By August 9, 2012 2 Comments

The Real Life Fujifilm X Pro 1 Review

The Fujifilm X Pro 1 offers a unique set of features, some ground-breaking technology you have to see to believe, world class low light and high ISO image quality, and a bold price tag that makes you think it’s got to be one of the best cameras you can buy. But is it?

Behind it’s cool or not cool neo-retro styling, there’s a real (and real different) mirrorless camera and new series of legendary Fujifilm lenses that want to be the centerpiece of your photo and video image making process. No matter if you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro photographer you will quickly see that the X Pro 1 is refreshing, inspiring…. as well as frustrating and maybe a little disappointing to some.

Photo innovator Will Crockett from is the leading voice and global expert in the migration to mirrorless cameras and he has has created thousands of images with the X Pro 1 using the first three Fujifilm XF series lenses. Looking beyond all the useless stats and marketing hype, Will shares an open and unbiased view how good the photos and video are from the X Pro 1, how easy is it to learn and shoot under real life shooting conditions, what kind of person will be glad they bought the X Pro and who will be better to choose another camera instead.

The example photos used in this review are available for you to view here:



About the Author:

Will Crockett, commercial hybrid photographer, photo technology developer, and webTV personality is focused on learning how to master hybrid imaging. The skillful blend of photo+video+audio is clearly the future of photography, but how do we shoot and shape and share and sell these hybrid "eProducts"? Dunno, but with Will Crockett as the technical genius and unstoppable force behind this transition from shooting still photos into creating pictures with depth and dimension we will surely figure it out! : ) Will is an open, honest, bright guy that shares what he learns here on this website about hybrid, eProducts, mirrorless cameras, and all the wonderful software tools that allow us to make better, smarter images for share or the sell. For years, non-pro photographers and pros alike have seen Will's videos, gone to his fun live events, and learned how to be a smarter photographer. Take a look at Will's current (and classic) images at, his consulting work for clients big and small at, and the great info on hybrid eProducts and mirrorless cameras on, and of course his premium videos at Will is credited with the construction of the Lumix Luminary talent team, and the Fujifilm Elite Talent team, and is our "coach" of the Hybrid Heroes.

2 Comments on "The Real Life Fujifilm X Pro 1 Review"

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  1. Kiwimac says:

    Just traded my entire XP1 kit in for a GH3 kit. After a year or so of using it with all 3 lenses that were available at launch – and despite years of shooting Leica M before I went digital – I just could not make this camera work well in my work.

    The GH3 is a much better fit for me when equipped with the two new 2.8 zooms.

  2. aphecetche says:


    Reposting here a question I had on youtube.

    I’ve been a very happy (quality wise) D700 shooter for the last 4 years. But the more I shoot with it (or should I say the less I shoot with it) the more its size and weight are becoming a show-stopper to me.
    I’m leaning towards the x-e1 (or pro1, not decided yet) but I’m wondering what (apart from the autofocus performance, that seems crystal clear) I might miss from my D700. Is the high ISO image quality of the xpro1 really comparable to that of the D700 ? Also, flash-wise, what do I loose ? I assume I’ll still be able to use e.g. pocket wizard to trigger external flashes, is that correct ?


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