Fujifilm X100VI scalpers: I salute you

Fujifilm X100VI covered by three dollar symbols
(Image credit: Fujifilm, Future)

The Fujifilm X100VI is the hottest, must-have camera of the moment. Despite Fujifilm apparently doubling its manufacturing capacity to try and meet the stratospheric demand for its latest camera, its efforts have still fallen short. In some regions demand is so high a lottery system has been implemented, whereby entrants merely 'win' the prize of being able to pre-order the camera at its retail price.

Naturally in a capitalist economy, when demand for a product outstrips supply, prices go up, and therefore it's no surprise that some who have been lucky enough to bag an X100VI are reselling it for a tidy profit. Probably the most notable example of this is a limited edition X100VI recently listed for resale at US$18,000, but you'll also find the regular version of the camera on reseller sites with a four-figure mark-up over the retail price.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.