New Fuji X PRO 1 tests!

Our readers keep sending me more and more news about the X PRO 1. Here are the latest two:

1) “Image samples from Fujifilm X-Pro1 (not pre-production!) showing ISO-performance and center/corner sharpess of the 18 mm and 35 mm lenses:
http://www.akam.no/artikler/sjekk-bildekvaliteten-pa-fujifilm-x-pro1/107175
Norwegian words:
Senterskarphet = center sharpness
Hjørneskarphet = corner sharpness

2) “I am a professional wedding/portrait/travel photographer in Canada who has been recently engaged by Fujifilm Canada to shoot some promotional images with a pre-preproduction X-Pro 1 for their upcoming product launch in Canada. They have also asked me to provide feedback about the camera system to them.
They have asked me not to share any images I shoot (yet) as they want to present them to the press/public at the product launch, however, they gave me permission to discuss my thoughts about the camera.
I have written a “working review” as I have been using the camera for a week in my studio on live client work. Fujifilm really wanted to know how the camera performs on the job, so I approached my review from that “working photographer” perspective.
If you would like to see the review (and maybe show it to your readers), you can find it at:
http://holyfstop.blogspot.com/2012/03/fujifilm-x-pro-1-first-look.html

Thanks for sending me this!!!

First X PRO 1 review at Cnet Asia (and some more news)

Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1 sample video from CNET Asia on Vimeo.

Shawn Low from Cnet Asia (Click here) posted the first full X PRO 1 review: “its slower-than-average autofocus performance and unimpressive battery life are notable shortcomings. The X-Pro1 will wow you with its excellent image performance and low-light capabilities.

Amateur Photographer (Click here) posted a new X-PRO 1 hands-on impression: “In all, though, it is a very pleasing camera to hold, to operate, to look through and to hear go ‘click’. I look forward to the AP in-depth test, and I suspect this will be a camera our readers will want to own.

They didn’t post any test or image samples but you can find some of them in Japan at Kakaku (Click here and scroll down). There is also a full ISO test on the second page of their review (Click here).

Is the X PRO 1 better than the Canon 5DmarkII?

The japanese website DSL-check (Click here) compared the X PRO 1 and Canon 5D markII RAW and JPEG quality. If you click on the image here on top you can see the full size comparison. The X PRO 1 has the edge don’t you think? Fuji said that the X PRO 1 beats current FF camera but to be honest the markII is a quite “old” camera and it will be replaces soon by the markIII. Also Nikon just announced a 36 megapixel cameras. Maybe it’s just me but I would be happy if Fuji would develop a full frame system too!

P.S.: More image samples:DC.watch (Click here), Alltombild (Click here) and Itmedia (Click here).

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

Fuji news roundup…

Fuji X10 review at DigitalPhotographySchool (Click here): “Excellent; some of the best pictures I’ve taken with a compact digicam.

Fuji X-S1 review at Techradar (Click here): “The Fuji X-S1 is an ideal purchase for the photography nut looking for one camera that can do it all, and prepared to compromise on having image quality not quite on a par with a semi-pro DSLR that one could buy for a similar outlay.

Some X PRO 1 “cameraporn” pictures at DC.watch (Click here).

Fuji X PRo 1 image samples at Kakaku (Click here).

New Fuji X PRO 1 tests and image samples

Fuji produced that first “professional” movei shot with the Fuji X PRO 1. Of course what you see is a for youtube compressed video and it’s difficult to judge the real quality. Anyway, basd on the secs I don’t expect the Fuji to be a top video performer. Anyway, I guess most of you are more interested to get the cameras to take photos and not video. That’s why it may be better to look those new image samples instead:
At Nikkei Japan (Click here) at Zol China (Click here) and Pixinfo Hungary (Click here).