I am very fortunate to be able to have a hands-on on the new digital mirrorless/rangefinder offering from Fujifilm together with all three of the brand new lenses currently offered by Fujifilm - 18mm F2, 35mm F1.4 and the 60mm F2.4.
The X-pro1 is built very well sporting all metal exterior on the body and all the lenses. Even the shutter button is made of metal. The grip on the body is very uncannily similar in look and feel to my old Hasselblad XPAN. While larger than most other mirrorless offerings in the market, the X-pro1 feels extremely comfortable in my hands. On my first time holding the camera, I am pleased that it does not feel as heavy as it looks. It actually feels a lot lighter than the Hasselblad XPAN.
Controls are very well laid out. If you are familiar with older film cameras, you will feel very at home with the X-pro1. The shutter speed is controlled via a main dial on the top of the camera. If you want to use Aperture priority mode, you simply leave it at the red markings. The aperture is controlled using the aperture ring on the lens itself.
Overall, the build of the camera seems to be top class and the camera feels solid yet not too heavy. All the controls seems to be of great quality. I will not go into detail of the physical body or the menu options here. I am more interested in how this camera will perform in different situations, and how it shoots.
Over the next few days, I will put the camera and the lenses through its paces and take the camera out into real world situations. For now I will offer you some pictures of the X-pro1 and the lenses and some basic specs. Stay tuned for more!
Pictures of the X-pro1 and the three lenses.