Fujifilm launches new Fuji X-PRO 1 system camera

by Enche Tjin on January 10, 2012

Following the success of Fujifilm X100 camera, Fuji launches new interchangeable lens system camera, Fuji X-PRO1 with several prime lenses. X-PRO 1 will be selling at $1700, a price that higher than most DSLR cameras in the market. So, what is the significant of this system?

Fuji develops X-PRO 1 sensor by itself. Fuji claims that the APS-C size sensor (1.5x crop) will be better than full frame cameras in noise handling.
It has retro style design, unlike the usual DSLR interface, XPRO-1 has shutter speed dial, exposure compensation dial, and aperture ring on the lenses. It also has hybrid viewfinder (electronic+optic) design like rangefinder camera.

Size comparison vs Canon DSLR camera

Size comparison vs Canon DSLR camera

Fuji is aiming for photo enthusiasts who loves rangefinder style camera. Professionals who love smaller camera for travel might love Fuji X-PRO 1 system as well but not for work because of its limited lens collection and speed/performance.

fuji-xpro-1-lenses

So far Fuji has several cameras in X line

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