Trusted Sources Says Ultimate X-series APS-C Camera will Cost Around $2,000 – $3,000 (POLL)

The Ultimate X

Hey guys,

today I have an update for you regarding the ultimate Fujifilm X-series APS-C camera.

A trusted source told me that previous rumors about this camera were correct. So it confirmed that:

  • Fujifilm is working on the ultimate X-series camera
  • It will indeed be Fujifilm’s most expensive camera in the APS-C line-up
  • X-Trans sensor
  • It will be Fujifilm’s best APS-C camera for video work
  • The camera is still under development, so the final price has not yet been set
  • It will be based on the X-T design

But here is the thing:

The very first rumor I got (and shared) about the “Ultimate X” camera came from a new source here. And after confirmations from trusted source, we can say it was very accurate and gave us many correct hints, except one: the price.

The new source said it would cost $5,000, but the trusted source today said, that the current estimated price for the “Ultimate X” is between $2,000 and $3,000 (depending on which features Fujifilm decides to implement or not).

Do you know what this means?

Since….

  • Fujifilm displays our polls to the press – read here
  • Your feedback can, in some cases, influence decisions of the managment regarding future products, such as the monochrome X-Pro – read here
  • Fujifilm took note of our big request for the X-E3 and said after our pressure that they “are aware of the many X-E3 requests” – read here
  • Top Fujifilm Managers read and “love” FujiRumors – read here

and since…

  • we are in an early development stage of the Ultimate X

… we all should do our homework now, and let Fujifilm know, how we would like the Ultimate X to be.

This is why I will launch a poll, which I will keep quite general for now. I will only ask you if you would like Fujifilm to put simply everything they can into the camera and charge us $3,000 for it, or maybe take out a some features and charge $2,000 for it.

And of course, feel free to elaborate in the comments, which specs exactly this camera should have for the price you would pay.

Needless to say, take such long term rumors always with a grain of salt and stay tuned for the latest updates with FujiRumors on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter

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Fujifilm X-E3 Will be Smaller than X-E2 (Trusted Source). What Other Design Changes Can We Expect?

Fujifilm X-E3 Design

A trusted source told me, that the Fujifilm X-E3 will have some “design changes”.

One of the changes of the Fujifilm X-E3 compared to its predecessors should be it’s size: it will be smaller.

I remind you that currently all 3 cameras in the X-E line-up, the Fujifilm X-E1, the X-E2 and the X-E2s, share the very same design.

Note that “smaller” does not necessarily mean “much smaller”. It could be a minor size difference, like the one between the X-T1 and X-T2… but maybe also a more significant one.

I will try to give you guys a more accurate indication soon.

In the meantime, keep up participating to Jano’s very well done X-E3 poll.

What else could change?

Maybe the combined shutter/ISO dial. A redesigned grip? A larger viewfinder? No more pop-up flash?

And another big question: tilt screen or not? I have to admit I am hearing something in this regard. But I also know that it’s a tiny bit too early to be 100% sure there won’t be last second changes with this. But I promise that once I’m 95%+ sure it will or will not have a tilt screen, I will share it here on FujiRumors.

The Fujifilm X-E3 will come this year, maybe this fall.

Do You Want to Discover the Big Secret? ;)

My birthday is approaching (April 17), and here are 4 reasons why you should join the FR charity auction.

  1. IT’S MAKES YOU COOLER :): You will get a high qualty X-T1 grip, leather strap and hot shoe cover, with the unique “FujiRumors” branding made by JBcameradesigns. Only you, and I, will have this special personalized items, and your X-T1 will look much cooler with it :). Total value of the items is of $110.
  2. IT’S GOOD FOR THE KIDS: The entire money you will pay for the items, will go to charity, to our FujiRumors friends KNGO in Cambodia, an NGO that gives access to free education to kids. We already collected $3,500 in the past for them with the fair trade X-shirts. You can read the story of the auction and of KNGO quickly here.
  3. IT MAKES ME HAPPY: Volunteering is something I practice since 2005, and I did everything, from cleaning toilets, to teaching, to distributing food to kids living (and working) in a gigantic waste disposal site. And if this auction goes well (and it is already doing great, we are at $155), I will be even more happy than I was before :)
  4. YOU WILL DISCOVER THE BIG SECRET: I will personally send you the item and ship it from my little village in the mountains. If you win the auction, you will get a package with my mailing adress on it and my full name. But I trust you will keep the secret and won’t pass it to Fujifilm.

Yep, the items are worth “only” $110, but sometimes we can take out that credit card and pay a bit more for a good cause. Again, thanks to those, who already bid :)

Fujinon GF 23mm F4 R LM WR Announcement on April 19, 2017

Fujinon GF 23mm F4 R LM WR

Fujinon GF 23mm F4 R LM WR

Fujinon GF 23mm F4 R LM WR

The Fujinon GF 23mm F4 R LM WR will be announced on April 19, 2017.

Just as rumored yesterday, on April 19 Fujifilm will also announce the Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM.

To me this means just one thing: I have to recover good from my birthday party on April 17, since on April 19 I want to be fit for the Live Blogging here on FujiRumors :).

And in case you missed it, I am selling a “FujiRumors” personalized wooden hand grip (for X-T1), a “FujiRumors” hot shoe cover and also a leather strap here. The value is of $110, and currently the highest bet is of $155. 100% of the money goes to charity to support free education in Cambodia at KNGO, the NGO we collected $3,500 last year with the sale of the fair trade recycled X-shirts.

So help me to make my brithday party awesome, and bid for a good cause (and awesome products) at the auction here (exp. April 17).

Oh, right, also the new Instax Square cameras, the Instax Square SQ and Instax Square SQ10 will be announced on April 19. The Instax Square SQ10 will be a hybrid digital/film camera. All details here.

Feel free to join other fellow 11,000 GFX owners and fans at the Fujifilm GFX facebook group. Follow the Fujifilm GFX facebook page for 100% GFX news and rumors.

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Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM and Fujifilm INSTAX Square Announcement April 19, 2017

Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM

Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM

Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM

The Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM will be announced on April 19. Just two days after my birthday :) .

Earlier this year, the estimated price of the 3 remaining GF lenses, including the Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM, surfaced on the web. I reported about it already in the past here, but here is the rumored price again:

  • GF23mmF4 = $2599
  • GF45mmF2.8 = $1699
  • GF110mmF2 = $2799

Please take them with a grain of salt, not only because they could be wrong, but also because the price leaked a few months ago… enough time for Fujifilm to change the price tag.

My personal guess though, is that you should not be surprised if the GF110mm costs more than $2,800.

Along with the Fujinon GF 110mm F2 WR LM, Fujifilm should also announce the new Instax Square cameras, the already leaked Instax Square SQ and Instax Square SQ10.

The Instax Square SQ10 will be a hybrid digital/film camera. All details here.

Feel free to join other fellow 11,000 GFX owners and fans at the Fujifilm GFX facebook group and to follow the Fujifilm GFX facebook page for 100% GFX news and rumors.

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[UPDATE] Godox Update: More Details about Fujifilm TTL/HSS Support (Including New X2 Trigger for Fujifilm in July)

Godox Fujifilm Support

For an entire month, the news was somewhere hidden on CheetahStand facebook page, until an attentive FR-reader (thanks) finally spotted it and shared it with us here. The news is now spreading quickly on the web, as usual ;) .

Anyway, since we broke the news today that Godox is working on Fujifilm support, something is moving, and more details just appeard on the web, always via CheetahStand here:

Olympus and Panasonic TTL/HSS remote for Cheetah X series light come out first…I will test on May….Fuji coming right after that….Stay tuned

Also FR-sources (thanks) quickly dropped me emails. Here is what I got from them:

  • The Godox X1 for Fujifilm will be released at the end of April, or beginning of May (HSS and TTL)
  • The new X2 trigger with Fujifilm support will be released in July

** UPDATE ** : More tidbits from the Cheetah page here:

Godox will make TT350 first. I will test it…..If good move to V860X….If good make X1 and same time all X series will accept Olympus/Panasonic by firmware update….Same on Fuji

The original Roadmap shared earlier today:

Godox Plan:
TT350 Olympus and Fuji April-May 2017.
If TT350 is good, Move to 685 and V860II.
If all is good move to X1 Fuji and X1 Olympus.
The same time firmware update for all 2.4G light accept Fuji and Olympus
AD200 60 bulb LED light head May-June 201