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- Fujifilm X-Pro1
- Fujifilm's old-school X-Pro1 is one of the best mirrorless models we've ever tested.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Digital Camera Review$1,699.99
Videos are recorded in Full HD, though at only a 24p frame rate. As a result, motion isn't quite as smooth as the best mirrorless cameras, such as the Sony NEX-7. This deficiency won't be very noticeable to most viewers and is far from the worst quality of this camera's video. For that honor, we turn to sharpness.... More on how CamcorderInfo tests motion.
Ouch! Although the X-Pro1 was able to resolve 650 lw/ph of detail horizontally and 600 vertically, that's only when the camera remains perfectly still. Even then, that's only half the story. Fujifilm's decision to remove the optical low-pass filter results in extremely distracting moire in all fine repeating patterns. We're talking bright, colorful moire that no one will miss. Very ugly. More on how CamcorderInfo tests video sharpness.
In our 60 lux test, moire wasn't quite so bad, however sharpness also takes a hit. The sensor could resolve only 400 lw/ph horizontally and 500 vertically this time around.
Low Light Sensitivity
Of course the tradeoff for an absent low-pass filter is more light coming through the lens. Because of that, and the wide open f/1.4 aperture found on the 35mm lens, we expected the X-Pro1 to fare quite well in our video sensitivity test. Fujifilm did not disappoint. In order to gather 50 IRE of image data, the sensor requires only 3 lux of ambient illumination. This incredibly impressive result is far better than what we expect from a high end DSLR, more like a high end camcorder instead.