Fuji X-Pro1 Initial Thoughts

Its great to see Fuji really making a comeback in the camera market. I was incredibly excited when the large sensor’ed compact X100 was announced. Having given it a try, its very close to a perfect small compact. For my large hands the aperture ring was a little difficult to operate, and a number of users have reported that its focus can be a little hit and miss, but it is a camera I love, though I do not own it.

They followed this with the X10, which in many ways I found most impressive. Unfortunately it suffers from the problem of most compacts. a tiny sensor that is prone to noise.

The X-Pro1 is what many people wanted the X100 to be, and really is aimed at the Sony NEX-7 and also the Leica M8/9 users.

At £1500 for the body and the lens coming in at about £500 each in the UK, its not a cheap system, but with Fuji’s history the lens are likely to be better then Sony’s.

Fuji’s Medium format and Large format lens are up there with the very best.

The concern is going to be the performance, the X100 was a little disappointing and Nikon has proven with the Nikon V1, that performance can be stella from a none SLR type camera.