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Full manual controls

Don’t let anything stand in the way of your creativity. The X-Pro1’s classic exposure controls, including a top-plate shutter-speed dial and traditional aperture ring, are simple and intuitive.

Traditional exposure controls

Above everything else, a camera’s controls should be intuitive. They should fall under your fingers and thumbs as you pick up the camera, and let you shoot quickly and easily without taking it away from your eye. The X-Pro1 draws on decades of classic camera design, and throws in a few modern touches for a perfect combination of old and new.

Aperture ring and shutter speed dial

Traditional aperture rings surrounding the lenses fall naturally under the thumb and forefinger of the left hand as you hold the camera. Your right hand will find the lockable shutter speed dial just as naturally. Take complete control with manual exposure settings, or introduce automation with aperture priority, shutter priority or program AE modes.

Exposure compensation

Stay in control of exposure. A dedicated exposure compensation dial allows ±3 stops of adjustment in program AE, aperture priority AE or shutter priority AE mode, and falls naturally under the right thumb so it can be found without taking your eye away from the viewfinder.

Fine tune exposure adjustment

To maximise control without taking your hand off the lens, the aperture ring adjusts in thirds of stop. The shutter speed can also be adjusted in thirds of a stop using the left and right menu buttons.

Operation-oriented functions

"Q" button

The conveniently placed "Q" button provides access to all of the non-mechnical shooting settings on one easy-to-use screen.

Revised menu layout

Building upon feedback from X100 users, the menu system has been improved to reduce the amount of scrolling required.

Silent mode

Hold down the Disp/Back button for a moment to activate the X-Pro1’s silent mode, which disables all electronic sounds and deactivates the focus assist lamp. Great for discreet shooting: no one will hear your reportage or street photography.

Quick start-up mode

Switch off the X-Pro1 and for 20min it will hibernate in a special quick start up mode. Waking up from this state takes just 0.7sec, compared to 2.2 sec otherwise, meaning you’ll be ready to capture that moment more quickly.

Customisation functions

Fn button for quick access to favourite functions

Customise the X-Pro1’s operation to suit your photography. Program the camera’s Fn button to give quick access to one of a number of features with a single press. ISO sensitivity, depth-of-field confirmation, image size and quality, dynamic range, film simulation, ND filter and AF mode are just some of the options available.

Save Custom Settings

Save and recall up to three sets of user-defined settings covering all aspects of the camera’s behaviour, from white balance to ISO and image size – no fumbling between menus required! Save settings for different users, or perhaps different styles of shooting, like landscapes or street shooting.

Other features

Long exposure modes

Turn the shutter speed dial to T to set an exposure time between ½ and 30sec, in third-stop steps. An additional B setting allows even longer exposures, up to 60 minutes. A traditional cable release can be used to avoid camera shake.

Self timer

Select the X-Pro1’s self timer through the menu system. It’s not only handy for group photos, but also macro and long-exposure shots when you want to avoid blur caused by touching the camera. Choose between 2 or 10 seconds.

Easy-to-use AE/AF Lock Button

A dedicated AE/AF lock button can lock exposure, focus or both at once, enabling you to prioritise your subject over the background. Customise the X-Pro1’s behaviour to suit your own shooting style.

Choice of metering modes

The X-Pro1 has three different metering modes. Multi metering dissects a scene into different zones and analyses each one in detail before deciding on the correct exposure. With spot metering you can stay in control and decide where to measure exposure from yourself – handy in tricky lighting conditions. Lastly, average metering uses a time-honoured and predictable method for evaluating the exposure of the whole scene. Flip between metering modes quickly and easily.

Image quality control

Adjust colour, tone and sharpness

Fine tune images by adjusting in-camera colour saturation, highlight and shadow tone, and sharpness. Enjoy a level of technical control that will help you achieve exactly the look and feel you are looking for.

Multiple colour spaces

Choose between the two most commonly used colour spaces in the photographic industry: sRGB for screen and minilab reproduction, or Adobe RGB® for a broader colour gamut, more suited for fine-art printing.

Take control over noise reduction

When shooting at high-ISO settings, apply only as much noise reduction as you need, choosing the amount of processing from one of five levels.

White-balance settings

White-balance presets

In addition to auto white balance mode, the X-Pro1 also offers seven white-balance presets to cater for different light sources, a custom white balance facility and the ability to set a specific colour temperature in Kelvin.

Precise white-balance setting

White balance is also adjustable in very fine steps on both red⇔cyan and blue⇔yellow scales in increments of ±9 steps. This levels of precision allows subtle mood adjustments and creative effects to be created in camera.

ISO sensitivity

ISO200-6400 range

Expand the normal sensitivity range of the X-Pro1 from ISO200-6400 to ISO100-12,800. Great when you need that extra sensitivity in low light, or the ability to shoot at larger apertures in bright light.

ISO Ceiling Setting & Minimum Shutter Speed Limit

The X-Pro1’s Auto ISO setting varies ISO sensitivity to ensure a good combination of aperture and shutter speed is achieved every time. A sensitivity ceiling of up to ISO3200 can be set to ensure picture quality is maintained. Similarly a minimum shutter speed as long as ¼ sec can be programmed to safeguard against camera shake.


  • * Sample photos are simulated images.