DEAL: blue X-A1 $74 off (and special white box) + AWARD: X100S gear of the year (dpreview)

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X-A1 deal

The reviewers agree: this is a great entry-level camera with great value for the money. And now it’s even cheaper! At AmazonUS you can grab the indigo blue version for $525 (save $ 74).

Read for example techradar’s X-A1 review here: “While the X-M1 can resolve more detail than the X-A1 in laboratory conditions, there’s also slightly less noise visible in images when they are viewed at 100%. In reality these differences are unlikely to be noticeable at normal print sizes. The X-A1 produces superb images that most photographers will be extremely happy with, especially if they shoot raw files.”

X100S award

dpreview posted part 1 of the “gear of the year” series… and it starts with the X100S. Read more here: “Needless to say, by the end of my X100S review I had truly fallen in love with the camera. It isn’t the most innovative product I’ve seen this year, nor the most accomplished in terms of specifications, but it’s the one that I’ve used most, and continue to carry with me almost everywhere I go. It takes great pictures, and damn, it looks good too.”

X-A1 Premium White Box

Right in time for the winter time, Fuji decided to launch a X-A1 limited Premium White Box! Read more at akihabaranews.com here. Right now I cannot find the camera available in stores. I think it’s available only in Japan at the moment. But if you find it somewhere, share it on dealsrunner.com.

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Weather sealed X: double SD-card slot and OMD shape?

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X-E2: just 2 silver X-E2 with kit lens available at ebayUS at kenmorecamera here / A FR-reader told me that he just received his silver X-E2 (body only) from pictureline

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and now the rumors ;)

A quick rumor update before I go back at work: a trusted source told me that the weather sealed X coming in January will have double SD card slots.

The design? A new source said that the camera body will be “something like OMD (E-M1 – E-M5) shape“.

I remind you that previous rumors I’ve shared with you said it will feature an APS-C X-Trans sensor II, have a high performance EVF… and cost more than the X-E2. Now I’m curious to see if the XF 10-24, that should be announced November 20, will be the first weather sealed lens.

That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more… and spread the word via facebook, google+ and twitter! And I don’t mind if you quote the source ;).

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UK deals: after the X-PRO1 massive price drop, now savings also on other X-cameras.

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Again, another nice deal for UK citizen!

It started with the massive X-PRO1 price drop at the beginning of this month. Purchase a new Fuji X-Pro1 + a Fuji XF 18mm lens between Friday 1st November and Friday 31st January 2014 and claim a lens FREE (choose between the 27mm, 35mm or 60mm). You’ll save £480 / € 600. Offer runs until January 31st January 2014 inclusive. Check out for example the deal at wexUK or jessops.

Here are the combinations I’ve found till now. Do you find more? And what about other countries? If you find them, feel free to share your deals in the comments or at www.dealsrunner.com. They will automagically appear on the FR-sidebar and everybody will see them.

– X-E1 (£150 off) – click here
– X-M1 with 16-50mm lens (save £70) – click here
– 18mm (save £120) – 35mm (save £120) or 60mm (save £134)
–  X-A1 + XC 16-50 (£30 off) – click here.
– X-PRO1 bdoy (£50 off) – click here.

Thanks drphotorumor for telling me about the deals.

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X-E1 (and PRO1?) firmware update coming soon?

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Strong sales at AmazonUS for the X-E2. At the moment it’s ranked 2, 6 and 9th! Check the CSC-ranking here. And the silver kit is also in stock.

Fuji X-E2: USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR) / AmazonUK (via DR)

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Take it with a grain of salt, but that’s the story: A Canadian FR-reader had a talk with a Fuji-rep at Quebec’s photo & video. The Fuji-rep told him that there will be an X-E1 firmware update “very soon”, but he didn’t tell anything about the details of the update… so you’re still free to fly with you imagination. What would you like to have improved? Villi Asgeirsson said on the FR-facebook wall that he’d like to have full manual control in video mode.

The FR-reader couldn’t tell me if the update will be compatible also with the X-PRO1. But in the past Fuji updated both cameras contemporaneously. So let’s hope also this time.

I remind you that back in July (see here) there where rumors saying for example that focus peaking on the E1/PRO1 will get more colour options.

If true, it seems that we could have another Kaizen-day right in time for X-mas!

But remember, the X100 firmware update was scheduled for September (or even earlier), but Fuji was able to release it only in October (btw, well worth the wait!). Delays are always possible. So I’ll believe it only when I see it ready for download at Fuji’s global website.

Have a good start in this new week.

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Limited time: $50 instant rebates on XQ1 and X20 + Limited number: X-E2 in stock at AmazonUS

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X-E2

A limited number of silver X-E2 with kit lens (10 available at the moment [UPDATE: now only 3 left in stock]) is in stock at AmazonUS. Also the black kit was in stock for a short time, but now it’s marked as “temporarily out of stock”. Check the in stock status at AmazonUS here.

Fuji X-E2: USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR) / AmazonUK (via DR)

XQ1

It didn’t yet hit the market, but it’s already sold for just $449 at AmazonUS here, while it’s sold for $499 at BHphoto here and Adorama here. The offer at BHphoto will end December 7. Cancel you pre-order and order it again at AmazonUS ;).

Fuji XQ1: USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR) /AmazonUK (via DR)

X20

The price for the X20 dropped to $549 at BHphoto, Adorama and AmazonUS. BHphoto says that the deal goes until November 23! You’ll save $50.

Fuji X20: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

again, have a nice Sunday
Patrick

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