-Pro1 for Landscape 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.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X-Pro1
Announced Jun 28, 2012
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Number of Lenses 43
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.6
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS I
Sensor Size APS-C
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
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 450 g
Physical Dimensions 140 x 82 x 43 mm
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type 300 shots
Battery Model W126
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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