CES 2012: Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Submitted by lalit on January 12, 2012 - 9:53pm.

Fujifilm finally announced the much-awaited X-Pro1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The X-Pro1 features the new 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor and an FUJIFILM original X-Mount and Hybrid Multi Viewfinder. Fujifilm claims that the X-Trans CMOS sensor is capable of delivering resolution that is parallel, if not superior, to a full frame sensor.

The camera uses the new EXR Processor Pro imaging engine and along with the new sensor will result in very high quality images. The camera also has hybrid viewfinder with the ability to instantly switch between an optical viewfinder and electronic viewfinder.

Main features of the camera are:

  • 16-megapixel APS-C “X-Trans” sensor with unique color filter layout
  • 3″ LCD (1,230,000 dots, possibly 854×480)
  • Revised hybrid optical/electronic EVF (now adjusts based on focal length)
  • ISO 200-6400 (expands to 25600)
  • Shoots to SD
  • 6FPS burst mode
  • 1080p H264 video with stereo sound (and 720p, both at 24FPS)
  • Film simulation mode with several classic film types

The camera along with 18mm F2, 35mm F1.4 and 60mm F2.4 prime lenses will ship in February. Fujifilm X-Pro1 is priced $1,700 body only, no word yet on kit pricing or individual lens pricing. It’s actually difficult to explain how impressive this camera is, so check out the hands-on preview and introductory video below.