|The centerpiece of the Fujifilm exhibit was a classically understated 'X Series' display area where the company showed off its X10, X100 and of course X-Pro1 cameras.|
As you'd expect, there is considerable buzz around the Fujifilm booth at CES. While the main draw, of course is the newly announced Fuji X-Pro1, the company is stressing its entire family of X-series cameras, with the X10 and X100 all occupying a separate display area just beyond it's mass market compact cameras and accessories.
|Product Manager Kayce Baker says that Fuji is committed to the X
lens mount system, with agressive plans to add to the lens lineup.
We spent a few moments with Product Manager Kayce Baker, who emphasized the company's commitment to the new X-mount introduced with the X-Pro1. 'Our road map calls for a total of nine XF lenses within two years,' she says in what is quite an aggressive expansion of a completely new system. With regard to specific additions to the current three-lens lineup of 18mm, 35mm and 60mm she confirms the recent speculation is, a 'close estimate', but final decisions on maximum aperture are still to be made. As it stands she feels that the X-Pro1 has no direct competition save the prohibitively more expensive Leica M9.
Walkthrough of the X-Pro1 with Kayce Baker
Images from the Fujifilm stand
Not to be completely overshadowed by the X-Pro1's planned February time-frame for availability from retailers, Fuji will soon thereafter release a limited edition black version of the X100. Fuji also had on display their new lineup of compact cameras, including waterproof models and the FinePix Z1000EXR which boasts wireless capability.
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