(UPDATE 2) Fuji X100 on eBay (but X100 factory has been damaged and production stopped)


UPDATE_2: The X100 is in Stock at Digitalrev (Click here).
UPDATE_1: BHphoto now takes X100 preorders (Click here). They will ship it soon (so they told us).

Right now you can find one single Fuji X100 on eBay (Click here). It’s a unique chance (and I bet it will expensive also) to get the camera also because Fuji officially announced that they had to stop the X100 production! The factory that currently produces the X100 is in Taiwa-Cho (Miyagi) which is 30 km from Sendai. Good to hear that there were no injured people!

Other (Micro-) Four Thirds member like Sigma and Cosina/Voigtländer had no or very little damages in their factories that will not affect their current production. Reminder: Cosina makes the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds.

  • curious how high this one ends!

    • G_C

      me too…

      people are already offering more than the RRP for an opened one with a scratched screen!!

      i guess thats supply and demand for you! (or impatience or people who need one for travelling soon!)

  • Only important thing here is that nobody was injured at the Fuji factory. My heart is with the Japanese people (not only those at Fuji, Pana or Oly) , wishing them the best and hoping for a not so big number of casualties as some media are estimating. Whether I’d be able to get an X-100 in my hands in April or October is not important at all. In fact, it is irrelevant. All I can say is that I have been a Minolta and Olympus user for 20 years and I am grateful for all the good times I have spent with the produce of such an inventive country as Japan.

  • > The factory that currently produces the X100 is in Taiwa-Cho (Miyagi) which is 30 km from Sendai. Good to hear that there were no injured people!

    I’m hopeful Fuji recovers fast. :|

    In midst of the recession, with literally all smaller players being on edge, last thing one would want to hear that a manufacturer couldn’t recover from the loses to the earthquake.

    Situation around the nuclear reactors looks rather grim.

    • mat

      There’s Fuji manufacturing at a number of other locations. It’s not like this is the factory or the damage at it (based on their official statements) is the end for Fuji.

    • cL

      Yeah, the possible nuclear meltdown is a real drama (if not enough already). I wonder how people could carry on their lives after they’re being torn apart, spirit broken and had to drag through lives knowing they’ve been exposed to radiation. And those people who are desperately saving the nuclear plants, I wonder what’s going on their minds. Really grim future. Two years of GDP wiped out…. Usually I don’t like to talk about this kind of thing as I could do nothing about it, but I’ve not had this kind of bleak outlook of future since 9/11.

      Yeah, the Fuji x100’s price must be escalating. Hope Fuji could survive to finish production of this legend. I used to work for a company whose four retailing locations were wiped out by hurricane Katrina. It’s not a small cost to write off. If the company’s finance is on edge, it may just be the thing. I hope this wouldn’t spell the end of Olympus’s image division, as medical equipment division supports a lot of finance of that company.

      (Yes, I’ve been following you guys, just didn’t feel like talking lately).

      • George

        don’t worry for Japanese people about how they will keep living. They survived and continued after 2 atom bombs which USA dropped, i think they can handle this. It is in their blood, whatever happens they always stand-up

        • Spoo

          What a shitty comment. You really are an asshole.

          • deniz

            why? he is wrong about the japanese people or the two atom bombs usa dropped on them?

          • G_C

            i think we all know who the real asshole is…

  • wife

    wonder if price will rise.

    • mahler

      I think this is the least we should worry about.

      Typical reaction of some of the people here. The only worries is about equipment price.

      Now, there is this big catastrophe – price worries.

      Panasonic releases a new fast lens (we demand, of course, perfect image quality event at max aperture) – price worries.

      Shudder …

      • wife

        I’ve been paying attention to the news and have donated to the Red Cross.

        And then moved on with my life.

        Have you done anything to help or do you just like to criticize?

        • mahler

          What I have done or not is not of anybody else’s business, so I won’t disclose, what I am spending for what organisation.

          And yes, I criticize, because this immediate reaction about product prices is so frequent and typical. Many here demand high quality, but don’t want to pay for. With that attitude, we show the manufacturers clearly, that it is not worth to think about high-end products – becaue the only thing matters, is the price. Your example shows this.

          • wife

            Go ahead and criticize if it makes you feel any superior.

            One person’s specific statement on one specific site that serves a specific purpose and you think you have the person’s entire life (and his peers) figured out.

            Wow. Will you be curing cancer next?

          • wife

            By the way, Superman. There are several threads on DPR about rising prices. Please Superman, we need your help over to combat this epidemic.

            Help us Superman.

  • Guys,
    I picked up this news in the Digi-came Watch 3/28 issue;
    Fuji announced that they fixed the damaged factory and resumed
    the production of FinePix 100 and they started shipping again,expecting selling them in early April(in Japan I guess).
    I’m Japanese so I can read it.

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