XQ1 in stock + X-S1 price drop to $399!

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AmazonUS has the silver and black XQ1 in stock for $449 (limited number available). Also BHphoto and Adorama have it available for the same price (while the black version costs $499 at BHphoto).

Top rated ebayUS reseller kenmorecamera has both, the silver and black XQ1 ready to be shipped… also with $50 instant savings (black version too).

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And did you miss the AmazonUS gold box deal last week? Don’t worry, the X-S1 is still to have for just $399 (it was $379 last week). Still an awesome deal that you can grab here at AmazonUS.

And what about the XF 10-24 lens? You may have noticed that I never was able to give confirmation from trusted sources about the release date. Let’s hope the new source was right. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out this video, where Kayce Baker from Fujifilm said 3 weeks ago that the 10-24 would come “very very soon“, and the 56mm in the new year (at 0:51).
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The New York Times says: “700,000 X-series cameras sold”

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Now we have a first real number about the X-series sales. The New York Times says in an article here (Fujifilm Finds Niche With Old-Style Cameras That Mask a High-Tech Core) that Fujifilm “has sold more than 700,000 X-series cameras since the first model, the X100, was introduced in 2011“. We also know from Fujifilm itself that the X100 has been sold 130,000 times.

Thom Hogan commented these numbers and said here “It’s a low number, lower than I expected (I recently wrote that I thought they had hit at least 1m units). It shows just how tough the camera market really is.”

Did you expect stronger sales? Feel free to drop a comment.

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XF1 now for ONLY $199!

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After the announcement of the XQ1 the price of the XF1 is continuously falling. At the moment the black and red XF1 cost $199 at AmazonUS here  and BHphoto while Adorama is selling the red and black version cost for $249.

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atmtx just wrote me saying: “Dear Fuji Rumors, I took my 1st step into the Fuji X system by getting the XF1.  I recently shot the F1 weekend in Austin with the XF1 which your readers might be interested to see. Very impressive for a point and shoot.” See his shots here.

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X-E2 vs X-E1 ISO comparison at focus numerique + first impressions

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1) Same sensor (apart from the phase detection pixels on the X-E2) but different results? I’ve read some reviews that said that the ISO performance of the X-E2 is a little better than on the X-E1. Now focus-numerique posted its ISO comparison here (translation). We could expect better JPEG’s, given the newer and powerful EXR II processor on the X-E2. But download the RAW files at focus-numerique and let yourself go to some pixel peeping!

Overall in 6400, the images are still usable, which is remarkable for a APS-C sensor. At this ISO, Fujifilm with its X-E2 dominates the competition. Pushing a little more sensitivity, the images are degraded, but again, the X-Trans sensor coupled to the processor works miracles and easily outperforms other APS-C models.”

2) “My Fuji  X-E2 – Just Perfect!” at markhilliardatelier here: “Yesterday I took it out to shoot shrimp boats in North Carolina and have to tell you that the camera just blew me away.  It is such a major upgrade over the X-E1 that I cannot believe that they came from the same company!”

3) boxedlight first shots with the X-E2 here: “Do I prefer the X-E2 to my X-Pro 1? Absolutely!

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