RRP: From $1799 for body only
- Interchangeable lens system
- 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
- X-Lens mount
- Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
- Magnesium alloy chassis
The X-Pro1 is an expensive investment, but it carries a lot of innovative features that set it apart from competitors.
With a retro chassis made out of magnesium alloy, the X-Pro 1 is a very cool looking camera. While it is a little bulky compared to other models in its class, the design has a distinct charm and feels strong.
Image quality is great in most situations. Even in dark conditions the X-Pro1 took fantastic photos.
Our favourite feature was the Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, which combines the best of both a live and electronic viewfinder. With the push of a button, photographers can switch between both modes in seconds, this is great when you want to line up a shot in real life then see how the shot will look on screen.
What’s even more impressive is the hybrid mode which is a live viewfinder with shooting data projected directly onto the glass.
There are a couple of downsides to this camera however. It is really complicated to master. While it’s great to have a host of manual controls, the X-Pro1 might be a little too advanced.
While playing with the controls over time will pay off for great reward, the steep learning curve might be too intimidating for some.
The second obstacle is the price. While it is still cheaper than many DSLRs, it is the most expensive camera in its class.