X Pro 1 DP Review

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by christilou, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I wish I could register to their website just so I could tee off on some of the ignorant commenters. Luckily my hotmail email address keeps me from joining the fray.
     
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  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    You mean because you've been banned before :)
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    LOL.....no because they don't allow you to register with email addresses from hotmail or gmail (my only 2 addresses). I guess it stops a lot of spam, but it certainly doesn't filter out knuckleheads (except for this one....LOL)
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I only read on occasion if I'm in the market...but never post.:popcorm2:
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Not a surprise given Fuji's track record: Fabulous IQ and a little pokey operationally. The samples were excellent and even at 1600 the images were very clean and sharp. I'd buy one if I was looking for a camera in that price range.
     
  6. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    I have a gmail address and I'm registered there.
     
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  7. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
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    Same.
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    looks like I'll have to sign up with my business gmail account so I can light up the fools that are talking trash about things they have never used. There are no surprises in the review...mostly good with the usual caveats (which are too much for some and liveable for others). When the lens line-up gets a little more filled in about a year from now, I'll give it a shot.
     
  9. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    The funny thing to me with all the positive af comments about the E-M5's AF, is that after editing a few thousand images from my recent trip to Spain, is that I had more miss focused shots with the OM-D and more shots soft due to motion with the XPro, neither number was very high just different. Still happy with my XPros, I just need to not shoot one handed with long shutter speeds.
     
  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
  11. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    One day I plan to register on DPReview and spend my time pontificating on what makes a "serious camera" and what "real photographers" need, but I feel that it is not my time yet.
     
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  12. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Stay away. I reckon it's like Night of the Living Dead over there ... You get your brain sucked out and become One Of THEM
     
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  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Brains.....BRAINS!!!
     
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  14. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I just don't understand DPR's reviews. They give the X-Pro1 79% when the Canon SX260 only got a 76%, and it included a wrist strap!
     
  15. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
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    Julien
    :rofl: I love DPR reviews but I can't understand why they keep giving a score at the end, it never make any sense in comparison to anything. They really should drop it.
     
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  16. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The DPR guys have been asked about the percentage scores before and the simplest way that I can interpret their answer is that the scores rate the camera against its's direct competition and their own preconceptions of what the camera could/should have been.
     
  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think the scores make sense more or less. I think an absolute score would be a bit confusing. Should a decent point and shoot get a 35% because of how it performs compared to a medium format camera?

    Still.....that strap should be worth something :wink:
     
  18. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Julien
    I'm not suggesting an absolute score, I simply think that having any kind of score is pointless.

    There are reasons why DPR do 15 pages reviews, you can't sum them up with a single number.
     
  19. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I agree the scoring is pointless. I guess it's rating the camera to an ideal camera in that niche at that point in time. Kind of like dog show rating (compared vs. a non-existent ideal), but who cares? Recommended vs. not recommended. Silver or Gold sums up their conclusion. Percentages are a false precision in this case.