Fujifilm X-Pro1 Digital Camera Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Digital Camera Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info: The X-Pro1 is a higher end mirrorless interchangeable lens camera from Fujifilm. It is an upgrade to the successful FinePix X100 compact camera. From its namesake alone, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 leaves no doubt to its intended market. In fact, it is the first camera to cater to professional photographers specifically, among its category.
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is another retro designed and classic styled camera, following behind the footsteps of the Fujifilm X100 as well as the Fujifilm FinePix X10. Physically, the camera looks like a chunkier version of the X100. In fact, in comparison to the compact system cameras that have been launched in the recent months, the X-Pro1 is indeed quite large. It has the same basic analog control of the previous Fujifilm models but with some differences.
The design of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 seems more rationalized and refined with the shutter speed dial, for example, now sporting a central lock button and the exposure compensation dial recessed. The location of the exposure dial minimizes the risk of accidental settings changes. Another improvement is the strategically placed “Q” button that gives access to an on-screen control panel. This panel contains several functions that in the X-Pro1’s predecessors can only be accessed through the main menu. Despite the rectangular shape, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 feels comfortable, owing largely to the textured and rubberized grip on the front. It doesn’t have a bulky grip like those found in DSLRs but nonetheless; the texture gives the camera a tight hold.

The most significant improvement perhaps comes in the Fujifilm X-Pro1’s sensor. Fujifilm has redesigned the sensor and came up with something that has better performance. It is not so much likened to a sensor found in a typical compact system, but one that is more comparable to that of a DSLR. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 uses a 16 MP APS-C ‘X-Trans CMOS’ chip that contains a much complex layout compared to the more conventional Bayer pattern color filter array used by most ILCs. The sensor in effect renders practical immunity to color more. This translates to an optical low-pass or an anti-aliasing filter being virtually unnecessary. This also means that the X-Pro1, beyond its megapixel weight, will do much better in terms of image quality, out-resolving even the 21 MP kinds.
Other physical features of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 include an all-electronic lens mount that will cater to a variety of lenses, an EXR Processor Pro image processor, and the dual-hybrid optical / electronic viewfinder which it retains from the previous models. The viewfinder itself offers two magnifications to help cope with the interchangeable lenses. For the 18 mm lens for example, it has a lower magnification of 0.37 x to cover the field view of the lens, and for the longer 35 mm lens, it has an additional magnifier to match, giving the camera a 0.6 x base magnification. As for the lens mentioned previously, there are three that are available: XF 18 mm F2 R, XF 35 mm F1.4 R, and an XF 60 mm F2.4 R Macro. The prime lens each contains a traditional-styled aperture ring that contains 1/3 increments and a large mount focus ring.
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has a focal-plane shutter with 1/4000 seconds speed at maximum. The LCD itself is 3 inches in diagonal and features a RGBW 1.23 M dot LCD display. The screen is an upgraded version with wider viewing angles and low reflectivity that comes very handy in scanning the images or viewing the panel under direct sunlight.
Looking over the various functional modes of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, there is a multiple exposure mode that provides a live preview of the composite of the image using the optical viewfinder, as well as two new Film Simulation modes called ProNegS and ProNegH. These two simulates the characteristics of Fujifilm’s professional color negative films – the Pro 160NS and PRO 400NH respectively, both targeted specially for professional photographers of portraits and wedding works.
Overall, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 successfully merges both the traditional and modern features of a digital camera. It is a definite recommendation. The body only price tag is set at US$ 1,700.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Digital Camera Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 2,100.00 (Body Only)
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