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January 09, 2012

New Fuji X-Pro 1 and three XF bright prime lenses revealed

The time has come! Fuji has now officially announced the Fuji X-Pro 1 interchangeable lens camera and XF lenses! Details at Fuji Canada which also lists the detailed specifications. The camera will be available around February 2012.

The sensor is a 16mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS. It uses an array of 6x6 pixel units (instead of the traditional arrangement) that allowed Fuji to remove the optical low-pass filter. Here is a screenshot crop from the Fuji PDF brochure that explains this visually:

Fuji X-Pro1 new filter array

The X naming theme is everywhere. The mount is the X mount, the lenses are Fujinon XF lenses. A lot more coverage, including previews, hands-on videos, and more after the jump...

You can see a cross section of the X mount that also reveals the back-focus distance of the three lenses (11mm, 21.9mm, 21mm for the 18/35/60 respectively)

The camera has a new hybrid viewfinder (optical and electronic).

Other features of interest include ten film simulation modes, 24fps 1080 video, 300 CIPA battery life, etc. See specifications for more.

Short PDF brochure (direct link to PDF file) for an overview and gear pr0n.

Accessories include the EF-X20 shoe-mount flash, a hand-grip, a metal lens hood, an aperture ring (1/3 increments), premium shutter speed and exposure compensation dial, leather case and filter. Listed at Fuji. As you can see, there is a lot of "Leica fan" bait here ;-)

New XF lenses launched as well
+ XF 18mm f2 R (27mm eq)
+ XF 35mm f1.4 R (53mm eq)
+ XF 60mm f2.4 R macro (90mm eq)
+ see detailed specifications
+ Fuji planning to release 12 more lenses in the next three years says @PopPhoto

Hands-on Previews
+ five page preview at d-preview including a X-Pro 1, X100 and X10 side-by-side
+ ephotozine
+ Photography Blog and body pictures
+ hands on at pocket lint
+ Techradar

Fuji Interviews
+ Fuji UK interview at ephotozine includes answer to question "why not M43rds?"

Archives of the CES Las Vegas Fuji announcement Live-Blogging
+ CNet at CES
+ Photography Bay
+ Photography Blog

Press Release Parade
+ dpreview
+ Photoscala
+ PDN Pulse
+ Le Monde de la Photo
+ Focus Numerique
+ various product pictures at Fuji's Brandon Remler
+ Luminous Landscape
+ Quesabesde
+ Photo Review
+ Amateur Photographer UK and also
+ Photography Blog
+ DSLR Magazine
+ SystemKamera blog
+ Pop Photo
+ Galbraith

Fuji X-Pro 1 and lenses Long Preview Videos from Fuji

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