For about a year now I've been obsessing over any tidbit of news about the Fuji mirrorless interchangable lens camera. It's been the subject of wild speculation and occassional leaks and all for good reason. A source within Fuji stated that its sensor's performance would rival that of full-frame 35mm image sensors (a huge achievement). The design was correctly assumed to follow cues from the Fuji X100 and classic rangefinder style cameras. And the leaked specs pointed to manual controls for ISO, exposure compensation, etc. It's a perfect storm.
Sounds like a dream. So what's the problem? The new Fuji XPro-1 will be debuting at a price of $1,700. Body only. Want a lens with that? That'll be another $500 for a prime (i.e. non-zoom) lens. Want a zoom lens because sometimes it just makes sense? You're out of luck. Not yet in production.
Given that the X100 (a step down from this camera) is $1200, I probably should have guessed the price of the XPro-1 would be high, but $2200? Insert tiny violin and sad face here.
I'm not a photographer. I'm a guy who likes to take pictures. I aspire to call myself a photographer some day but until that day comes I suppose I'll just need to wait and ogle pictures from the camera on Flickr.