Fujifilm: X-Pro1 available in Japan on February 18th

The hotly anticipated retro-style, mirrorless X-Pro1 camera from Fujifilm is making its debut on the 18th of February in Japan.

According to The Verge, pricing looks set to be around $705 50,000 yen (about $1,929) for the body alone, and then 54 800 yen (about $705) for the 18mm f/2 or 35mm f/1.4 lens, or 59,800 yen (about $770) for the 60mm f/2 macro.

The X-Pro1 is Fujifilm’s response to the unprecedented success of the FinePix X100, which despite its flaws, seemed to strike a chord with serious photographers around the world. Its juxtaposition of old school dial-based operation and modern sensibilities such as the optical/electronic viewfinder, made it a cult classic among its fans.

The X-Pro1 is the X100 re-imagined, this time, with mirrorless interchangeable lenses.

Its key features are:

  • Fujifilm-designed 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
  • Novel colour filter array to suppress colour moiré, no optical low-pass filter
  • EXR Processor Pro image processor
  • Dual-magnification hybrid optical / electronic viewfinder
  • Analogue dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation on top of camera
  • All-new, fully electronic X lens mount; 17.7mm flange-to-sensor distance
  • Three ‘XF’ lenses at launch: XF 18mm F2 R, XF 35mm F1.4 R, and XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro
  • Prime lenses have traditional-style aperture rings (1/3 stop increments) and large manual focus rings
  • Revised rear-panel control layout
  • On-screen ‘Q’ control panel and redesigned tabbed menu system
  • Focal-plane shutter, 1/4000 sec max speed
  • 3.0″ RGBW 1.23M dot LCD

For more on the mouthwatering X-Pro1, check out the microsite as well as Digital Photography Review for a detailed preview.



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