Fuji X PRO 1 news roundup (with NEX-7 ISO comparison)

Steve Huff (Click here) made a quick ISO comparison between the X PRO and the  NEX-7. Of course you can easily guess who won the comparison :)

Hands On Review at ThePhoBlographer (Click here): “This is the camera that many of us have been waiting for. It is smallish, built well, has lenses ready with it, and has some exceptional image quality. It feels excellent in my hands and to be very honest with you, I am very close to selling my Canon 7D in order to fund one.

Studio test samples at Imaging Resource (Click here).

Fuji X PRO 1 news roundup


I just came back from a five days trip in Venice. With a huge surprise I found the first X PRo 1 camera in the middle of the city. I didn’t buy it yet because it was highly overpriced. But I played a bit with it. Had a lot of fun :) I am now catching up with the latest X PRO 1 news:
The Hyperprime 50mm f/0.95 got tested on the new X PRo 1 at f8photography (Click here).
Image samples at Letsgodigital (Click here).
E-M5 versus X PRo 1 at DCfever (Click here)
Wedding pictures at The Scades (Click here).

Double firmware update for the X-S1 and X100.

For all of you owning one (or all two) of the cameras here are the links to the firmware download:

1) X-S1 version 1.01 (Click here to download).

  • 1.Face detection function is upgraded to keep tracking face by means of face-tracking AF function. As this function is activated even in movie recording mode, AF on detected face in the movie becomes more effective.
  • 2.Blooming (White disk) phenomena, which can be observed in EXR AUTO mode, is reduced.
  • 3.Compatibility on Mac OS 10.7
    When the camera is connected to Mac PC on Mac OS 10.7, the camera is effectively recognized. Additionally, compatibility on RAW FILE CONVERTER EX with Mac OS 10.7 has been confirmed.
  • 4.AF confirmation sound was controlled on “SHUTTER VOLUME” in the SET-UP menu. By this update, this sound is controlled on “OPERATION VOL.” in the SET-UP menu, just similar to another functions.
  • 5.The image area with high brightness might be recorded as “black-out” area, just in case of dedicated shooting condition, This unpleasant phenomenon is improved.
  • 6.When the flash is used under macro shooting condition, light-reflected area was shown in greenish. This unpleasant phenomenon is improved.

2) X100 version 1.20 (Click here to download).

The firmware update Ver.1.20 incorporates the following issues.
After updating into this version of the firmware, some new functions will be added and further improvements will be observed. Those are shown as “Improved items” below.


Part two of the X PRO review at Luminous Landscape. And EosHD now likes the camera.

Nick Devlin posted the second part of his X PRO 1 review at Luminous Landscape (Click here): “This camera can see in the dark. Its performance up to ISO 6400 is nothing short of remarkable, in particular for an APS-C sensor. This is the first camera I have used where ISO is just not an issue.” He really fell in love with the image quality and hybrid viewfinder but also found some flaws like the not so top performer 18mm lens and the usual slow autofocus.

But you absolutely have to read the full article. There are so many interesting points!

Meanwhile Andrew from EosHD (Click here) is now slowly changing his mind about the X PRo 1: “In my first look I was rather taken aback by the eccentricities of the camera and just could not work out what it offered over the cheaper NEX 7. Now in a surprised double-take, I am beginning to believe it is actually the best mirrorless on the market for stills.

Good to hear that :)