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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Digital Camera

MILC 16.3MP CMOS Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Excellent user reviews
Good product quality
Good quality pictures
83 Reviews

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Good Technical Guidance

Several Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance. A. Bormann mentioned on Amazon three years ago “However, I do appreciate the manual controls” in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1. A. Charles scored it very highly and said in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon “There is manual focus too with a nicely damped lens focusing ring, though this is electronic 'focus by wire”. Janina scored it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon three years ago “It comes with handy manual which explains all basics”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

A few Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. A. Charles mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 “Operates like a 'old fashioned' film camera, has excellent IQ and doesn't cost the earth like a certain well-known German camera make” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “With 3 small kids I have other calls on my income so I need to feel comfortable that what I buy is "value”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I didn't feel that this is value for money versus cheaper alternatives”.

A few Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners who purchased it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Three years ago Adzman808 mentioned “It wasn't cheap and I already had a DSLR”. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon “Rarely lets me down, I just love it, for this price it's a bargain”. Christopher Wright wrote on Amazon “It was a real bargain” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Franco wrote in their review “Whatever else they call themselves!) seem to be committed to the X-System too, which will appeal more to the budget conscious photographer like me” and scored the product 5 stars. R. Edwards said “Since buying thsi camera I have also bought several Fujifilm lneses whist they are on special offer” in their Fujifilm X-Pro1 review and rated the product 5 stars.

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Design

Good Product Quality

A few Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Wanted something that had great picture quality” however despite that they rated the Fujifilm X-Pro1 3 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Was smaller and less obtrusiveThe good pointsexcellent picture quality - the electronics works well so noise is kept to a minimum”. Andreas Gr gave the Fujifilm X-Pro1 a very good review and he wrote three years ago “In order to get good quality images i had to lug around a DSLR, making both my subjects”.

Easy to Use

Some Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Five years ago A. Charles scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The OVF is nice to use though the EVF is better in bright light”. Three years ago Andreas Grønnegaard Møller said “And it is works well as long as you learn how to to use it properly” in his review of this digital camera and gave the Fujifilm X-Pro1 an excellent review. Andreas Grønnegaard Møller also wrote “I would also have liked to be able to use exposure compensation, with auto ISO, when shutter”.

A number of Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. A. Charles wrote in their review five years ago “Menus are clear and easy to navigate” . Anthony O'neil scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Everything is readily accessible in logical menus on screen and in the viewfinder, with an ultra clear LCD”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One customer concluded that the product was easy to handle. Parka scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote five years ago “Handling is excellent” in their review.

One customer reckoned that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Sam Jeffrey wrote in his review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon “Once you're used to them its much easier and quicker to set up than any other camera i have used”.

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Robust

Several customers considered that the product was well made. A. Charles said on Amazon “It is solid and functional looking, not like a lump of melted plastic like most D-SLRs”. Fanis Anastasiadis mentioned on Amazon “Excelent colour representation with various simulation modes (velvia etc)Looks good, feels solid and the digital-optical eye view is very helpful”. Marksp wrote “Well made pretty great with static objects The bad points 1” but in spite of that they rated the Fujifilm X-Pro1 60 out of 100.

Some Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers thought the product was strong and durable. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Still a very good Camera, more sturdy and robust than the modern” in their review. Three years ago Stepshed wrote “A lovely Camera to use - it is robust, clever and can be used for any occasion - I recommend it”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. J. D. Wood gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Picture quality and reliability have been consistently second to none”.

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Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Db mentioned “The most surprising think for me is the image quality, in its base iso it is clearly BETTER than the d700 for jpegs!Shooting RAW then they are pretty close”. Franco said in their Fujifilm X-Pro1 review “If you want beautiful image quality, this camera is definatley still for you”. Three years ago Grumpy-Old-Man mentioned on Amazon “It's a beautiful camera” in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and rated the product as excellent.

A few Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners said in their reviews that the Fujifilm X-Pro1 was retro. One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well designed. Anthony O'neil he wrote “Very well designed and engineered to a high standard”.

One Fujifilm X-Pro1 owner who bought it thought it was a good design. John Kaiser Calautit wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “Excellent image quality, premium finish and design, excellent EVF, greatly designed” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Prof said on Amazon “It does so in an old-school, really ergonomic and user-friendly way” and gave the Fujifilm X-Pro1 a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Twelve Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good lens. Adzman808 mentioned in their review “Stand alone in its own rightWell I hadn't forgotten about the XP1 and numerous very decent lens deals from Fuji, along with a hefty price drop from release”. Db mentioned in their review “The d700 does win with a fast lens eg the 50mm f1.4”. Db also said “A pretty good buffer-some very good fujinon lens available (sharp)-discrete”.

Some Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. A. Charles wrote in their review on Amazon five years ago “People have been moaning about this and although I'd prefer a traditional type focus ring with markings I find it works fine through the EVF”. Adzman808 said on Amazon “I use this when I need to be absolutely sure a particular part of my image is in focus” in their review. Citizen Smith wrote on Amazon two years ago “Now the focus speed is fine the hybrid viewfinder is brilliant” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers said that it was able to produce good images. A. Bormann said in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon “I am not going to tell you that it made me fall in love with photography again because I was never out of love with it” and gave this digital camera an excellent review score. A. Charles rated it as very good and said in their Fujifilm X-Pro1 review “Also will take good pics with the minimum amount of set up”. Adzman808 said on Amazon “The pictures are sharper” in their review of this digital camera.

Several Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers who reviewed the Fujifilm X-Pro1 thought it had a good ISO range. Three years ago Adzman808 mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon “The high ISO performance is sublime” and rated it 4 stars. Parka mentioned on Amazon “7D is quite good, except in high ISO, relatively speaking” and scored it 80 out of 100. Sam Jeffrey wrote “The colour rendering is beautiful at all iso's with the highlight” in his review.

A few Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers wrote that it had a good picture resolution. A. Charles mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The 3" LCD has good resolution”.

Several customers concluded that the Fujifilm X-Pro1 was good in low light. Three years ago Grumpy-Old-Man mentioned “I felt like the 18mm f/2 lens wasn't as good in low light as the x100's f/2” in their Fujifilm X-Pro1 review and gave the Fujifilm X-Pro1 an excellent rating. Two years ago Lk mentioned on Amazon “I didn't find it good in low light” in their review. Longinos said on Amazon “The results with the 35mm lens are fantastic, especially in low-light situations and can rival some full-frame cameras”.

One Fujifilm X-Pro1 owner thought the Fujifilm X-Pro1 was able to produce clear pictures.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people said in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder. A. Charles gave it a very good review and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “Although I'd prefer a traditional type focus ring with markings I find it works fine through the EVF and LCD”. Three years ago Adzman808 scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon “If you want to shoot only EVF, then there are better models to choose from as the XP1 EVF spec is easily out classed by more modern offerings”.

Several people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago J. D. Wood wrote “The optical/electronic viewfinder is an ingenious feature of this model” in their Fujifilm X-Pro1 review. Longinos gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon also two years ago “The hybrid viewfinder is also very convenient”. Longinos also wrote “The electronic viewfinder works better than the optical one.”.

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Good Video Capture

Some Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers who purchased the Fujifilm X-Pro1 considered that it was good for video recording. A. Charles mentioned “Full HD video recording is provided”.

Good Exposure Control

One Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good exposure controls. A. Charles said in their Fujifilm X-Pro1 review on Amazon “The XP1 has what I'd call 'proper' exposure controls”.


Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 117 user reviews this camera has a brilliant overall user rating. 70 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This medium megapixel digital camera in the top 12% of all the medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago when ranked by user rating.

Good Brand

We checked 8,047 expert and owner reviews (including 1,137 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 94% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One Fujifilm X-Pro1 owner said in their reviews that it was not wifi compatible. Four years ago John Kaiser Calautit wrote in his review on Amazon “No direct movie record button, limited movie modes, no built-in Wifi or GPS, not a touchscreen”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good features. The Lambanana wrote “It has so many features that you can't possible know about them all” and scored the product very highly.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few people who reviewed the Fujifilm X-Pro1 reckoned that it was compact. Anthony O'neil rated the product as excellent and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “An outstanding compact camera for enthusiasts or professionals”. Mr. J. A. Hewitt mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 last year “Very light and compact”. Mr. Michael Lee wrote on Amazon three years ago “The camera is large for a compact and won't fit in a pocket.”.

Several Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Four years ago Jukeboxjohnnie mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 “This is clearly an available light machine at its best.- Dont go heavy on lenses as not only is some kind of Xpro 2 being imminent, probably with stabilisation”.

Two people who bought this digital camera wrote that it was a good weight. Sam Jeffrey scored the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The camera's weight won me over as well” in his review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1. A few Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Mr M. said on Amazon “For me I love the retro styling, metal body, physical dials & the EVF is just stunning”.

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was heavy. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in March last year “I bought this at the end of 2015 for a heavily discounted price, Superb camera for considered still photography.”.

One Fujifilm X-Pro1 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Anthony O'neil said in his review of this digital camera “It will produce results of a professional standard when properly used yet is light and easy to handle”.

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Heavy

With a weight of 400 grams, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The weights of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Some customers agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Paulb wrote on Amazon “They go without any real warning, ie a battery symbol flashes red” in their Fujifilm X-Pro1 review. Satori Hugh said on Amazon “If I was going to be picky, I'd say battery life isn't brilliant, so budget for a spare battery” but in spite of that they rated it as excellent.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Fujifilm X-Pro1 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was noisy. Grumpy-Old-Man mentioned “Makes a lovely shutter noise too”. John Kaiser Calautit said in his Fujifilm X-Pro1 review on Amazon “Excellent image quality, superb high ISO noise performance, high resolution EVF, built-in flash, external mic/remote socket, 6fps continuous shooting, full HD movie recording, retro designCons”. Three years ago Mr Simon G P Jones said in his Fujifilm X-Pro1 review “The bottom line is that once you've mastered the camera it takes fantastic photos, images are sharp with very little noise unless you really crank the ISO up”.

Several people agreed that the product was quiet. Andreas Gr mentioned in his Fujifilm X-Pro1 review on Amazon three years ago “This camera is small (compared to a DSLR), light, quiet (again compared to a DSLR)”. Ksg Photography wrote on Amazon “And it's quiet! This is going to be such a huge help when shooting a ceremony where the sound of a DSLR resembles a machine gun going off”. Mr M. mentioned two years ago “On taking a photo I noticed how quiet the shutter is ! This is not a multi mode camera” in his review.

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Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was January 2012 when this digital camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon ELPH 320 HS (3.2" and higher rated).

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixel, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ35.

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4896 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a 4896 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. The worst image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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16.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.3 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.3MP cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F, or the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm.

If this Fujifilm digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the FinePix XP80 (£151.49) (16.4MP and higher rated), or the S1 (16.4MP and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Olympus PEN E-PM2 (£392.85) (16.5MP and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes (0.47 inches) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.26".

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Very Low Magnification

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the magnifications range from 0.17x to 20x, and the average magnification is 3.3x. At only 0.6 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm xpro1xf35mmf14r, fujifilm p10nc06390a
Barcodes 04547410201994, 04547410237757

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review Sources

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