A trip to Italy with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1, from a Olympus E-M5 shooters point of view: Oly good but Fuji best, but not always, especially if image quality is not your sole consideration.

"Overall I was not impressed using the X-Pro 1 with firmware 1. In fact if I purchased the system I would return it right away and buy a beer to cry into. The photo quality is great, the color is good but the areas that the Fuji fails in…well it really fails.

Am I happy with the results of the X-Pro 1? Kinda..

The poor operating performance of firmware version 1 really soured my enjoyment of this camera. I did have the opportunity to upgrade the camera and lenses to firmware version 2 which to the credit of Fuji is much faster then

version 1 but that was not what I had on my trip. What I had felt like a beta release yet it was not and that was the most disappointing part of using the Fuji.

I don’t want to sound like I’m hating this camera, I’m not. The photo quality, build and optics are second to none and at the end of the day that is what counts most. Thing is if you can’t get the camera turned on in time or if your photos are blurry then none of that matters.

Could I use the Fuji X-Pro 1 daily? With firmware version 2.0 totally. I would have no problem using the X-Pro 1 on jobs but like any other camera I would have to get used to the system and get my workflow down first.

I could easily recommend the X-Pro 1 for landscape shooters, non-street portrait shooters, those that don’t want to fuss with RAW and those that wat to travel light. If speed, shooting video and a having a well rounded camera is your thing this is not your camera.

I have requested from Fuji a X-E1 for review which I’m expecting to have a different experience with then the X-Pro 1 but for now I’ll be sticking to my OM-D."

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