Fujifilm X-Pro1

 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 front
 
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 450g - 140 x 82 x 43mm
  • Announced June 2012
  • Renewed by Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
80
Imaging
59
Features
52
Overall
56

Fujifilm X-Pro1 summary

Fujifilm X-Pro1 is FujiFilm's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera first revealed on June of 2012. The camera includes a 16MP, CMOS X-TRANS I APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4896 x 3264.

FujiFilm released the fresher Fujifilm X-Pro2 (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this model.

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 ranks at #46 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and over all #337 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your customized criteria.

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Below is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 history

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 based on factors that are often considered useful in a digital camera.

change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
decent megapixels (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
great minimum ISO (100)
has manual focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes HDMI out
screen has good resolution (1,230 k dots)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
no articulating screen
no external mic support
no headphone support
no Time Lapse mode
not so great battery pack (300 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow frames per second (6.0 fps)
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Sensor details

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 houses the EXR Pro processor. The sensor specification in the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor can capture 4896 x 3264 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS I sensor boasts 16MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. This ISO can also be widened electronically to a high of 25600. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider margin for error.

FujiFilm opted to skip the low pass filter with the Fujifilm X-Pro1. This can result in more sharper photos but can create moire under certain circumstances.

The graphic below displays the Fujifilm X-Pro1's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-Pro1 dimensions

Fujifilm X-Pro1 weighs 0.99 pounds (450 gr or 15.87 ounces) and features exterior proportions of 140mm x 82mm x 43mm (5.5" x 3.2" x 1.7"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 gr so the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is very much the same as compared to other competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 besides a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Lens specs

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 uses the Fujifilm X mount and has 55 lenses available for sale. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-Fujinon-MKX-50-135mm-T2.9 lensFujifilm Fujinon MKX 50-135mm T2.950-135mmf/2.81080g
7artisans-35mm-F2-Fujifilm-X lens7artisans 35mm F235mmf/2320g
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Carl-Zeiss-Touit-2.8-12-Fujifilm-X lensCarl Zeiss Touit 2.81212mmf/2.8 270g
Lensbaby-Velvet-56-Fujifilm-X lensLensbaby Velvet 5656mmf/1.6 400g
Samyang-20mm-F1.8-ED-AS-UMC-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC20mmf/1.8497g
Fujifilm-XF-16-55mm-F2.8-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR16-55mmf/2.8 655g
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Lensbaby-Sol-45-DSLR-Fujifilm-X lensLensbaby Sol 45 DSLR45mmf/3.5144g
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer images and usually adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Certain applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Video specs

The max video quality in the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance for video quality versus file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with much room to crop. The camera does not have a mic or headphone jack which means that you have no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to buy an alternative camera if you need decent sound in your videos.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm X-Pro1 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions can easily damage the camera.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 includes a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 1,230k dots.

Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm X-Pro1 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
  • Coverage 100 percent
  • Magnification 0.6x

Viewfinders can be quite beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Shutter specs

Fujifilm X-Pro1 can shoot continuously at 6.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm X-Pro1 has got external flash support but is without built-in flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/180s.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Autofocusing specs

Fujifilm X-Pro1 has got just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 has the ability to use manual focusing if needed for low light situations or you need more accurate focusing control.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Battery life

The battery pack (NP-W126) on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is designed to last for 300 clicks with respect to the CIPA requirements making it less as compared with its rivals. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 offers the maximum (810) battery life for this group of cameras.

Following is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the best battery life:

Fujifilm X-Pro1 for various types of photography

The following illustration provides a outline of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 for various types of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Portrait photography factors

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 receives a rating of 75 which is nice, and means the camera is a good fit for portraits. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the capability to work with off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats

Fujifilm X-Pro1 as a Street photography camera

With a nice rating of 64, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a respectable pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X-Pro1 as a Sports photography camera

A decent sports photography points tally of 46 means the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is fairly adequate for shooting sports. A camera really should have good autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery (300 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF

Fujifilm X-Pro1 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is super crucial in getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 gets a moderate 53 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat acceptable to take with you on your journeys.

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MP count good (16 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse recording
low battery power (300 shots)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Landscape photography info

If you're planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 with it's very good grade of 66 for a landscape camera is a fine option within the current market.

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focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3")
good megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
no anti aliasing filter
saves RAW files
lack of image stabilization
bad battery (300 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse recording

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Vlogging details

A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is not good for vlogging as it delivers a terrible score of 26.

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high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
does not have external microphone support

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the Fujifilm X-Pro1, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The chart down below shows you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs it's highest rated competitors shown above.

Following are additional cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Category
Advanced Mirrorless
Announced
2012-06-28
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS X-TRANS I
Chip
EXR Pro
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
368.2mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
6400
Maximum enhanced ISO
25600
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens support
Fujifilm X
Amount of lenses
54
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inch
Resolution of screen
1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.6x
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video format
H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
450 grams (0.99 pounds)
Physical dimensions
140 x 82 x 43mm (5.5" x 3.2" x 1.7")
Other
Battery life
300 photos
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-W126
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Cost at release
$1,169