Diglloyd remains starkly negative of Fujifilm's X-pro1 and X-E1 camera sensors, despite the improvements Capture 1 Pro brought in the raw processing front: "Like curing a patient of hemorrhoids by giving him Chrone’s disease."

Diglloyd remains starkly negative of Fujifilm's X-pro1 and X-E1 camera sensors, despite the improvements Capture 1 Pro brought in the raw processing front: "Like curing a patient of hemorrhoids by giving him Chrone’s disease."
Diglloyd remains starkly negative of Fujifilm's X-pro1 and X-E1 camera sensors, despite the improvements Capture 1 Pro brought in the raw processing front: "Like curing a patient of hemorrhoids by giving him Chrone’s disease."

Wow, his must be the most serious case of X-Trans sensorophobia on the whole wide Interwebs. I still have a lot of respect for much of what he otherwise does, but when it comes to the X-Trans artifacting issue he clearly fails to see the sum of the image (heh): As a total, Fuji's sensor produces some gorgeous images, a fact that is stated in confessions and declarations by numerous pro, avid and generally accomplished photographers. I can point you to a zillion galleries and essays, but I choose just one for now and rest my case: Check out Dave Piper's gallery of images he got with the X-Pro1. 

"Why bother with a problematic sensor? Or a company that can’t get its act together and just pay Adobe $250K a year or whatever to deliver exceptional results from ACR (if this is even possible, which I begin to doubt). This dog doesn’t hunt. Get a Sigma DP1/DP2/DP3 Merrill and enjoy real resolution with zero artifacts, totally clean, not even Bayer sensor demosaicing yuck. Or get a D600 or D800E system which isn’t that hugely different in size, but has a full frame sensor. I see no point in investing in a 2nd-tier system with a sensor that forces photographers to jump through hoops."

Thumbnail credit: Crop of 'Homer Simpson in The Scream', oil painting on canvas made by Matt Groening himself many years ago.

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Company Fujifilm FujiFilm
Model X-E1 X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-E1 silver Front View
Release Date 09/2012 01/2012
Initial Price $1000 $1700
DXO Color Depth 0.0bits
DXO Dynamic Range 0.0Ev
DXO Low Light Performance 0 ISO
Lens Mount Fujifilm XF bayonet Fujifilm XF bayonet
Type APS-C
Effective Pixels 16.3 Megapixels 16.3 Megapixels
Sensor Dust Removal Ultra Sonic Vibration Ultra Sonic Vibration dust reduction system
Stabilization details No No
ISO Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO mode: AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600) / AUTO (3200) / AUTO(6400)
Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600
Equivalent to ISO 200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO mode : AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600) / AUTO (3200)
Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600
Image Processor Type EXR Processor Pro EXR Processor Pro
Memory Card Type SDXC
Metering Mode TTL 256-zones metering
Multi
Spot
Average
TTL 256-zones metering
Multi
Spot
Average
Metering range
Shooting Modes Programmed AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual exposure
Motion panorama
Multiple exposure
Programmed AE,
Shutter priority AE,
Aperture priority AE,
Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation Braketing AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV) Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 type of film simulation selectable) Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%) ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV) AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV) Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 type of film simulation selectable) Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%) ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Shutter Type Focal Plane Shutter Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed (P mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec., (All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. Bulb (max. 60 min.) (AUTO mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec., (All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. Bulb (max. 60 min.) Time 1/2 to 30 sec.
Drive Modes Single, Continuous Single, Continuous
Continuous Shooting Details Max 6 / 3 fps selectable Max 6 / 3 fps selectable
Self Timer Time 1/2 to 30 sec. Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay
Focusing Type Contrast detect
AF Modes Single AF / Continuous AF / MF Distance Indicator / Face Detection Single AF
Continuous AF
MF Distance Indicator
AF Working Range
AF System Points 49 points
AF Assist Beam Yes AF assist illuminator available
AE Lock Yes Yes
AF Fine Adjustment
Closest Focusing Distance
Depth of Field Preview Yes -
Flash Hotshoe Yes Yes
Built in Flash Yes No
Guide Number Guide number: approx 7 (ISO200 · m)
Flash Modes Red-eye removal OFF:
Auto, Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash,
Slow Synchro.
Rear-curtain Synchro,
Commander

Red-eye removal ON:
Red-eye Reduction Auto,
Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash,
Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro,
Commander

Hot shoe with TTL contacts;
sync terminal Red-eye removal OFF:
Auto,
Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash,
Slow Synchro,
Rear-curtain Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON:
Red-eye Reduction Auto,
Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash,
Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro,
Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro.
Flash Xsync 1/180 sec or slower X terminal, synchronized Shutter speed: 1/180 sec or slower
External Flash Wireless Sync
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage ~100.0%
Viewfinder Eyepoint 23.0mm
Viewfinder Magnification ~0.6%
Rear Screen Details 2.8-in, approx. TFT color LCD monitor 3.0-inch RGBW (White) LCD monitor
Resolution 460000 dots
Live View Autofocus
Live View Frame Rate
Live View Metering
Liveview Details Yes Yes
Image Sizes L : (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264
M : (3:2) 3456 x 2304 / (16:9) 3456 x 1944 / (1:1) 2304 x 2304
S : (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664


L Vertical: 7680 x 2160 Horizontal: 7680 x 1440
M Vertical: 5120 x 2160 Horizontal: 5120 x 1440

L :
(3:2) 4896 x 3264
(16:9) 4896 x 2760
(1:1) 3264 x 3264

M :
(3:2) 3456 x 2304
(16:9) 3456 x 1944
(1:1) 2304 x 2304

S :
(3:2) 2496 x 1664
(16:9) 2496 x 1408
(1:1) 1664 x 1664


L
Vertical: 7680 x 1440
Horizontal: 7680 x 1440
M
Vertical: 5120 x 1440
Horizontal: 5120 x 1440

Still Image Format JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2, RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2,
RAW (RAF format),
RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie 1920 x 1080 pixels,
1280 x 720 pixels (24 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
1920 x 1080 pixels,
1280 x 720 pixels (24 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Movie Length Individual movies cannot exceed 29 minutes in length. Individual movies can not exceed 29 minutes in length.
Movie Format H.264 (MOV) with Stereo sound H.264 (MOV) with Stereo sound
Power Source NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included) NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Life approx 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4 R is set) approx 300 frames
Width 129mm 139mm
Height 75mm 82mm
Depth 38mm 42mm
Weight Approx. 350g / 12.3 oz. (including battery and memory card) Approx. 300 g / 10.6 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card) Approx. 450 g / 15.9 oz. (including battery and memory card) Approx. 400 g / 14.1 oz. (excluding battery and memory card)
Weather Sealing Details No No
Body Materials Magnesium alloy Magnesium alloy
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