The decision has been made and I’m going to sell off my Fuji X100 and Sony NEX-7 to buy the Fuji X-Pro1.
Why sell the Sony NEX-7? The first reason is that I’m frustrated waiting for good lenses. The second is that while it’s overall an excellent camera, I’ve found shooting with the X100 to be more enjoyable than with the NEX-7. I really don’t need two small cameras and I prefer the Fuji though I feel limited by the single lens.
Why sell the Fuji X100? A tougher call. It comes down to the various reviews I’ve read of the X-Pro1, in particular how this sensor represents a big leap forward from the X100′s. The downside is that at the moment there are only 3 lenses for this camera – but several more planned in the next three years. I think that Fuji is going to stand behind this format and continue to develop it and I see it as a platform that will take me forward for years much as the Nikon platform does when it comes to full-sized DSLRs.
You can check my ads over on DC Fever – this for the Sony (with 3 lenses) and this for the Fuji. I’ve gotten inquiries and received offers on both but nothing is finalized yet so if you have any interest at all, please take a look. (By the way, these are only for sale in Hong Kong, I will not ship them.)