X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

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Graham Hill Senior Member • Posts: 1,355
X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

Sure, it's a failed camera, like the XF1, but at $379, not a bad deal.

Today ONLY. 21hours left at this price.

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gunkan Regular Member • Posts: 187
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

Fail camera? Sorry but i am not in. It is a great camera with some initial problems that were solved (like Nikon D600? -laught-).

I am thinking on buying another one...

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DickyAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,679
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

Graham Hill wrote:

Sure, it's a failed camera, like the XF1, but at $379, not a bad deal.

Today ONLY. 21hours left at this price.

That is a bargain! It might be three year old technology but it is still a very competitive camera. I would call it a failed marketing attempt certainly not a failed camera.

Slightly bizarre:

6 new from $379.00 11 used from $438.00 3 refurbished from $629.99

Dicky.

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Graham Hill OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,355
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

DickyAus wrote:

Graham Hill wrote:

Sure, it's a failed camera, like the XF1, but at $379, not a bad deal.

Today ONLY. 21hours left at this price.

That is a bargain! It might be three year old technology but it is still a very competitive camera. I would call it a failed marketing attempt certainly not a failed camera.

Slightly bizarre:

6 new from $379.00 11 used from $438.00 3 refurbished from $629.99

Dicky.

Yes, I saw that.  Hilarious.

Graham Hill OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,355
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

gunkan wrote:

Fail camera? Sorry but i am not in. It is a great camera with some initial problems that were solved (like Nikon D600? -laught-).

Did Nikon sell the D600 for 50% off?   No.  I didnt think so.  The X-S1 was an epic failure by Fujifilm.

I am thinking on buying another one...

Get them while they last.

gunkan
gunkan Regular Member • Posts: 187
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

Graham Hill wrote:

gunkan wrote:

Fail camera? Sorry but i am not in. It is a great camera with some initial problems that were solved (like Nikon D600? -laught-).

Did Nikon sell the D600 for 50% off? No. I didnt think so. The X-S1 was an epic failure by Fujifilm.

A 650€ bridge camera with some initial problems is hard to sell. But the camera is still great. I want to thank fuji for the risk of the innovation with the bigger sensor on a bridge ever.

A comertial failure? i don't know. A fail camera, sure not!

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Graham Hill OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,355
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

gunkan wrote:

Graham Hill wrote:

gunkan wrote:

Fail camera? Sorry but i am not in. It is a great camera with some initial problems that were solved (like Nikon D600? -laught-).

Did Nikon sell the D600 for 50% off? No. I didnt think so. The X-S1 was an epic failure by Fujifilm.

A 650€ bridge camera with some initial problems is hard to sell.

Look at the new Sony RX10.  Priced FAR higher than the X-S1.  Of course, it probably wont be built as poorly as the X-S1.

But the camera is still great. I want to thank fuji for the risk of the innovation with the bigger sensor on a bridge ever.

A comertial failure? i don't know. A fail camera, sure not!

There would be an X-S2 if it were a success.

Lightpath48 Senior Member • Posts: 4,147
Call it what you will...

...I still like mine just as much, and hope to wear it out before letting it go.

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jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

Graham Hill wrote:

Sure, it's a failed camera, like the XF1, but at $379, not a bad deal.

Today ONLY. 21hours left at this price.

HS50 killed the X-S1 in speed so NO thanks. I can get more keepers in birding if I will use HS50 than X-S1. I'd rather wait for 50% off of X20. I need a highend compact to compliment my HS50

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Lightpath48 Senior Member • Posts: 4,147
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That would make a great combo.

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Sactojim Veteran Member • Posts: 4,870
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Wow, great deal on a Fuji cam that trounces the HS series and the Panny FZ200's IQ. Sensor size matters. Really wish a camera store here in N. California carried this camera (or the HS30/50) to play with.

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Graham Hill wrote:

gunkan wrote:

Graham Hill wrote:

gunkan wrote:

Fail camera? Sorry but i am not in. It is a great camera with some initial problems that were solved (like Nikon D600? -laught-).

Did Nikon sell the D600 for 50% off? No. I didnt think so. The X-S1 was an epic failure by Fujifilm.

A 650€ bridge camera with some initial problems is hard to sell.

Look at the new Sony RX10. Priced FAR higher than the X-S1. Of course, it probably wont be built as poorly as the X-S1.

But the camera is still great. I want to thank fuji for the risk of the innovation with the bigger sensor on a bridge ever.

A comertial failure? i don't know. A fail camera, sure not!

There would be an X-S2 if it were a success.

No opinion on the XS1, but generally speaking a camera can be a good product and still a commercial failure. Quality and popularity don't always go hand in hand.

Lightpath48 Senior Member • Posts: 4,147
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

Handling one would probably close the sale, since even its critics say the physical aspects (body and rubberized covering, buttons, dials and zoom/focus controls) are its stronger points. The responsiveness and menus are very close to the X10, its smaller stablemate.

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jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
Re: X-S1 $379 RIGHT NOW at Amazon

Sactojim wrote:

Wow, great deal on a Fuji cam that trounces the HS series and the Panny FZ200's IQ. Sensor size matters. Really wish a camera store here in N. California carried this camera (or the HS30/50) to play with.

High ISO, yes. Speed-wise and shooting distant subject and moving subject, I'll shoot with HS50 anytime of the day.

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It means only one thing, the XS-2 is....coming!!;-)

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'Failed Camera' - Amazon Reviews

Interesting that a 'failed camera' has such positive reviews on Amazon

50% of the Amazon reviews for the XF1 give it 5 stars our of 5

78% of the Amazon reviews for the XF1 rate it at 4 stars or higher

I see that 'failed camera' is just hyperbole - there for FUD effect.

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Re: 'Failed Camera' - Amazon Reviews

He was talking about the X-S1, not the XF1, but the argument is more or less the same.

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Re: 'Failed Camera' - Amazon Reviews

I would like to be associated to Chris wish

This forum allows to exchange experience and opinions

Still, a bit of modesty is needed since as shown by Chris, the numbers speak by themselves

And so are the experts I'm not addicted to experts, but when the majority applaudes in one direction, first it deserves consideration, and second if you think the opposite a bit of evidence material is needed to nourish a positive debate

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Apologies for any confusion
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cantanima wrote:

He was talking about the X-S1, not the XF1, but the argument is more or less the same.

The X-S1 has 74% of people rating it 4 stars or higher - so point well made

'Graham' did however reference the XF-1 as a 'failed camera' which was what I was responding to.

I believe this may be 'Graham' spotted outside a Tangerine Dream convention last week...

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Graham Hill OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,355
Re: 'Failed Camera' - Amazon Reviews

Chris Dodkin wrote:

Interesting that a 'failed camera' has such positive reviews on Amazon

50% of the Amazon reviews for the XF1 give it 5 stars our of 5

78% of the Amazon reviews for the XF1 rate it at 4 stars or higher

I see that 'failed camera' is just hyperbole - there for FUD effect.

If there is an X-S2, then I'll be convinced that the X-S1 isnt a failure.  Until then, the NUMBERS speak for themselves.  The X-S1 has been a failure for Fujifilm.

Blow out pricing is needed to move boxes.

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