In our tests, the Fujifilm X Pro 1 underexposed 1/3rd of a stop during a Sunny 16 situation. That puts it right on par with lots of other cameras.
Once all set up, the Fujifilm X Pro 1 is actually a fairly simple camera to use. The only slight complaint is that I wish that it had a control joystick the way that Canon DSLR cameras do. Otherwise, I constantly need to press a button to change the focusing point and move the point around using the control dials. Simply using a joystick would be so much better.
The Fujifilm X Pro 1 is the company’s first entry into the mirrorless camera market. When it was announced at CES, it shocked everyone and excited all. With a design that harkens back to the old Contax G2, it also has stunning retro-style good looks. But you don’t buy a camera like this just for the looks unless you’re Justin Beiber. Behind the very good glass currently available for it, it also can take some very wonderful images that are easily worked with in the post-production phase. Couple this with the fact that the metering is often spot on and its small size that begs you to carry it everywhere, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Perhaps the Fujifilm X Pro 1’s only major pitfall is its autofocusing system. The Sony NEX 7 and Olympus EM5 are extremely fast. In a head to head match, my X Pro 1 couldn’t even keep up with my Canon 5D Mk II. At times, it indeed can be annoying to sit there, choose the focusing point so that I don’t have to focus and recompose, wait for it to focus, and then indeed hope that it has focused on the right area if I’m using the optical finder. While this can also be gauged a bit through enabling the distance scale in the viewfinder, it is otherwise a bit troublesome and can even cost you a shot or two.