If you like me are impatiently waiting for the Fuji X PRO 1 than you can kill some time by watching all these twenty-four videos posted by Fujiguys: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3191D7A5ADF102B7
The video on top is a X PRo 1 Focal Plane Shutter Demo.
Fuji posted a new set of image samples (Click here to see). You can download them to make your pixel peeping festival :) And below you find a second video showing the Aperture Blade Demo:
It looks like Romania photographers are having a special connection to Fuji. this is already the second exclusive test posted by a Romanian photographer!
1) At high ISO the X PRO 1 beats both the e X100 and D3 cameras.
2) Shutter noise is similar to that of the Zeiss Ikon.
3) The 18mm lens suffers from some purple fringing (but Fuji could add an automatic lens correction once finalized the firmware).
4) manual focusing has been improved over the X100 but the reviewer is still not completely satisfied with the performance. Also autofocus isn’t really fast.
5) What matters: Image quality is spectacular.
Thanks Romania! Without you we would havn’t seen any ISO test at all! :)
P.S.: Fuji X PRO 1 can be pre ordered at Expansys US (Click here), Expansys UK (Click here), Expansys Canada (Click here). And you can sign up for notifications at Amazon (CLick here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Good Morning! Here are the very last news about the X PRO 1:
There is a first look article at Cameralabs (Click here): “The Fujifilm X-Pro1 takes mirror-less ILCs to a higher ground than any company other than Leica has done to date. It unashamedly targets enthusiasts with an innovative sensor and viewfinder packed into a retro-styled body with nostalgic analogue controls and a choice of three high quality prime lenses at launch.”
Brian Lam from TheAtlantic (Click here) wrote about the X PRO 1: “This is the only gadget at the show that melts my heart every time I think about it. I want this more than anything else I’ve seen at the show, and I think I might get one over the also amazing Sony NEX-7 Camera, which is technically astounding but has a mediocre lens selection that is not worthy of a $1300 camera.”
The X PRO 1 already won four prices! The CNET “Best of CES 2012” Best Camera; Popular Science “CES 2012 Product of the Future”; Popular Mechanics “CES 2012 Editor’s Choice Award”; Tom’s Guide “Best of CES 2012” (Source: Imaging Resource).
P.S:: The CEO from Fuji has been interviewed by Sankei (Click here).
Full Fuji press release via Photographybay.
There is a full interview with Kayce Baker (maging Division of Fujifilm North America Corp) at Imaging Resource (Click here). She confirms that she “saw” a 14mm f/1.4 on the official X lens roadmap. And she also said organic sensors will not be used for digital camera sensors (at least not in near future).
Reminder: Fuji full size image samples can be foudn here at Fujifilm (Click here).
You don’t have to forget that finally the Fuji X-S1 is also available! Digitalcamerainfo (Click here) posted a first impression review of the camera: “It’s built around an oversized sensor with one of the most solid, well-constructed chassis we’ve ever seen in the category. It maintains all of the native versatility and comfortable handling of a regular bridge camera, too.” The only real problem they see is the…price! Too expensive!