Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera | Hands-on review

When the Fujifilm X100 was first introduced I have to admit it was love at first sight. Reminded me of a Leica but without the need for a second mortgage to buy one. While I still love that fixed lens, fixed focal length retro looking camera, I found there were too many drawbacks to justify the cost. Now Fujifilm has done it again with the new, upcoming X-Pro1. This fantastic looking rig takes all the redeeming qualities of the X100 and adds to it with an interchangeable lens system. Of course, since the camera isn’t out yet we’ll have to wait and see about image quality, but they claim it will rival the Canon 5D Mrk II full frame DSLR. I won’t spoil how they’ve managed to do this (allegedly), you’ll just have to watch the videos. Another huge issue with the X100 was the menu system and software running the camera. It’s buggy and slow and has a number of problems. Hopefully Fujifilm had sense enough to solve those problems before releasing this baby to the masses. We’ll see. It’s not a cheap toy, I should mention — it’s right up there with semi-pro DSLRs — but if the quality lives up to their hype and the camera performs as well as the competition, this will sell like hotcakes. It’s not going to hit store selves until March, so there’s plenty of time for the reviews to come rolling in. By then we should know if Fujifilm has a winner on their hands.

Dpreview has posted a 4-page preview of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on their site. You can view it here.

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5 Responses to Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera | Hands-on review

  1. Interesting to see how digital technology has come to in the last year only.

  2. James Brandon O'Shea says:

    Fuji is really impressing me. They’re trying to break the mold. They have another camera that just game out that’s a DSLR/Point-and-shoot hybrid. It has an attached lens that is f2.8-5.6 and an insane 28-650mm (something along those lines). This camera gets me pretty excited though. I have yet to buy a digital camera, but this may be the one, once we see what the image quality and performance is like.

    • My only worry is whether or not Fuji’s worked out all the bugs found in that X100 model. If not, then there’s no way this camera’s worth the $1,699. (body only) they’ll be wanting for it. For that money not only does the image quality have to be outstanding, but the software behind it all has to run fast and flawlessly.

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