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FujifilmX-Pro1 Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
4.6

(based on 121 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good in low light (86)
  • Compact (80)
  • Large clear LCD (77)
  • Good image quality (74)
  • Easy to use (64)

Cons

  • Short battery life (30)
  • Lag / shutter delay (17)
  • No image stabilization (7)
  • Slow autofocus (6)
  • Limited zoom (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (97)
  • Low light (87)
  • Family photos (71)
  • Landscape/scenery (57)
  • Weddings (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (49), Semi-pro photographer (37), Pro photographer (29), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (111), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Professional Tool

I am a professional wedding and portrait photographer. I purchased this camera to compliment my Canon gear as a small, quiet camera that has great image quality. A lot has been said about...Read complete review

I am a professional wedding and portrait photographer. I purchased this camera to compliment my Canon gear as a small, quiet camera that has great image quality. A lot has been said about this camera online, some good and some bad, some true and some false. Here is my take.

THE PRO'S:
Image Quality:
I have owned many professional cameras in my career with the latest being the Canon 5D Mark II. When it comes to image quality this camera simply does not disappoint. It smokes the 5D Mark II in this category. ISO 3200 looks like the 5Dmkii at ISO 1200. ISO 6400 looks amazing as well, much like the 5D Mark II at around 2000. Even 12,800 ISO delivers a great image. Also, when it comes to noise, it is very different than most cameras. The noise is more like film grain, fine black specks with almost ZERO color noise - perfect!

Color rendition is almost spot on, I absolutely trust this camera to deliver an amazing color photo in almost all situations.

Lastly, this camera produces probably the best JPEG images compared to any other camera on the market today

Functionality:
This camera is as close to complete silence as a camera can get. It's shutter is nearly undetecable even in a quiet room, great for wedding candids. Not to mention, I LOVE the sound of the shutter, reminds me of a film camera. (Note - make sure to turn on silent mode and turn off Power save mode even if you have to buy 5 extra batteries, btw I have found some third party batteries to work better for this camera.)

The hybrid viewfinder is wonderful, I love it's versatility. I do wish that the EVF was a bit better though.

Autofocus Accuracy:
For all of those worrying about this cameras AF speed, you are forgetting one important thing! AF speed isn't everything in a good AF system. This camera may be slow to focus, but it does not hunt at all in my experience so far like others have said it does, it is just slow to get in focus in low lit situations. BUT, once it does lock on (and it does eventually lock on in every situation) it is DEAD ON ACCURATE even from 200 feet away. No more thinking to yourself "I better check to see if that picture hit perfect focus" after you absolutely chose one AF point and absolutely focused in the right spot using perfect techinque. I literally do not even have to look down at the screen, I KNOW it is in focus EVERY TIME.

Lenses:
All the lenses are sharp wide open and consistent with zero distortion. The 35mm f/1.4 is especially good, on par with most Canon L lenses. Great job fuji!

Film Simulation:
I love that you can bracket film's in this camera. You can basically take one normal color shot in standard, one BW and one other film type all with one click on the shutter - NICE!

THE CONS:

AF Selection:
FUJI ARE YOU LISTENING! I realllllllly hope they fix this in a firmware update. It is my number one pet-peve with this camera. The AF selection button is on the bottom left hand corner of the back of the camera. EW FUJI! You mean I have to stick my thumb up my nose when I'm looking through the viewfinder to select my AF point. And when I take a vertical shot, I have to squeeze my hand in between my face and the camera to get to it. This is fixable however! The "Fn" button is right beside the shutter, and it would be awesome if they made it possible to select the AF point with that button. Please fix this Fuji!

Battery Life:
Is horrible! Buy 3-5 extra batteries depending on what type of photography you are doing.

Slow AF:
Yes it is slow, like every other reviewer has said. But in my experience it does not hunt as much as other cameras like the the 5D Mark II. It does eventually lock on, even in bad lighting. And when it does, you got the shot!

EVF Lag:
I wish the EVF was perfect, but really there is no perfect EVF yet. I just hope this technology evolves eventually to completely replace the optical viewfinders.

Size:
Some people may love the compact size, I kinda wish it was a little bigger. I have big hands and I kinda have to squeeze it to get a good grasp.It would be cool if they came out with a bigger grip for the bottom that maybe held two batteries, even if it didn't have a vertical shutter.

Flashes available:
I wish they made a flash available that was in between the size of the EF20 and 42 that had swivel head capabilities

SD Card Location:
Why put it by the battery? Why?

Write Speed:
Make sure to buy a Sandisk SD card with the new 95/mb per second read/write speed. It makes using this camera a lot better than slow cards. Trust me.

That's about it! I hope this review gives you an idea of how this camera works!

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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 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A phtographer´s camera

By Rodrigo

from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate auto-focus
  • Accurate colors
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Lenses
  • Hybrid Viewfinder
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I have used Canon gear for a long time until I got the Fuji X100. After that I carry that camera with me all the time. It just delivers great image quality and functionality in a small package with a fixed 35mm equiv. lens. After a while I thought that it would be great if I could have a similar setup as I did with the Canon with the portability I got with the x100.

    I started looking for other cameras in Fuji´s lineup. I thought about three cameras at first: X-Pro1, XE-2, or the X-T1, which had just been announced, but, really, after checking some comparisons between the sensors and also because of the hybrid viewfinder (which I think is one of the most amazing things this camera has to offer, just don´t forget to enable the Corrected AF option) I decided to go with the X-Pro1.

    It is a little bit bigger than the X100, but it feels great when you hold it, really solid. With the latest firmware the camera and lenses perform really well. I was surprised to have read many reviews saying it is a quirky little camera, slow AF etc etc but when I got it it took me a few minutes to get the hang of it. Even the EVF performed better than what I expected. I honestly think that anyone that takes photography seriously will enjoy this camera. If I could say there is something I wish it was better is that focus by wire, but it has never been a serious issue for me.

    For those who just want to have something to take pictures randomly and really want the camera to do all the work, there are other options available that might suit you better. If you want a camera for video, I would also say that there are other options out there. For those who are looking for a sports camera, I think you can get the results that you want if you prepare and plan the shoot, but honestly you would be better served with another camera, such as the X-T1 (which I honestly never used but taking for granted that if you are reading this you are interested in a Fuji, the X-T1 would be the best option in the lineup). This one is a photographer´s camera in the sense that you really have to understand it, but when you do, it is very rewarding.

    To sum it up, if you are into photography and need a camera that is relatively compact, delivers an amazing IQ (the OOC JPEGs, the RAW files and the lenses are truly awesome) and that you can actually carry around without feeling like you are climbing Mt. Everest, this is it.

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    5.0

    Fantastic, Underrated Camera!!

    By Randolph Knackstedt

    from Santa Clara, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    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
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

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

      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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      4.0

      Big smile

      By Audiogeezer

      from Palo Alto, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        In my limited experience with this camera the image quality is superb. It excels in sharpness, freedom from fringe artifacts, noise, real-world dynamic range, and color rendition. I've only used sRGB with in-camera JPG conversion. The low noise (high ISO) opens up possibilities.

        The user interface is better than I expected from having studied the manual. The "Quick" menu button works well. The available parameters are displayed in an easy to navigate matrix and the highlighted parameter persists across sessions. As with any small digital camera, there are too many, too soft buttons to press by accident -- I'll get used to it. The electronic viewfinder is very usable and already allowed me to bag a wildlife shot I likely would have missed otherwise.

        My only real gripe is that the depth-of-field readout (DOF) is next to useless, when it could be great. The DOF is based on a circle of confusion (COC) of ~1 pixel (4.8 um), which is far too small. Fuji, if you're listening, please make COC an adjustable parameter, or at least set it to a reasonable value. (While you're at it, give us a hyperfocal mode where focus is automatically set to hyperfocal for the current aperture.)

        The battery door opens too easily, it should slide and lock as Canon.

        Overall, I'm very pleased.

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        5.0

        The working man's Leica

        By Hank

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

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

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

        I'm a pro Photographer for 30 years and have had every piece of equipment known to man. This X-Pro1 has become my go to street package. It is quiet, unassuming, fast and of course all with great results. The ability to shoot with different fujifilm film characteristics is a awesome feature by itself, when packaged with the other quick changing features makes it a winner for me.

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        5.0

        Should have got this one first!

        By Old Geezer in Washington

        from Puget Sound

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

        I previously purchased the XE-1 and a couple of prime lenses to give the Fuji X System a whirl. I liked it very much especially after updating the firmware. After about a month I decided to get the X Pro 1 as well. I enjoy the extra features, plus the larger body fits my hands better. So, now I wear them both around my neck when I am out shooting, and they seem much lighter and handier than the old days when I packed a Nikon F series with a zoom lens. At last I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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        5.0

        Amazing Camera

        By Chris28739

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Have not found one yet

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Street Photography
        • Travel

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

        I love the feel of it. I gives amazing pictures. it just has a wonderful retro feel as though you are using a good old perfect rangefinder.

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        5.0

        A Real Pro Camera

        By Andrew

        from Boston Massachusetts

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

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

          Great for those photographers who always want a quality camera with them (not your Smartphone). Amazing image quality in a small lightweight package. Bought the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 -- and amazing combination - great for street photography, and the ~50mm equivalent focal length great and versatile for anything you might come across.

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          5.0

          Great Foundation for My Style

          By Lowest Buddha

          from Chapel Hill, NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Being a street/travel photographer - this camera and IQ fits my needs very well. Love the size, shape and overall build quality. It goes with me daily and I cannot doubt it's output now that I'm familiar with the OS. This is a great camera and I wish Fuji success in this regard.

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            5.0

            More than what I expected!

            By Paul

            from Elk Grove, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I mainly use the unit for portrait and landscape using fuji 14mm and 35mm lens. The balance and rendition of images in jpg mode is just beautiful even in low light. But most of all, since I am new to photography it teaches me in real time about ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed. It helps my eyes and brain to sync in a way. If you are the type of person who loves to tweak your camera and push your image to its full potential, then this will work for you.

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              5.0

              Like coming Home again...

              By Daddyo

              from Centrally Inaccessible, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Perhaps Not For Everyone
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

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

              I've never felt motivated to write a review for B&H before, but the X-Pro1 has been a revelation for me. It is a perfect fit for the way I work.

              I spent my formative years with Leicas. I'm the present keeper of a IIIc and a IIIg, which, along with a collection of sixty year old lenses, are simply a joy to use and make beautiful images. I also spent many years with an M3 and several of its associated lenses.

              The IIIg and M3 are the early exemplars of the optical viewfinder combined with a projected bright frame changing size for different lenses and incorporating parallax compensation. There's no substitute for being able to see the frame "in context" - to see what lies just outside the lens's field of view.

              I made the mistake of forgetting this at first, when a desire to use my screw mount Leica lenses in the digital realm led to search for a suitable host. That resulted in the purchase of a Fujifilm X-E1, based upon the merits of the X-Trans sensor and the ready availability of lens mount adapters. I bought it with the 18-55 zoom, and later added the 55-200, which I still own and use (and which is very, very good).

              I didn't give much thought to the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) - it worked, but left no visceral impression on me. Then, the X-E2 was announced, providing me the opportunity to go into a grand dither over whether to upgrade or not. At the end of it, I realized it wasn't the upgrade to the X-E2 I needed to embrace, but rather, I needed to start over, with the X-Pro1 and Fujinon XF 35mm prime.

              It all turned out to be about the hybrid viewfinder. What I went in hoping for, and what I discovered, was that the X-Pro1's hybrid viewfinder is as much the "beating heart" of the system as its amazing X-Trans sensor.

              The hybrid viewfinder provides immediate benefits for anyone used to an optical finder with projected bright frame, plus it adds the projected system elements, EV compensation, histograms, sight level, etc, all projected onto the optical view.

              My biggest concern going in was whether the X-Pro1 hybrid viewfinder's electronic viewing mode would have sufficient resolution to work well with the Leica primes and the longer Fujinon zoom. (It's a fact often cited the X-E1 and X-E2 electronic viewfinder has higher resolution than the X-Pro1's.)

              This turned out, however, to be entirely a non-issue in real-world use. The X-Pro1's electronic viewfinder mode has proven to be entirely and perfectly suitable for manual focus and framing.

              It all boils down to real-world use. I haven't mentioned the control scheme and ergonomics. In concert with the wonderful hybrid viewfinder, the X-Pro1's physical controls simply fall-to-hand perfectly. Anyone who's ever loved working with an M-series Leica will immediately be comfortable with the X-Pro1. Over and over I find myself thinking, "The folks who designed and built this just 'get it'." It's very evident in real-world use that the design team knew exactly what they were trying to accomplish.

              To sum up, and with apologies for waxing so lengthy: I feel the X-Pro1, and its accompanying system, is an astonishingly powerful achievement for Fujifilm. It's perhaps not a camera for those near the middle of today's photographic demographic bell curve. Some might be happier with the X-E2 or X-M1, or a standard DSLR, or even simply their smartphone. But for me, the X-Pro1 is a perfect fit.

              Thanks for reading, and best wishes!

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              4.0

              Nice camera with small flaws

              By BM

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

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

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

              I use the X-Pro1 with the 35mm f/1.4 lens to click pictures of my kids.

              There are lots of nice things about this camera but In my opinion still needs some improvements/refinements.

              My recommendation is to wait for X-Pro2. I am sure Fuji will address a lot of issues and will put out a fantastic product. Just look at what they have done with x100s and XE2.

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              5.0

              The dream's camera

              By Bryan Thai

              from Vietnam, Lam Dong Dalat

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

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

                At my age I can't afford to carry an heavy camera with lot of accessories with me. I trade all my Nikon stuffs with this little tiny camera the X-Pro1 Digital Camera by Fujifilm. Now I have 3 Fujinon lenses with me. The 35mm 1:1.4, the 60mm 1:2.4 and the wide angle 18mm 1:2. It is almost 4 months and from almost 50 years of photography never been so happy... Of course I can see the comments all around but for me this camera is the one I'm waiting for. I hope I can have my gallery somewhere and show to people why I love it so much! Vietnam 2013. My Facebook is almost full of picts I took from this camera. Bryan Thai.

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                5.0

                Sold my Canon 5D Mark III for this one!

                By Rudy Triana

                from North Port, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

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

                Absolutely fell in love with this camera. I bought it a year after it came out and I actually didn't know much about this camera until I stumbled upon a few images produced by the Fuji on Flickr. When I found out this camera can recreate the old film look, I was instantly hooked. The B&W tones this camera produces reminds me alot of the old Mamiya Medium Format cameras I used to use.

                The image quality is superb and I even sold my Canon 5d Mark III to invest the money into this camera! I couldn't be happier with my decision.

                The only thing I wished is that they made a battery grip for this camera. The battery can run me around 300-400 shots. HOWEVER, the batteries are incredibly affordable so I recommend buying 2-3 extra batteries to take with you.

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                3.0

                Not there yet...

                By Vega

                from New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality
                • Light
                • Sleek design

                Cons

                • Poor Image Stabilization
                • Short Battery Life
                • Very Slow Auto Focus

                Best Uses

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

                  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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                  5.0

                  NICE MACHINE

                  By hjm46

                  from RI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Variable Diopter

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  This camera with the f/1.4 35mm lens is a nice combo. It is a pleasure to use, and much more enjoyable to walk around with compared to my old dslr.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Fuji X-Pro1 Digital Camera

                  By Orlando

                  from Marina, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    The Fuji X-Pro1 is an amazing kind of camera.
                    It is smaller and lighter than any DSLR.
                    The X-Pro 1 is lighter and quieter than my LEICA M6, it is is lighter and quieter than my LEICA M6.
                    It is discrete and attracts less attention tha my Nikon D800.
                    The through-the-lens viewing and dual-mode electronic and optical finder on this camera has not been duplicated by any other mufacturer.
                    Fujifilms optics are amazing.
                    Novel colour filter array to suppress colour moiré, no optical low-pass filter, this enhansens sharpness.
                    Analogue dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation on top of camera.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Leica-like

                    By LeicaMike

                    from Seaford, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      A life-long Leica user, I needed a spare camera to carry daily. This rangefinder-like interchangeable lens DX format camera exceeded my expectation. The body is well finished, the controls intuitive, the viewing system of optical/digital is outstanding and the sensor truly excellent. The draw backs are few: it is easy to press a button on the back or twirl a dial and change setting without meaning to. This is a camera for knowledgeable photographers who want to go beyond point-and-shoot for a take along camera.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Finally, A camera which suits my needs

                      By VladCee

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

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

                      For starters this isn't a beginners camera, and it's by no means perfect. But it's tremendous step in the direction of high image quality, durable, carry-with-me-everywhere-I-go cameras. You can read the reviews and see what the camera is all about. I'm only going to mention the few extra things which made a serious difference to me. Adapters: Every old SLR/Rangefinder/Thrift Store lens I've ever owned can be adapted to this camera. For that alone, the options, I love it. I actually have not purchased any XF lenses yet. And for the contortions a camera of this size has to put itself through to make an adapted lens work, Fuji has done an excellent job. It's not simple, but one you've figured it out it can be fast. If you're unsure of buying it I'd recommend renting it for a weekend and seeing for yourself. That's what I did from Borrow Lenses. Well worth the extra $ to know what I was getting into. The image quality is outstanding. It's easy to carry around. And it's a looker - people will ask you about it. The only serious gripe I have -- whoever was the design team for the battery should be put in detention. I can't tell if the flaws were haphazard or just LAZY. Here we go: - The battery can slip into the camera in either direction. You have to memorize which way it goes. - Pulling the SD card out is a nightmare for anyone with thick fingers. With the handgrip on there is zero access to the battery (the hand grip must be removed once the battery needs to be replaced). - The battery life is atrocious. Only 300-400 shots before it's done for. - And finally the charger from 1999. Bulky (2.5x the size of the battery itself). The green light on means IT'S CHARGING! When the light is OFF, that is, where there is no light at all, it means the battery has finished charging. Not to mention the three foot power cable it comes with. To carry the charger with me, it takes half the space of the camera body itself in my bag.However, there is nothing else like the x-pro 1 out there on the market. If you're like me, and have waited over a decade for a camera like this which doesn't cost the down payment on an apartment, then go for it. You'll be pleased.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 7
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Loving it more each day

                      By Steve the Professor

                      from Cincinnati, OH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

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

                      So far, so good.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Just was I was looking for

                      By JPB

                      from New York City

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      This camera has fullfiled what I was looking for,
                      range finder type, manual controls,beautifuly crafted,intuitive menus, easy to carry around.
                      The last firmware updated resolved the focusing
                      problems.
                      Not designed for action or fast moving subjects.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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