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Fujifilm says X-Pro1 will set you back around $2300. UK probably £1980

By dpreview staff on Feb 2, 2012 at 21:56 GMT

Fujifilm USA has announced its recommended pricing for the X-Pro1 high-end mirrorless camera. The MSRP will be $1699 for the body and $599-$649 for the lenses, meaning you can expect it to create around a $2300 dent in your pocket if you want to be able to take pictures with it. Canadian prices will be dollar-for-dollar equivalents. Fujifilm UK meanwhile hasn't yet announced pricing, but one of the country's retailers is taking orders at £1429 for the body and £549-599 for the lenses, which gives a good idea of how much you'll need to scrape together.


Press Release

FUJIFILM Announces pricing for REVOLUTIONARY X-PRO1 INTERCHANGEABLE LENS DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEM INTRODUCED AT CES 2012

Valhalla, N.Y., February 2, 2012 – Following the introduction of its newest and most advanced addition to its X-Series line-up during the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas last month – the revolutionary FUJIFILM X-Pro1 interchangeable lens digital camera system – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today confirmed its pricing.

The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 has a brand new, custom developed 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensorTM that incorporates a newly developed filter array and Fujifilm’s proprietary EXR Processor technology that delivers extraordinary image resolution, clarity and beauty that will rival currently available mid and high-end DSLR models. The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 also features a New 2nd Generation Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and three prime interchangeable FUJINON lenses.

Pricing for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 interchangeable lens digital camera system is as follows:

Product MSRP
FUJIFILM X-Pro1 (body only) $1,699.95
FUJIFILM XF 18mm (27mm equivalent) F2.0 lens $599.95 
FUJIFILM XF 35mm (53mm equivalent) F1.4 lens $599.95
FUJIFILM XF 60mm (90mm equivalent) F2.4 lens $649.95

The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 body and lenses will be available at the end of February.

Comments

Total comments: 586
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Peter KT Lim
By Peter KT Lim (Feb 3, 2012)

Bad news for little red dot.

2 upvotes
abi170845
By abi170845 (Feb 3, 2012)

I'm waiting for an ultra ultra wide lens, will it be possible a fixed 10mm(FF 16mm) like the pana 7mmzoom?

0 upvotes
Noogy
By Noogy (Feb 3, 2012)

This is affordable especially if I compute potential hospital bills to be incurred after years and years of carrying my heavy DSLR+huge lens combo. However, I understand there are now ergo-friendly camera straps, so wait, this might not be cheap at all... hmmm...

1 upvote
webgeek
By webgeek (Feb 3, 2012)

Now if you can get this to retail store faster than Sony NEX-7 you will get my money first...

0 upvotes
abi170845
By abi170845 (Feb 3, 2012)

why buy retail? pre order it and if you don't like it the major online retailers have no hassle return policy.

1 upvote
webgeek
By webgeek (Feb 3, 2012)

Thanks Fujifilm. I think your pricing is fair. I will buy this instantly. Coming from heavy Canon 5D Mark II and L lens. I am in heaven because this is my alternative to the Leica version with autofocus. I have been wishing for this setup for a long time and it finally arrived. Can't wait to shoot with it. This will make my daily-life street photography and candid portraits much easier than pointing a DSLR and Big Zoom at someone face.

LOVE IT !!!!!

3 upvotes
audijam
By audijam (Feb 3, 2012)

hahahahaha....i can't help stop laughing. 1700 to buy this? i might as well spend 1900 to buy a backup 5DII.

6 upvotes
noirdude
By noirdude (Feb 3, 2012)

might as well spend $4000 for a D3s or $6000 for a D4.. yes they are much bigger but 8x better in all aspects than this fujiyama thing..

4 upvotes
Superka
By Superka (Feb 3, 2012)

Yes! And Canon is 100x better!

0 upvotes
noirdude
By noirdude (Feb 3, 2012)

Hahahaha!!

0 upvotes
Superka
By Superka (Feb 3, 2012)

OVERPRICED! FUJI! How could you!? I won't buy it.
I would prefer Leica M6 film camera (digital is too expensive), and I would have film, not a "film-like" sensor .

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T3
By T3 (Feb 3, 2012)

Oh, yeah, Leica isn't "OVERPRICED". LOL.

2 upvotes
brentbrent
By brentbrent (Feb 3, 2012)

They sold way more X100's than they expected. They probably kicked themselves for not pricing it higher. They've learned their lesson, and, hey, it's easier to drop the price than to raise it.

4 upvotes
Ruy Penalva
By Ruy Penalva (Feb 3, 2012)

That is not a fair price that is a tsunami

6 upvotes
eyewundr
By eyewundr (Feb 3, 2012)

If the sensor lives up to the on paper hype the X-Pro-1 may deliver image quality close to better FF (35mm) digital cams, and that WILL be worth the price.
If.
I doubt the auto-focus will impress, but top IQ in smaller form factor seems to be the popular quest these days.

0 upvotes
Jimmy jang Boo
By Jimmy jang Boo (Feb 3, 2012)

Ridiculously overpriced, especially for niche brand in a niche market. Major FAIL!

8 upvotes
donthasslethehoff
By donthasslethehoff (Feb 3, 2012)

So, you're saying a product that has not yet hit the market has failed. Facepalm.

0 upvotes
hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

niche brand??? fuji a niche brand??? ---- rolleyes ----

0 upvotes
gogo2
By gogo2 (Feb 3, 2012)

Overpriced. With that kind of pricing, can get FF.

2 upvotes
Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Feb 3, 2012)

1) FUJIFILM XF 18mm (27mm equivalent) F2.0 lens (Wide)
2) FUJIFILM XF 35mm (53mm equivalent) F1.4 lens (Normal)
3) FUJIFILM XF 60mm (90mm equivalent) F2.4 lens (Tele)

XF 18/2.0: AOV: 76.9 deg DOF Aperture Diameter: 9mm $599.95
XF 35/1.4: AOV: 43.7 deg DOF Aperture Diameter: 25mm $599.95
XF 60/2.4: AOV: 26.2 deg DOF Aperture Diameter: 25mm $649.95

AOV/DOF: calculated; not by disclosure.

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Feb 3, 2012)

FF Lens of the same AOV/DOF:
FF 27mm/09mm = f3.0 (AOV: 76.9 deg)
FF 53mm/25mm = f2.1 (AOV: 43.7 deg)
FF 90mm/25mm = f3.6 (AOV: 26.2 deg)

FF Lens of the same AOV/Light EV:
FF 27mm f2.0 = 13.5mm DOF Ap-Diam. (AOV: 76.9 deg)
FF 53mm f1.4 = 37.9mm DOF Ap-Diam. (AOV: 43.7 deg)
FF 90mm f2.4 = 37.5mm DOF Ap-Diam. (AOV: 26.2 deg)

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Feb 3, 2012)

Fujifilm: Lacks Exposure Simulation Live (Pre)View.
(Judging by Fujifilm prosumer models of the past; none had it).

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marike6
By marike6 (Feb 3, 2012)

We get it, you like Canon. Didn't see any tables of calculations when the NEX-7 was released. Shallow DOF will be more than possible with this camera. Besides, this camera, like the X100, are not meant to replace FF. I will still use my 5D. But when I want to travel light, I'll grab my GH2 or a camera like this new Fuji.

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Tap0
By Tap0 (Feb 3, 2012)

@sdyue : What is this fixation that you have with Exposure Simulation Live (Pre) View ? Did you invent this particular feature in your favourite Canon cameras ? Just curious...

0 upvotes
hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

@ sdyue - Exposure Simulation Live (Pre) View - what do you think EVF does? yes, it does exactly that.

Fuji's 35mm F/1.4 lens would correspond (as you state) with 50mm f/2 lens in full frame world when it comes to field of view and depth of field.

which means it's brilliant walk around lens for everything, especially street

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owenleve
By owenleve (Feb 3, 2012)

They don't include the fact you'll need about 15 batteries if they last anything like the ones in the x100...

5 upvotes
love_them_all
By love_them_all (Feb 3, 2012)

I won't say it is expensive if the IQ is better than the S5 pro. Street price will also lower a bit if u don't rush in to buy it in the first 6mos.

0 upvotes
jeremybarton
By jeremybarton (Feb 3, 2012)

Gave it some thought but sticking with my x100 and my x10! great cameras!

1 upvote
noirdude
By noirdude (Feb 3, 2012)

if you do street photography those would be more than enough..

0 upvotes
Aero Windwalker
By Aero Windwalker (Feb 3, 2012)

Why not a Canon 5D Mark II plus 50mm f/1.8 85mm f/1.8 and 28mm f/1.8?

6 upvotes
Ehrik
By Ehrik (Feb 3, 2012)

Because the Canon weighs more, is bigger and has no EVF?

2 upvotes
marike6
By marike6 (Feb 3, 2012)

EVF? The 5D Mk II viewfinder is brighter, and nicer to use than some cheesy EVF (referencing the comment below), even though I like the X100 finder very much. But, Aero, you just listed at least $3000 USD worth of gear, and Ehrik is correct. The 5D is not exactly lightweight.

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

@ marike6 - VF is brighter - ehm... not really, depends on the lens doesn't it?

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

I was until just now actually looking to purchase a Fujifilm X-S1 superzoom-cam. Even though that camera is questionable technically, and the price of $800 is a bit stiff. As is the $1,200 for the Fuji X100 with a single focus attached lens.

But now, with this simple camera and one simple fixed focus lens priced at around US$2,300, I just know that Fuji had lost its marbles completely.

So, let them rip off others, I am getting my walking papers from them pronto.

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zevobh
By zevobh (Feb 3, 2012)

this is a pro camera, nothing like that silly plastic superzoom cam.

0 upvotes
starwolfy
By starwolfy (Feb 3, 2012)

Why is it a pro camera? Ah...because "Pro" is in the name.

AF is SLOW
No FLASH
No bright Zoom

You said pro camera? What pro would need that?

8 upvotes
mytake
By mytake (Feb 3, 2012)

"Why is it a pro camera? Ah...because "Pro" is in the name."
Good point...

0 upvotes
Ottofhc
By Ottofhc (Feb 3, 2012)

D3 HAS NO FLASH.........
NO FLASH=PRO LOL

0 upvotes
hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

@ starwolfy

- how do you know AF is slow? and slow for what?
- no bright zoom - they will release zoom later (I don't use zooms, the fast ones are bloody expensive, I don't mind to use my legs)
- no flash - so? you can add one later if you really need it

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slaughtr
By slaughtr (Feb 3, 2012)

My only complaint would be that I prefer the unpainted metal of my X100 rather than the all black.

0 upvotes
deep7
By deep7 (Feb 3, 2012)

I see lots of comments about this being a "retro" camera and not worth the money. I'd say this body style is ideal for a working camera and gives the best balance between size and handling, with lovely, direct controls for aperture and shutter speed and so on, rather than unmarked wheels etc. It would maybe look nicer if it was MORE retro but I don't care. As for the price, if the quality is there, it's a very fair price. Time will tell.

Question for me is: Will it autofocus reliably and fairly quickly in a dark church? Could be a great wedding camera if it does...

2 upvotes
mytake
By mytake (Feb 3, 2012)

I see what you mean about "handling". I had not realised how much less it weighed than even a Pentax K-5 [which I don't own, but it is the lightest of the top three (arguably) APC cameras] K-5 is a whopping 64% heavier according to camerasize.com. I still think the support issues (especially for Nikon and Canon, Pentax less so, outweigh the fuji for a one camera kit. However if you can afford a second body and lenes, and if the IQ and autofocus is there, it really becomes interesting

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mrJamieSmith
By mrJamieSmith (Feb 3, 2012)

I sold my 5D MK II, 35L, 135L and 580EXII in anticipation for this camera. Call me crazy, but I've been wishing for a camera like what Fuji is promising here real bad!

3 upvotes
Jack A. Zucker
By Jack A. Zucker (Feb 3, 2012)

i did that for the sony nex but eventually went back to the dslr.

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mytake
By mytake (Feb 3, 2012)

It is a very appealing camera...and i'm in no way criticising your decision, but why? Was it the weight? I would have slept with that 135L (on the sofa, of course)

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webgeek
By webgeek (Feb 3, 2012)

Me too. I sold all my Canon 5D II gears two years ago for smaller setup (NEX7) and now will get this setup. This is what I have wished for a long time. Thanks Fujifilm. I think the price is fair and I am willing to pay for it.

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Damo83
By Damo83 (Feb 3, 2012)

For that price this had better be a seriously good piece of kit.

1 upvote
Jeff Morris
By Jeff Morris (Feb 3, 2012)

I would love a X-Pro1, I would consider giving up my DSLR and the new D800 IF the performance was top notch. But you know what? Fuji promises the world in their compact bridge cameras, the X100 etc. No more Fuji exaggerations! This time I am waiting for the reviews to come out. To get me to switch, I want superb lenses, top notch auto focus, superb sensor performance and a refined GUI. (I really want a tilt LCD screen but that must come in a future camera.)

I have read all of the hype, I have followed this camera for months, now lets see some real hands on reviews and as Jerry McGuire says "Show me the files!"

13 upvotes
EchoCharlie
By EchoCharlie (Feb 3, 2012)

I'm in the same boat, Wow! the price is just like having another D700- This camera must be as good or even better than D700. Well see how this cam delivers its promise.

1 upvote
Snzkgb
By Snzkgb (Feb 3, 2012)

This Fuji is a wanna-be hi-tech Leica M8. At least the build quality is, and it seems like the image quality is not a step back too.
So you should think about this camera like a Japanese view of Leica - with a far less price. Not "The poor man's Leica", but "Leica, Japanese version".

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olddigiman1
By olddigiman1 (Feb 3, 2012)

Surprising how much griping about the price there is. Obviously, many poster are too young to remember what the Fuji and Mamiya MF RFs were going for back in the day. Assuming the camera has "pro" level build quality, and all indicatiions are that it does, the price is not out of line at all. And the prices on the lenses are not out of line either, you want a Canon or Nikon 35mm f1.4, it's going to set you back well over twice as much as the Fuji. If you want to pay less, you can get a plastic body camera like the Panny/Oly m4/3, it's a free country. Fuji could make a plastic version for less, maybe they will, maybe they won't, but that's not what this particular camera is about..

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donthasslethehoff
By donthasslethehoff (Feb 3, 2012)

Exactly. For those whining about price, do the rest of us a favor. Figure out a way to make more money and quit yer whining!!

1 upvote
DioCanon
By DioCanon (Feb 3, 2012)

scrolling at the comments,
looks like most of people make this equation:
mirrorless= tiny and cheap like bread.

That would equal to:
DSLR= huge bodies and deadly expensive
some actually are, some are not.

So is you want a cheap mirrorless get a cheap one, if you really into photography and you can afford this get this one.
Besides the lenses are all prime f2, f1.4, f2.4.
I guess most of negative comments are from compact cameras users or people with basic DSLR with a f4-5.6 kit lens!

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Petter Salvesen
By Petter Salvesen (Feb 3, 2012)

The rumored price in Norway is 13000 NOK, or 2200$, body only... No chance.

2 upvotes
Ibida Bab
By Ibida Bab (Feb 3, 2012)

I don't think you can classify this as a P&S, it's rather large.
And again, this is like a Mercedes or BMW of cameras. Made in Japan quality, I think it is worth every penny. If I had the money I would buy it, but I don't so I just buy an XS1 and keep on driving my 00' Nissan. :-)

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

Since we all know that when it comes to basic reliability, Mercedes-Benz and BMW both stink. So, if this "MADE IN JAPAN" Fuggi is only as good as a Benz or a Bimmer, here is my free advice: stay the heck away from it.

BTW, did you know that the X-S1 has a DEFECTIVE SENSOR (same defective sensor that is in the X10)? Oh yeah, and no firmware update from Fuji will fix that, you know.

The cat is still not out of the bag with the X-Pro1, however.

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ELLIOT P STERN
By ELLIOT P STERN (Feb 2, 2012)

I am ready. I have ordered. I am waiting. Give us a ship date in the US. Have the X100 and couldn't be more pleased.

2 upvotes
slaughtr
By slaughtr (Feb 3, 2012)

I'm like you. I love my X100 and now only use my DSLR for those times when I need a specialty lens. Just sold a Sony NEX-5 to make room. A larger sensor with interchangeable prime, fast lenses and I'm there.

2 upvotes
Snzkgb
By Snzkgb (Feb 3, 2012)

I have EOS 30D, Samsung NX10 and X100.
I've bought X100 about a month ago, and gave NX10 to my girlfriend. As for DSLR, it is still stays in the place I've left it...in my photobag, laying calm and quiet for about a month.
X100 is so emotional camera to use...I can't imagine how better X-Pro1 would become!

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Zvonimir Tosic
By Zvonimir Tosic (Feb 2, 2012)

Finally a bit pricey camera! Thank God, we've been suffocating in the sea of compromised lookalike toys.

1 upvote
Snzkgb
By Snzkgb (Feb 2, 2012)

There are some things out there, when price doesn't really matters.
Fuji X-Pro1 is the one.
It is not designless peace of stone like NEX-7, nor the consumer-like m4/3 bodies.

Will definately buy it.

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CMurdock
By CMurdock (Feb 2, 2012)

Besides the new sensor with a rearranged color pattern, and the lack of an AA filter, I can't see any difference between this camera and other large-sensor compacts that have been released lately.

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Chris_in_Osaka
By Chris_in_Osaka (Feb 2, 2012)

Blame the economic situation in western countries and the the resulting exchange rates, not Fuji. Most shops listing on the kakaku web site are pricing the x-pro1 at ¥135,000. That's the street price including 5% national sales tax.
135,000.00 JPY = 1,771.76 USD

The MSRP for the states is $1,699.95.

When you consider the street price will significantly lower than the MSRP, that they don't have the marketing power of say, Sony, and that it's made in Japan where workers earn a yen salary that noticeably hire than that of workers pumping out cameras in China, then it's not that bad of deal.

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Ray Sachs
By Ray Sachs (Feb 3, 2012)

I seriously doubt the street price will be less anytime soon. The X100 has been at the same $1200 MSRP since it came out nearly a year ago and the street price hasn't dropped at all. Once or twice I've seen it for about $50 less, but not for long. And that problem has had its share of issues. If the XPro1 is as good as it should be, there aren't gonna be any discounted street deals on it for a loooong time. Unless it just doesn't sell because of the high price, but I'd bet it will. Then again, I'm not gonna buy it and I would if the price was right, so maybe if there are enough like me....

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

"....the street price will significantly lower than the MSRP."

No, it will not be. This will be the price that you can get this thing from B&H, etc.

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Chris_in_Osaka
By Chris_in_Osaka (Feb 3, 2012)

Well, I guess U.S. retailers are expecting demand so they're keeping the initial price set at the MSRP. Not entirely Fuji's fault, unless the argument is that they should have foresaw the popularity and set the MSRP at a lower/fairer price.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 4, 2012)

Luck to have any difference between MSRP and street! Here in NZ they are one and the same.

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Waterengineer
By Waterengineer (Feb 2, 2012)

The is at least 40-percent too high in cost. Obviously, the target market is the Leica "want-a-be" crowd. The Leica M9 price leaves a lot of head space for Fuji to make a nice profit, but they got greedy. This thing is no where close to a Leica.

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arndsan
By arndsan (Feb 2, 2012)

How to tell my wife?
would love to walk around with this, but to expansive to run parallel to my DSLR.
If i wouldn't have my stuff already i would take a close look at this.

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KonstantinosK
By KonstantinosK (Feb 2, 2012)

HOW MUCH?!?! It will be interesting to see how its image quality compares to the one of the much much cheaper K-01...

1 upvote
Gerudo
By Gerudo (Feb 2, 2012)

Please, excuse me if I don't judge the price/performance-ratio of this machine prematurely.

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Kevin Coppalotti
By Kevin Coppalotti (Feb 2, 2012)

Tell 'em they're dreamin'......

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mytake
By mytake (Feb 2, 2012)

I doubt that the X-Pro1 will be any better than the Nikon D400 or the next Canon 8D, or whatever they will call those cameras.
Nikon and Canon do however have "worlds" of support...lens, flashes ,and third party support, just to mention a few, most of which have been reviewed dozens of times. I'm not saying that this is a bad camera, it might be very good, Fuji does not have what I would call a sparkling record for following up, staying the course, so to speak.
The only review I have seen of these lenses was, I'm paraphrasing"there OK, about what you would expect from a $600 lens, and nothing to write home about".
With all that said, I hope it will be an exceptional camera and that Fuji will give it the support it deserves. As things stand though, a lower asking price for a new mount, three lenes and a spotty history (DSLR interchangeable, yes I remember the Nikon bodies) would have seemed more prudent.

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T3
By T3 (Feb 2, 2012)

This is a boutique camera, so obviously it's going to have a boutique price. Not surprising. This isn't a mass market camera. It's more like a "poor" man's Leica.

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ZoranC
By ZoranC (Feb 2, 2012)

Whether price is reasonable or unreasonable solely depends on performance some camera delivers (unless you are fanboi/fashionista).

As we have not seen any results yet that are worth hanging one's coat on it is premature to make any comment on price.

One thing can be said though: At that price image quality _and_ build of camera (as in reliability, lack of issues, etc) better be on at least same if not better level as best DSLR's out there or otherwise Fuji will end up wondering is there enough rich among fanbois/fashionistas to sustain profits.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

Fuggi overshot, for sure, but then just look at Canon. Heck they are still demanding $16,000 for that turkey EOS C300 of theirs, wow.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

It also depends on whether the camera is of a type that you have a need for.

Cameras like this are ideal for reportage, PJ work, street work and so on. They are not really intended as happy snappers or replacements for mainstream consumers cameras.

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ridecycling
By ridecycling (Feb 2, 2012)

Considering Fuji has not been in this market, it is a pretty audacious effort and a hefty price. Looks like they will be looking to recoup their R&D costs as fast as possible, but with prices like this, it may take a long time as I don't think this thing will fly off shelves per se.

It makes the Lumix GX1 a very interesting proposition what appears to offer very similar features sensor size aside.

I am not so sure people will flock to a costly system like this with only a few available lenses and a pretty short history for making product at this level. Risky proposition, not to say that Fuji is not a good brand, just they have not been a player in this domain before. Let's see how long these prices last.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

Looks pretty cheap to me. A Nikon D4 costs $6000 and no one complains that is too expensive. I have several Nikon lenses (well, OK, lots of Nikon lenses) that cost more than this camera and even some that cost more than this camera AND all the lenses available for it!
It is a specialist camera not aimed particularly at the mainstream buyer - it is a niche that has been crying out for filling from a small user base.
To evaluate it against mainstream requirements is to miss the point of it.

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ridecycling
By ridecycling (Feb 3, 2012)

To compare this system to a D4 is a real stretch. Just as you say, the ability to have 'lots of Nikon lenses' is one reason why the D4 can be a D4 to begin with.

Not to be sarcastic, but my friend, I know the D4 and this is no D4 - not even close.

Cheap is a term that is open for interpretation. If what I think you are saying it is good value, you may be right, but it will take a long time for Fuji to build a system even close in comparison to a D4 if ever.

I do question companies who title their products with the word 'Pro' as if that is who the product is made for; a bit of strange marketing twist. I don't see the word Pro on a D4, yet I would say the vast majority of D4 users will be just that, pros.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 4, 2012)

You miss my point. I am not comparing it to a D4 merely saying that the price of this is not high in comparison with one. Likewise not expensive in comparison with a Leica M9.

You do not need that much of a system - the body and 4 or 5 lenses is all most Leica M camera users seem to have. I had 4 lenses with my M cameras and that was enough.

Compared to a Leica or a D4 it is cheap. I personally would have a Leica if it was AF. If this offers reasonably comparable IQ and performance with AF, then it seems a great buy.

It is not really intended to replace a DSLR or a P&S, any more than an M9 is.

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HiRez
By HiRez (Feb 2, 2012)

Was interested in this camera, but I think I'll keep my Nikkor lenses and spend that money on a D800 instead. Keep X100 as lightweight option.

1 upvote
VivaLasVegas
By VivaLasVegas (Feb 2, 2012)

It surely revolutionize the price of P&S.

9 upvotes
Banana Chips™
By Banana Chips™ (Feb 2, 2012)

this is the most awesome comment in the history of dpreview. like!

2 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

He's from Vegas apparently, so give him a break! :-))

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Fojazz
By Fojazz (Feb 2, 2012)

So instead of being way over my budget, it's way WAY over my budget. :)

Good to know. Now I can ignore it in peace.

11 upvotes
rusticus
By rusticus (Feb 2, 2012)

I stand by my X100

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msusic
By msusic (Feb 2, 2012)

How is this camera revolutionary?
Current samples don't really look much better than what's already on the market (if any) and the camera is quite big and heavy considering it's mirrorless.

It's AF is nothing to brag about either and there are no wider lenses than now pretty conservative 27(28)mm equivalent.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

How do you know the AF is no good?

Care to point us to the test?

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toomanycanons
By toomanycanons (Feb 2, 2012)

Too bad there isn't a short zoom, like 17-50, available for those prices. Ya know, steady F/2.8 or better. Dreaming now.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 3, 2012)

wrong kind of camera, IMO. If you want an f2.8 zoom go DSLR.

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DioCanon
By DioCanon (Feb 3, 2012)

get yourself a Pentax or a Nikon!

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Valentinian
By Valentinian (Feb 3, 2012)

" If you want an f2.8 zoom go DSLR" ....
Really? didn't you read that Panasonic will make 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 ?
Face it: mirrorless is the future. DSLR is a dynosaur... still fearsom, but on the way to extintion...

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

Mirrorless is indeed the future. But I don't think the Micro 4/3 form factor will be a viable entity too far into the future. I mean, it's only crawling about now.

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David0X
By David0X (Feb 2, 2012)

Personally I think the price is just fine - But I also thought the X100 was fine.
I think it will come down to ergonomics. If the focus and ease of use is good, then it becomes a useful tool, and $3K for a full kit is a bargain.
I think the problem with the X100 is that while the IQ is there, it's not really fast enough for professional use (in focus and ergonomics) so it becomes a nice toy - in which scenario price matters.
Again - we'll need to see how the ergonomics/menus/focus stacks up once it's been thoroughly tested by a few pros

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

So... is your second Bentley really a Rolls?

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