January 4th 2012 6:54 pm

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A good camera, but its retro design won't be for everybody

82

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a work of art, and like any masterpiece there'll be some who hate it and others who get into heated bidding wars. If you're sensible and price-conscious, then by rights you should be waiting for the auctioneer to bring out the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Or you should be looking at the X100, or even considering a DSLR, before investing this amount of money. But if the retro form factor befits your personality, you have an abundance of cash and you care about the subtleties of the sensor's output, a powerful viewfinder and great controls, then there's every reason to buy in.

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Critic reviews

8.2
10 reviews
  • Image quality
    9.8
  • Video quality
    6.8
  • Battery life
    6.2
  • Design and form factor
    8.8
  • Durability
    7.8
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    6.2
  • Ease of use
    8.2

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User reviews

8.4
5 reviews
8.0
Engadget Apr 27, 2012

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a work of art, and like any masterpiece there'll be some who hate it and others who get into heated bidding wars. If you're sensible and price-conscious, then by rights you should be waiting for the auctioneer to bring out the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

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8.0
PC Mag Mar 13, 2014

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a top-notch mirrorless camera that is sure to appeal to optical viewfinder fans that are put off by the high price of Leica rangefinders.

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7.0
CNET Apr 13, 2012

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a nice compromise if you can't afford a Leica but want to approximate the experience and get some stunning photo quality to boot.

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8.0
CNET Asia Mar 1, 2012

We were impressed by its retro good looks, superior performance at high ISO settings and the pleasing colors produced by the new X-trans sensor...Despite its quirks, we think serious enthusiasts may be wooed by its good looks, excellent image quality and undeniable appeal.

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8.0
Imaging Resource Jun 25, 2012

It's not just a retro look that distinguishes the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but its cutting-edge hybrid optical viewfinder and emphasis on quality prime lenses. Excellent image quality with very clean detail is the extra surprise inside.

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10
TrustedReviews Apr 4, 2012

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is an enthusiast-level compact system camera that produces class-leading image quality and a really satisfying user experience thanks to its manually operated shutter speed dial and lens-based aperture controls.

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9.0
TechRadar Mar 21, 2012

The camera produces beautiful, film-like images with good contrast and smooth out of focus areas....If you are an experienced photographer who's not concerned about having scene modes and ultra-fast autofocusing, there's lots to like about the Fuji X-Pro1.

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8.0
T3 Apr 11, 2012

If you’ve ever longed for a pro-level snapper, can stump up the cash and are prepared to invest in yet another new system, this camera is likely to be the only one you’ll need.

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9.0
Steve Huff Photo Apr 4, 2012

If you want great IQ, RF style and fast primes and have $2000-$3000 to spend, the X-Pro 1 may be the camera for you. With the 35 1.4 it is 1/4 the cost of a Leica M9 body with better high ISO capabilities. You be the judge.

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9.0
Photography Blog Mar 15, 2012

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 feels like the natural interchangeable lens evolution of the incredibly popular X-100 camera, offering similarly refined, intuitive handling, fantastic image quality, premium build quality and three high-quality lenses on launch.

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8.0
youwantavideo youwantavideo

A revolution in mirrorless. Hands down best color rendition. Litteraly full manual control. New software has solved the slow AF and other critical areas of concern.

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8.0
solyn solyn

I gave my XP1 above average ratings but honestly though i'd buy it again. It has its quirks with focusing interesting dial placement but Fuji was able to improve (steadily) on most of it's faults. Focusing is a lot faster (still hunt sometimes) even in similar contrast situation. Really though...

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9.0
Ckdavies Ckdavies

Back to basics - love it! A camera for technicians, not point and shooters, just my cup of tea. Will interpolate up to full frame images with no detriment to quality of images from RAW, 400 mb tiffs are mind boggling. Just try it. The 14mm lens is a must have, just make it work.

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