Fujifilm has added to its X-series line of compact SLR cameras with the new X-Pro1, a 16-megapixel CMOS interchangeable-lens camera, the bulk of which is outfitted in a solid magnesium alloy casing.
The sensor on this particular model is a new design for Fujifilm that it is calling the X-Trans CMOS sensor, which is capable of delivering resolution comparable to a full-frame camera.
A unique feature on the X-Pro1 is its color filter system, which emulates film noise and reduces distortion in low-light settings, without a low-pass filter.
With the entrée of this new, mirrorless camera body, Fujifilm has premiered its new line of XF lenses: the XF 18mm f/2 R (27mm equivalent), the XF 35mm f/1.4 R (53mm equivalent), and the XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro (90mm equivalent).
Along with the lenses, the X-Pro1 uses two kinds of viewfinders. First introduced on the X100, the hybrid multi-viewfinder has the ability to instantly switch between the optical and electronic viewfinder.
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is priced at $1,700 for the body-only configuration; the lenses are $600 for the 18mm and 35mm, and $650 for the 60mm macro.