That Fujifilm would announce a mirrorless camera at its CES press conference was perhaps the worst-kept secret so far at CES, but at least now it's official: the X-Pro1 is really coming. (Technically, we found it in the press kit first before the event even started, but we figure that's good enough.) The shooter has a new 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans sensor, which Fujfilm claims will exceed the resolution of most typical APS-C sensors, and could rival some full-frame DSLRs. It uses Fujifilm's own EXR processor, and has a hybrid viewfinder that's the second iteration of the one we saw on the X100. There's also a new color filter array with a new pixel layout, which promise to solve some of the moiré effect that occurs when you're shooting patterns. It will shoot 1080p video, and has a 1.23 million-dot LCD on the back. Its magnesium alloy design is also as gorgeously retro as its X-series predecessors, the X100 and the X10.
Three new XF Fujinon lenses are available at launch, compatible with the X-Pro1's new X Mount — the new mount is incredibly thin, allowing for both better images and lower shutter lag. The XF188mmF2 R is a f/2.0 f/2.0 pancake; the XF60mmF2.4 R Macro is a 90mm f/2.4 macro lens, and the XF35mmF1.4 R is a 53mm f/1.4 lens. They're all focused on the quality of the glass, and their apertures stand out in a big way.
The X-Pro1 will be available in February. Fujfilm didn't firmly announce pricing, but said it expected the X-Pro1's body to cost around $1,700, and the lenses to be about $650 each.
Nathan Ingraham contributed to this story.