Zone Numérique (Click here) reports the official price (via Fujifilm France) from the X PRO 1:
– body only: €1,590
– 18mm and 35mm lenses: €579
– 60mm macro lens: €629
First kit (body + 35mm f/1.4) available in 2 months.
There is a full interview with Kayce Baker (maging Division of Fujifilm North America Corp) at Imaging Resource (Click here). She confirms that she “saw” a 14mm f/1.4 on the official X lens roadmap. And she also said organic sensors will not be used for digital camera sensors (at least not in near future).
You don’t have to forget that finally the Fuji X-S1 is also available! Digitalcamerainfo (Click here) posted a first impression review of the camera: “It’s built around an oversized sensor with one of the most solid, well-constructed chassis we’ve ever seen in the category. It maintains all of the native versatility and comfortable handling of a regular bridge camera, too.” The only real problem they see is the…price! Too expensive!
Photographyblog (Click here) reports that Fuji will release the new M to X mount adapter in April. That’s just one month after the X PRO 1 will hit the stores. Dpreview (Click here) has been told by Fuji that one more less expensive X mount camera will come in future. AT the same time they gave two more interesting info: 1) New X10 firmware will be released in February to fix the ‘white-orb’ issue. 2) Fujifilm Digital Imaging director Adrian Clarke said that when launching the X100 they didn’t know who was going to buy the X100: “but twice as many people bought them as we expected.”
I am wondering how this “entry-level” X camera will be. Probably it will have an optical viewfinder only, and be a bit smaller. But I cannot imagine it to be much cheaper than the X PRO 1. Cannot image Fuji to use cheap plastic to lower the cost of the body.