FUJIFILM X-PRO 1 ...you gotta wonder!

Started Feb 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Ralph McKenzie
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FUJIFILM X-PRO 1 ...you gotta wonder!
Feb 24, 2012

So just who is Fuji going to sell this camera to?

I know people liked and were willing to pay for the X100 and at launch here it was just under two grand, but at least it came with a lens attached.
http://www.photowarehouse.co.nz/fujifilm-x-pro-1-16-3mp-aps-c-black-body/

Photowarehouse are now taking orders for the X-Pro 1. Body only, no mention yet of a lens or price but the cost of the body alone will likely put people off. If its to compete in the top end DSLR level market it is going to have to be an exceptional performer, considering that you can get an as good or better Nikon D51002 lens kit for less the the X-Pro 1
http://www.photowarehouse.co.nz/nikon-d5100-dslr-18-55mm-55-300mm-sports/

Or the NIKON D7000 + 18-200/3.5-5.6 VR11 KIT, which would make for a pretty awesome all in one shooter and in physical size would be similar to the X-S1, and at $2540 would be more than a match for the new Fuji.
http://www.photowarehouse.co.nz/nikon-d7000-18-200-3-5-5-6-vr11-kit/

So apart from Fuji brand name and a smaller more compact form factor just what is Fuji trying to achieve. Do they see this as a professional level camera only. Given the competition this doesn't seem to be too smart a sales decision, theres nothing worse than limiting your potential market.

So readers, any thoughts on who or why you might buy one? Given Fuji's current track record would you be brave enough to buy one?

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