My conclusion as well. Great looking, ticking all the right boxes, but too large to replace my GXR m-mount. A K5 with pancakes is about the same size. So let's see what Leica will show us in September. I hope for a digital CL. I'm wondering whether the OVF forced them to build it on the large side or whether the same body will host a FF sensor in an higher positioned model.
Wow. If that is true, that is totally amazing. 16x20 at 25,600???I'm not a High ISO person but I found this interesting:
"Based on samples we saw today that were captured with a prototype camera, the sensor really shines with low light shooting -- the X-Pro1 can produce usable 16-by-20-inch prints even at ISO 25,600, which is the maximum supported sensitivity. Identical images shot with the 5D Mark II showed significant noise in shadow areas, while the Sony Alpha A77 (NEX-7) produced an image that you certainly wouldn't want hanging on a wall. The playing field was much more even at ISO 6400, where all three cameras captured usable images -- noise was still visible on both the Canon and Sony cameras, though it was indistinguishable in the Fujifilm print. Again, all of these samples were provided by Fujifilm, and were not the result of independent testing."
From: Fujifilm X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera preview (video) -- Engadget
Even more interesting is the 14mm F1.4 which is going to be released later this year. Apparently there are an additional 6 lenses (some F4 zooms- yawn) that are planned to be released 2012-2013. This is a really serious product. Why do I have to wait.................
Less than a second is not necessarily fast. One would not describe the autofocus speed like this, if the autofocus weren't one of the weak points of a camera. Why? The autofocus of the E-P3 is fast. Saying that the E-P3 focuses in less than a second would be understood rather negatively, although the statement is correct, achieving focus nearly instantly would describe the autofocus speed of the E-P3 much better."We tested the autofocus system in a variety of lighting scenarios, and it performed equally well in both bright and low light, achieving focus in less than a second every time. We were only able to evaluate focus on-screen, however, since we were not permitted to take away the images we shot with the X-Pro1 prototype."
I agree. At one point I had an EP2 and a GF1. I would never say that the EP2's AF speed was poor. It worked well, and I don't think I missed any shots. But the GF1 was faster, and for some shots (infrequently for my purposes) the difference certainly gave me more confidence.Saying a camera takes less than a second to autofocus is like saying a car takes less than 30 seconds to accelerate to 100km/h. The statement indicates that the autofocus speed could be anything from truly spectacular to truly awful. Fast autofocus is not always essential but always appreciated when it is needed.