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Fujifilm says leaked lens roadmap is a 'close estimate,' more models to follow

By dpreview staff on Jan 10, 2012 at 21:59 GMT

CES 2012: Fujifilm has said the leaked lens roadmap for the X-mount used in its X-Pro1 is close but not finalized. Fujifilm's Kayce Baker, speaking to dpreview at the CES show in Las Vegas, said the leaked roadmap was 'a close estimate' of its plans but that some decisions, such as how fast the lenses maximum apertures will be, have not yet been made. The official line remains that there will be nine lenses in the next two years. Meanwhile, in an interview with Amateur Photographer magazine, Fujifilm Digital Imaging director Adrian Clarke has said the X-Pro1 will be part of a range of X-mount cameras. [Updated: video walkthrough of X-Pro1 added]


Rumored lens roadmap:

(To supplement the 18mm F2.0, 35mm F1.4 and 60mm F2.4 Macro already announced)

2012:

  • 14mm f/2.8
  • 18-72mm f/4.0 with Image Stabilization

2013:

  • 28mm f/2.8 pancake
  • 23mm f/2.0
  • 72-200mm f/4.0 Image Stabilization
  • 12-24mm f/4.0 Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-Pro1 walkthrough with Kayce Baker

Comments

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Patrick Murphy-Racey
By Patrick Murphy-Racey (Jan 11, 2012)

Just give me an M mount and I'll be happy...

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Jens_G
By Jens_G (Jan 11, 2012)

For M mount lenses, Get a NEX 7, honestly.
Focus peaking in EVF, smaller than the Fuji, cheaper than the Fuji(!), customiseable controls, etc etc.

If you only want this because it /looks/ like a rangefinder, well, that's a different story.

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love_them_all
By love_them_all (Jan 11, 2012)

All mirrorless except the Samsung can be fitted with an M mount adapter. I also agree the NEX is the best deal for M lenses and miles ahead of the M8.2. If only Sony would make an FF NEX...

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marike6
By marike6 (Jan 11, 2012)

Fuji Pro1X
139.5 (W) x 81.8 (H) x 42.6 (D) mm
5.5 (W) x 3.2 (H) x 1.7 (D) in

NEX-7
11.99 x 6.69 x 4.28 cm
4.72 x 2.63 x 1.69"

That's gargantuan? In what alternate reality can a 5 x 3 x 1.5 inch body be considered large?

Re: M-Mount lenses: I guess you didn't see the test at Steve Huff's website where M-Mount wides performed so horribly on the NEX-7.

How could you possibly know that the NEX 7 is "better in every respect"? If this new Fuji has the IQ of an X100, it will be awesome image maker. Fuji has been making outstanding optics for years for large and medium format cameras. These new lenses should be better in every way than Sony's incredibly huge, mediocre glass. Sony has exactly one decent lens: the CZ 24 1.8 which is $1000 USD. So it doesn't have hipster appeal or native lenses. And until Sony starts actually shipping more than a few NEX-7s, all it has is vaporware.

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RDMPhotos
By RDMPhotos (Jan 11, 2012)

It will be coming soon from them they said. But don't worry i bet the Chinese are already in the works for producing them.

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jadawgis732
By jadawgis732 (Jan 11, 2012)

Fuji Pro1X
5.5 (W) x 3.2 (H) x 1.7 (D) in

That's gargantuan? In what alternate reality can a 5 x 3 x 1.5 inch body be considered large?

Wrong on all accounts sir. 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.7, as you so clearly indicate.

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industwetrust
By industwetrust (Jan 11, 2012)

@ Jens_G and love_them_all
that´s not really true. the nex7 didn´t work well with leica/cosina vl lenses wider than 35mm. the ricoh gxr and the nex5 performed much better in this aspect. for me, using two m-mount lenses (17 + 24 mm), the nex7 is not an option and thats why the fuji might be a better choice. so i´m waiting for the m-mount adapter..

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brudy
By brudy (Jan 11, 2012)

Jens G - Except it's been shown that wider m-mount lenses have some issues on the NEX7. Color shifting, among other problems. And to be honest, we get that you like the NEX7, you're coming across as a bit of troll.

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skimble
By skimble (Jan 11, 2012)

nice camera a bit heavy and lets hope its fault free because their is a risk that they rather bring out a new camera model before releasing a firmware update which helps improve things.
You got to love Fuji ;-)

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whtchocla7e
By whtchocla7e (Jan 11, 2012)

DPR, please ask Ms. Head of Fuji Marketing if they are planning to release another firmware update for the X100.

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Asylum Photo
By Asylum Photo (Jan 11, 2012)

Yes, please! Fuji needs to update the X100!

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nekojoko
By nekojoko (Jan 11, 2012)

Can’t be sure this is fake or not, but these pic’s on Flickr are tagged Fujifilm X-Pro1…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26706225@N08/6672729135/

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Jan 11, 2012)

they are real, there are 6 of them. Photographer mentioned that he will upload also ISO 6400 samples. He said that over couple of days he had the camera he managed to take over 1000 shots. He doesn't think it's fair to comment on AF speed as it was pre-production sample.

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Geoffrey S Baker
By Geoffrey S Baker (Jan 11, 2012)

ISO 6400 is up:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26706225@N08/6679329993/

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max metz
By max metz (Jan 11, 2012)

Even without the anticipated organic sensor, this camera has me very excited, the lens range too looks just right to begin with. Watched all the videos, pawed over the limited samples, nothing found to diminish my enthusiasm. Very happy. :-)

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syakirzainol
By syakirzainol (Jan 11, 2012)

I will buy one if it supports basic ttl wireless or at least high-sync speed flash.

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Jan 11, 2012)

BTW, fire marketing over the model name!

The camera is an ex-pro model? It was pro, but now it's a hand-me-down?

Or it's targeted at retired photographers? You're not a pro anymore--buy this!

I know it may not have come from native English speakers, but geez, hire someone fluent to proof read!

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ljclark
By ljclark (Jan 11, 2012)

This may come as a shock, but the "X" (not "ex") probably refers to the line of Fuji products. Now that's just a wild guess, mind you.

So...Once we wrap our minds around that concept, maybe we could try real hard and image hanging just about any model designation you might want behind that "X".

Just sayin'

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Joe Sesto
By Joe Sesto (Jan 11, 2012)

Didju notice that the new Canon G is a G1X, and that the new Canon 1-series is a 1DX...you really don't think it is no longer a 1D? You might have had an intelligent comment if you had questioned that Fuji used the "Pro 1" label which was attached to a Canon Powershot in 2004...which incidentally had a fantastic 28~200/2.4 - 3.4 L lens (eq). You are forgiven...you were probably busy learning all about subtraction at the time.

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Steven Lungley
By Steven Lungley (Jan 12, 2012)

Fuji GX680, GX680II, GC680III, Fuji GX617
Fuji has been using the X for years.

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Jan 12, 2012)

...I suppose we'll soon see Fuji 812.

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Jan 11, 2012)

Without a vertical grip/shutter button, these mirrorless cameras will never replace a DSLR, only supplement one during photographer's play time. If the NEX-7 or any of these mirrorless cameras offered a vertical shutter button, I'd be on it in a heartbeat.

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Joe Sesto
By Joe Sesto (Jan 11, 2012)

Yeah...I always hated having to turn my light weight Leica MP-4 and M-4 so laboriously 90 degrees to the left or right for portrait mode...same with my 5D. Real photographers never used those cameras, or did that. It is terrible inconvenient to have to turn my wrist. It is so much better to have the 6 lb bulk of my 1D3 and a f/2.8 zoom with its vertical shutter release. Get real...

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ljclark
By ljclark (Jan 11, 2012)

Uh.

Why would I want to replace my DSLRs with an RF? When I bought my M8 I didn't get the urge to toss them? Same when I bought the X100 -- no urge.

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W Keith McManus
By W Keith McManus (Jan 11, 2012)

Yeah, it has been rough the last several decades having to turn my Leica M3s and M4s to shoot verticals. I just don't know how any of us have managed.

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RichardBalonglong
By RichardBalonglong (Jan 11, 2012)

DSLR is a different kind of camera and not all DSLR have vertical grips. These mirrorless and/or RF cameras are not just for "photographer's play time" camera, they are tools just like the DSLR, tools to take photographs. There are many working photographers, like me, who would want to use this kinds of cameras other than DSLR for work because its much lighter, smaller, stealthier and not showing to the world like telling "hey, I have a big bulky camera in front of my face and I'm a pro photographer!". Cheers and make more photographs... =)

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Jan 11, 2012)

DSLRs are getting decimated and are on their way out. And vertical grips on them in particular are rather prehistoric.

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Jan 11, 2012)

I suppose shooting all day for a living is a bit unreal. If you've ever shot a wedding all day, you'd appreciate a vertical grip. I'm not going to get more real than that any time soon!

And for the record, that was a marketing point for the 6x6 cameras: shoot in a comfortable stance and crop later.

I'm not saying that one needs a vertical grip to get the job done. But proper tools make a difference. I can make great work with crayons, but I'll certainly use a better tool if it's available. Why choose this tool at all?

There are perfectly valid reasons to choose this tool. I'm pointing out some reasons this is not, nor will ever be the right tool for some of it's designed target market.

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Jan 11, 2012)

Decimated? Hardly.

Prehistoric? Actually, they're a recent thing for most brands. My Zeiss Ikon didn't have one. My Pentax A3000 didn't have one. Just try and find one for a Nikon F. Once I hit a D2x (same time I started shooting for a living) I realized that it was indispensable.

People who never try driving stick will never understand it's advantages. Just because you don't know of possibilities, doesn't mean they don't exist.

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (Jan 11, 2012)

nice shutter sound !
great review too

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diforbes
By diforbes (Jan 11, 2012)

No 24mm or 35mm equivalent prime? No 24-70mm equivalent zoom? This camera is DOA for me under the current roadmap.

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Sosua
By Sosua (Jan 11, 2012)

No 600mm F4 OMG what is fuji thinking. DOA for birders as well.

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DaoudaW
By DaoudaW (Jan 11, 2012)

The 18 is 27mm eq. The 23 is 35 mm eq. The 18-72 is 27-109 eq. Are these not close enough for you??

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Jan 11, 2012)

they are launching with 3 fast primes, sorry I don't care about zoom lenses, use your legs

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scottacus
By scottacus (Jan 11, 2012)

Very interesting that there is a pancake in their lineup. Considering how relatively large and fat the X-Pro 1 is, it's not exactly crying out for a tiny pancake lens.

I wonder if this means there may be another, smaller X-series ILC coming in the next year.

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Sosua
By Sosua (Jan 11, 2012)

An X series EVF only model could be smaller and cheaper for sure for those not interested in the OVF aspect...

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Peter Nelson
By Peter Nelson (Jan 11, 2012)

I like this camera a lot. But, I like my Seiko/Epson R-D1 even more. I am so glad that I have an R-D1, the worlds First Digital Rangefinder mirrorless camera. It has the most manual controls of all. Not Leica nor this nice new FujiFilm X-Pro1 has as many usefull manual controls as my R-D1. I am now considering purchasing a second R-D1.

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asdfsky
By asdfsky (Jan 11, 2012)

that's your choice , it's hard to change someone's preference. My grandfather insisted that his Pentium IV working great, and didn't want to change to a new computer I gave him, a Windows 7 core i5. Your RD-1 is great, I owned it and sold it,it was good, but it can't compare to this fuji camera in term of photo quality.

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gullevek
By gullevek (Jan 11, 2012)

I also have the R-D1, but at low light this camera is useless. Everything above ISO 800 is just pure noise. I own the X100 and sensor side is just light years ahead of the R-D1.

And what manual controls? There is not much to control manual except focus, and I didn't buy the X-100 for that. And as it looks like X-Pro will have better manual focus. I will get this camera and it will for sure replace the R-D1s (which still has the most awesome retro indication dial of them all)

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Jan 11, 2012)

...having shot a d70 and the RD, I'll politely disagree about low light performance--provided you're shooting raw, it's a joy.

Sure this new cam goes to 25,600. How are you going to focus that? The RD-1 won't hang up on focus like this is likely to. And there's no true RF focusing with the Fuji OVF design. It's electronic only, which is NOT the same.

Better in some ways, still worse in others. Leaves it down to preference, instead of a truly revolutionary and transcendent product.

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Frank Scallo
By Frank Scallo (Jan 11, 2012)

Really hoping the autofocus is decent.. Oh, and where on the roadmap is a fast portrait tele? Heard that was rumored.

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Jan 11, 2012)

I guess they've got it covered with 60mm f/2.4 lens, it translates to 90mm brilliant for portraits, so is aperture of f/2.4 .

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Itai42
By Itai42 (Jan 11, 2012)

My 2 cents -
On one hand I would have loved seeing Fuji come out with another Nikon mount body or an alternative (e.g. Sigm or preferably Sony.. Micro 4/3 is too weak a system in my opinion but it's a 'standard' and therefore still has some appeal..).

On the other - I love Fuji innovation and if Fuji is dedicated to this new mount and will make sure not to lag as far behind everyone with their top models as they did in the past - this may prove to be a top choice for a lot of people (either as primary or second camera).

Body price tag seems a bit high... Not the Lens price though - I prefer high quality glass then useless cheap stuff.

Very curious to see the colors on the new sensor... hope the wider spacing between blues and reds did not hurt colors - since Fuji cameras usually produced some of the best skin-tones and good vivid colors.

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shaocaholica
By shaocaholica (Jan 11, 2012)

'Expensive' does not always mean higher quality. 'Cheap' does not always mean lower quality.

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Artistico
By Artistico (Jan 10, 2012)

This looks like a promising and very interesting system. It is great to see so many camera manufacturers now gravitating towards the market segment of the high-quality medium-compact interchangeable lens system camera. For my use, that is the most interesting one, and I was waiting for it for several years before MFT finally surfaced. We do indeed live in interesting times...

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shaocaholica
By shaocaholica (Jan 10, 2012)

"but that some decisions, such as how fast the lenses maximum apertures will be, have not yet been made"

Sounds more like trying to play down the leak while acknowledging it at the same time. "Yeah we can change anything.....but we probably won't".

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Superka
By Superka (Jan 10, 2012)

Very nice, Fuji! We are waiting for DIGITAL PANORAMIC TX-1 !

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dylanbarnhart
By dylanbarnhart (Jan 10, 2012)

Too many new lens mounts are introduced over the last couple years. I bet some of them won't survive. Fuji X-mount is especially vulnerable, because the X-Pro1 is kind of a niche market camera, serving only the high end. At this price point, it won't be a mass market seller like the Sony NEX or the MicroFourthird. The low volume of this system might not justify the development cost of new lenses.

While I have little doubt about the quality of these Fuji lenses, I'm reluctant to commit to the the X system until these leaked lenses actually go on the market, and more lenses are added to future roadmaps.

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abortabort
By abortabort (Jan 11, 2012)

Well considering mirror-less interchangeable is the future of digital cameras it is probably wiser for Fuji to develop a mount and a series of lenses - once developed they have to spend much less R&D developing new lenses for each and every camera they bring out - more time working on their camera bodies and adding new lenses to the lineup.

Also means they continue to sell a model of lens long after the camera they developed at the same time stops selling and eventually stops being used. A single lens probably has what a 10 year sales life? That would be wise investing in my opinion - even if their products are only ever niche.

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abortabort
By abortabort (Jan 11, 2012)

Further to this - I think Fuji have been very clever about their strategy here, they have aimed the camera specifically at 'enthusiasts', these people who buy the X-Pro1 will buy more lenses for it, which arguably is where the money is to be made in the any system, also by bringing out the primes ONLY at this stage those who do buy it will almost certainly buy a few if not all lenses. There is no P&S upgraders going on here where they like to know they can change lenses (but never do, or maybe get a superzoom) - the people who buy this camera I estimate will buy at least 3 lenses for it on average, which already means they have a huge kickstart in creating system loyalty. They might not sell as well as other systems, but they will sell more lenses per user - which is what is required to keep the system going.

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Jens_G
By Jens_G (Jan 11, 2012)

Imagine, for a second, if Fuji had used Sony's E-mount!

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Calvin Chann
By Calvin Chann (Jan 11, 2012)

I have to agree. Each manufacturer seems intent on creating their own mounts, often secondary to existing systems that they already have. Given that the market is finite, something will have to give.

After reading the specs, I have to say that this camera does interest me, but I would wait for more detailed reviews before moving any further. I would also have to wait to see if Fuji deliver on their lens roadmap, especially if the rumoured FF X is a reality. That would mean a whole new series of lenses with a different mount (the XL mount?)

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CFynn
By CFynn (Jan 12, 2012)

If they had used the NEX E-mount at least it would have solved one of Sony's problems.

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Summit_pg
By Summit_pg (Jan 10, 2012)

Too bad this roadmap does not say when/if Fuji will fix the other broken cameras that they have on the market.

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asdfsky
By asdfsky (Jan 11, 2012)

what's broken camera? my x100 is working great !

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Summit_pg
By Summit_pg (Jan 11, 2012)

The new Fuji X10 and the Fuji XS1 have an issue with the sensor. It turns highlights in an image into completely white burned out orbs/ovals. Does the same in RAW. No way to save the image if it happens, no way to prevent it. Only thing that seems to slow it down is shooting at high ISOs. Fuji says its 'normal'.

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samhain
By samhain (Jan 10, 2012)

Please Fujifilm-please please please make them as fast as possible- this is aimed at 'professional shooters', so give us professional glass!! Your cutting into the leica ballpark, people will pay an extra couple of hundred dollars for f1.4 & f1.8!! Fast glass!!!

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D8334
By D8334 (Jan 11, 2012)

Based on what? I am a pro and I don't care for large aperture lenses.

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arndsan
By arndsan (Jan 10, 2012)

Would love to get this camera, but the lens need to be best ...and at least f2 for the prime.
Can we use the lens for the X-Pro full-frame as well? - please fujifilm make it full-frame since the body is the size of a m9 anyway.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Jan 10, 2012)

It's priced in the top of the APS-C market, so I am sure if it was FF, it would be way up there out of most people's reach. Once you are spending a few grand, you might as well get the Leica for bragger's right.

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arndsan
By arndsan (Jan 11, 2012)

right, then just make it a bit smaller because good mirrorles cameras do exist already.

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DaoudaW
By DaoudaW (Jan 11, 2012)

There is an f1.4 "normal".

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Alex West
By Alex West (Jan 11, 2012)

Looks like a fantastic camera and I preordered one but,

Does anyone know what bit rate or color depth the video will shoot at?

Thanks!

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Captain Tom L
By Captain Tom L (Jan 10, 2012)

IMO, the most important line in this article is the last one "X-Pro1 will be part of a range of x-mount cameras". So what's next? a full frame version? I'm hopeful!

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attomole
By attomole (Jan 10, 2012)

What about a 35mm+ size, along the lines of the classic Mamaya 6, say like a Canon GX1 on steroids with a tilt an shift lens,

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Captain Tom L
By Captain Tom L (Jan 10, 2012)

Woah. One step at a time. I rather want Fuji to get it right than jumping the gun

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Jan 10, 2012)

Lose the slow big zooms and give us more fast primes!

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John Carson
By John Carson (Jan 11, 2012)

How many do you want? 3 already available and another 3 to come. Maybe you should get a zoom or two so you don't need so many primes.

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Erik Johansen
By Erik Johansen (Jan 10, 2012)

This looks great, butI'm confused about the pricing...........seems to vary like h#¤%&/...

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HeavyDuty
By HeavyDuty (Jan 10, 2012)

Please, Fuji - a fast 50!

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slncezgsi
By slncezgsi (Jan 10, 2012)

You mean 50 mm in terns of full frame? If yes than the 35/1.4 is your lens. Remember - there is the 1.5 conversion factor like with all APS-C cameras.

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viking79
By viking79 (Jan 10, 2012)

The 60 mm f/2.4 be fairly close. Clearly not an f/1.4 lens, but usually you stop down a 50mm f/1.4 to get the best results anyway.

Eric

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Sevventh
By Sevventh (Jan 10, 2012)

50mm 1.4 is actually a pretty tough nut to crack without including a floating element. The problem is that focus shift often occurs when stopping down the lens past f2. This is something that 50mm f2+ lenses do not show as much.

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Jan 10, 2012)

35mm F1.4 is more or less a 50mm

If you really just need a 50mm, buy a adapter. The fuji has a very small flange distance, you should be able to use any M mount or rangefinder lens with it.

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slncezgsi
By slncezgsi (Jan 10, 2012)

Looks great to me! I pick the 14, 23 and 60 please :)

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Nikonworks
By Nikonworks (Jan 10, 2012)

I don't think I have ever seen a better lens roadmap than this one.

Constant 4.0, IS Zooms, Primes.

I hope the sensor lives up to the glass.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Jan 10, 2012)

Did DRP ask about the X10 ORBS fix that is supposed to be coming? As long as you were talking to them, serious questions should be asked.

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Jan 10, 2012)

why is fuji not buying kodak?
kojiak could make good medium format cameras.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Jan 10, 2012)

Because Kodak is a useless corpse of a company. Fuji has no need for a dying company like Kodak.

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loka
By loka (Jan 10, 2012)

Fuji made good medium format cameras without Kodak

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Jan 10, 2012)

but you can not have enough patents.. ask canon!! :)

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Jakubo
By Jakubo (Jan 10, 2012)

Kodak has been in trouble for some time now. If they have been cutting on research for last few years their technology might be worthless.

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Erik Johansen
By Erik Johansen (Jan 10, 2012)

To produce Tri-X you meen?

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Jan 10, 2012)

kodak has some very valuable patents.. get some infos.
in 2010 they made over 800 million $ from patent licensing.

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Sevventh
By Sevventh (Jan 10, 2012)

The Hasselblad H2 system lenses are already made by Fuji.

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SW Gumbiner
By SW Gumbiner (Jan 11, 2012)

Did anyone address if they improved the hideous manual focus that the X100 has? More than any other issue the way the MF works is the only real disappointment I have with the X100 and if the new camera is the same I'll not be interested.

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markedwardsmith
By markedwardsmith (Jan 11, 2012)

I hope all you nit-picking whiner here can photograph as well as you whine.
If you wait for the perfect camera you will never photograph again in your life. It's not the camera but the idiot behind it.

This looks like a perfectly great camera that can take great images and prints. I plan on buying it, learning it's strengths and weaknesses and making great images with it.

Quit bitching and start photographing.

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skimble
By skimble (Jan 11, 2012)

nice camera a bit heavy and lets hope its fault free because their is a risk that they rather bring out a new camera model before releasing a firmware update which helps improve things.
You got to love Fuji ;-)

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asdfsky
By asdfsky (Jan 11, 2012)

and bring back Kodachrome :)

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Isaac Crawford
By Isaac Crawford (Jan 11, 2012)

Be careful about wishing for fast lenses. Remember, unless you use a live view shooting mode, it is much more difficult to get what you want in focus using a rangefinder system. Of course if you are going to use a live view, there really isn't much advantage to the rangefinder...

I once owned an M6 with a 75mm f1.4 summilux. I had the darnedest time getting accurate focus wide open until I got the higher magnification viewfinder model. Fuji has some questions when it comes to their focus system, knowing what we know about their current focusing system, would you really trust them to get accurate focus with fast lenses? I'd have to be convinced.

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apol22
By apol22 (Jan 12, 2012)

Have you guys compared this with the NEX 5N & NEX 7?

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apol22
By apol22 (Jan 12, 2012)

Has anyone compared this with NEX 7?

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