fuji x pro1 Fujifilms X Pro1 leaks for real this time

It was only a couple of days since we last wrote about Fuji's upcoming digital interchangeable lens camera and thanks to an early press release and an eager French camera magazine, we know have some much better details, including pricing of Fuji's new high-end camera. In the end the name ended up being the X-Pro1, but much of the previous rumours have proven to be true in the end.

It was only a couple of days since we last wrote about Fuji's upcoming digital interchangeable lens camera and thanks to an early press release and an eager French camera magazine, we know have some much better details, including pricing of Fuji's new high-end camera. In the end the name ended up being the X-Pro1, but much of the previous rumours have proven to be true in the end.

The X-Pro1 will feature a Fuji developed 16Megapixel APS-C sensor with Fuji's EXR processing technology and a new filter array. Contrary to the early rumours it will indeed feature a hybrid view-finder and we're looking at a second generation implementation that is compatible with the three prime lenses that will be available at launch.

The three lenses are as the rumours predicted an 18mm f/2.0 (27mm equivalent), a 35mm f/1.4 (53mm equivalent) and a 60mm f/2.4 (90mm equivalent). The fact that Fuji is launching the camera with only three prime lenses is telling you what kind of pricing to expect for the X-Pro1 and its lenses, but more on that later.

fuji x pro1 Fujifilms X Pro1 leaks for real this time

The French magazine article contains further details and for starters the camera will ship with the 35mm lens as standard. The crop factor for the lenses is 1.5, much the same as with other APS-C sensor cameras. The 60mm lens is apparently macro capable and Fuji has come up with its own X-mount for the lenses. For those that care the bayonet system has a 17.7mm flange-to-sensor distance and should be well suited for adaptors to use third party lenses with the camera. The hybrid viewfinder is said to feature a zoom function, hence why it can work will all the difference lenses, as well as parallax compensation.

What looked like an LED light in the mock-up picture posted earlier is apparently an external auto-focus sensor and not a light at all. The body of the camera is made out of aluminium alloy and should be quite durable, something you'd expect for a camera in this market segment. All the lenses are also mate out of metal, but this is par for the course on higher-end lenses.

Cost wise the X-Pro1 should retail for around €1,300 (S$2,150/US$1,660) in Europe, around the same price as Sony's NEX-7. The lenses are said to be retailing for around €600 (S$990/US$770) each, so it's not a cheap camera system to buy into. We should know more about the X-Pro1 in a few days' time, although the actual launch isn't expected for another month or so.

Source: Wells Fargo Advisors, X100 Forum