Fujifilm was among the later entrants into the mirrorless camera wave, but their retro styled X-Pro 1 seeks to make up for lost time with a high-end build that resembles more expensive Leica cameras. It features an APS-C-sized, 16-megapixel CMOS sensor that's been redesigned to offer what Fujifilm promises is superior low light performance and color reproduction. You'll frame your shots on a 3-inch display or a new hybrid viewfinder that can switch between and optical and electronic view with 100 percent coverage. The X-Pro 1 is capable of bursting at six frames per second and can capture motion panoramas and HD videos.
Because of its relative youth, there aren't many lenses yet available for the X-Pro 1 and what lenses that are on the market are all prime, or fixed focal length, lenses. Fujifilm has released a roadmap for future zoom lenses hitting at the end of 2012 and into 2013, so those desiring a little more optical flexibility won't have to wait very long.
The X-Pro 1 body sells for $1,699. It's not cheap, and what complaints reviewers did have centered mostly on the price (and a slower-than-expected autofocus). Reviewers were blown away by the X-Pro 1's image quality and durable build.
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