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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Wins Seven Awards At CES 2012

Fujifilm X-PRO1

Fujifilm X-PRO1

The Fujifilm X-PRO1 has garnered seven awards at CES 2012:

  • CNET “Best of CES 2012” – Best Camera
  • Popular Science “CES 2012 Product of the Future”
  • Popular Mechanics “CES 2012 Editor’s Choice Award”
  • Tom’s Guide “Best of CES 2012”
  • Gizmodo “The Best New Camera”
  • Computer Shopper “Best Digital Camera”
  • Photography Blog “Best of CES 2012”


Mississauga, ON, January 24, 2012 – FUJIFILM Canada Inc. today announced that the new, revolutionary FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Digital Camera has won seven awards from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:

CNET “Best of CES 2012” – Best Camera
CNET recognized the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 digital camera as Best Camera saying, “The camera incorporates several innovations, including a promising new sensor and lovely hybrid viewfinder, all in a sleek, retro design.”

The “Best of CES” Awards, which are produced and judged by CNET, recognize the hottest products at the 2012 CES, including a Best of Show and People’s Voice award selected by the CNET online audience.  The awards recognize the most innovative products that set the standard for all other products in the industry.

Popular Science “CES 2012 Product of the Future”
Popular Science magazine cited the FUJIFILM X–Pro1 digital camera saying, “Now, the X-Pro1 brings the same sleek look and innovative hybrid digital/optical viewfinder [as the FUJIFILM X-100 digital camera] to an interchangeable lens system, which currently includes three fast primes, or non-zoom lenses.”

Popular Mechanics “CES 2012 Editor’s Choice Award”
Popular Mechanics magazine chose the FUJIFILM X-Pro1calling it, “A stunner, a gorgeous slab of aluminum, synthetic leather, and precision-milled knobs and dials that manages to be featherlight, thanks to it magnesium build.”

Tom’s Guide “Best of CES 2012”
Tom’s Guide also cited the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 saying, “Each year, there are a special few products at CES that really wow us.  Among them is the Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujifilm’s new interchangeable lens camera.”

Gizmodo “The Best New Camera”
Gizmodo recognized the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 as the best camera calling it “beautiful, simple to use, and elegant,” adding that it is “rightly going to end up in a lot of camera bags when it hits the streets.”

Computer Shopper “Best Digital Camera”
Among the array of interchangeable lens cameras present at CES, Computer Shopper chose the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 as their favourite because it was “the one that really stood out among the pack of newbies.”  The top prize was awarded in part because of the camera’s impressive feature set, the new X-Trans CMOS sensor and its dual-mode viewfinder.

Photography Blog “Best of CES 2012”
Photography Blog selected the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 as their pick for CES 2012 because it boasts “an innovative new sensor, optical and electronic viewfinder, and perhaps most importantly, a range of fast prime lenses from day one.”  They added: “The X-Pro1 is sure to continue the recent success that Fujifilm has previously made with the X100 and X10 models, a remarkable turn-around for a company that didn’t have a high-end camera just a couple of years ago.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized with these distinguished awards,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, FUJIFILM Canada.  “The X-Pro1 marks Fujifilm’s re-entry into the interchangeable lens system camera category, with award winning design and technology that lives up to our legacy of supporting the culture of photography. We’re looking forward to helping Canadian photographers capture more great shots with this exciting new model.”

With unique technology designed to deliver unsurpassed image quality, the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 has three compact, bright, prime FUJINON lenses, a newly developed 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensorTM, incorporating a uniquely designed filter array to optimize image colour and quality, and Fujifilm’s proprietary EXR Processor technology.  The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 is a worthy rival to the competitive cameras in the market.

To further expand its presence in the premium camera market, Fujifilm continues to focus on every detail, taking the X-Pro1 to the next level by featuring a new Hybrid Multi Viewfinder.  The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 digital camera not only promises to deliver unsurpassed image quality and superb design, it also gives photographers a camera that looks and feels as good as the images it delivers.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets.

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