Fujifilm X-Pro1 and lenses priced early
Fujifilm's X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera may have had its US prices slip out through Amazon starting to take pre-orders. The X-Pro1 body shows as costing $1,700 by itself, making it one of the more expensive non-SLRs available. Lenses are more in line with expectations and have the 18mm f2.0 and 35mm f1.4 primes each costing $600, while the 60mm f2.4 macro could cost slightly more at $650.
We try Fujifilm's interchangeable X-Trans camera
Electronista staff had the opportunity to try Fujifilm's X-Pro1 here on the CES show floor and have so far come away impressed. The body of the camera is big -- it feels more like a big vintage rangefinder, which is partly intentional -- but it's still fairly reassuring to hold and has all the buttons fall comfortably to hand. The only gripes on the outside from our short foray were the slightly stiff mode dials on top and that the thumb wheel was almost too easy to spin.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 confirmed
Fujifilm confirmed yet another leaked wire release on Monday with the advent of the X-Pro1. The camera is Fujifilm's first with an internally developed lens mount system and mates it with a new 16-megapixel, APS-C (DSLR-sized) CMOS sensor using what the company bills as X-Trans. Fujifilm claims superiority not just to other mirrorless systems but even to DSLRs, arguing that its pixel placement doesn't require the usual optical low-pass filter to clean the shot, eliminate moiré, and potentially shoot photos that appear sharper than from a full-frame DSLR.