Fujifilm X-Pro1

16MP X-Trans CMOS Sensor | Shutter Speed and Exposure Comp Dials | Hybrid Viewfinder

What we like:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Great color response
  • Dependable focus and metering

What we don't:

  • Slightly slow AF
  • Unimpressive movie mode
  • Large for a mirrorless model

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 was the company's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera and the first model to feature its innovative X-Trans color filter pattern. It's a high-end model, featuring the same hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder as the original X100. It's built around a 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor and sits at the top of the company's lineup, though there's very little lost (other than the hybrid finder) by stepping down to the newer X-E2.

"Image quality is superb and the body is as nice to use as it is to look at."

The X-Pro1's image quality is very good - producing detailed JPEGs with excellent color (though fine green detail isn't a strength). Its low light performance is excellent but its non-standard sensor means there's greater-than-usual variance in terms of how (or whether) it's supported by 3rd-party Raw converters. The strong lens lineup means it's capable of great results, though.

The X-Pro1's control layout is unashamedly traditional and does a good job of putting key controls close to hand. The X-Pro1 is the largest camera in the company's range but that helps reinforce the 'proper camera' vibe it's trying to hard to give off.

The X-Pro1 is one of the first mirrorless cameras to really compete at this level. Its autofocus is a touch slow by the latest standards but the image quality is superb and the body is as nice to use as it is to look at.

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