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    Default Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    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.

    Introduction

    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.





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    Specs

    Body material
    Die-cast Aluminium alloy
    Sensor
    • APS-C 23.6mm x 15.6mm X-Trans CMOS sensor
    • 16.3 million effective pixels
    • Primary colour filter (RGB color filter array)

    Image processor
    Fujifilm EXR Processor Pro

    Sensor Cleaning
    Ultrasonic Vibrating

    Image sizes

    3:2
    • 4896 x 3264
    • 3456 x 2304
    • 2496 x 1664

    16:9
    • 4896 x 2760
    • 3456 x 1944
    • 2496 x 1408

    1:1
    • 3264 x 3264
    • 2304 x 2304
    • 1664 x 1664

    Image formats
    • RAW
    • JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
    • RAW + JPEG


    Movie recording
    • 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 24fps
    • 1280 x 720 HD, 24fps
    • 29 minutes max recording time
    • H.264 MOV format
    • Stereo sound

    Lens mount
    Proprietary Fujifilm X mount

    Image stabilization
    • In-lens optical stabilization when available

    Auto focus

    • TTL Contrast Detection AF system
    • Multi, 49 Area (7x7) LCD / EVF, 25 area (5x5) OVF
    • AF frame size changeable, 5 types
    • Distance indicator (this is unique)

    Focus modes
    • Single shot AF (S-AF)
    • Continuous AF (C-AF)
    • Manual focus (MF)

    Exposure modes
    • Program AE
    • Aperture priority AE
    • Shutter priority AE
    • Manual

    Sensitivity
    • ISO 200- 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • 100, 12800 and 25,600 in extended mode
    • Auto ISO (400, 800, 1600 or 3200 upper limit)

    Metering modes
    • TTL 256-zones metering
    • Multi-pattern
    • Center-Weighted Average
    • Spot

    Exposure comp.
    • Up to 2.0 EV
    • minimum 1/3 EV steps

    Shutter speeds
    • 1/4 - 1/4000 sec (in P mode)
    • 30-1/4000 sec (for all other modes)
    • Bulb (Maximum 60 min)
    • Time (2-30 sec)
    • Max Flash sync speed 1/180 sec

    Self timer
    10 or 2 seconds
    Continuous shooting
    • 6fps and 3fps

    Auto bracketing
    • AE Bracketing (1/3EV, 2/3EV, 1EV)
    • Film Simulation Bracketing (any 3 type of film simulation selectable)
    • Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
    • ISO sensitivity Bracketing (1/3EV, 2/3EV, 1EV)

    White balance
    • Automatic scene recognition
    • Fine
    • Shade
    • Fluorescent light (Daylight),
    • Fluorescent light (Warm White)
    • Fluorescent light (Cool White)
    • Incandescent light
    • Underwater
    • Custom
    • Color temperature selection (K)

    Film Simulation modes
    • Provia / Standard
    • Velvia / Vivid
    • Astia / Soft
    • Pro Neg Hi
    • Pro Neg Std
    • Monochrome
    • Monochrome + Yellow Filter
    • Monochrome + Red Filter
    • Monochrome + Green Filter
    • Sepia

    Dynamic Range Setting
    • Auto (100-400%)
    • 100%
    • 200%
    • 400%


    External Flash Hot-Shoe with sync terminal

    Flash modes
    • Auto
    • Forced Flash
    • Suppressed Flash
    • Slow Sync
    • Rear Curtain Sync
    • Red-eye Reduction Auto
    • Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash
    • Red-eye Reduction & Slow Sync
    • Red-eye Reduction & Rear Curtain Sync

    Viewfinder
    • Hybrid Multi Finder
    • Eye sensor installed
    • Eye point approx 14mm
    Moving framelines depending on camera to subject distance and focal lengths

    Optical Viewfinder
    • Reverse Galilean with electronic bright frame display
    • 0.37x and 0.6x magnifications
    • Framelines cover approx 90% captured area

    Electronic Viewfinder
    • 0.47in, approx 1,440,000 colour LCD
    • Approx 100% coverage

    LCD monitor
    • 3.0" RGBW colour LCD
    • 1,230,000 dots
    • 100% frame coverage

    Memory Storage
    • SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Connection ports
    • USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
    • Mini HDMI

    Battery
    • NP-W126 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (300 frames approx per full charge)

    Dimensions
    • 139.5 (W) x 81.8 (H) x 42.6 (D) mm
    • 5.5 (W) x 3.2 (H) x 1.7 (D) in.

    Weight
    • Approx. 450g / 15.9oz. (including battery and memory card)
    • Approx. 400g / 14.1oz. (excluding battery and memory card
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    Daredevil's somewhere in Indonesia till next monday shooting around a sulphur volcano ..... with the XPRO1

    Lets see how the camera performs there ......
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    See feel and touch it next week at Singapore Art Museum and the photowalks

    ClubSNAP will be turning 10 this Apr and we will be organising a host of activities at Singapore Art Museum on 21 Apr(sat) and 22 Apr(sun).

    There will be talks and Workshops (free) at 2 locations at SAM and 8Q at SAM. FujiFilm will be show casing their latest camera X-Pro 1 and accessories for all to test and try out.


    Limited edition of ClubSNAP t-shirts will be available for sale on this 2 days

    So keep the 21 and 22 Apr 2012 free.

    In case Anyone miss the other thread, registration is now open for the Phototalks and Walk here:

    Anniversary - Talks

    Anniversary - Walks


    Register fast before the capacity is filled.

    BE PART OF THIS CELEBRATION !!!






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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    oh by the way ...... this camera and its 3 lenses will be available at SAM next weekend .... do drop by the Fujifilm booth

    bring along a sd card and look for me if you want to shoot a little with it
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    Handle and test it live at the photowalk at Singapore Art Museum this coming Sat and Sun 21 and 22 Apr

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    Can't wait for samples from bro daredevil xD I wanna get this camera but unsure if I should trade in my d7k for this. Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes
    Can't wait for samples from bro daredevil xD I wanna get this camera but unsure if I should trade in my d7k for this. Haha
    Patience my friend. I will be back to singapore tomorrow.

    In short, i am very impressed with the image quality of the camera. Even with landcape pictures, out of camera pictures are awesome!

    And as always, fuji skin tones are totally out of this world.

    will post the samples up very soon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    Patience my friend. I will be back to singapore tomorrow.

    In short, i am very impressed with the image quality of the camera. Even with landcape pictures, out of camera pictures are awesome!

    And as always, fuji skin tones are totally out of this world.

    will post the samples up very soon....
    Haha! Can't wait xD
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    The Xpro1 turned out to be quite an impressive camera for landscape photography. Here are two of my best pictures from the trip, both shot with the X-pro1 with the 18mm F2 lens mounted. Both pictures are shot handheld in jpeg, and received minor PP. Click on the link to view the larger versions of the pictures and you will be able to see the EXIF information in those larger files.

    Mount Bromo - Shot using the motion panorama function built into the X-pro1. Stitching is almost instant after the motion shot is completed.

    Click here to see large

    Borobodur

    Click here to see larger

    I will post more pictures later tonight, as well as some high ISO test shots. And also share my thoughts on this camera.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 17th April 2012 at 06:16 PM.

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    Omg poisoned to the point of no return. Great pics bro daredevil xD I'm sold.
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    just breathless ..... any more images to share ?

    how was the handling and user interface ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    Your thread is featured in the Clubsnap Photography Community FB page
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    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    What's the size of your stitched shot? Longer than 4896 pixel?

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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    What's the size of your stitched shot? Longer than 4896 pixel?
    The final size of the stitched shot is 5120 x 1440 px

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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    Finally have some time to sit down and post some more photos.

    All photos are shot handheld btw. Photos here are all all lightly post-processed in JPEG using Lightroom with very slight adjustments (see pic description for details). I shot many of these pictures in RAW but I do not have any software that can read these RAW files at the time of posting. Photos are then exported with no reduction in photo size at 100% quality, with watermark added. You can see the intact EXIF information in the large full res version of the pictures.



    Mount Bromo- shot with the 35mm mounted. Slight adjustment to levels and contrast. A slight warming of WB also added.
    Click here to see full resolution JPEG (4896 x 3264)




    Climbing the crater of Mount Bromo - Shot with 18mm mounted. Slight adjustment in contrast.
    Click here to see full resolution JPEG (4896 x 3264)




    Golden fields of Batu - Shot straight into the sun with 18mm mounted. In camera Highlight tone set to -2 and Shadow tone set to +2. Slight adjustment in contrast in PP.
    Click here to see full resolution JPEG (4896 x 3264)




    Stand by me - Shot with 18mm mounted. Slight adjustment in contrast and warming of WB in PP.
    Click here to see full resolution JPEG (4896 x 3264)




    Scarecrow Pants - Shot with 18mm mounted. Slight adjustment in contrast and warming of WB in PP.
    Click here to see full resolution JPEG (4896 x 3264)

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    One of the areas where Fuji cameras has always excelled in, is in the rendering of skin tones. This camera is no exception. In most situations, the camera will render skin tones very nicely. While using the X-pro1, I can't help but think of the similarity to the old S2pro I used to own. The following are some portraits taken with the x-pro1. All the pictures are straight out of cam Jpeg. All that was done was a resize. You can see the EXIF information in the large versions of the pictures.


    Click here to see large.


    Click here to see large.

    Even in the most challenging light conditions, like here, where the person is in very warm tungsten lighting but face was also lighted by the light from the screen of the tablet. I thought the camera did very well even in these conditions.

    Click here to see large.
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (production release)

    Next up high ISO test shots with 100% crops... stay tuned... have to go to CS anniversary dinner first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123
    Next up high ISO test shots with 100% crops... stay tuned... have to go to CS anniversary dinner first...
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    Bro could you perhaps comment on the improvements to AF by the new firmware?
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