Photographers can agree – size does matter!
Whether you call them MILCs, CSCs, EVILs, MSCs, or DSLMs, the arrival of mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras is one of the most exciting advancements in photography technology in the last few years. By circumventing the cumbersomeness of a reflexive lens system, developers are able to make high quality cameras that aren’t as clunky as DSLRs, and professional photographers are jumping on board in droves.
In addition to the benefits of a smaller size system, MILCs offer a number of other great advantages for photographers. The ability to switch interchangeable lenses allows the user greater dynamic control over point-and-shoot cameras, and they are as fast and responsive as any entry-level DSLR, while featuring the same high quality.
Fujifilm’s X-Pro1 is one of the most popular new additions to the steadily growing field of MILCs. Released in January of this year, the X-Pro1 has a compact, ergonomic design, while still boasting the sturdy construction high quality that its X series is known for. And by removing the optical low-pass filter and bringing the lens closer to its own specially-designed sensor, the X-Pro1 produces impressive image quality, even at a higher ISO.
Some of the major complaints with MILCs so far have been with the cost and a lack of native lenses. At $1,699 for the camera and proprietary lenses at about $600 each, the X-Pro1 brings this technology within range not only for professionals as a personal use or second-camera, and for advanced amateurs as well.
MILCs are an increasingly vital piece of equipment for any professional’s portfolio, and the X-Pro1 is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about cameras of 2012. Check out this in-booth interview with Kayce Baker, Director of Marketing of Fujifilm North America’s Electronic Imaging Division, as she discusses some of the features of the X-Pro1 at this year’s WPPI trade show with Joe Cristina and Trevor Current from DigitalPhotographyCafe.com: