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FujifilmX-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
4.6

(based on 142 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good in low light (97)
  • Good image quality (91)
  • Compact (90)
  • Large clear LCD (87)
  • Easy to use (74)

Cons

  • Short battery life (37)
  • Lag / shutter delay (19)
  • No image stabilization (7)
  • Slow autofocus (6)
  • Limited zoom (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (114)
  • Low light (98)
  • Family photos (79)
  • Landscape/scenery (71)
  • Weddings (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (56), Semi-pro photographer (41), Pro photographer (37), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (130), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic, Underrated Camera!!

The X-PRO1 IMO is one of the most underrated cameras in the last few years. It's really unfortunate the X-PRO1 had a few nagging issues when first released due to the lack of support...Read complete review

The X-PRO1 IMO is one of the most underrated cameras in the last few years. It's really unfortunate the X-PRO1 had a few nagging issues when first released due to the lack of support in Lightroom and Camera Raw. And the autofocus lagged a bit, and some of that might have been the fault of lenses that prevented faster autofocus.

After a bunch of firmware updates, the X-PRO1 is now a better camera than when it was first released. Autofocus has improved and Fuji even gave it focus peaking!!!

The X-PRO1 has great image quality and great high ISO performance. The hybrid viewfinder is excellent. Sometimes you'll be using your camera in bright conditions and the EVF will be hard to see. That's one of the reasons you'd want an optical viewfinder.

Another great thing about the optical viewfinder is that you can get an idea of what's about to come into the frame before it arrives so you can anticipate your shots easier.

For street photography, the OVF is great because on a busy street with people in front of you, in back, and on each side, you might only have a second or two to react and the lag you get in all EVF's can raise your blood pressure while looking through the viewfinder and moving your camera around fast. You don't have that issue using the OVF.

For street photography I used an manual focus 24mm lens and I used it in manual mode, and zone focussed. When you zone focus, the X-PRO1 turns into a fast point and shoot camera with a lot of depth of field. And because there's no time wasted trying to autofocus, you can use the camera quickly.

Do yourself a favor and get the great X-PRo1 for the low prices it sells for now. Image quality is practically the same as the X-T1 even though the X-T1 has an updated image processor and X-Trans sensor. Nobody you display your images to will be able to tell the difference. Unless you need all the new "bells and whistles" of the X-T1, the X-PRO1 is IMO an under-appreciated camera capable of the same spectacular image quality of the more expensive X-T1.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not there yet...

I so much wanted to love this camera. Was looking for something lighter to replace my Canon 5D mark 1 with, which I've used since it came out. I was disappointed, as there...Read complete review

I so much wanted to love this camera. Was looking for something lighter to replace my Canon 5D mark 1 with, which I've used since it came out. I was disappointed, as there are many things to like about Fuji X-Pro1, including sleek design, the image quality (really great, especially with the prime lens), but the whole shooting and maintenance experience turned out not so exciting. It has a great potential, for sure, but not there yet. I'd wait till the next model. So, here are the things that influenced my decision to return it:

1. Focus. The autofocus speed is as slow as the turtle crossing the desert. Really frustrating. The manual focus got me wondering: you see the manually focused image in the electronic viewfinder, and it looks one way. But once you press the shutter button, the image comes out with a different focus from what you are seeing! B&H rep admitted that it was the case when I brought it back, and said that was one of the complains from other users. So, I felt like I was shooting "blindly" - some images did come out very nice, and some not so nice, and I felt like I had no control over it.

2. Image stabilization. The image looks unstable in both, electronic view and LCD. So, you are seeing the vibrations and slight flickering (like in some very cheap digital point and shoot cameras), which is quite distracting if you are used to a high quality equipment. Again, B&H rep looked at it when I brought it back and said that it is not a particular camera defect, that's just the way it is. I didn't find any use for the optical view, as you can't see the focus at all, and the image border displayed there is inaccurate.

3. The battery. First, the shortest battery life I've ever seen - it dies after less than 200 shots. I mean, hello. Then, the charger is super bulky and has about a mile long cord attached. I mean, another hello. Why is there a cord in the first place + so long and heavy?
Then, this may be minor, but nevertheless was a pretty mindless glitch on Fuji part - the camera allows you insert the battery either left or right, so it is very easy to insert incorrectly, and then wonder why the camera doesn't turn on. Also, you can only see the battery power level in the picture play mode, but not when you are shooting or using other menus.

4. Last but not least. Fuji needs to do a better job writing its manuals. Some important things (how to check the current firmwear on a camera, or how to upgrade to the latest firm wear, for example) are not mentioned at all.

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4.0

this is a very nice camera

By photomann

from chicago,illinois

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

although I like this camera, I plan to purchase the x-pro2 very soon.

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5.0

A great deal

By Kevin

from Tennessee

Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

I had wanted to try an x pro 1 for a long time ,and with the current deal I couldn't pass it up. I have a Panasonic G3 and have never loved the images out of it. But the Fuji is defiantly an upgrade for me. I don't regret buying it at all. I love the Fuji colors.

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5.0

Perfect travel/walk-about camera. I may buy another!

By Marty

from Seacoast, NH

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

    I own a Fujifilm X10 and X30 and have been considering moving from Canon DSLRs to Fujifilm interchangeable lens cameras after the results from the P/S cameras were so good. I feel like I've made the right decision. I carry a camera everywhere and photograph live music in small venues. The XPro-1 handles perfectly, is easy and intuitive to use and focuses the 35mm f2 lens super quickly. No real cons just yet other than battery life but even that isn't bad.

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    5.0

    An old timer still giving great results

    By chambertin1

    from Piedmont Qc Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      It's the second time around I buy an X Pro! camera. I first bought it when it came out in 2012 and went to France for a one month trip. I changed system for Micro 4/3rd for size but I was not satisfied with image quality so I came back to Fuji with the X T1. This my second camera with the X T1 and at the price B&H was selling it, I was more than happy to get one. I like the size of the camera, the OVF and with the firmaware updates, it perform very well for my needs.

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      5.0

      Great for travel, urban exploration

      By Travelust

      from Virginia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      I traveled with this camera for 5 months in 11 different countries, mostly by ship. It performed beautifully in the desert, at sea, mountains, beaches and cities. The focus is a bit slow ,but I am not a journalist, and the instances when I did have to shoot fast, it worked great. It's light, easy to carry, and hand hold at slower speeds. I used a Zeiss 32mm and the resulting prints are otherworldly, with beautiful, almost 3D rendering. I got a Fuji 23mm for it, and continued to travel for another month, shooting in cold, wet conditions, and it performed flawlessly.

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      4.0

      Unique and a pleasure to use

      By AZWolf

      from Arizona

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Hybrid Rangefinderevf
      • Light Weight
      • Superb Lenses

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portrait
      • Street And Candid
      • Travel

      Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      I bought the X-Pro1 with Fuji's superb 18-55mm lens to try out the X-Pro system as a lighter weight alternative to my Sony A7RII system. I am also a lover of rangefinders having owned several Leica RF cameras over the years. Although only a little lighter than the A7 bodies the lenses are substantially lighter and smaller. The hybrid viewfinder is really cool. If you've never used a rangefinder you owe it to yourself to try it. It allows you see what's going on outside the frame as well as no blackout when you shoot. Then just move the lever on the front (your finger will be there naturally) and you get an instant EVF. The EVF is good but not on par with the newest ones (eg. Sony A7) but keep in mind this design is 4 years old. You can't beat the current price on this body- it's less than half the cost of the replacement and not yet available X-Pro2 body. Leica's rangefinders require a mortgage and don't have a hybrid finder. In fact many of the Fujinon lenses are on par with Leica. As a full time professional this won't be my main system but who knows, the X-Pro2 might...

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      5.0

      Updated Perfection

      By Sunamisw

      from NewYork, NY

      Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      After reading so many reviews on the XPro1,and, so many that were negative (slow focus, etc) you'd think that this camera would be ready for retirement. However, Fuji, with their updates have made the XPro1 and amazing professional tool for a wide variety of photography. Paired with one of Fuji's very sharp lens', or (as I did) a Zeiss Touit 32/1.8 , their is very little a knowledgeable photographer can't accomplish with this combination. This camera provides all the tools needed to create incredible imagery.

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      4.0

      Back in black

      By the walrus

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Slow focusing

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Street
      • Travel

      Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      Not too long after the initial release of the X-Pro1 I picked up my first copy of this beast. I was looking for a mirrorless camera and after hearing about all the people jizzing themselves over the X100 then this camera, I just had to give it a try. The auto focus was slow. There were only three lenses unless you adapted other lenses for it. The RAWs didn't play well with Lightroom. Manual focusing with the EVF was as fun as a root canal and I found that zone focusing was probably my best bet. I actually preferred to keep it on manual focus but then pushing the AF buttton since it was faster than the normal method of auto focusing. But I quickly forgot all these little annoyances as soon as I looked at the JPEGs on my computer. It was like the camera read my mind. Then I saw the ISO that these were shot at and scolded my dslr and said "Why can't you be like that!"

      Time passed.

      Then i got the itch when I saw reviews on all these other cameras that had specs that blew the X-Pro1 out of the water on paper. A bajillion AF points, fastest auto focus in two universes, 24 zamillion pixels, the kitchen sink (magnesium alloy). I had a moment of weakness and thought I was trading up. Regret...

      Yes the new camera was better specked. Results were very good. Took a little more finessing but end results were similar and sometimes even better than the Fuji. But it had no soul.

      It felt like I was taking pictures with my PC. The menus reminded me of what it was like to use Windows Vista and I longed for manual dials and a quick menu that made sense.

      Fast forward to 2016 and Fujifilm announced the X-Pro2. Then I did some math, looked at my budget and cried myself to sleep. But hallelujah!!! Clearance sale on the X-Pro1!!! More math...Creative bookeeping, flawed logic, and rationalization later...the X-Pro1 was delivered to my door. "I know we've had our differences but I'm lost without you" I said. Then the delivery guy ran away and I was back in black with the new XF 35mm F2 and 934 firmware updates.

      AF is faster and whoa...focus peaking!?! I still think zone is the way to go. Nice to know it's there though.

      It isn't perfect but neither am I. I just like this kind of imperfect. And of course it looks sexy.

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      5.0

      X- Pro 1

      By Joel H

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      It's hard to really express what I like about the camera. I owned a Fuji XT-1 before I purchased this camera and I honestly struggled to enjoy the XT-1 as much as I thought I should. It's a great camera but it wasn't giving me what I was really looking for in a personal camera. I felt a disconnect from my photography tool.

      I'm a professional that works for a media and marketing company. I'm the company's Cinematographer. I use pro Canon photography and video bodies, Lumix MILCs, BMCCs, Red cameras, and huge cine and photography lenses everyday. That being said I didn't want to use any of those things at home or for my personal work. I wanted a camera that I could be personal with. To view it as an old friend instead of a disposable tool and this camera fits the bill.

      I was trying to explain to my co-workers why I would buy a camera with so many flaws (slow AF, poor usability, learning curve, poor customization, poor Adobe Raw demosaicing and a lack of functionality) and why I would replace a more modern camera with all the bells and whistles like the XT-1 for an older less effective camera. My answer was simple, I can't express what I like about it. It's just comfortable, small, and fun to use.

      And I stick with that answer. It's fun to use. If you're looking for a camera with decent image quality (great jpeg colors), quirky behavior (learning curve when coming from DSLRs or other MILCs), and growing a relationship with your photography tool than look no further. This thing is a blast to use and learning how to use it most effectively just makes me love it more.

      I would never recommend the X-Pro 1 to someone new to photography unless they are very serious about learning the craft. These are serious tools for the price. Designed for photographers more so than many of it's competitors. It'd probably become a hated frustrating tool for a casual or new photographer.

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      5.0

      Love at first Click

      By Alex Leon

      from San diego CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

        The actual bottom line is that I should have bought this camera earlier. The hybrid viewfinder is OK compared to the X-t1 but come on, a deal like the one I got does not come along every day. Image quality is superb! I did the update right out of the box before using because I've read so many reviews and did my homework. I've been longing for this a while now so, yeah. One thing tho, Body feels flimsy and delicate compared to even my x100s or my x100t, buy a half case for it.

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        5.0

        Beautiful to Use

        By Rich

        from Bay Area

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Lenses
        • Joy To Operate

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

            Clearly specs lag the latest Sony cameras - but just as a object to own and operate it is awesome.
            Love the rangefinder viewfinder.
            Typrically I use the X-T1 for fast moving things such as sport or child photography - but so long as its not for rapid moving subjects it is great
            The EVF is a generation behind the X-T1 - although the latter is awesome in this perspective.
            Gives access to the awesome Fuji lenses

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            4.0

            Small wonder

            By Hersko

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

            Purchased the body with an 18-55mm XF zoom lens. After years of shooting with Nikon SLRs - the heft of which was causing me to leave the cameras behind -- there was a little bit of a learning curve to climb, and the need to adjust to different controls. One of the nicest things about this camera is that anyone who has shot with an old-school film camera -- no matter what brand -- can quickly recall the muscle memory that automatically works the F-stop ring and the shutter speed dial. The controls are, for the most part, well laid out and fall immediately to hand. One of two quibbles I have is that the Q button that brings up the main display and the majority of the feature controls is located exactly at the spot where my thumb naturally falls when I'm toting the camera between shots. This has resulted in settings being inadvertently changed and messing up shots that relied on the original settings.

            The sensor in this thing is incredible. I haven't had anything printed yet, but viewing the images at high magnification on a high-quality computer monitor shows extraordinary image quality. High-ISO shots show very little noise. This quality, along with the camera's small size and nearly silent operation makes it the perfect device for street and event photography. This leads to my second quibble -- manual focusing can be very slow. I think the positives of this camera greatly outweigh any negatives. There is also a nice selection of lenses available. I hope my 35mm F1.4 gets here soon.

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            5.0

            Still a fine image making machine...

            By TomJ

            from north Texas

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

              I use my X Pro-1 for a variety of purposes including family photos, social gatherings, artistic pursuits, and other times when I wish to carry less gear and just a couple of prime lenses. The X Pro-1 just feels like a serious camera. I own several other Fuji "X" bodies including the X-T1, X-100s, and X-E1. I like using Fuji's excellent zoom lenses on the X-T1 and X-E1 bodies, but the X Pro-1 feels best (to me) when used with fast primes like the 35mm f/1.4. What a great combination! After 35 years in the photo business shooting professionally, I can say this camera is one of my all time favorites. It is such a pleasure to shoot with and the results are very rewarding. Take the time to get to know the camera and it will not disappoint!

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              5.0

              Sweet Machine

              By Old Geezer

              from Puyallup, WA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • It's Almost A Real Camera

              Cons

              • None It Works Great

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Travel

              Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

              Okay, I'm old; My comfort zone is running a Nikon F2. I can almost run one in my sleep, it is a real camera. I have owned several Digital SLRs over the years; they drive me nuts. They are video game-like gizmos. That being said I bought a Fuji X-Pro1 and an XE-1 when they came out along with 3 prime lenses. The menus are easy to navigate, the controls are simple, a shutter speed dial and an aperture ring just like a real camera. The image quality is flawless, the auto focus is NOT lightning fast, I don't need it to be. I am still perfectly happy focusing the camera by myself. Fuji Optical makes some of the best lenses in the world, their large format lenses are great and these follow suit with that quality.

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              4.0

              Great Camera

              By John

              from California

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

                Was looking for a camera that I can take everywhere. When I saw this camera deal I couldn't pass it up. Looked at all the reviews and a lot of the ones I've read upon were before some of the firmware updates. The few I did see after the installed updates, were very positive. So I went ahead and purchased it. Right out of the box it was really great and I had no issues. I couldn't have been more happier.

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                5.0

                X-Pro1 Love

                By tea

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good in Low Light
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

                X-Pro1 Love
                It's small and light.
                It takes HD Movies, and uses film simulation if chosen.
                Has a RAW conversion processing with options to make JPEGs from raw files.
                Two continuous frame rates to choose from.
                Barely noticeable noise between ISO 200 and ISO 6400. I like that. High range is ISO 25600.
                I've tried out the multiple exposure which is fun for FX and a hit at birthday parties.
                Monochrome (Black and White) has yellow, green, and red filters to choose from. Yeah.
                Comes with PRO Neg.Hi and Pro Neg.std film simulation. I've used the Pro Neg.Std to darken shadows with good effect.
                The three film simulation are great. Provia is standard for the X-Pro1, which I use most often.
                Velvia for extra vividness. Think overcast, flat light, and foliage.
                Astia is bit soft with great color and the girls love their portraits taken with it.
                It has all kinds of bracketing options when needed.
                The most fun and wow I've have had with a digital camera. I've owned point and shoots and Pro level SLRs.
                It' everywhere I go.
                You want a negative: learning curve. Oh and I didn't buy it to shoot sports with. That's what those big heavy SLR are for.

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                5.0

                Second time around

                By AJ the Hammer

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Great Size For Big Hands

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

                  I bought the X Pro 1 when it originally came out. Later traded it in for an X-T1 but missed the size and features of the X Pro......so I bought it a second time. Love the camera.

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                  5.0

                  So Far So Good

                  By Ricky. M

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Retro Look Feel
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Street Photography
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

                    Bought this camera as a backup to my XT1 and so far so good, it is a very different camera in many aspects but I see that as an advantage, I like having 2 very different cameras that use the same lenses, like 2 systems in one, also I like the fact that the sensors are not the same, nor is the viewfinder (I do like the hybrid) and this will be my designated street shooter. The build is solid like the XT1 and the buttons seem to be in the right place for easy access, the menus are very similar and that will help me get use to the X Pro 1 a bit faster. The shutter actuations seems more solid than the XT1 and I like the feel of it better, even the sound. I believe that this camera is going to add another dimension to my style and will help me improve my photography, for now I will just carry it around with the 27mm pancake lens on it and see what happens…

                    P.S: this review is based on first impressions!

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                    5.0

                    WOW! Perfect

                    By Southwest Snapper

                    from Harris County, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

                    This camera is unbelievable. Photographs are razor sharp, menus cover everything, but operation is just like a film rangefinder. Aperture, shutter speed and compensation are all you need after setting your sensitivity (ISO) and white balance. Easy, compact and a delight to carry. I am not planning on using zoom lenses with this camera; I have DSLRs for that, and the 35mm f1.4 along with the 27mm f2.8 should be good. I am really enjoying this wonder. One caveat! I had to upgrade Lightroom due to the newish RAW file system. Further reading revealed I am not the only one that has run into this. Also, the raw converters out there are all made for a Bayer pattern sensor, and while they handle the FujiFilm conversion, some do it better than others. With time we will figure this out, may just have to use the supplied software and go to a TIFF file. Converting to DNG worked, but left a very slight moiré on some surfaces.

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                    4.0

                    Perfect fit with my Fuji X 100

                    By Ramblinman

                    from Midwest Cornfields

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact
                    • Stealth

                    Cons

                    • Quircky

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Street
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about X-Pro1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

                    I waited about two years before buying the Fuji X Pro-1.When the original Fuji X100 was announced, I knew that I'd be buying it someday. I researched and learned for about a year and bought the X100 shortly before the X100s came out. I saved a couple of hundred bucks and knew that I'd love the original version (because of the many fimware updates).Ditto for the X Pro-1. I waited and saved a few hundred bucks (the X-Pro 2 is soon to come out). I knew what I was getting into (high image quality yet quirky Fuji interface in an awesome little package). I love them both!The X Pro 1 has the 35mm 1.4 mounted full time as this is my favorite focal length. The same as a nifty fifty on full frame. For my pro work, I use a 50mm on my Nikon D700 for approx. 65%-70% of the time. I realize that most photogs don't shoot this way but it just happens to be my style. The 35mm and the 85mm round out my Nikon lenses (yes, I've used and owned many other lenses including the pro zooms).Perhaps one day, I'll be shooting with only a couple of Fuji X cameras. For now, most of my personal work (street photography mainly) is being handled by the X100 (same as a 35mm) and the X Pro-1 w/35mm (same as a 50mm approx). The Fuji cameras will probably be getting some of my pro work in the near future.Fuji X is simply awesome!

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