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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fujifilm X-Pro1


A new compact, interchangeable-lens camera that takes a page from professional rangefinder film cameras

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Sensor Dust Reduction
As an interchangeable-lens camera, the X-Pro1 is susceptible to dust landing on the sensor during lens changes. To combat this, it has an Ultra Sonic Vibration system that shakes dust particles off the sensor.

Focal-Plane Shutter
The X-Pro1 has a focal-plane shutter and can shoot at any shutter speed from 30 to 1⁄400 sec. at any aperture. The X100 has a mechanical shutter and can't use its top 1⁄4000 sec. speed at apertures wider than ƒ/8.
Interchangeable Lenses
The X-Pro1 features a new all-electronic Fujifilm X mount that takes new Fujinon XF lenses, of which there are initially three: the XF18mm ƒ/2 R, XF35mm ƒ/1.4 R and XF60mm ƒ/2.4 R macro (0.5x magnification). The X mount and lenses take advantage of the camera's short 17.7mm flange-back distance, the wider opening and deeper mounting of the lens, producing enhanced resolution edge to edge, minimizing vignetting and reducing chromatic aberration. The lenses feature Fujifilm's Super EBC coating, glass elements, metal barrels and aperture rings. Each lens comes with a lightweight precision-milled aluminum lens hood. An adapter for Leica M lenses will be offered.

SDXC-Compatible
The X-Pro1 can save images on SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) memory cards.

Video Capabilities
The X-Pro1 is primarily a still camera, but in this age of hybrids, Fujifilm incorporated 1920x1080p full HD and 1280x720p HD video at 24 fps, in H.264 (.MOV) format. Stereo sound is recorded via the built-in microphone, but there's no jack for an external mic. Maximum clip length is 29 minutes.

New LCD
Besides the Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, there's a 3.0-inch, 1,230,000-dot RGBW LCD monitor for composing images. The "W" in RGBW refers to white pixels along with the usual red, green and blue ones; this provides a brighter image.

Essential Accesories

The Lowepro Teraclime
50 is a small, soft-sided case that's perfect for the compact X-Pro1. It's produced from 95% recycled materials. www.lowepro.com

Fast Memory
The 64 GB Class 10 PNY SDXC card has plenty of capacity, and it can keep up with the X-Pro1's HD video mode. www.pny.comwww.pny.com

Flexible Support
The Joby GorillaPod Focus is mountable anywhere. It's ideal for putting the camera in an interesting position when using the X-Pro1's HD video capability. joby.com

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