Rumor Update: X100 replacement + X20

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Here again!

A FR reader linked me to the comments in the Japanese website digicame-info. There is a source that calls himself “Fan Fuji” giving some more news about about the X10 and X100 replacements. Some of them correspond to rumors I have from trusted sources. Now let’s make the point of the situation:

X-20

The name of the X10 replacement will probably be X-20. The principal improvements will concern the sensor and the viewfinder. So that’s for sure (trusted sources).

And now let’s see what COULD be according to “Fan Fuji”

Fan Fuji says: The X20 has a newly developed EXR CMOS lowpass-less sensor and its viewfinder can display information. [This could correspond with the information I have, that the major improvements will concern the sensor and the viewfinder.] According to Fan Fuji the X-20 will be costlier than the X-10.

X-100 replacement (according to Fan Fuji)

1. the name of X100 replacement will be X100s (we know that the name won’t be X200, so here everything is possible)

2. sensor: 2nd generation X-Trans CMOS (we know that it will have an X-Trans sensor. I’m doubtful if it really will be a second generation X-Trans)

3. new hybrid viewfinder (yes, the HVF will be improved)

4. rangefinder-like focusing gimmick (I would have expected such a feature on future interchangeable lenses cameras…)

5. on sale in February or March (other trusted sources told me it will be March)

6. the price of X100s is as much as X100. (I don’t have infos from trusted sources about the price yet)

Now be careful with these information. I have already posted what I know from trusted sources about the X100 replacement here. And regarding the X20 the only sure thing is that there will be a new sensor and viewfinder. So let’s wait and see if Fan Fuju is reliable.

I tried to contact Fan Fuji through the comments in the digicame post. I didn’t get any answer yet. So, Fan Fuji, in case you’re reading this, please contact me … you can create a fake email account if you want… we could have something more to share…

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Feedback: Capture One (beta)… X-Trans potential unlocked?

Capture One X-Trans Support

A Fujirumor reader sent me this email:

“Hi,

Just to let you know that I’m beta testing the new version of Capture One with full X-TRANS Support. X-PRO1 and X-E1. The quality is amazing. Lot better than the JPG output from the camera. Finally !!”

Cheers”

If Capture One really unlocked the X-Trans potential, then we could say, quoting Paul Steunebrin in the Phase one forum, “well, keep your wallet into position…” ;).” … try out the beta version. You have to contact Lionel of Phase One (lkuhlmann [@] yahoo.com) and he will send you the download links!

Rumor Update X100 replacement: new name and new sensor

Fuji CES invite

Ok. I already told you of the imminent replacement of the X-100, as written in an article at f11.

According to rumors from trusted sources I recently got, I can confirm that there will be an X100 replacement with X-Trans sensor.

AND

The X100 replacement will not have the name X200. And everything will be better! Better AF, better hybrid viewfinder, better operating speed… and the same sensor of the X-PRO1! It took me some time to check it, but now I can say that the lens will remain the 23mm f/2.

That’s all for now! I don’t know the name of this camera, but maybe you could make some guess in the comments.

ONE MORE THING: As you can see from the invitation-image (source petapixel) there will be an announcement at January 7. Fujirumors will follow this event step by step. So stay tuned, I’ll continuously update my site to keep you up to date.

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The 2013 Fuji forecast from Impress Japan!

The popular magazine Impress Japan shared his forecast on the Fuji 2013 key developments and news. They predict that Fuji will launch a new Full Frame X camera, new entry level X cameras and new improved X-Tran sensors. Of course that’s pure speculation but they also interviewed Mr.Nishimura (Fuji manager). They may spilled out some info from him?

Form what I heard there is no FF X camera on the horizon for the next 6-8 months…

Next Rumor: the X20 is coming

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Fujifilm is ready to launch the X20! The X10 is a little great camera. Fujirumors yet reported that this camera won the StuffUK Award. Now it’s time also for this one to retire, and the replacement is ready to hit the market. I don’t have any informations about the specs right now. But I’ll follow the hint.