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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.

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chris00nj
By chris00nj (Feb 2, 2012)

Price is reasonable, especially considering the poor dollar to yen exchange.

The Leica M8 still sells for $2200 used and that is a vintage 2005 sensor that can't take a decent photo at ISO 800.

The Sony Nex-7 is $1600 with soccer mom kit zoom lens and doesn't have a viewfinder.

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Infared
By Infared (Feb 2, 2012)

The images from the XPro1 are not sharp? This is insanity.

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Ranger 9
By Ranger 9 (Feb 2, 2012)

NEX-7 doesn't have a viewfinder? Then what's that OLED thing stuck on the end?

Oh, you mean an OPTICAL viewfinder...? Okay, fair enough. But I still can't help wondering how useful the Fuji's 0.37X viewfinder is going to be. That's less than the squinty little finders on '50s cameras such as the Leica IIIf...

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

@ chris00nj:

"The Sony Nex-7 is $1600 with soccer mom kit zoom lens and doesn't have a viewfinder."

Wow, really? Just how many different NEX-7 cameras does Sony make, I wonder? The one I know has an EVF and also does not cost $1,600, dude.

@ Ranger 9:

"I still can't help wondering how useful the Fuji's 0.37X viewfinder is going to be."

I think you answered you own question with that.

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Feb 3, 2012)

Can't agree more with Francis about Fuji's 0.37x finder lol.
Obviously most of people here have never use a rangefinder before and they do not know how it will be like. Think many will face a lot of deception with such poor viewfinder :)

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chris00nj
By chris00nj (Feb 3, 2012)

The Fuji viewfinder has different maginifications. It's only a 0.37x finder at its widest.

It's like the Canon IV rangefinder, but better

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Jogger
By Jogger (Feb 2, 2012)

should have gone all the way and made it full frame if they were going to price it like that

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Ranger 9
By Ranger 9 (Feb 2, 2012)

Yeah, but then it would have been as big as a Fuji G690! It's already bigger than a Leica M9, which has a 36x24mm "nostalgia format" sensor.

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T3
By T3 (Feb 2, 2012)

Then it would have been $2,699.95 rather than only $1,699.95.

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InnerDemon
By InnerDemon (Feb 3, 2012)

Too expensive for the benefits.

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Juraj Lacko
By Juraj Lacko (Feb 2, 2012)

Surelly can't beat 5d2 IQ neither its price :)

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Snzkgb
By Snzkgb (Feb 2, 2012)

Surelly has comparable IQ with far less dimensions.

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Feb 3, 2012)

Surely it has better High Isos than a 5d2...AND...THAT's ALL!

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

Why would you want a 5d when there are plenty of better Nikons..!

This is certainly not intended to be a replacement for a DSLR. If you are the kind of person who would use a camera like this then you know who you are already. Same people who would buy a Leica M9 if it had a sane price and AF!

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LaFonte
By LaFonte (Feb 2, 2012)

The 35mm is sweet!

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ashwins
By ashwins (Feb 2, 2012)

AF better be good for this price.

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HiRez
By HiRez (Feb 2, 2012)

Correction: it had better be GREAT for that price!

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Cogset
By Cogset (Feb 2, 2012)

Last I looked, a Leica M9-P BODY *ONLY* costs $7,994 (U.S.), so $1,700 doesn't look completely off the charts to me. I don't think comparing this to a 5D or other DSLR is relevant, but comparing to a Leica is more appropriate. Of course, IQ, AF and lens quality will be the determining factors. At this point, I can wait and see.

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Feb 3, 2012)

Appropriate in what? Tell us!

A Leica is 100% manual focus camera with a real optical finder. What is the common point between a Leica and a Fuji X1? the fact that their size is similar?

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

nope, you can't compare it to Leice, several reasons:

Leica M system is fully manual, fuji is not
Leica M is range finder system, fuji is not
Leica M9 is Full Frame, fuji is APS-C

apples and oranges

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Kirk Tuck
By Kirk Tuck (Feb 2, 2012)

Gorgeous camera and, compared to a Leica M9, it's a downright bargain. I'm amazed that people think all cameras are interchangeable and should all be priced the same...

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Feb 3, 2012)

Again...why compare this camera...which is basically an AF camera, with one of the ONLY THREE 100% manual focus digital cameras in the world? I would like to hear your clever explanation.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

No need to compare it. Many potential Leica users do not want manual focus. I had several M cameras and simply could not reliably focus them with my eyesight.
If the M was AF I would buy it in heartbeat. It won't ever be, so this might just do instead if it turns out to be any good when we see some proper testing and images.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 2, 2012)

It better be good! That's pretty much FF money.

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viking79
By viking79 (Feb 2, 2012)

Who's full frame? New Nikon and Canon are sure to cost $1000 more for the body. Only full frame that comes close in price is the Sony A850.

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capanikon
By capanikon (Feb 2, 2012)

The X-1Pro is full frame -- APS-C full-frame. (but not 135-format full-frame.)

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HiRez
By HiRez (Feb 2, 2012)

LOL, "APS-C full frame"? WTF is that? Full Frame means 35mm size sensor with no crop factor, period. There is no "APS-C full frame".

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PentaxNick
By PentaxNick (Feb 2, 2012)

@HiRez - and of course "35mm FF" used to be known as miniature. Technology changes, there's no sense in being shackled to the past.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 3, 2012)

I said "pretty much". The 5Dmk2 was $2000 around Christmas and a 50mm f1.4 prime is about $400. So $2400 vs $2300 is pretty much the same in my view.

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deep7
By deep7 (Feb 3, 2012)

24x36 is one format only. You could call it full frame if you have a mount/lens selection that gives a small frame and large frame alternative but that's it. 4/3 format is full frame. Leica S2 is full frame. And so on.

Fuji balanced a range of parameters and came up with the best format for the concept. If the sensor, lenses etc. were larger, it would be a worse camera, not a better one!

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capanikon
By capanikon (Feb 3, 2012)

If a camera is designed from the start to be an APS-C camera, with APS-C lenses, then it's a FF-APS-C camera. Because the lens' image circle perfectly matches the sensor. Now if Fuji were to yank out the APS-C sensor on the X-Pro1 and replace it with a 1/2.3" sensor, then it would no longer be a FF APS-C camera, but a cropped-sensor camera.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 3, 2012)

tkbslc:

"50mm Canon prime" for 400usd? No, the Canon f/1.2 50mm is about 1400usd, that other lens ain't a prime.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

"APS-C full frame."

Nope. APS-C is a 1.5x or 1.6x cropped frame format. Wikipedia can tell you all about that now.

"35mm FF used to be known as miniature."

No, it did not. But are you talking about the 20th century? Or the 19th?

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capanikon
By capanikon (Feb 3, 2012)

135 format (aka FX) is pretty small compared to 4x5 or 8x10 cameras. You could fit 56 FX sensors on top of single sheet of 8x10 film.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 3, 2012)

Huh? 50mm f1.4 is not a prime? Only the 50L is? That's news to me

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 3, 2012)

tkbslc:

Yep, it's that letter "L" even more than the 1.2 number.

By your faulty logic you can get a 1.8 50 mm for 97usd and call it prime.

So 2200usd for a 5D-Mark II body and then 1400usd for the good Canon L glass 50mm equals 3600 bucks for the Canon so many are spouting on about here.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 3, 2012)

It is evident you don't know what "prime" lens means, so we will just leave it be.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 3, 2012)

tkbslc:

Wrong, it's your world view that any full frame 50mm f/2.0 lens, or faster, means a prime. Sorry but glass quality matters.

What you mean is fast. And that 400usd Canon 50mm is indeed reasonably "fast". But it is not prime and the glass quality is unlikely to come close to what Fuji is releasing with this camera.

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

@HowaboutRAW - seriously, prime is fixed length lens, nothing more, nothing less.

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jimmydavies1
By jimmydavies1 (Feb 2, 2012)

Too expensive, the X100 now looks interesting, however that has its own issues of course, talking of which how long until the first problems with the XP1 are identified by the early adopters?

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PetarM
By PetarM (Feb 2, 2012)

keep it. I dont think it will be worth more than some NEX or incoming Olympus OM-D

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raylob
By raylob (Feb 2, 2012)

Silly UK prices!

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mkeeley
By mkeeley (Feb 3, 2012)

Nothing new there then

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

Ha. Just wait until you see the New Zealand price.

Nikon have not even managed to work out a price for the D4 here yet despite announcing the US price 2 weeks ago.

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Sosua
By Sosua (Feb 2, 2012)

Really promising system, but they are releasing the top model first.

I would expect (hope) a smaller, cheaper EVF only model is also in the works which I would actually prefer.

Very cool though. 2012 is the year mirrorless gets serious.

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jj74e
By jj74e (Feb 2, 2012)

The sensor might be good, but not good enough to justify an overcharge of about $1,000. Fact is, any modern sensor these days is good enough for most applications. Lenses are questionably overpriced too.

Not to mention, given Fuji's track record, I doubt the AF performance, menus, etc. will be particularly inspiring, and you can't expect to sell a camera at this price without them.

I'm sure it will be good for some people. But for me? I'd rather buy a good, cheaper body (or hell with that money a couple) and some nice lenses that, maybe won't be as sharp as the new Fuji lenses, but will be more than good enough for me.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

Poetry is a much cheaper art form -- all you need is a sheet of paper and a pencil, come to think of it. Both cost less than a camera plus a lens.

What you gonna buy instead of the Fuji X-Pro1, friend? I guess we didn't quite get that part here, you know.

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davetj_uk
By davetj_uk (Feb 2, 2012)

Lovely camera... but way too expensive..

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Vladik
By Vladik (Feb 2, 2012)

The dumbest Invention ever! For 1700 dollars you can get a lightly used Canon 5D M2 or 2 Canon 5D originals :))))). Looks like Fukushima took a huge toll on their heads!

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Cogset
By Cogset (Feb 2, 2012)

But can you fit the 5D in your coat pocket?

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Juraj Lacko
By Juraj Lacko (Feb 2, 2012)

You must have very large coat pockets to fit fuji in it. Its not that small. There are much smaller CSC out there that are still bulky.

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M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (Feb 2, 2012)

Yeah..I know, or save a bit more for that uber pricy marketed Leica... :-) They probable put such high price on those things to still punish us for the war

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Poss
By Poss (Feb 2, 2012)

Where can you get one of then used 5DMk2 ?
A good condition 5D will probably set one back at least a grand...

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

Who wants to pay real money for somebody else junker-clunker camera, anyhow? I would not even buy a used car, let alone a used camera.

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Feb 3, 2012)

Cogset, the Fuji1 is same size as a Leica M9. I have a Leica M and still I can't fit it in my pocket....so I need to carry a bag. If I had to put a M or a 5dII in my bag...it doesn't change much the thing you see.
Sorry to break your hope but this camera is not pocketable.

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Vladik
By Vladik (Feb 3, 2012)

Couple of months ago I got a 5D that was like new with 2500 shutter count for 850 dollars. $850 x 2 is 1700! I've seen 5D2 for as slow as 1700.

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Vladik
By Vladik (Feb 3, 2012)

There is nothing wrong with used Camera gear!

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Poss
By Poss (Feb 5, 2012)

Vladik you were lucky and you know that. The median price for a good condition used 5D (cracking camera BTW) is around $1000 and people selling them are strangely attached to them as well :-)

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photonius
By photonius (Feb 2, 2012)

hmm, somehow reminiscent of the car companies 100 years ago, lots of different brands, or the PC market 30 years ago, then the shake out. Seems like every company is trying to do something else, who knows what's left in 5-10 years. Perhaps Canon is not so stupid, they just wait and see what the competition is throwing at the market, maybe they will get it right by being last?

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

You are so right about Canon being a market follower, not a leader. Always rounding up the rest of the camera manufacturers from behind... way behind. So sad, really.

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meland
By meland (Feb 3, 2012)

I'm not sure why that should be considered sad. Surely it makes very good business sense? And if by pausing and analysing the market means the consumer ends up getting a great product then isn't that to the consumer's advantage too?

Of course if one happens to be an early adopter, or the latest product holds more appeal than the best product (however best might be defined), then I can see why Canon might not necessarily provide the latest shiny thing that makes one feel better (feel better today anyway).

Canon are a conservative company. Of course they make mistakes, who doesn't, but generally they make pretty good stuff. They wouldn't still be in business if they didn't.

But of course there are plenty of alternatives if you don't like their approach.

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thejohnnerparty
By thejohnnerparty (Feb 2, 2012)

It is more than I wanted to spend, but what photos I've seen look very promising. If image quality is even close to the Nikon D700 with the glass that is offered for the X Pro1. It may be fair value. And package size is a real plus over conventional DSLRs. I hope DPR gives a good cross section of photos in their sample review.

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tiberiousgracchus
By tiberiousgracchus (Feb 2, 2012)

A really decent piece of kit. Discrete and low profile for everyday shooting. Its well worth a look. Considering The whole system will const about the same as the 5D II B.O.
hmm waiting for full review and images samples and by then may have some deals to be had.

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topstuff
By topstuff (Feb 2, 2012)

Big question for me is the AF is any good.

Not sure about this retro trend. It is'nt 1970.

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meland
By meland (Feb 3, 2012)

If it was just retro for the sake of it I think I would agree with you. But if you concede that rangefinder style cameras evolved to look like this due to many years development and understanding of what works well, then it's not so much retro as current.

I applaud Sony trying something different with their triple dial control system. Some may love it but it doesn't work for me. But it's worth a try and enough consumers like it then maybe that might become the new standard.

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Feb 2, 2012)

Next!

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questionlp
By questionlp (Feb 2, 2012)

Is that reverse-1337 code for the Sony NEX-7? :)

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carlc64
By carlc64 (Feb 2, 2012)

thanks, I'll stick with my NEX-7! ;-)

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sony1799
By sony1799 (Feb 2, 2012)

I can see the nex7 flying off the shelves like hot cakes. Good news for Sony because this camera is over priced.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

What does the Fuggi X-Pro1 has got to do with the Sony consumer-cam you had referenced?

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hexxthalion
By hexxthalion (Feb 6, 2012)

How's NEX-7 consumer cam and X-Pro1 isn't? To me X-Pro1 is more consumer cam than NEX - selection of lenses, no acceptable MF focus assist... They're both in the same basket, Sony just didn't realize (and they've admitted it) that NEX would be so popular with enthusiasts. I'd wait for proper field reviews of X-Pro1. NEX7 has been praised all over the net with very positive feedback from both professional magazines and users.

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reginalddwight
By reginalddwight (Feb 2, 2012)

This camera is exactly what I wanted Nikon to come up with. Instead, they give me the V1/J1. Amazon fortunately re-opened their pre-orders yesterday for the X-Pro 1. I placed a pre-order for the body and the 35/1.4 lens. Can't wait!!!!!

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

I'm not getting it. What are you buying now, the Sony or the Pentax?

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

I never pre-order to be honest but I will certainly be watching the reviews closely as like you I have been waiting for a camera like this - and hope this is the one!

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Midnighter
By Midnighter (Feb 2, 2012)

Not quite the same sticker shock as the Sigma SD-1... but its enough. Pity, I have an old Fuji rangefinder film camera downstairs, it will have to do.

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Feb 2, 2012)

I'm staying with m4/3 + SLR. This would have to be instead of a DSLR and i'm not going to do that.

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Mikee
By Mikee (Feb 2, 2012)

Sold my 7d for this body. Can't wait.

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TheEye
By TheEye (Feb 2, 2012)

Well, so many complained about the X-Pro1 being not expensive enough. Fuji has listened to your concern. Happy now?

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Midwest
By Midwest (Feb 2, 2012)

Like many of their other cameras it will have 'pro' modes.

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Identity
By Identity (Feb 2, 2012)

Yikes. This is "Pro" pricing for sure.

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wlachan
By wlachan (Feb 2, 2012)

Love to, but cannot afford to.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 2, 2012)

Looks like a reasonable price if the camera does what I hope it will - provide me with a high IQ option that has low weight and good AF. I await full reviews.
A whole kit is still almost 50% of a new D4 body..!

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

"A whole kit is still almost 50% of a new D4 body..!"

Not only that, MPA1, but it is only 1/47893rd the price of the new 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Feb 3, 2012)

Not really comparable. I merely suggest that it is far from being expensive as cameras go.

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Wintergreen
By Wintergreen (Feb 2, 2012)

It's always a lot at the begining, it will come down.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Feb 3, 2012)

After it's discontinued, it probably will.

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LaFonte
By LaFonte (Feb 2, 2012)

So cheap?, Oh wait, it is in US dollars...

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SF Photo Gal
By SF Photo Gal (Feb 2, 2012)

That would be quite a leap of faith for a brand new lens mount.

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Feb 2, 2012)

Olympus OM-D with 16MP sensor

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Sarka
By Sarka (Feb 2, 2012)

I'm out to

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Extract0r
By Extract0r (Feb 2, 2012)

X100 for $1,200 sounds like a bargain.

1 upvote
Austin101
By Austin101 (Feb 2, 2012)

NEX-7 it is then

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Spencer Davies
By Spencer Davies (Feb 2, 2012)

Shame, really nice looking camera. But again think the NEX 5n plus an adapter and some third party lenses is more my ball park (expenses wise).

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viking79
By viking79 (Feb 2, 2012)

The only issue with the NEX 7 is the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens will set you back $1000 US, which puts it right back with the Fuji with a lens.

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carlc64
By carlc64 (Feb 2, 2012)

well yeah but I would think the NEX-7 plus a Zeiss lens is better than the Fuji + Fuji lens?

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TristanW
By TristanW (Feb 3, 2012)

I guess so. From current sample image/photos, i didn't see more sharpening/details from XP1 comparing to NEX-7.
But the noise control from XP-1 is real not bad (16MP vs 24MP...?).

Let's wait for the complete review.

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JackM
By JackM (Feb 2, 2012)

I'm out.

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ispress
By ispress (Feb 2, 2012)

Seriously.

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dazidnet
By dazidnet (Feb 2, 2012)

Yeah. Hmmm, this or a 5DII? I absolutely love the looks of this camera (Canon please copy it), and I bet it's an amazing performer. But I wouldn't pay the same price as a low-level professional DSLR for it, especially considering it'll probably have less than five lenses it launches with..

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Anton Marcu
By Anton Marcu (Feb 2, 2012)

It should be priced the same as the x100 for body only, given you actually get a lens with X100, certainly no more than a 7D $1,350ish
And the argument that you get better AF, menus or functionality doesn't wash, one shouldn't have to pay more for things that should have worked in the first place.
I'm out for now!

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InnerDemon
By InnerDemon (Feb 3, 2012)

It is surprising to see how many people complain about the weight of DSLRs and how much they will pay to reduce the camera size by what seems to be a relatively minor amount. ~1lb for the Fuji vs. ~1.7lbs for a Nikon D7000 (without lenses) doesn't really seem like such a big deal. The Nikon D3100, an excellent camera for the money, weighs but 2 ounces more than the Fuji.
If you wish to take discrete photos of people on the street without their noticing you, perhaps the Fuji is a bit more inconspicuous. If "stealth" street photography is your goal, however, it would seem that a Canon S95 or S100 would serve the purpose just as well and be far more economical.
For any other type of photography, the reduction in size and weight don't seem to be much of an advantage.
But apparently, Fuji seems to believe the size/weight reduction will sell at such a high premium. The market will determine if they are right.

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ajo43
By ajo43 (Feb 3, 2012)

If Fuji had shown more commitment to quick and timely firmware upgrades to the x100 I think more people would be interested in this. As it stands there will be a lot of people waiting on the sidelines to see how many glitches it has before leaping because is is pretty clear that Fuji don't really have a system in place for constant firmware improvements.

The x100 firmware upgrades so far have been few and far between despite it being one of the most talked about negatives of the camera on the net.

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Moshiden
By Moshiden (Feb 3, 2012)

I love how everyone bitches about the price, blah, blah, blah...but name me another company that took the chance to come out with a camera like this? Nikclone or Ca-none? Nope. So far it is only Fuji. So kudos for them. I think the price is reasonable considering that the X100 cost $1200 and sold like hotcakes. Granted the X-Pro1 will be even better. Also people need to factor in the development costs and the fact that Fuji is expecting this to be a niche product so therefore that is built into the price as well.

I love my X100 and will look forward in getting the X-Pro1 as well. For those who bitch about the price, get a GF-1. They can be had for what...$400 now? Happy?

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Dan Victory
By Dan Victory (Feb 3, 2012)

I agree with ajo43. I love the FujiX100, but Fuji needs to leave less of a blood trail from early adopters when it comes to manual focus issues and software. They can get it right with proper CUSTOMER focus not just great design.

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Diaph
By Diaph (Feb 3, 2012)

I think it's a bad idea to compare the price with DSLRs. I'm professional, I do own a 5DmII that I use every day for my studio works but I really don't wanna carry it when I do personal stuff outside or in vacations. I just sold my G10 and now looking for the best IQ for the lowest weight. I considered the GX1 and the G1X but so fa,r regarding the infos available buying a X-Pro1 seems to be a good deal.

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