Instax Goes Hybrid: Fujifilm INSTAX Square Will have a Micro SD Card Slot – UPDATE: Fujifilm Confirms This Rumor :)

UPDATE: Fujifilm just confirmed this rumor on their instagram :) They write: “instax_squareIt’s not the first time Fujifilm combined a digital camera with an Instax Camera. Fujifilm Finepix PR21(1999) vs Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 2017)

Just yesterday I’ve shared the first images that originally leaked on facebook by a Taiwanese store (copied on instagram later on).

Anyway, the images show the cute Instax SQ10 printer, which, btw, will not be the only Instax Square printer Fujifilm ;) . No big deal, we are used to Fujifilm launching several variations of Instax products (including Hello Kitty versions).

What made all of us curious, was the huge LCD screen on the back, which seemed to indicate that the camera could be a digital/film hybrid.

So I did my homework, and now I can tell you that the Instax Square camera will have a MicroSD card slot. So it seems your images can be stores digitally. If this is correct, then I have mixed feelings about it. I mean, part of the film-charm is that you snap your image, and whatever comes out of the box, that’s it: unique!

and btw… if the Taiwanese stores leaks further images, I’ll let you know ;)

courtesy of MickO here

LEAKED: Fujifilm Instax Square Images (Instax Square SQ10)… with Huge LCD screen on the Back

So guys, these could be the first images of the Instax Square… or at least one of the Instax Square version, the Instax SQ10

Take it with a grain of salt for now, but if you compare it to the Instax Square teaser video that Fujifilm released months ago, where you can see small details of the camera, this leaked image really looks very close to it.

Note the big screen at the back and the six buttons… something seems to be quite different compared to other Instax cameras… are we all having the same thought right now, right? :)

I guess that, like with all instax models, we will see many variations of the Squre Instax cameras and in all possible colors. Instax is a winner, and it’s years now that Instax dominates the sales ranking. As also said in a recent documentary about Fujifilm, the Instax factory can’t keep up with the demand.

The wait seems to be almost over :-)

stay tuned,
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New Firmware for Fujifilm X-T2, X-T1, X-Pro2 and EF-X500 Coming (Flash Bug-Fix)

I recently told you that Fujifilm is about to release a new firmware update for several Fujifilm cameras. We all hoped from some nice Kaizen update, but it seems we will have to wait a bit longer, since this will be a mere bug fix update.

According to a trusted source (thanks) the next update will fix the bug on the EF-X500, that caused it to completely turn off erroneously.

To fix this bug, Fujifilm will release a new firmware for the flash. You will be able to perform the upgrade by yourself, using your X-T1, X-T2 or X-Pro2, but you will have to update the firmware on these cameras first, too.

EF-X500 Flash: USA: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Trusted Source Confirms: “Fujifilm Developing Ultimate APS-C X-camera. Based on X-T Design. Price Not Yet Set, but Most Expensive X”

I recently shared with you a rumor from a new source, that said Fujifilm is developing the ultimate APS-C X-Trans camera, that could cost as much as $5,000 and have some killer features also for video.

As many of you guys, I also specualted it could be some kind of video-camera like the Sony FS5, especially given the lastest announcement of Fujifilm’s new Fujinon MK cinema lenses.

But I was wrong.

In fact, here is some new information I got from a trusted source:

  • Correct: Fujifilm is working on the ultimate X-series X-Trans APS-C camera
  • Design based on X-T line (We don’t know the name yet, but it’s seems it won’t be called “X-T3“)
  • The camera is still under development, hence the camera price has not yet been set
  • The only sure thing is that the camera will be more expensive than any other X-series camera currently on the market
  • Best Fuji APS-C camera for video work

It’s a long term rumor, so everything is subject to change. But, currently, these are 100% Fujifilm plans.

However, I have to remind you, that in some cases, Fujifilm can drop plans, just like it happened with the X-Pro1s, a rumor which I earned massively shitstorm for. Well, at least Fujifilm confirmed that FR sources are awesome, by displaying a X-Pro1s prototype at the X-Pro2 launch party ;)

I don’t know what Fujifilm’s next step will be regarding this “ultimate X-series camera”, but I hope to be able to keep you updated with news about its development.

And to prevent attacks about “made up fake rumors clickbait”, I would like to quickly share the rumor hit rate of the last years. Sure, they do not proof anything, maybe just that I really try hard to be as accurate as possible for you guys.

At this point, really thanks a lot to everybody, who helps FR to achieve this accuracy. Your guide me safly to the stormy waters of fake rumors.

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The ultimate X should absoltutely have this killer feature: a pop-up smiley! :)

shared by Ed at our X100F facebook group here
Can someone give me a reason to buy the x100f over this? I mean this one plays music! I’m pretty sure this has the max f stop of 1.0. “

KIPON will Soon Announce Fujifilm GFX Adapters, Including Tilt-Shift Adapter (New Source)

According to a new source, KIPON will soon announce a series of adapters for Fujifilm GFX, including tilt-shift adapters.

Kipon is already offering adapters for Fujifilm X-mount lenses. See them at AmazonUS and Adorama.

Currently Fotodiox offers 10 adapters for Fujifilm GFX. There is also the Fujifilm made H Mount Adapter for GFX and Fringer is working on a smart adapter for Contax 645 lenses. Some GFX owners are also 3D printing their own adapters.