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CES: Fujifilm goes interchangeable

January 10, 2012: Fujifilm has used CES to release details of the X-Pro1, its first interchangeable-lens system camera.

The X-Pro1 has similar rangefinder styling to the well-regarded X100 and a similar ‘prestige’ finish. However, it offers higher resolution, thanks to a custom-developed 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS sensor with primary colour filter and Fujifilm’s proprietary EXR processor technology. A new filter array uses a hexagonal pattern of colour filters to minimise colour aliasing and allows the anti-aliasing filter to be eliminated. This ensures superior resolution.

The X100’s hybrid viewfinder will be used in the X-Pro1 but the optical viewfinder has been designed to adjust to the lens mounted on the body. The flange-back distance (between the sensor and end of the lens) has been reduced to 17.7mm and the lenses have large-diameter mounts.

Three Fujinon  XF-R prime lenses will be released with the X-Pro1: 18mm f2, 35mm f1.4, 60mm f2.4 macro (equivalent to 27mm, 53mm and 90mm in 35mm format, respectively). The new camera and lenses are expected to be available in Australia in March 2012. Pricing has still to be determined.

Margaret Brown, Photo Review

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