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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

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Feb 3, 2012)

imho a ugly looking camera (not that would count for a buying decision) that costs a lot.

i don´t know if i would spend so much money on a system thats new and the future is uncertain.

look at olympus 43.... at one time they decide that it´s time for something new any you sit there with your once expensiv gear.
now olympus is all about µ43.

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Faisalee
By Faisalee (Feb 3, 2012)

IYHO, yes :)
IMHO, no... it looks stunning and over priced, but that just MO :p

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134tu
By 134tu (Feb 3, 2012)

Once I’ve made a bet with my buddy on this topic. I checked with hahaped and it appeared, that the truth was on my side

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D200_4me
By D200_4me (Feb 3, 2012)

If it truly is a pro camera and operates at pro levels, then I don't think the price is too high.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Feb 3, 2012)

No thanks, I'll pass on this system. However what's happening here is simply what happens everywhere else; the gear is being priced at a level the vendor feels that the market can tolerate - probably correctly. And in the case of retro-chic (albeit probably very well-performing retro-chic) the market will tolerate a fairly large "dent in the pocket". Until the next "must have" arrives. Then it'll drop in price, be rapidly replaced (Fuji seem to be very quick off the mark with replacements and diversionary products) and they'll be appearing on auction sites. By that time the early adopters will have identified numerous ergonomic deficiencies that were accidentally (or intentionally) comitted by the manufacturer in this iteration. On and on we go. Until the economy collapses and the fiction of "choice" as the engine of personal well-being is seen to be the mirage that it is. But that probably won't happen.

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JefDeC
By JefDeC (Feb 3, 2012)

Keep the genie in the bottle please :-)

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FTW
By FTW (Feb 6, 2012)

If you want to keep the genie in the lamp, close the zipper of your pants, nobody will then be able to rubb the lamp body. Despite of that this body remains too expensive. 2300$ with a lens is ok, without a lens it's playing with the lamp of the genie.

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oselimg
By oselimg (Feb 3, 2012)

Obviously Fuji Heavy Industries Corp. don't need to compete directly on price level with other brands. Good luck to them. The camera certainly looks nice.

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milwman
By milwman (Feb 3, 2012)

What most are missing is it will be above most others cameras, By the build of it, That's the PRO in X pro 1. If someone thinks some other camera is better for them by price or size they likely don't need it. If Pro's need something they will snatch it up. Really this isn't a weekend snap shot camera.

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Ahmet Aydogan
By Ahmet Aydogan (Feb 3, 2012)

Fuji Heavy Industries doesn't have anything to do with this camera. That company makes Subarus! Fuji is a common name for companies in Japan. It's like "acme" here.

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TurboSled
By TurboSled (Feb 3, 2012)

You do know that Fuji Heavy Industries is a completely different company from Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, right?

Edit... Yeah, what Ahmet said.

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oselimg
By oselimg (Feb 3, 2012)

Sorry, my mistake presuming everything Fuji is from the same company. But may be Fuji Heavy Industries should go in to camera manufacturing too. If they can design something like the Subaru's would be great for everyone. Performance and reliability with no non-sense accessories at a great price.

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mark25
By mark25 (Feb 3, 2012)

how about this:

Nikon has announced its pricing for the D4 high-end camera. The price will be $5,999 for the body and $119-$9,999 for the lenses, meaning you can expect it to create around a $10,000 dent in your pocket if you want to be able to take pictures with it.

does this give a good idea of how much you'll need to scrape together....????

it is very sad and strange on dpreview's part to make the price look frightening by using unnecessary 'dent in the pocket' and 'how much you'll need to scrape together' phrases.... and after reading the people's response in the comments section, it looks as if they have lured many prospective buyers away...

as much as i like dpreview, this particular 'style' of price announcement from them is, in my opinion, something to which i strongly object, especially keeping in mind that those are MSRP prices...

:( sad

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brendon1000
By brendon1000 (Feb 3, 2012)

Ill have to agree with you. When I first saw the title I assumed straight away that they hiked up the price from $1699 to $2300. So I got a little confused seeing the price of the body still $1699.

Nobody planning on getting this camera is going to plonk down so much $$$ without checking the final pricing with the kit lens.

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Feb 3, 2012)

yes thats true, if you just started shooting nikon or changed system, but in the first case, it would be better to buy two or three nikon d/g primes and a used d90, and in the second case, well that was your bad, why on earth a you changing camera system

in all other cases you should earn a bunch of glass. i own around 10 of the fastest nikon primes in nearly all focus length till 135 f/2, not because iam rich, but because i am in the nikon system since 1988 :)

i think the higher the price, the bigger the sales. it gets exclusive by that, 2300 is ok if you want a piece of gear and not a toy, if it would be cheaper it would get into midlevel dslr range. but by setting the price a bit too high people think its superior.

if you buy a rangefinder thats no real rangefinder with af optics and leica looks, you just want to be exclusive, and make sure that youre one of the few that owns one. looks like a leica copy, price slightly too high=high sales i guess :)

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Keith
By Keith (Feb 3, 2012)

This camera reminds me a bit of the Contax G2, which was slated to come out in digital form before Contax went under.

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Enrico Barile
By Enrico Barile (Feb 3, 2012)

This should be a discussion forum about the camera mentioned in the article above. Please try to discuss the camera, Fujifilm etc seriously. Don't use the space to just tell others what equipment you are using. Who cares? Also, what's the point in telling us you preferr your "whatever" DSLR. First, the X-Pro 1 can't be compared to a DSLR. Or a simple compact camera. I many ways in't can't be compared to a Leica M9 either. Second, you haven't evend touched the X-Pro 1 yet! I haven't seen this camera in real life, but I appreciate Fujifilm's efforts to broaden the market by introducing cameras that differs a bit from the main street producs. I will get my hands on this camera as soon as possible. No, the price is not at all to high for a camera like this one. OK, if it turns out to be a sloppy product with bad image quality, then yes, the price is to high. But Fujifilm got it all right with the X100, so why not with this camera?

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Feb 3, 2012)

are you a moderator ? :)
how should you discuss something without mentioning other products? or at least the products you use, and why not comare it to a dslr? only thing that should be different is the viewfinder. or isnt it ? well we will never find out without discussing it :)

why is the price not too high "for a camera like this one" ?
whats this "this one" youre talking about? the fuji x100, i owned one for around four month, was a nice idea, with nice components, thats TOTALLY crippled by the lousy GUI and software. thats not exactly what i would call "got it all right" i dont know if you ever owned one, but i can tell you there are very serious flaws with camera that are just unprofessional in every way and a clear message to the consumer as a beta tester

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pppp
By pppp (Feb 3, 2012)

I will cancel my pre-order... OVERPRICED !!!!!!!!!!

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milwman
By milwman (Feb 3, 2012)

Whatever, It is overpriced for you or for what you need. I think it's priced about right for what it is a top of the line camera from them. They are going to bring out a cheaper X mount and likely smaller so don't throw in the towel yet if you like what you see! Just give them time to make it first.

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Feb 3, 2012)

milwman, " its priced about right for what it is a top of the line camera" so what you say is, its overpriced^^

they set the price for beeing a premium camera, not because its so special to produce and so expensive to make :)

a leica m9 is not overpriced, because guys in germany built it that have insurance, a good income, and a nice place to work and can afford a living without hustle. if you want that, you just have to pay that. if you dont want or need handbuilt quality, you buy a fuji. so fuji chooses a formfactor thats known in peoples mind to be expensive, does it for cheap in japan, and sells it at higher prices because it has the looks of the german camera. OVEPRICED :)

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FTW
By FTW (Feb 6, 2012)

where does ist states to be a top of the libe camera. It can not mor then a Pen or any other similar gear, or does it, The sensor has not made a good reputation in x10 and x100. The fact that this one is larger pixel count does not give any guarantee that he performs better, Let's wait results first and comments and complaints, after that we see, At first look, for what it loks like, what it does and how it works or is to handle, the price of 1699 for a body without a lens is overpriced. That price is ok for a complete camera with one of the 2 bottom end lenses to choose among.

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cxsparc
By cxsparc (Feb 3, 2012)

Seems to me that there are two opposite opinions prevalent:

One is the group having wished for a Leica, but cheaper and with AF. The Fuji looks like a Leica-copy, though the internals are not. This group also bestows Fuji with advance laurels and wants this camera to be what they wish for. Their conclusion: A bargain compared to a Leica.

The second group has a more down-to-earth approach and sees the Fuji as retro-design APS-C camera with 16Mpx, with several primes going for it, but size, weight and price going against it.
Their conclusion: The Fuji is not competitive compared to the Nexs regarding price versus performance on paper.

I don't think either can convince the other group.

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Ilkka Nissilä
By Ilkka Nissilä (Feb 3, 2012)

Where are the NEX system primes? Fuji shows their intention for a serious lens lineup whereas Sony has been very slow in introducing lenses apart from slow zooms. Also the seriousness of Fuji can be seen in the user interface. NEX holds little appeal to me due to these considerations. I think Micro Four Thirds is the way to go if one wants a truly compact high quality mirrorless interchangeable lens camera since Olympus and Panasonic primes together form a quote comprehensive lineup. Fuji shows every intention of doing the same, except at a higher level.

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Kim Seng
By Kim Seng (Feb 3, 2012)

For a digital camera that cost so much and the electronics can only last for 4 -6 yrs, I wouldn't want to pay so much and worry about the realiability of it. It is a nice camera that I can only dream of but, too bad I can only have it in my dreams.

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KEG
By KEG (Feb 3, 2012)

Dirtcheap compared to my old 5D and it is now on its 7th year.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Feb 3, 2012)

why will the electronics only last 4-6 years (unless you live in the tropics)? None of my cameras has ever failed electronically nor mechanically, and most are over 6 years old. I still use my Nikon D70 daily.

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Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (Feb 3, 2012)

It's a niche market, all right. But sometimes a market can be so "niche" that it's virtually non-existent. The fact it will be back-ordered for months (if that turns out to be the case) says less about the appropriateness of the pricing than it does about the lemming-like qualities of equipment junkies.

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patoth66
By patoth66 (Feb 3, 2012)

Well, I must agree that its gone be a bit pricy for me! But I think the price is right if its as good as they say. I love the design of it!) But I have to look in my wallet for an other beast that I love, that is as beautiful and has fantastic image quality, but not as expensive as Fuji! Im gone get me a Pentax K-01 with 40/2.8, a perfect street shooter!)))

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CriticalI
By CriticalI (Feb 3, 2012)

Maybe the camera is too expensive, or maybe the posters on here are too cheap. It's a somewhat specialised camera built in much smaller volume then a Canon and appears to be built to a high standard.

But if you prefer a 5D mk3, then get one of those. Clearly this is for people that don't. Not every camera will appeal to everyone. But if the IQ is anything like the hype suggests they will be on back order for months, which means it is priced correctly.

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dgc4rter
By dgc4rter (Feb 3, 2012)

Hmmm! The new Nikon D800 for me then. I was looking for a more portable backup to my Nikon D700 and D7000 but, at that price, forget it.

It may tempt a few as a "poor man's Leica M9" but if the AF is just as clunky as the X100, Fuji can expect a bit of a backlash from the critics.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Feb 3, 2012)

a backup to your D700 and D7000 - just how unlucky do you expect to get that both of those let you down on the same day?

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Double Dust
By Double Dust (Feb 3, 2012)

The NEX-5n with Zeiss and Voigtländer Leica-M optics is the real "poor man's Leica M9". And the sensor is much better.

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zachphotography
By zachphotography (Feb 3, 2012)

Hello Fuji !!! BACK TO THE EARTH !!!
With this Price - God Luck.
This Camera is worth max ~700 $ plus Lenses
P.S
I love My SonyA900+ 50/1.4,My Canon 5D MKII + 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8 +++++ other, and for street Samsung NX100 + 30/2

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Archiver
By Archiver (Feb 3, 2012)

Just wondering how you calculated the 'worth' of the Fuji X-Pro 1 at $700, given that it is only a few hundred dollars more than the NEX 7 and has a newly developed sensor and hybrid viewfinder. Or do you consider the NEX 7 to be worth less than its asking price, too?

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R Thornton
By R Thornton (Feb 3, 2012)

I paid that for my Canon 5D MkII, 50/1.4 and 580 flash (+other lenses I had from before) and am pretty sure it can smoke Fuji any time in any type of photography. What is it exactly that you get with this gorgeously looking (but not that small, either) camera over a proven weapon of choice like MkII?

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bradleyg5
By bradleyg5 (Feb 3, 2012)

Better low light, no AA filter. People won't act like your pointing a shotgun at them like they do when you point a 5dII. This camera is way less intimidating than a 5dII. Fugi would easily reign supreme for indoor events or photo journalism.

Very much considering dumping my 5dII and lenses for this. I was honestly expecting it to be closer to 3 grand. All depends on the auto focusing.

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pete_mb
By pete_mb (Feb 3, 2012)

@ bradleyg5 - You'd better hope this autofocuses a lot better than the X100 if you want to use it for events or journalism, surely.

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karinangelika
By karinangelika (Feb 3, 2012)

Bradleyg5 is so right about people acting like one is pointing a shotgun at them with a Canon 5D MkII. They sure do and there is no getting around that. I love my 5D MkII but it is now earning its keep shooting video, not stills.

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Felipe Rodríguez
By Felipe Rodríguez (Feb 3, 2012)

The camera is a bit too expensive, IMHO. However, the lenses (assuming they're good) have an interesting price..

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snake_b
By snake_b (Feb 3, 2012)

Nice. I'll just go with a 5DII and the 24-70. Or a K5 and a whole bunch of lenses, or a K-01 and many more lenses.

At least two on the above list have been refined with bugs worked out, something we can't expect from Fuji.

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bradleyg5
By bradleyg5 (Feb 3, 2012)

I don't understand why people think the price is high? that's an extremely competitive price. This camera will absolutely destroy Leica system. Lets face it, everybody loves the Leica style an form factor, but they simply aren't working mans cameras, they are a pure luxury item.

This has the form AND has fuction. Why anybody would spend money on a Leica digital camera with a cropped sensor is beyond my comprehension. NONE of the Leica lens work properly on crop sensors. Here is Leica like system, BUT the lens are actually appropriate to the format.

I'd rather shoot an event with one of these cameras than a canon camera. How people react when you point a camera at them is worth a high premium.

Blows my mind, this is an extremly low price, if the auto focus can exceed a Sony N7 it's a no brainer.

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Roland Karlsson
By Roland Karlsson (Feb 3, 2012)

Leica dont have any cropped sensor.

And Leica is a totally different beast. It has a range finder and takes the famous Leica lenses at a full frame sensor.

Its expensive, but dont assume only rich camera collectors buys it.

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Dave Oddie
By Dave Oddie (Feb 3, 2012)

Extremely competitive price? Competitive with what? Overpriced by at least £900 in my opinion. I can almost understand people paying silly money for a Leica because some people go for the name but this is a Fuji so it needs be judged as just another camera and on that score you can get equal and better performance for far less.

I am reminded of Sigma's pricing mistake over their latest d-slr.

Fuji also missed the boat with the size of the thing. Not for the the first time recently. I really liked their concept when they brought out that high spec super zoom camera but it is huge enough to put people off. So is this in my opinion.

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Boomz
By Boomz (Feb 3, 2012)

BUY!

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thedips
By thedips (Feb 3, 2012)

i love my x100 and just because i love it so much... its really making me consider this crazy xpro1.... price is pricey.. but user interface and the design is exactly what i want in a system camera....

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bennito42
By bennito42 (Feb 3, 2012)

As I currently own both Canon 5D and G 12..... I know what my next upgrades will be..... the Canon GX 1 and (if and when released) Canon 5D Mk 111
I've invested too amny dollars in Canon lens and accessories to "downgrade" to an APC sensor.

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brycewatana
By brycewatana (Feb 3, 2012)

With this amount of money, you would rather buy a second hand leica camera with a decent len. I just recently purchased a very good condition secondhand M8.2 with a completely brand new 35mm F/1.4 Voigllander len. I paid it just a bit over $2,500. I am so happy with my purchase.

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manlio2810
By manlio2810 (Feb 3, 2012)

Totally agree. Another digital camera at a ridiculous price. A new digital camera every 4 months. NO WAY

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inevitable crafts studio
By inevitable crafts studio (Feb 3, 2012)

Totally agree! iam thinking about the same, buy an m8.2 and a voigtländer lens

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Charles King
By Charles King (Feb 3, 2012)

Laff

As mentioned below, this is a reaction to having sold more X100s than they expected. There's clearly life in the carriage-trade end of the photography business, especially for Leica-wannabes.

This was inevitable as soon as we saw Fuji making 'special edition' versions of the X100 - does that remind you of any other company?

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Erik Johansen
By Erik Johansen (Feb 3, 2012)

A cat in a sack?

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apelle
By apelle (Feb 3, 2012)

Photographic Jewellery... I think that too... Whatta disapoinment...

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birdbrain
By birdbrain (Feb 3, 2012)

It would have to have a very compelling performance to justify that sort of price!

Plus it is still a niche market as there is no huge lens system say like Nikon or Canon have.

Photographic Jewellery me thinks.

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spoorthy
By spoorthy (Feb 3, 2012)

I find it funny that in the press release of the prices, they continue to say how good the product is instead of why its worth it.

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PhotoArtKC
By PhotoArtKC (Feb 3, 2012)

If photographers only spent as much time taking pictures as they did hosting online p!ssing contests about who's camera is better, before it's even publicly available, perhaps photographers could sharpen their skills and the choice of WHAT you shoot with wouldn't matter so much...

Personally, it looks like a nice camera with a very good niche market. Sure, it's not cheap... But it's not something you buy to replace every year when the next better model replaces it. (like a P&S)

And why compare it to a DSLR? After all, that is like comparing grapes to olives. Sure, they have the same shape but are entirely different. Personally, I'd like to see some real world images from it, but it looks like a kit I would actually buy into and take with me on vacation rather than hauling around a 35 pound backpack of DSLR gear.

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HiRez
By HiRez (Feb 3, 2012)

Re: comparing it to a DSLR, I think it is valid because this camera, with lenses attached really isn't significantly smaller than a DSLR. It certainly isn't pocketable in any sense. With the X100 you could maybe make that argument, but this camera and lenses are significantly larger and it kind of falls apart.

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karinangelika
By karinangelika (Feb 3, 2012)

I look forward to actually seeing the X-Pro1 in the flesh as it were, and sitting next to a pro DSLR, a Leica M9 and Fujifilm's X10 and X100. From the photographs, the X-Pro1 looks about the size of the M9, way smaller than pro DSLRs. If so then that makes it a real contender for the fly-on-the-wall photojournalism I do now and used to do with film Leicas. I have DSLRs but that kind of photography is not their strong point.

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PhotoArtKC
By PhotoArtKC (Feb 4, 2012)

HiRez, I see your point. But I do feel that the "system" as a whole is going to be more reasonably sized. Sure, it's not pocketable, but I wouldn't even call the Nikon 1's pocketable, and those are considerably smaller than a DSLR. (But still quite weighty.) I see this as a step between a P&S and a DSLR, which is exactly what I would want it for.

karinangelika, I agree... As much as I'd love to have a Leica M8 or M9, those are far outside of my budget. I can see this being good for "street photography" where it doesn't draw so much attention to you like a DSLR clearly would.

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delastro
By delastro (Feb 3, 2012)

The price is high and it is a very dangerous system because until today Fuji did not show that they want to care for their products.

Today the firmware/software is one of the most essential parts of a camera.

But Fuji did not make much for the X100 and nothing for the X10.

So I think it is better to buy f.e. a Ricoh, Pentax or a Leica camera because these people help their customers.

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HiRez
By HiRez (Feb 3, 2012)

I own an X100 and I've been very disappointed by Fuji's failure to address a number of small and large problems via firmware updates (and let's not even talk about the sticky aperture blades). The really do seem to have abandoned it and moved on to other things such as this camera. In fact I would not at all be surprised if they pulled all the X100 staff to work on this at the expense of refining firmware.

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lxstorm
By lxstorm (Feb 3, 2012)

Or yes Red Dot's guys are awesome as always. A digital Leica is an exceptional money proof investment no doubt :)

But don't forget that the only digital camera that is delivering FujiFilm film alike look is a FujiFilm's camera.

Eventually Fuji come up with a body that delivers Fuji mount and takes Fuji fix-focal rangefinder lenses. I've been waiting for such an instrument a decade already.

Fuji XPAN was favored by many RF film shooters BTW ( I was in M camp those days).

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Dark Mist
By Dark Mist (Feb 3, 2012)

What are you smoking?

Fuji had a firmware update available for the x10 almost before their first orders were filled.

People who have only found photography in the digital era forget that Fuji is one of the heavy hitters in the industry. Look at their medium format cameras and particularly the GX680 if you want evidence of a complete photographic system and support.

And who did Hasselblad turn to to manufacture the X-PAN and its lens range? The same company that manufactures lenses for their digital medium format sytem - Fujifilm.

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Ariston
By Ariston (Feb 3, 2012)

lens prices are affordable and very tempting. unfortunately, the body only price is inflated. could buy the X100 cheaper the first time it came out at $1,200. wouldn't mind buying this for $1,200. but for $500 more? I'd just get a NEX-7.

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CFynn
By CFynn (Feb 3, 2012)

But if you put the 24mm Zeiss prime on the NEX7 the price is about the same - add another couple of Zeiss primes to the NEX7 (whenever they appear) and the NEX 7 system could turn out more expensive.

(Yes I know there are cheaper Sony lenses for the NEX.)

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Jun2
By Jun2 (Feb 3, 2012)

Is there a cheaper version of this camera?

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NineFace
By NineFace (Feb 3, 2012)

I think they will make a cheaper version, maybe without OVF.

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Alizarine
By Alizarine (Feb 3, 2012)

The X10... but it's not ILC

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jmmgarza
By jmmgarza (Feb 3, 2012)

You need $6,000 in todays dollars to buy what was $1,000 in 1970. I bought a Hassy w/lens for 1k in 1971. That is expensive. The X-Pro1 is cheap in comparison.

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arri120fps
By arri120fps (Feb 3, 2012)

you are comparing a professional studio system to semi-pro/amature digital camera. In that case, X pro-1 is still way overpriced.

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HiRez
By HiRez (Feb 3, 2012)

$1,000 in 1970 equals $5,551 inflation-adjusted to 2010. So...yeah.

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Khizer
By Khizer (Feb 3, 2012)

I dont think they make them now like they used to. I have 30 years old 8"x10" color prints from my dad's Besseler Topcon Auto 100 which was one of the first film SLR, and these are at par, if not better, than the results of many APSC SLRs. I retired the camera just a couple of years ago, after possibly a million shutter actuations. Besides, we never heard of variations in production of lenses back then.

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cxsparc
By cxsparc (Feb 3, 2012)

You DO have noticed that living in 2012, electronic equipment has become extremely cheaper than back in the stone age :-) ?
Why not compare professional equipment of today with the Fuji? E.g. Canon 5D? Similar size, full frame, lots of professional buttons.....
Seriously, Offering less than a Nex 7, but being very much more expensive, the whole point rotates about the question whether you are willing to spend a lot of money just for getting a retro look that reminds you of the "golden days of your youth".
Anyone who claims that the X1pro is better in handling than e.g. the Nex 7 should take a look into the mirror and think about the fact that modern camera just might require a modern interface for better handling, not a very bulky body with two direct access buttons as the only bonus.

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arndsan
By arndsan (Feb 3, 2012)

for 600$ should the 18mm lens look as purposeful as the 35mm

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spidercrown
By spidercrown (Feb 3, 2012)

price is steep, but i think justifiable, since fuji is able to create a system that is distinguishable from the rest (NEX, m43, Nikon 1 all looks the same to me). This camera seems to be made for those who are serious in photography instead of just luring ppl who want portable camera with dslr IQ (upgrade from P&S).
But no way i can afford this price. So i'll pass.
Besides, judging from the sample available online, the lense suffers certain degree of purple fringing, which i hate it when i used S6500 back then..
Wish fuji find solution to overcome this issue.

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Joele
By Joele (Feb 3, 2012)

I agree that PF seems to be an issue.. first problem I have noticed with this camera/lens that bothers me..

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LeonXTR
By LeonXTR (Feb 3, 2012)

Right..........Ill pass

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jmmgarza
By jmmgarza (Feb 3, 2012)

New camera and nice price... when compared to inflation adjusted 1970s prices.

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PeakAction
By PeakAction (Feb 3, 2012)

Guh. DPR comments are starting to resemble YouTube comments.

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jtan163
By jtan163 (Feb 3, 2012)

This price breaks my heart.

I'd really like one, but I can't see myself paying $2300 + the inevitable and unfortunate Aussie subsidiary/distributor markup (best example yet ~$1000 for a SB910 flash! only double what the rest of the world pays).

It is nice, but it's not insanely great from what I can see.

Oh well it will have to go on the long term list along with a complete set of fast glass and an FF body.

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straylightrun
By straylightrun (Feb 3, 2012)

It's $2,599AUD on digidirect.com.au. Far from double the price.

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David0X
By David0X (Feb 3, 2012)

I'm Aussie too. I think Fuji seems better than Canikon when it comes to pricing parity. Remember we have GST, so US price + 10% seems fair, which is close to what it is.

This was the same with X100 and X10 - I think Fuji looked after the Aussies!

EDIT: WTF? I just jumped on the digitdirect website; sure the camera + 35mm is $2.6K, but they're listing the lenses all at $999! I hope it's a mistake!

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camera4me
By camera4me (Feb 3, 2012)

As much as I like Fuji color & cameras but "OUCH"

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CarlPH
By CarlPH (Feb 3, 2012)

Well Fuji said this will be accompanied by a lower priced equivalent. I wonder what the lesser priced X-Pro1 will be like.

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chekist
By chekist (Feb 3, 2012)

Priced about right for what Fuji claims it is. How well will it live-up to the promise - time will tell.

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thecrowR
By thecrowR (Feb 3, 2012)

The hand grip put me off....

IQ nothing special....buy a nex-7 better value for money...

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Joele
By Joele (Feb 3, 2012)

unless you want small quality/affordable AF primes to match the size of the camera...

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Digitall
By Digitall (Feb 3, 2012)

Fuji knows that the world economy is in a recession and our pockets too? pass...

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WT21
By WT21 (Feb 3, 2012)

I've no problem with the price, and I've got no complaints, except I can't afford it, so I'll have to pass.

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canon6188
By canon6188 (Feb 3, 2012)

5D mark II with with F1.4 lens is much better value for money despite slightly bigger in size. In term of picture quality, 5D mark II is way better.

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donthasslethehoff
By donthasslethehoff (Feb 3, 2012)

Really? Tell me... what pictures have you compared? You're just making stuff up because you haven't compared them.

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canon6188
By canon6188 (Feb 3, 2012)

FF versus APC-S sensor. 5D mark II is the benchmark which other APC-S senosor try to beat (in term of picture quality) but so far not a single small frame sensor camera can beat 5D !... Or do you know any ?

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

5D MK2 isn't benchmark. Fuji just chose to use it as it's high ISO performance isn't that great (and we all know it) for a full frame camera. Also don't forget 5DMK2 is 3 years old now.

If they really want to say it performs as FX cameras, please compare it with D3S from Nikon - that's the king of high ISO cameras.

5DMK2 is almost twice as heavy as Fuji - don't forget that. Not sure how often do you spend days shooting outside but half kilo makes huge difference (and I'm not even talking about the weight of lens).

What people need to realize that this camera won't replace DSLRs for fast action, but is aimed at street/wedding/landscape/portrait photographers.

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Boomgate
By Boomgate (Feb 3, 2012)

It's funny people are comparing this camera to the Leica M9 and lots of other FF DSLRs.... This thing is APS-C people! All these people selling off their FF kits for this camera.... whats the deal? Going from FF to APS-C would be rough. Sharpness, noise, distortion and DOF especially are heavily compromised between FF and APS-C. I understand sensor developments may one day bridge this gap, but the notion of trading in your FF pro/semi-pro level cameras for any mirrorless APS-C camera is a bit silly IMHO. This type of camera is really a great option because of its size (compared to FF canon/Nikon), so for travel and candid family shots, GREAT!... but its no pro cam...

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

Are you saying they are still making full-frame sensor cameras, like those old VistaVision cinematic jobs? Why on Earth for, I wonder?

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Alister Pollock
By Alister Pollock (Feb 3, 2012)

You'd probably want to wait for the reviews but on claims and the samples seen so far this camera looks like it'll match current FF cameras in terms of sharpness and noise, if not beat them. Certainly the one independent 6400 shot looks very good. DOF is compromised but the shorter two lenses are very fast. How many FF photographers are shooting wide open at f1.4 on a regular basis?

And the comments about whether it is a pro camera can only come from someone that isn't. You probably think the M8 isn't a pro camera either? I'm seriously considering replacing my pro Canon gear with it if the reviews are good enough. Probably won't lose much or any performance, have a kit half the size, half the value and much more enjoyable to shoot with.

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cxsparc
By cxsparc (Feb 3, 2012)

@ALister: Pro comes from Professional, not enthusiastic amateur with too much money on his hands :-)
A M8 is not a professional camera, unless any camera will suffice for the job.
If you want an APS-C high quality small size camera, why not get a Nex 5N/7? WHy spend much more money for a larger, heavier body? If you compare the Fuji performance wise, it is (hopefully) at Nex level. If you compare it pricewise, you have to take a 5D. That is the gap many readers here have noticed.
What astonishes me is how many give Fuji a free card of high IQ without the camera even being available.

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

in my mind professional camera is the one which makes money for you, doesn't matter if it's point and shoot or heavy DSLR.

the same goes for Pro photographers, in my mind pros are the ones who earn money with their photographs - nobody else

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marike6
By marike6 (Feb 3, 2012)

At first I wasn't quite sure about this camera (only in terms of looks), but it really is a nearly perfect design. And the release of 3 fast lenses shows that Fuji is serious, and knows what many photographers want. This is what Panasonic has done so well in m43: released nice primes like the 20 1.7, 25 1.4, 45 2.8.

Re: lenses, Fuji has hit it out of the box from day one, although a 35 1.4 would have been nice.

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gonzalu
By gonzalu (Feb 3, 2012)

OUUUUUUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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photo perzon
By photo perzon (Feb 3, 2012)

Put a viewfinder on it and jack up the price $800

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