Fuji XPro-1

6 January 2012

Still one month to go before Fuji’s new compact mirrorless and interchangeable lens camera system is officially announced. And now that only Canon from all big Japanese camera manufacturers is left (if ever) to release their own system, and the m4/3 association seems outdated, Fuji will be trying luck with their new system after the success of their Finepix X100/10 series.

X-Pro1 - one of the first images leaked by French mag Reponses Photo (via mirrorless)
X-Pro1 - one of the first images leaked by French mag Reponses Photo (via mirrorlessrumors)

A retro design approach that should include (if we are to believe the information leaks) a camera with a custom-developed 16-megapixel APS-CMOS sensor, a 2nd gen. hybrid viewfinder, a new propietary X-mount and 3 lenses to be released with the body next March: 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 and 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4.

It seems like the Camera+35mm lens kit will cost 1.300 Euro and the other 2 should be around 600€ each… pretty expensive for a compact mirrorless system (considering how other companies are marketing theirs), at the same time we have to consider this camera will not be playing in the same league as Panasonic, Olympus, Nikon and certainly not Pentax.


A much more ambitious system that could easily challenge the well-received NEX-7. More newz this next Monday (and more leaks of leather case + flash this way).

(photos via photorumors)

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