Fujifilm launches X-Pro 1 camera


FUJIFILM has taken the wraps off its eagerly anticipated interchangeable-lens camera, the X-Pro 1.
Targeted at professionals and advanced photo enthusiasts, the X-Pro 1 features a strong yet lightweight magnesium body.
The camera has control dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation on the main body while each of the three interchangeable lenses features an aperture ring.
Just like the company's X100 prosumer model, the X-Pro 1 has a bright Hybrid Viewfinder that easily switches between an optical and electronic viewfinder for framing shots.
The camera features Fujifilm's new 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor that the company claims to deliver image quality that is parallel to a full frame sensor.
Even in Live View mode, Fujifilm claims the camera has a relatively short 0.05s shutter time lag.
Fujifilm has also introduced three new Fujinon XF-series lenses - the XF 18mm F2, XF 35mm F1.4 and XF60mm F2.4 Macro - to complement the X-Pro 1.
All three single-focal length lenses offer precise control over depth-of-field to deliver great looking out-of-focus (bokeh) shots, Fujifilm claimed.
Aside from taking pictures, the X-Pro1 is also capable of capturing Full HD videos in H.264 format.
There are also a number of optional accessories available, including the HG-Xpro1 hand grip, EF-X20 shoe mount flash and LC-XPro1 leather case.
The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 will be locally available by the end of March with the camera body priced at $1,896.
As for the lenses, both the XF 18mm F2 and XF 35mm F1.4 cost $799 while the XF 60mm F2.4 Macro is expected to cost $833.
 
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