Staying true to their announcement last month, Fujifilm are now shipping their highly-anticipated X-Pro1 mirrorless camera in Japan. The camera is “in stock” on Amazon Japan for the already confirmed price of 135,000 Japanese Yen, which translates to roughly 1,700 USD.
Ever since its announcement the X-Pro1 has caused quite a stir – most of it due to some phenomenal sample images and a sensor test that had the X-Pro1 outperforming even the D7000. If what they’ve speculated about the camera is true, then it should even provide competition for the likes of the Canon 5D Mark II (soon the 5DX?), or at the very least make for one heck of a back-up if you can afford it.
PhotoRumors expects that the camera will be shipping in the United States no later than March 20th, which is in line with Fujifilm’s promise to bring the X-Pro1 to the US one month after their Japan release.
I’m just hoping that the next month will provide some insight from the Japanese market as to what the X-Pro1 can really do, maybe even making it easier to answer the real question here: To buy, or not to buy?