Fuji X100 scarcity drives crazy eBay pricing

Fujifilm's deliciously retro-styled X100 digital camera is one of the specific products called out as delayed by the current Japanese crisis, and that's having a significant impact on what was already a high-demand model. eBay auctions for the X100 are reaching in excess of $2,200 with time still to run, more than twice the Fuji's list price.

It's not so much the raw specs that's driving the appeal – the X100 has a mere 12.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with a non-interchangeable Fujinon 23mm fixed focal length lens – but the combination of the classic looks and strong image quality appear to be buoying the Fuji above potentially more capable Micro Four Thirds models. Fujifilm is yet to confirm when new X100 supplies will be coming through; they're too busy supplying a generous relief package worth 770m yen to Japan, including diagnostic ultrasound systems.

[via 43 Rumors]