Following in the footsteps of the popular X100, and retaining much of that camera’s “retro” charm, the X-Pro 1 takes Fujifilm’s digital mirrorless camera line to a new level of performance and possibilities. This compact, interchangeable-lens camera still provides the look and feel of older analogue camera on the outside, but inside it’s a whole different digital machine.
Improvements over the X-Pro 1’s predecessor abound, largely due to Fujifilm’s willingness to respond to comments by users, reviewers and critics. The heart of the camera, its 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor eliminates the need for an optical low-pass, anti-aliasing filter, which makes it immune to color moiré and promises to substantially improve detail resolution.
The X-Pro 1 also uses an entirely new, all-electronic lens mount and uses a new line-up of bright, fast prime lenses, including the XF18mm f/2 R wide, XF35mm f/1.4 R normal and XF60mm f/2.4 R Macro telephoto. Recent additions to this lens lineup include the ultra-wide XF14mm f/2.8 R and XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom. Each has a manual focus ring and an aperture dial that’s controllable in 1/3-stop increments.
The X-Pro 1 does retain the X100’s optical/electronic “hybrid” viewfinder, which now offers two magnifications to accommodate the interchangeable lenses: 0.37x for the 18mm, 0.6x for the 35 and 0.6x with smaller frame lines for the 60mm. This system combines the convenience of versatile optical viewfinder framing and the precision “live view” framing and post-shot review of an electronic viewfinder.
Other unique features of the X-Pro 1 include four auto-bracketing functions, including AE bracketing, ISO sensitivity bracketing, Dynamic range bracketing and Film simulation bracketing, and a Film simulation mode that allows you to choose from a range of acclaimed film brands such as PROVIA, VELVIA and ASTIA for additional creative expression.
APS-C 16M “X-Trans CMOS:" Developed to take advantage of the XF lens, a revolutionary new sensor inspired by film. Moiré is tackled at its root cause by the innovative color filter array of the new sensor. By enhancing the aperiodicity (randomness) in the array arrangement, the color filter minimizes the generation of moire and false colors, eliminating the necessity for an optical low-pass filter in the lens and enabling the sensor to capture the full “unfiltered” resolution and descriptive quality of the XF lens.
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.
Reproduce Photo Film Expression with Film Simulation Mode
Just like choosing the perfect film to match your creative direction, the X-Pro1 can simulate the color and tonal qualities of acclaimed film brands including the true-to-scene natural look of PROVIA, the vibrant tonality and saturated colors of Velvia and the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of ASTIA. Film Simulation mode makes it simple to capture the expressive color quality of the rich legacy of Fujifilm photo film technology.
High Performance LCD Monitor:
Boasting a special anti-reflective coating (surface reflectivity of under 0.2%), the superior LCD features high water repellency, a stain-resistant acrylic film and superb anti-glare performance for comfortable composition and confirmation of shots even under bright sunlight.
Q (Quick Menu) Button for Fast Shooting Menu Settings
Skip directly to frequently used shooting menus with the Q (Quick Menu) button. ISO sensitivity setting, White Balance, Film Simulation and other frequently used shooting settings are displayed in a list. Just use the 4-way controller to select the item and the command dial to change settings for speedy operation while shooting.
Swift Menu Page Selection and Scroll-free Navigation Within Each Page:
In the Shooting and Playback menu, functions are organized into tabbed single-page screens for fast selection and setting. Just select a tab and find the item in the displayed list without scrolling.
In-camera RAW Converter: The built-in RAW data converter lets you view results in the field without first transferring the data to a PC. This easy-to-use feature not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality settings, but also lets you apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
Selectable AF with a 49-point Metering Matrix: Within the screen, the auto focus area is divided into a 49-point matrix (25 points in the case of OVF). AF accurately and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal clear focus, and also lets you freely select the position of the AF frame. When using the EVF and LCD, you can also change the AF frame size and pinpoint the focusing.
0.05-sec Shutter Time Lag Even Shooting with the EVF: Even in Live View, shutter time lag is only 0.05 sec so you can capture that exact instant and enjoy a comfortable shooting experience. High-speed Auto Focus Achieved by Lens-Sensor Synergy: XF lens focusing is driven by a fast “DC coreless motor”. Accelerated by the combination of the high-speed signal readout of the X-Trans CMOS sensor and the newly developed EXR Processor, the improved contrast detection AF in X-Pro1 makes a huge leap in speed and precision, bringing your subject in to sharp focus in as little as 0.1 sec.
2 Manual Focusing Methods: In the viewfinder, the distance index bar is displayed together with the depth of field scale and aperture value, providing helpful guides for focusing. You can also adjust focus by rotating the focus ring while checking the image in Live View and using the one-touch Focus Point Zoom to confirm a sharp focus.
AF Assist Lamp for Low-Light Scenes: In low-light settings where even the subject is hard to see through the viewfinder, the AF Assist Lamp illuminates the subject and assists Auto Focus.
White Balance Setting
Color Temperature (Kelvin Value) Setting: Compensate for the color of different light sources with a choice of 9 white balance presets in addition to Auto White Balance. You can also make custom white balance settings using a gray card or other surface, or select the optimum color temperature (Kelvin value).
Precise White Balance Setting
Fine tune white balance by adjusting R (red) ? Cy (cyan) and B (blue) ? Ye (yellow) in ±9 steps while viewing the through-the-lens image. You can make adjustments and confirm their affect on the actual image while shooting. It is ideal for precise correction of white balance or exploration of the creative effects that can be achieved with filters.
ISO100-25600 Sensitivity Setting Range: Expand the normal sensitivity range of ISO200-6400 to ISO100-12800 or even ISO25600. By assigning this setting to the Fn button, extended sensitivity is available at the touch of a button.
ISO Auto Setting: For dynamic lighting conditions, you can set a sensitivity ceiling within the range of ISO400-3200 and shoot with ISO Auto
Image Quality Control
Color, Tone & Sharpness Adjustment: Fine-tune image quality with “Color” for color saturation adjustment, “Highlight Tone” and “Shadow Tone” for tweaking contrast in highlights and shadows, and “Sharpness” to stress or soften image outlines. With this built-in detailed image quality control, you can produce an image that precisely matches your creative objective.
2 Color Space Types: Select either sRGB for a standard range of color reproduction on general displays or Adobe RGB for its broader color rendition depending on how you intend to output and use the image.
Noise Reduction Control: Choose from 5 different levels of noise reduction depending on whether your priority is the crispness of resolution or keeping noise reduction to a minimum, and explore the capability to tune sensitivity-related textural quality when shooting high-sensitivity scenes.
6fps High Speed Continuous Shooting: Shoot up to 6 frames per second with high-speed continuous shooting. Capture a series of exposures of moving subjects and other challenging photographic scenes and later select the best shot.
Motion Panorama: Just sweep the camera across the scene, and X-Pro1 captures multiple images and seamlessly stitches them together into a single panorama photo. Even when enlarged to an A3-size print, there is virtually no loss of resolution. Holding the camera horizontally or vertically or horizontally, Motion Panorama lets you shoot the scene with an “M” or “L” angle of view.
HD Movie: Capture the action in Full HD movies (1920 x 1080, 24fps, max. clip length : 29 minutes). In addition to full AUTO exposure, you can also shoot with aperture priority AE. Taking full advantage of the bright XF lenses, you can also capture movies with a beautiful defocused “bokeh” background. Later with plug-and-play ease, you can connect X-Pro1 directly to your TV with a commercially available HDMI cable and share your movies complete with stereo audio on the big screen.
Power Control System
Power Save Mode for Up to 1,000 Shots on a Full Charge:
Turn this mode on when using the optical viewfinder, and the power saving system is activated, tripling the maximum number of images per full charge from approx. 300 images in normal operation to about 1,000 images. It is ideal for stretching your battery capacity and getting a few more valuable shots out of your charge.
Quick Start Mode:
After turning OFF the power, the X-Pro1 enters a “sleep” status for maximum of 24 minutes. If the power is turned ON during this time, the X-Pro1 “wakes” in approximately 0.5 - 1.0 sec. and is ready for you to frame and capture the moment.
Assign Frequently Used Functions to the Fn Button: Assign any one of the following frequently used functions to the Fn (Function) button and enjoy smooth one-touch controls during shooting.
Multiplex Exposure / ISO sensitivity (default setting) / Depth of field confirmation / Image size / Image quality mode / Dynamic range / Film simulation / AF mode selection (area selection/auto area) / Movie shooting / Custom setting / Self timer / RAW (one shot override) / White balance etc.
Save Custom Settings:
Create, save and instantly recall up to 7 sets of user-defined settings covering all parameters from ISO sensitivity to white balance. No fumbling through menus and missing the shot. You are ready with your favorite pre-defined settings to smoothly capture the scene.