Fujifilm is not playing games this year and they just announced the New Fujifim X-Pro1. What we have here in a nutshell is actual Sony Nex Competition!! That is correct, real competition for the Nex Camera system!! What’s inside this new X-Pro1 is a All New Fujifilm-designed 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor which eliminates the need for a optical low-pass filter, All-new, fully electronic X lens mount which has a 17.7mm flange-to-sensor distance. The Sony Nex is 18mm for reference. So what this means is super shallow depths of fields like a full frame camera, and new lenses!! The XF 18mm F2 R, XF 35mm F1.4 R, and XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro. Not a bad line-up if you ask me.
I’m definitely planing on getting the X-Pro1 to review, so let me know if you have any requests or anything 😉
Check this out!!
Some Pics of the Fujifim X-Pro1
MoirÃ© is tackled at its root cause by the revolutionary X-Trans CMOS sensor’s color filter array. By enhancing aperiodicity (randomness) in the array arrangement, the color filter minimizes generation of both moirÃ© and false colors, eliminating the necessity for an optical low-pass filter in the lens and enabling X-Trans CMOS sensor to capture full “unfiltered” lens performance.
The EXR Processor Pro is supported by an integrated co-processor for higher speed and higher precision image processing performance.
Repeating pattern in the case of an array of 2 x 2 pixel units.
The optical low-pass filter prevents the occurrence of moire and false colors but results in a loss of resolution.
Lens with optical low-pass filters
- 1. Lens
- 2. Optical low-pass filter
- 3. Sensor
New Filter Array
Higher degree of randomness with an array of 6 x 6 pixel units. Without using an optical low-pass filter, moire and false colors are eliminated while realizing high resolution.
Inspired by the natural random arrangement of the fine grains of silver halide in film.
No optical low-pass filter
- 1. Lens
- 2. Sensor
Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
Featuring the freedom to switch between an optical and electronic viewfinder, the Hybrid Viewfinder has evolved to meet the challenge of interchangeable lenses. When an XF series lens is mounted, lens data are communicated to X-Pro1, and viewfinder magnification (2 types) and frame size (multiple steps) are automatically switched. Peering through the viewfinder with all your attention focused on the subject. This simple style of shooting is the both the first step back to the essential pleasure of photography. Every lens change reveals a new world of beauty to capture.
- Optical View Finder (OVF)
- Instantly switch between 2 viewfinder types.
- Electronic View Finder (EVF)
Viewfinder magnification automatically changes when an XF series lens is mounted, and because there is very little noticeable difference in the angle of view when switching between OVF and EVF, viewing in either mode is smooth and natural.
Designed especially for the X-Pro1, the FUJINON XF Lens series promises enhanced resolution and light volume in image edge areas as well as reduced chromatic aberration for exceptional image quality. Featuring an all-glass aspherical lens and other elements, the lens is polished to perfection and treated with Super EBC coating. Holding the high-quality metal barrel and operating the precision-machined 1/3-step aperture ring is a sensation that fires the desire to capture every scene. For photographers who seek the peak of photographic excellence, FUJIFILM raises the curtain on a new era of interchangeable lenses and unveils a premium lineup of 3 single-focal length lenses.
XF18mm F2 R
- 27mm (135 equivalent)
- 7 groups / 8 elements (2 aspherical lenses)
- Aperture range: F2-F16 (1/3 step)
- Minimum focusing distance: 18.0cm (reproduction ratio: 0.14x)
- Filter size: ?52mm
- Dimensions: ?64.5mm x 40.6mm
- Weight: approx. 116g*
- * excluding lens cap and lens hood
XF35mm F1.4 R
- 53mm (135 equivalent)
- 6 groups / 8 elements (1 aspherical lens)
- Aperture range: F1.4-F16 (1/3 step)
- Minimum focusing distance: 28.0cm (reproduction ratio: 0.17x)
- Filter size: ?52mm
- Dimensions: ?65.0mm x 54.9mm
- Weight: approx. 187g*
- * excluding lens cap and lens hood
XF60mm F2.4 R Macro
- 91mm (135 equivalent)
- 8 groups / 10 elements (1 aspherical lens, 1 ED lens)
- Aperture range: F2.4-F22 (1/3 step)
- Minimum focusing distance: 26.7cm (reproduction ratio: 0.5x)
- Filter size: ?39mm
- Dimensions: ?64.1mm x 70.9mm
- Weight: approx. 215g*
- * excluding lens cap and lens hood
Taking full advantage of the mirrorless design, the mount boasts a short 17.7mm flange back distance, a wider opening and deeper mounting of the lens, resulting in reduction of back focus distance to the minimum possible while achieving high resolution extending to the image edge areas. When a FUJINON XF lens is mounted, all lens information is instantly communicated to the body, integrating them into a seamless, responsive instrument.
Fujifilm original “X Mount”
A wider opening and deeper mounting of the lens
- 1.Short back focus
Distance between the rearmost lens element and sensor
Reduction of the back focus distance and collection of light straight from the lens enhance resolution by preventing loss of light volume.XF18mm / Back focus distance: 11.0mm
XF35mm / Back focus distance: 21.9mm
XF60mm / Back focus distance: 21.0mm
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Full Specs
|Model Name||FUJIFILM X-Pro1|
|Number of effective pixels||16.3 million pixels|
|Image sensor||23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter
|Storage media||SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card*1|
|Number of recorded pixels||L : (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264
M : (3:2) 3456 x 2304 / (16:9) 3456 x 1944 / (1:1) 2304 x 2304
S : (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664<Motion Panorama>
L Vertical: 7680 x 2160 Horizontal: 7680 x 1440
M Vertical: 5120 x 2160 Horizontal: 5120 x 1440
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X mount|
|Compatible Interchangeable lens||
|Sensitivity||Equivalent to ISO 200 – 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO mode : AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600) / AUTO (3200)
Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average|
|Exposure mode||Programmed AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure|
|Exposure compensation||-2.0 EV – +2.0 EV, inclement with 1/3 EV step|
|Shutter control||Focal Plane Shutter|
(with mechanical shutter)
|(P mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.,
(All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Bulb (max. 60 min.)
Time 2 to 30 sec.
Synchronized Shutter speed for flash : 1/180 sec or slower
* 1/180 sec can be automatically set at some shooting condition on P mode or A mode.
|Continuous shooting||Max 6 / 3 fps selectable|
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 type of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
|White balance||Automatic scene recognition
Custom, Color temperature selection (K)
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, underwater
|Film Simulation mode||10 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)|
|Dynamic range setting||AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%|
|Self-timer||Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay|
|Flash modes||Hot shoe with TTL contacts; sync terminal
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Rear-curtain Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro.
|Hot shoe||Yes (dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch RGBW (White) LCD monitor, approx. 1,230,000 dots, (Approx. 100% coverage)|
|Movie recording||1920 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels (24 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Individual movies can not exceed 29 minutes in length.
|Photography functions||Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Color space, Color (Saturation), sharpness, Dynamic range, Film simulation, Gradation, Auto red-eye removal, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Focus check, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Date input, Fn button setting (RAW, Movie, etc)|
|Playback functions||RAW conversing, Image rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites|
|Other functions||PictBridge, Exif Print, Languages selection, Time difference, Quick start mode, Power save mode, Silent mode|
|Power supply||NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Dimensions||139.5 (W) x 81.8 (H) x 42.5 (D) mm / 5.5 (W) x 3.2 (H) x 1.7 (D) in.
(Minimum depth: 34.1 mm / 1.3 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 450 g / 15.9 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 400 g / 14.1 oz. (excluding battery and memory card)
|Operating Temperature||0°C – 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 80% (no condensation)|
|Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation||approx 300 frames|
|Starting up period||Approx. 0.5 sec. ( Approx 1.0 sec, when QUICK START mode and Power save mode is set to OFF)
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery charger BC-W126
Metal strap clip
Clip attaching tool
CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.*3)
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Sample Photos
Exif Data is embedded in the photos and Click for a nice 1200px crisp view.
Hands on Preview
I also found this pretty good “Hands on Preview of the Fujifilm X-Pro1” from WhatDigitalCamera:
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