I bet there will be an X200 or whatever next year. Same body, same lens just a 16MP X Trans sensor with maybe some electronic enhancements. The 28mm adapter lens for the X100 is very good BTW. It's actually as good the two Nikon 28mm's I have (28mm AI-S and 28mm G series). I doubt they will change from the 35mm as the primary lens. It's just a really good focal length for a lot of people. Maybe they come up with another adapter for 50mm?
I think the existence of that 28mm adapter is a strong sign there will be an X200 of some sort. They just came out with that pretty recently, after the X100 had been around for a good long time. I can't imagine they'd have done that if they were just gonna let the model die off.
The perfect X200: that would be the X-E1, yes?
I suspect its not AS much with the X100 as with the X-Pro. I think a LOT of the size and complexity and cost of the X-Pro is getting that OVF to work at different magnification levels and with zoom lenses, which seems infinitely more complex and space consuming than with a fixed lens camera like the X100. It would no doubt knock a bit of size and a bit of cost from the X100, but I don't think it would be anywhere near the proportion of the difference between the X-Pro and X-E1...I wonder how much of the X100 cost is the hybrid viewfinder...especially after seeing the price difference between the X-E1 and the X-Pro1.
I don't think so. First off, no OVF, which was a huge part of the appeal to me of the X100 and X-Pro. And also still a good bit bigger than the X100, particularly with any of the lenses (with the possible exception of the 28mm pancake they're planning for it at some point, but that's a slow lens). The whole point of the X-E1 is that it left out the OVF - allows it to be smaller, less complicated, less costly, etc, than the X-Pro, but still notably larger than the X100. So I see an X-100 followup still in the $1200 range to be a very different thing than the X-E1. I would probably only buy an X-E1 as a second body to use with zoom lenses if I used the Fuji system enough to want a second body. The X100/200 is and likely would remain a totally unique standalone.