Fujifilm has a new product available now, of course, only for pre-order. This is the fantastic Fujifilm X-Pro1, a fresh member of the huge ‘’x-series’’ family. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera already has some great big brothers, so thanks to this review, we’ll see if it reaches the same levels as the ones that were born before it. I think that the need of a review is absolutely vital because we need to establish whether the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is really a camera for professionals and semi professionals or if it is one that can also be used by novices, people who love taking pictures and who want a camera that helps them obtain some spectacular ones.
The number one element on the list of key features that will be in the attention of a possible buyer is the sensor. The older X10 and also X-S1 Superzoom have a 2/3 inch 12 megapixels EXR CMOS sensor. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 Digital Camera has a Trans X 16 megapixels APS-C sensor. It is the first element that suggests the fact that while the X10 and X-S1 were good for both someone who makes a living from photography, as well as for someone who is novice in the field and does this as a hobby, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is aimed to be bought by professionals and semi-professionals.
Now, let’s go deeper into the key features of this new Fujifilm product and let’s try to reach a conclusion of whether or not it deserves our money. Since the company’s president said that this Fujifilm X-Pro1 has its mind set on professionals (idea that is sustained even by the name of the digital camera), the image quality is paramount. How is this possible? Well, the designers thought that it is a good idea to build the entire camera around this new type of sensor, the Trans X 16 megapixels APS-C sensor. This sensor is the same size as the most mirrorless shooters and the same size as the most DSLRs, as well as the same size as a reconfigured EXR processor. The designers explained that this is the reason why they thought about the name Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera.
Some other new features that are present in Fujifilm X-Pro1 and that miss from all its brothers are the 6×6 color filter array that comes to replace the old low pass optical filter, which means that the false and moiré color reproduction will now be avoided at bigger levels. The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 also comes with a hybrid viewfinder which is part of the second generation of viewfinders. The huge advantage of this hybrid viewfinder is that it can switch between the optical viewfinder mode and the electronic viewfinder mode.