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2020 Rumor Check: What’s Right, What’s Wrong and What’s Still to Come (with Reliability Ranking)


One or two times a year, I like to look back on the rumors we shared here on FujiRumors, and see if I delivered accurate content or not.

Plus, I will share the remaining rumors that should materialize in 2021 with reliability ranking.

Let’s check it out:

  • 90 rumors shared in 2020 so far
  • 1 rumor still to be verified and 2 rumors not in ranking (details below)
  • 82 correct rumors out of 90 verifiable rumors
  • 5 wrong rumor out of 90 verifiable rumors (most of the the wrong rumors were acutally right at the time of sharing. You’ll understand if you check out the details below.)
  • 91% correct rumors

Rumor Overview with Rating

* 75% to 99% correct

  • nothing in this category

*50% to 74% correct

*25% to 49% correct

  • nothing in this category

*1% to 24% correct

  • nothing in this category

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  1. Fujifilm X-T200 Coming Soon (shared January 9)
  2. Fujifilm X100V with Improved 23mm f/2 lens (shared January 14)
  3. Fujinon XC 35mm f/2 Announcement January 23 (shared January 21)
  4. Venus Optics Laowa 65mm 2:1 Macro for Fujifilm Coming in a Few Days (shared January 22)
  5. Fujifilm X100V with old NP-W126S Battery (shared January 26)
  6. Fujifilm X-T200 Coming with X-A7 alike Vari-Angle LCD Screen (shared January 13)
  7. Fujifilm X100V will Cost $1,399 (shared February 4 – 2 hours before official annoucement)
  8. It’s Gone: Also Fujifilm X100V Without D-Pad (shared January 28)
  9. New Fujifilm X100V Lens still Compatible with current WCL/TCL-X100 Converters (shared January 24)
  10. Fujifilm X100V: First Leaked Image (shared January 21)
  11. Fujifilm X100V with 2 way Tilt Screen (shared January 20)
  12. Fujifilm X-T4 Announcement on February 26 (shared January 27)
  13. Fujifilm X-T3 Successor to be Called Fujifilm X-T4 (shared January 31)
  14. Fujifilm X-T4 and Fujifilm X100V will NOT Be Announced on the Same Day (shared January 23)
  15. Fujifilm X-T4 will NOT shoot 6K Video (shared February 12)
  16. Fujifilm X-T4: D-Pad or No D-Pad? The Answer in This Article! (shared February 12)
  17. Fujifilm X-T4 Coming with X-T200 Mechanism Flippy Screen (and not Panasonic S1H as rumored by somebody else here) (shared February 13)
  18. Fujifilm X-T4 Coming with New Bleach Bypass Film Simulation, 15 fps CH, 1.62m dots Screen and More Specs Leaked (shared February 17)
  19. Fujifilm X-T4 – First full image and battery image (shared February 16)
  20. Fujifilm X-T4 with X-Trans IV 26 MP sensor (shared February 16)
  21. Fujifilm X-T4 to cost $1700, No Pixel-shift yet. USB PD protocol implemented, as it charged very quickly with a PD 30W USB-C charger. Not so fast with a normal QC charger.
  22. Fujifilm X-T4 Coming with Digital Image Stabilization that Works in Conjunction with OIS/IBIS, X Processor 4 and 240 fps (shared February 19)
  23. Fujifilm X-T4 has No Headphone Jack in Camera, but Comes with USB-C Adapter (shared February 25)
  24. X-T4 IBIS can go up to 6.5 stops with some of the prime lenses. Multiple Boost modes including normal / economy / boost AF / boost FPS / boost Res etc. (shared February 17)
  25. Fujifilm X-T4 Coming with Completely New Battery (shared January 15)
  26. Fujifilm X-T3 Successor NOT to be Announced in January, but in February/March (shared January 8)
  27. Fujifilm X-T4 Coming with IBIS (shared January 9)
  28. Fujifilm X-T4 Coming with Selfie Flippy Screen (shared January 30)
  29. Fujifilm X-T4 with Improved Battery Life and EVF (shared January 13)
  30. Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5: Product Description and More Images Leaked (shared June 30)
  31. NiSi to launch Filter System for Fujifilm X100V (shared March 20)
  32. Fujifilm Firmware Updates Coming in June for X-T4, X-A7, GFX100 (shared May 27)
  33. Fujifilm to Release a New Mid-Range Camera that is NOT an X-T30 or X-E3 Successor (shared August 6)
  34. Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 Announcement on September 3 (shared August 26)
  35. Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 to Cost €1,599 (shared August 27)
  36. Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 Announcement on Sep. 3 at 01:00 AM New York Time (shared August 31)
  37. Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4.0 coming soon (shared September 1)
  38. Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 images (shared September 2)
  39. Fujifilm X-S10 New Mid-Range Camera is Coming (shared September 18)
  40. Fujifilm X-S10: Fuji’s First APS-C Mid-Range MILC camera With IBIS (shared September 21)
  41. Fujifilm X-S10 Coming October 15 (shared September 22)
  42. Fujifilm X-S10 Will be SLR Styled (not Rangefinder) (shared September 23)
  43. Fujifilm X-S10 Coming with NP-W126S Battery (shared September 24)
  44. Fujinon XF10-24mm F4 MK II Coming in October (shared September 25)
  45. Fujifilm X-S10 Coming with X-T4 alike Selfie Screen (shared September 28)
  46. Fujifilm X-S10 to cost around $999 (shared September 29)
  47. Fujifilm X-S10: Fuji’s First Mid-Range Camera with a Deep Grip (shared October 1)
  48. Fujifilm X-S10 with 26 Megapixel X-Trans Sensor (shared October 2)
  49. Fujifilm X-S10 Full AUTO Mode will Capture also RAW files (shared October 2)
  50. New Fujifilm X Lens Roadmap Coming Soon (shared October 5)
  51. Fujifilm X-S10 Shape and Size Comparison with Fujifilm X-T4 (shared October 5)
  52. Fujifilm X-S10 Layout Explained: 3 Top Dials, No D-Pad, No Top LCD, Dedicated ISO, Video and Q Button and More (shared October 7)
  53. Yes, Fujinon XF10-24mm F4 MK II is Weather Sealed and Announcement in October (shared October 7)
  54. Fujifilm X-S10 IBIS Unit Significantly Smaller than X-T4 IBIS Unit (shared October 8)
  55. Next Fujinon X Mount Roadmap to Include Fujinon XF 18mmF1.4 WR (shared October 9)
  56. Fujifilm X-S10 is not Weather Sealed (shared October 11)
  57. Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Announcement During Fujifilm X Summit Very Soon! (shared October 15)
  58. Fujifilm Working on Fujinon XF 70-300mm X Mount Lens (shared March 16)
  59. Fujifilm Working on Fujinon XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 (shared April 22)
  60. Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 Coming 2020 for Around $1,500 (shared July 7)
  61. Fujifilm GFX100 Pixel Shift Firmware coming in Late November (shared November 3)
  62. No New Fujifilm GFX Camera Coming in 2020. We have to Wait until 2021 (shared January 10)
  63. Venus Optics Laowa “Argus” Series will Include Widest f/0.95 lens for Fujifilm X Mount (shared January 17)
  64. Fujifilm X Lens Roadmap: Two Fujinon MK II Lenses Coming within March 2021 plus XF50mmF1.0 and XF70-300mmF4-5.6 (shared April 30)
  65. Fujifilm to Launch Two More Mid-Range X series Cameras in This Fiscal Year (ending March 2021) (shared June 2)
  66. Fujifilm to Launch Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 Mark II (shared July 16)
  67. First Leaked Images of Upcoming f/1.4 Lens for Fujifilm GFX Mount (shared July 30)
  68. New Fujifilm GFX Camera Coming First Quarter 2021 (shared October 12)
  69. Fujifilm X-E4 Coming in First Quarter 2021 (shared October 13)
  70. Next Fujifilm GFX with 102 Megapixel (not Monochrome) and Much Smaller than Fujifilm GFX100 (shared October 14)
  71. DON’T PANIC: Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 MK II will NOT be on Next X Mount Roadmap, but it Will 100% Come with Fujifilm X-E4 (shared October 15)
  72. Fujinon XF27mm F2.8 MK II Coming Early 2021 with Fujifilm X-E4 (shared November 20)
  73. Fujinon GF80mm f/1.7 Coming Early 2021 (shared November 27)
  74. Smaller Fujifilm GFX100 will Have IBIS and Coming Early 2021 (shared December 2)
  75. New Fujifilm Film Simulation Coming Early 2021 (shared December 3)
  76. New Fujifilm GFX100 with IBIS will be “About as Big” as Fujifilm GFX50S (shared December 7)
  77. Fujifilm GFX100S is the Name of New GFX Camera, Suggesting no Rangefinder Style (shared December 10)
  78. Fujifilm X-E4 will NOT have a Fixed LCD Screen (shared December 16)
  79. Fujifilm X-E4 still with 26 Megapixel X-Trans sensor (shared December 17)
  80. Fujinon XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Coming Early 2021 (shared December 21)
  81. Big Fujifilm Announcements on January 27 (shared December 22)
  82. Fujifilm X-E4 will Not have a Fully Articulating Screen like X-S10/X-T4 (shared December 26)


  1. Major Fujifilm X-T3 and GFX100 Firmware Update Coming Within June (but not in April) (shared April 15) – NOTE: The part with GFX100 is correct, the part with X-T3 is wrong
  2. Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 maybe shipping October 15 (shared October 6) – NOTE: it did ship in other countries by that date (for example in Europe), but I did refer to USA in this article, and by then it was still very hard to find available, which is why I move this one to the wrong rumor section
  3. Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update in Spring/Summer will Bring “a Significant Number” of Fujifilm X-T4 features to X-T3 (shared February 23) – NOTE: The firmware came in October, so a bit later than we predicted
  4. Fujifilm X-T3 Discontinued and $500 Rebated Removed from Fujifilm Winter Deals List (shared December 16) NOTE: the part of the rebated being removed is correct, the rest has to been taken with a grain of salt, as it comes from new source [UPDATE: Trusted sources contacted immediately after saying that the X-T3 is not discontinued, but some variation will be harder to find – read the update shared December 17. I move this to the wrong rumor list, although it is actually a sign of how great our sources are, who are able to correct withing 24 hours something that was true only for 50% of it]
  5. Fujifilm X-E line Canceled, Game Over for Fujifilm X-E4 (shared March 3) NOTE: This rumor was correct, at the time of sharing. But Fujifilm changed plans in 2 months later, and put the X-E4 in the roadmap again. And despite knowing I was correct both times, I will move this in the wrong rumor section as soon as the X-E4 materializes (update shared April 29)

Not in Ranking

  1. Fujifilm X-T4: Coronavirus Outbreak Pushes Shipping Back to Late April/Early May (shared February 26 – 2 hours before official announcement)
  2. Fujifilm X-T3 Successor Shipping in March/Early Spring 2020 (shared January 7)
    [FUJIFILM manager said that the factories closed after Chinese New Year (hence beginning February, and stayed closed until mid February, and then slowly the started production again. They did not literally say “that’s why we pushed back the release of X-T4 for a month, compared to our original plan, which FujiRumors said in early January was actually March”. Hence, it’s clear that this is actually correct, both the information I shared. But I put it out of ranking anyway.]