Taking inspiration from our experience in
traditional photographic film, Fujifilm have
developed the new X-Trans CMOS sensor.
The new APS-C 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor in the X-Pro1 has been developed to fully exploit the exceptional performance of the XF lens series and capture the ultimate image quality. Taking its inspiration from our experiences of traditional photographic film, FUJIFILM have adopted an innovative color filter array that eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter. This revolutionary sensor achieves new heights in resolution quality and delivers brilliant optical performance from every lens.
Moiré is tackled at its root cause by the innovative color filter array of the new sensor. By enhancing the aperiodicity (randomness) in the array arrangement, the color filter minimizes the generation of moiré and false colors, eliminating the necessity for an optical low-pass filter in the lens and enabling the sensor to capture the full “unfiltered” resolution and descriptive quality of the XF lens.
Traditonal optical low-pass filters inhibit moiré and false colors but consequently lead to a loss in resolution.
optical low-pass filter
Without using an optical low-pass filter, moiré and false colors are eliminated, but high resolution is maintained.
Inspired by the natural random arrangement of the fine grains of silver halide in film, the new filter changes the rules of digital photography.
EXR, FUJIFILM’s original imaging concept, plays a vital role in the X-Pro1. In order to process the highly detailed image signal information captured by the complex color filter array pattern of the sensor, the X-Pro1 is fitted with the newly developed EXR Processor Pro – a powerful processor that achieves higher speed and higher precision image processing than any previous generation.