If you swooned at the Fujifilm X-Pro1′s retro design and fantastic image quality when it was announced at the beginning of this year, but then balked when you saw the $1,700 price tag, you might want to keep a close eye on the upcoming Fujifilm X-E1. Photo Rumors has published the specs of the camera, revealing that the camera will hit shelves at a price somewhere south of $1,000.
The camera features the same 16 megapixel sensor that’s found in the X-Pro1 — a highly acclaimed sensor that performs fantastically at high ISOs.
Other specs include a max ISO of 25,600, 6fps continuous shooting, a light magnesium body, improved autofocus speed, the same video features as the X-Pro1, two body colors (black and silver), and film simulation modes (we hear Velvia is offered).
In other words, the spec sheet is nearly identical to the X-Pro1. The most notable thing that isn’t found in the X-E1 is a hybrid viewfinder (i.e. optical combined with electronic), as the X-E1 only offers electronic.
Expect the camera to hit store shelves by the time Christmas rolls around.