Well.. if you live in Japan that is, where the S1 is already on sale. Thanks to digitalcamera.gr.jp for publishing a "real world price table" from the Japanese camera retailer Yodobashi Camera. The table, published today, covers pricing of digital cameras from Digital SLR through to prosumer and consumer digital cameras. Bear in mind that Japanese prices are often much lower than those found in the rest of the world due to packaging differences and shipping / tax charges.

Here's my translation of the Yodobashi Camera price list of 09/July/2000:

In the "interesting to note" field comes the Fujifilm S1 Pro a snip at just under $2800 (that's about $800 less than most people were expecting), and the HP/Pentax collaborated Pentax EI-200 makes an entry at just $554.

Exchange rate based on US$/YEN exchange rate as of 09/July/2000 : US$1 = 107.9 YEN. For simplicity, all prices have been rounded up to nearest dollar. Discontinued cameras removed from list (such as Epson CP-900Z).

Japan Models: Most of the models below would be basic with no connection kits (very different than supplied in the rest of the world).

Digital SLR

Model RRP (YEN) Shop price (YEN)

Shop price
(US$)

Notes
Nikon D1
650,000
560,000
$5,190
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
375,000
298,000
$2,762
 

3 megapixel class

Model RRP (YEN) Shop price (YEN) Shop price
(US$)
Notes
Olympus C-3030Z
125,000
89,800
$832
 
Casio QV-3000EX
88,000
69,800
$647
 
Casio XV-3 88,000 69,800 $647  
Canon PowerShot S20 89,800 69,800 $647  
Kodak DC4800Z 99,800 79,800 $740  
Sony DSC-S70 113,000 89,800 $832  
Sony DSC-F505V 125,000 99,800 $925  
Sony DSC-F55V 88,000 69,800 $647  
Toshiba PDR-M70 99,800 79,800 $740  
Nikon Coolpix 990 125,000 99,800 $925  
JVC GC-X1 125,000 89,800 $832  
Fujifilm FinePix 4700Z 128,000 84,800 $786  
Fujifilm FinePix 4700Z 128,000 89,800 $832 Black case
Fujifilm Finepix 40i 88,000 69,800 $647  
Ricoh RDC-7 108,000 79,800 $740  

2 megapixel zoom class

Model RRP (YEN) Shop price (YEN) Shop price
(US$)
Notes
Pentax EI-200
85,000
59,800
$554
 
Olympus C-2500L
148,000
118,000
$1,094
 
Olympus C-2020Z 113,000 69,800 $647  
Olympus C-990Z - 59,800 $554  
Canon Digital IXY 74,800 59,800 $554 ELPH / IXUS
Yashica 2100DG 128,000 59,800 $554  
Kodak DC290Z - 79,800 $740  
Kodak D280J - 49,800 $462  
Sony DSC-S50 88,000 69,800 $647  
Sony MVC-FD95 138,000 109,800 $1,018  
Nikon Coolpix 950 125,000 69,800 $647  
Nikon Coolpix 800 89,000 49,800 $462  

2 megapixel fixed lens class

Model RRP (YEN) Shop price (YEN) Shop price
(US$)
Notes
Olympus C-21T
99,000
79,800
$740
Comms
Epson CP-800S
79,800
53,800
$499
 
Fujifilm FinePix 2700 94,800 54,800 $508  
Fujifilm PR-21 99,800 49,800 $462 PRINTCAM
Minolta Dimage 2300 49,800 36,800 $341  

1 to <2 megapixel zoom class

Model RRP (YEN) Shop price (YEN) Shop price
(US$)
Notes
Olympus C-960Z
-
39,800
$369
 
Casio QV-8000SX
100,000
64,800
$601
 
Yashica 1300DG 89,800 29,800 $276  
Kodak DC215Z - 29,800 $276  
Sony DSC-S30 63,000 49,800 $462  
Sony MVC-FD90 99,800 79,800 $740  
Sony MVC-FD85 82,000 64,800 $601  
Fujifilm FinePix 1700Z 89,800 54,800 $508  
Fujifilm FinePix 1400Z 56,000 39,800 $369  
Leica Digilux Zoom - 59,800 $554  

1 to <2 megapixel fixed lens class

Model RRP (YEN) Shop price (YEN) Shop price
(US$)
Notes
Olympus C-860L
-
29,800
$276
 
Konica DG-1
138,000
69,800
$647
 
Sanyo DSC-SX550 68,000 49,800 $462  
Sanyo DSC-SX150 78,000 39,800 $369  
Fujifilm FinePix 1500 62,800 39,800 $369  
Fujifilm Finepix 1200 49,800 29,800 $276  
Fujifilm DS-230HD 99,800 79,800 $740  

Less than 1 megapixel class

Model RRP (YEN) Shop price (YEN) Shop price
(US$)
Notes
Kodak DC80
-
39,800
$369
 
Sharp VN-EZ3
60,000
49,800
$462
 
Takagi PDC-35 9,800 9,800 $91  
Tommy Me:sia - 6,980 $65  

Data compiled by Kumio Yamada of digitalcamera.gr.jp.