Fuji abandoned the DSLR market a few years ago in favor for the small sensor long zoom and digi cams. Every once in a while someone from Fuji has said they are working on one but nothing ever comes of it or soon after someone else says they are keeping their options open but nothing is ready to be released.
The X100 has come way after their decision.
Makes sense that there was no successor to the S5 Pro.
X100 looks really interesting, but it's still to expensive for enthusiasts. Wish it came with a detachable lens. That'd be really sweet.
I'm hoping that's around the corner. Early adopters always get screwed. :D
Yes thats correct they felt there was more money to be made in the digi cams market I think. Smart decision I think as well because its sink or swim in this market when you compete against the giants like Nikon and Canon. We could also do a Kodak and Nikon relationship as well. Kodak went into sensor technology for digital rangefinders and DSLRS so different from Fuji. Interesting corporate branching out once film dwindled.
It would make sense- Fuji makes waterproof cameras, something Nikon still doesn't have. It's easier to compete that way.