Fujifilm unveils X Series; X-Pro 1 leads the pack


Fujifilm launched the newest additions to their line of shooters, the X-Series cameras. Leading the pack is the Fujifilm X-Pro 1—the company’s new high-end interchangeable lens camera.

The X-Pro 1 features the original X Mount, which can hold any of the compatible Fujinon XF interchangeable lenses (each of the available lenses wields a 1/3-step aperture ring). It packs a 16-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS sensor in a die-cast magnesium alloy chassis. It has an ISO range of 100-25600 (expanded sensitivity setting) and is capable of taking videos in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24fps.

At the launch, we were able to check out the device upclose and take some photos of it.

Upfront, we have the viewfinder selector, lens mount, lens release button, and the AF assist/self-timer lamp. You’ll also see the Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, which allows you to instantly switch between using an electronic viewfinder (EVF) and an optical viewfinder (OVF). You can also switch optical viewfinder magnification according to the focal length of the attached lens.

There’s also see a focus mode selector below the lens mount.

On top of the X-Pro 1 is a hotshoe for the optional GN20 external flash, the shutter speed dial, the power switch, the shutter release button, the function button, and the exposure compensation dial.

The back of the camera is pretty much loaded. There, you can see the eye sensor, the dioptrics correction lens, the View Mode button, the command dial, the exposure/focus lock button, the playback button, the display button, and five-way navigation controls. Plus, it has a Quick Menu button that launches a one-screen menu that allows you to control the ISO level, White Balance and other camera settings.

The 3-inch LCD screen is flanked with the Drive/Playback zoom-in button, the AE/Playback zoom-out button, and the AF/delete button.

The camera also features a built-in multiplex exposure function, a film simulation mode (where the camera tries to achieve the tonal quality of certain film brands like PROVIA and ASTIA), and color filters for enhanced monochrome shooting.

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 has an SRP of PHP 69,950 (body only).