While this sensor is APS-C sized, Fujiclaims that its craftiness design enables the XPro1 to produce imagesthat are superior to a full-frame camera's. The secret is in thearrangement of the pixels. Inside Fuji's first compress systemcamera, the Fuji X-Pro1, is a 16.3 million pixel X-Trans CMOS thatmakes images of adequate to 15.89MP. This means that when images areprinted at 300ppi, they are only a small fraction short of completeA3 size - ideal for most fancier photographers.


Dissimilar most cameras that use aBayer pattern of red, green, green and blue receptors arranged in a 2x 2 grid, the X-Trans CMOS device applies a 6 x 6 RGGB filter arraypattern, with a random arrangement of color filters inside each blockof 36 photo receptors. Fuji claims this avoids the issue of wateredpatterning, which can occur like a result of the alright gridstructure that makes up the average Bayer pattern sensor.


Like a result, the Fuji XPro1 is notsuited with an anti-aliasing filter, which intends it should be ableto produce sharper images from the outset. The Fuji X-Pro1 is thebrand's first interchangeable lens camera as the Fuji FinePix S5 Pro,which dates from September 2006. Although the S5 Pro is a DSLR thataccepts Nikon F-mount lenses, the Fuji X-Pro1 is a compact systemcamera debuting Fuji's X mount.

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To concur on the launch of the X-Pro1,Fuji has presented three compatible XF lenses; the Fujinon XF 18mmf/2 R, XF 35mm f/1.4 R and XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro, these have a focallength equivalent to 27mm, 53mm and 91mm optics on a full-framecamera. Traditionalists will love the fact that every of these lenseshas an hole ring for setting exposure. Identically, the top plate ofthe camera has a shutter speed dial to set the shutter speed in wholestops running from 1/4000 to 1 second.


There are as well Time and Bulbalternatives with the shutter speed dial, on the first enablingexposure to be set to 2-30sec in steps of 1/3EV and the latterenabling manually timed exposures up to 60 minutes. Both the aperturelens rings and the shutter speed dial have an Automatic setting.Setting both to A keeps the camera in program way, although settingjust one or the other to A chooses aperture or shutter priority way.There are no scene modes, but the Fuji X-Pro1 isn't designed toattract novice photographers who need to use them.


In manual exposure way, the exactexposure can be judged using the scale on the left side of theviewfinder and LCD. In other modes this scale points the exposurecompensation. Like a compact system camera, the Fuji X-Pro1 has noreflex mirror to bounce light into the viewfinder, but, as the FujiFinePix X100, it has a hybrid viewfinder that combines a directoptical viewfinder with an electronic viewfinder.

A small lever on the front of thecamera allows the user to switch among the two finders - more ofthese later. Images may also be composed on the 3-inch 1,230,000-dotLCD display with the back of the camera. This is one of the highestresult camera displays about, but dissimilar the units on manyrecent, it is not touch-sensitive.


Another effect of there being no mirrorin the Fuji X-Pro1 is that it has a contrast detection auto focussystem instead of a phase detection system. There are a total of 49severally selectable AF points arranged in a 7 x 7 grid across theimage frame. Helpfully, the size of these points can be quicklyadjusted applying the command dial near the thumb rest, thus if yourequire more precision it takes just a second or two to gain it.


Fujifilm has a history of making film,thus it is just surprising that the company is emphasizing this inits latest camera in the form of Film Simulation modes. In totalthere are 10 of these modes, on names such as Provia, Velvia, Astia,Pro Neg H and Pro Neg S ringing bells with photographers who beganshooting on film. No CSC would be complete without video technology,and the Fuji X-Pro1 can shoot Full HD movies up to 29 minutes long at24fps and on stereo sound.


Although in many ways the Fuji X-Pro1seems and experiences as a traditional rangefinder camera on theaddition of an LCD display, it has only about all the features yourespect from a modern digital camera. These include a virtual horizondisplay to assist hold shots level, plenty of control over whitebalance, a range of bracketing options, dynamic range optimizationsettings and a motion panorama mode. The just actually noticeableabsence is a built-in flash, but there is a hot shoe to acceptflashguns such as Fuji's EF-20 TTL or the larger EF-42 TTL.