The recently released Fuji X PRO 1 firmware update increased the autofocus performance. ThePhoBlographer compared it with the superfast AF from the Olympus E-M5. Keep in mind that the E-M5 uses a smaller Four Thirds sensor which also increases the DOF and consequently makes it a bit easier to get things in focus.
A reader sent me that image showing the exact Full Frame sensor size within the current X mount. Fuji stated that the X-mount was designed to fit such a sensor. But is it really true? The edges are cut. But maybe the flange distance will allow the rear projection of the lenses to cover the FF area. What do you think?
By the way, the XF1 and the X-E1 were not the only cameras announced by Fuji at the Photokina show. There is also the new Fuji INSTAX Mini 8. The official press release is available at Fuji. And below you can find the official Fuji video presentation. There is no info about price and availability. The current Mini 7 version costs around $57 here on Amazon.
And here it comes the first price for the new Fuji X-E1! Read the following official Fuji press release:
“FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the second X series interchangeable lens camera FUJIFILM X-E1 has won the “photokina STAR 2012” award sponsored by PHOTO PRESSE and “digit!” magazines traditionally awarded at Photokina. The photokina STAR award honors products and concepts that stand out for their innovative nature and their trendsetting technologies.
Following hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed FUJIFILM X-Pro1, the X-E1 boasts the same 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor with top-class OLED electronic viewfinder, a smaller body with built-in flash and the same X mount for the FUJINON XF lens series.
With its convenient portable size and fast autofocus speed with the kit zoom lens XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS, the X-E1 promises to be an exciting addition to the X series range. Due to hit the market in autumn this year, and available in two variations Silver and Black, the attractive classical design of the X-E1 interchangeable lens camera will have wide appeal.”