Fuji XPRO 1 Review

CameraFuji XPRO-1 is a versatile compact DSLR Camera a snap at (£698.00) with two free Lenses on offer till 31st March 2015.  Seeing this great deal I knew I should write a review of the camera since I purchased my own XPRO-1 a year ago. If you are looking for a good compact DSLR for travel, weddings, or even studio portraiture the XPRO-1 is a good camera to have in your bag.

Fuji XPRO 1 XF 35mm f/1.4

Fuji XPRO 1 XF 35mm f/1.4

The superb build quality and design make the X-Pro-1 the perfect camera for travel. With a strong light weigh magnesium alloy body, the camera is rugid and easy to carry. Taking the camera to New York last summer I spent one morning capturing some of the cities iconic buildings.  The XPRO’s  superb 16-megapixel sensor mimics the structure of silver halide film delivering brilliantly sharp images. Another feature, and my personal favourite is the cameras film simulation mode. Giving you the ability to adjust the look of your images, to match the attributes of Velvia, Astia and Monochrome film.

Fuji XPRO 1 XF 35mm f/1.4

Fuji XPRO 1 XF 35mm f/1.4

The XPRO-1 hybrid view finder, and classic style exposure controls; which include a top plate shutter speed dial and a traditional aperture ring, are very easy to use. They do take a bit of getting used to when you first pick up the XPRO, so its worth getting as much hands on time with the camera before you start snapping away.

Actor David Warner Fuji XPRO-1 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS XF

Actor David Warner Fuji XPRO-1 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS XF

Great for travel, but also a wonderful camera to use in the studio. Initially the XPRO-1 feels like it doesn’t belong compared to my Medium Format Mamiya. However, the camera’s amazing dynamic range and  bespoke CMOS Sensor really captures all of the detail. Using the XPRO on several portrait sittings has delivered astonishingly high quality results.

Fuji XPRO 1 XF 35mm f/1.4

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart Fuji XPRO 1 XF 35mm f/1.4

In conclusion have no regrets buying the X-Pro1, it’s a camera i’ve been waiting a long time for, an absolute joy to use and the imaging quality is nothing short of sublime. It positively encourages you take more and more pictures because it is small and light and importantly doesn’t draw attention when working in the public. It’s easy to understand why photographers around the world have fallen in love with photography once again and the excitement is real and truly justified.


Fuji XPRO-1 £698.00 (Calumet Photographic)

  • Purchase the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Body before 31 March 2015 and you will receive 2 free lenses.
  • XF 18mm
    XF 27mm




6 thoughts on “Fuji XPRO 1 Review

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  3. Hello Rory, don’t wish to sound rude but in my understanding the xpro1 isn’t a DSLR. It’s mirror less and not a single lens reflex camera.

    • Hi Oli, they are described by the manufacturers as Compact DSLR, even though they are mirror-less as you correctly pointed out,


  4. Having just purchased the X Pro1 (along with an X-T1) I have found it to be a truly wonderful camera that I am just learning about. The colours that come out of it are amazing. I was expecting something a bit slow and cumbersome but it handles (in my opinion) like a dream!

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