Fujifilm X-Pro1 Ken McMahon, May 2012
 
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 JPEG vs RAW

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To compare real-life performance between RAW and JPEG files on the Fujifilm X-Pro1, I shot this scene in the camera's RAW+JPEG mode.

The sensitivity was set to 200 ISO and the aperture to f5.6.

The JPEG was processed using the in-camera defaults, while the RAW file was processed using the Silkypix-powered RAW File Converter EX application supplied with the camera.

 

 

  Fujifilm X-Pro1 results
1 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Quality
2 Fujifilm X-Pro1 RAW vs JPEG
3 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Noise
5 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Sample images

With any new camera the wait for third party developers to support camera RAW files is something of an inevitability. Given the X-Pro1's unconventional sensor architecture it might take even longer than usual. At the time of writing none of the main Raw processing apps - Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom, Aperture, or Phase One had announced support for the X-Pro1 RAW files. So, for now at least, X-Pro1 owners who want to shoot RAW and do their own developing are limited to using the Silkypix-based RAW File Converter EX application included in the box.

The RAW File Converter EX UI won't impress anyone used to working in Lightroom or other professional applications. The good news is the X-Pro1's in-camera JPEG processing is very good and produces excellent results. As you can see from the crops below, the RAW file processed using the software's default settings looks very similar to the camera JPEG. The third set of crops are from a file that I applied 'Natural' output sharpening to (the demosaic sharpening was left on the default settings for the RAW processed files) and boosted the contrast a little using the 'A little strong contrast' preset. I also applied chromatic aberration correction.

I think this is a slight improvement in sharpness and detail on the in-camera JPEG, though it does look a tiny bit noisier. At the very least it shows that in spite of the excellent quality of the X-Pro1's in camera JPEG processing there's potential for improvement.

Now let's see how they compare at higher sensitivities in my X-Pro1 noise results.

 



Fujifilm X-Pro1 in-camera JPEG
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 RAW default processing
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 RAW tweaked processing
f5.6, 200 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO
f5.6, 200 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO
f5.6, 200 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO
f5.6, 200 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO
f5.6, 100 ISO


Fujifilm X-Pro1 results : Quality / RAW vs JPEG / Noise



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