Since pre-production samples of the X-Pro1 keep getting better, we can finally say a bit more about its image quality.
As I have been in possession of such a camera and a lens kit for almost a week, I was happy for the opportunity so test the X-Pro1 on a professional set in Poland: the Railroad Museum in Warsaw.
However, we are still talking pre-production with several known and documented hard- and software problems that will be corrected in the final for-sale cameras and lenses.
These samples are OOC JPEGs that I uploaded on Flickr via iPhoto. Except for some cropping, angle leveling and very minor brightness adjustments, there was no JPEG post processing. The color settings remained entirely untouched.
The Railway Museum is obviously located next to some railroad tracks. So there was an opportunity to take a snapshot from the bridge with Velvia film simulation:
35mm, ISO 800 (DR400), f16, 1/420
As you can see from the Auto-ISO values, the camera chose DR400 dynamic range expansion for this shot.
On the set, I had several opportunities to test the skin tone reproduction of the X-Pro1. IMHO, the new negative film simulations come in handy here, especially "Pro Neg. Hi".
60 mm, ISO 400 (DR200), f3.6, 1/1400, +0.3 EV
As you can see, there's no moiré, even though the camera lacks a low pass filter. Resolution and sharpness are pretty impressive.
60 mm, ISO 400 (DR200), f3.6, 1/1500, +0.7 EV
Dynamic range is quite terrific, as illustrated by the following shot that also featured critical white balance. Lighting was 5500 K outside and 3300 K inside, so I manually set the X-Pro1 to 4000 K when developing the JPEG in-camera.
18 mm, ISO 800 (DR400), f5.6, 1/150
Here are a few portrait shots with the 35/52 mm standard lens, slightly stopped down to f1.8:
35 mm, ISO 800 (DR400), f1.8, 1/1000, -0.3 EV
35 mm, ISO 800 (DR400), f1.8, 1/1200, -0.3 EV
35 mm, ISO 800, (DR400), f1.8, 1/1400, -0.7 EV
Last but not least a shot with the 60 mm portrait/macro lens:
60 mm, ISO 400 (DR200), f3.6, 1/140, -0.3 EV