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New Fuji X Pro 1 specs

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by Bhupinder2002, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Press conference presentation (I don't know how long this link will work http://ces.cnet.com/8301-33371_1-57354711/join-us-for-fujifilms-ces-2012-press-conference-monday-12-p.m-pt/?tag=mncol%3btxt):
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    'Canon and Nikon being shown on the lower end of the scale, with mirrorless cameras from Nikon, Lumix, Sony and Olympus showing up even lower':rolleyes: 
    no surprises where they put the xpro

    'Aperture ring on the lens'

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    'late feb ship'

    '9 more lenses to come: superwide 14mm, along with zoom lenses.'
    'zoom lenses in 2013'

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    'Expect the body around $1700. Lenses around $650.'
    'Targeting wedding and portrait photogs. Pros. Hence the price'
  2. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    $1700. Damn.
  3. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Yes, plus a lens, that put this apple too high on the tree for me.
    Although without a zoom it wouldn't be on for me anyway, maybe by the time a zoom is out the price might have cooled a bit. But by then who knows what else will have emerged?
    And the apple might not be so sweet anyway.
  4. lattiboy

    lattiboy Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    This seems to be an ASTONISHING camera, but my god.... $1700 with no kitlens?!?

    I respect Fuji for what they're doing, but I don't know that the market to support these prices is large enough for a big company like Fuji. Leica can support itself selling $300 filters and $150 batteries, but Fuji has nowhere near the cachet in it's name and I can't think the margins are that huge on this thing.

    We'll see......
  5. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    The margins per unit have to be fairly good. This isn't a design that's expected to sell millions of units per year, and the R&D for a new lens mount and 3 new lenses in addition to everything else is non-trivial. Plus if the sensor really is their own design, there's that cost too.

  6. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    $1700 for the body only? I knew they were targeting the Leica crowd... :tongue:
  7. kytra

    kytra Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    Let's consider that Fuji delivers in the core areas (IQ, AF, speed) - there is nothing coming close to the Fuji package ATM. So they are targeting the market of customers who could not afford a Leica but want the style and performance that NEXes and MFT cannot offer. If they come up with a nice adapter, even Leica owners may be tempted by a AF capable (with native lenses of course) Leica-like body :) 

    In short, they want the money of those who didn't flinch seeing the price, and the price will come in our territory when they release the next iteration.
  8. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Would you really expect a camera of this spec and quality to be any cheaper? If, like me, it's out of your price range then you probably don't need it for the type of photography you do. If you're a pro specializing in the type of work where this type of camera is an advantage over a DSLR then you can probably justify the investment. Everyone else, would this system really get you better pictures and more fun than MFT? :smile:
  9. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    The initial (and wrong) first reports suggested $1300 with the 35/1.4, and at that price I'd give it a go. But at $1700 for the body, I'm not interested. Also, the 60mm is now described as a macro lens which is another turnoff (macro is fine and dandy, and some macro lenses work great as portrait lenses, but in general macro lenses have much of their focusing throw range dedicated to macro use, resulting in a course area of focus throw for the portrait range, which doesn't appeal to me).
  10. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    That's the problem with getting caught up in rumours and speculation before it's all official. It seems we (and I include myself :redface:) spend more time worrying about the camera we might have tomorrow rather than concentrating on taking pictures with the camera we already have today. :smile:
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