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Fellow Fuji X and G shooters,

I really get a terrific amount of emails with requests to be featured on FujiRumors and I want to make everybody happy.

So I have decided to share more miXed zones than we were used in the past. This will allow me to keep roundups smaller (less links) and give you guys an overall better reading experience (I hope).

Also, I’m trying to organize miXed zones in a way that it makes sense, which is why lenses, GFX, X100F and occasionally also RAW converters, accessories and more get a a dedicated roundup.

The new way I orgnize miXed zones also means it might occasionally take a little bit longer before your blog will be featured on FR, but on the other hand, having them better organized will allow you to get a better visibility.

It is a huge amount of work for me, but I’m happy to invest my time to feature you all in the best way possible and to improve your reading experience.

As usual, I’m thankful for feedback… I really try to do my best, and in case you have suggestions, they are always welcome.

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Fujifilm X-T2S (IBIS camera) Will Ship First Half of 2018… and When Will it Be Announced?

and just for fun… :)

Fujifilm X-T2S

The Fujifilm X-T2S, Fuji’s first camera with in body image stabilization, will ship in the first half of 2018.

When will it be announced? Well… I don’t know it.

But since I know that you will not accept an “I don’t know” as answer, I will make some pure speculations…and you know, when I make pure specualtions, I’m generally wrong ;).

  • Fujifilm could announce the X-T2S on September 7 (along with X-E3 & Co) and start taking pre-orders
  • Fujifilm could announce the development of the X-T2S on September 7, but make an official announcement with full specs later on, just like they did with the Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • Fujifilm could wait late 2017/early 2018 for the announcement with full specs and pre-orders

I anyone out there can help me to get some clarity regarding the X-T2S announcement, feel free to contact me via rumor box or via email at fujirumor@gmail.com. Any help is highly appreciated.

Read all our previous rumors on the Fujifilm X-T2S simply by searching for X-T2S on FujiRumors.

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stay tuned,
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Fujifilm Scrapped the Ultimate X Series Camera… Focus on Fujifilm X-T2S (IBIS Camera)

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Good Bye Ultimate X

Back in spring 2017, we started hearing the first rumors about the ultimate Fujifilm X, an APS-C X-Trans camera based on X-T design, the best Fuji X for videos, and that could cost around $,3,000 (rumors of March 3, March 14 and April 14)

But suddenly, a few months later, in summer 2017, we also started hearing of the Fujifilm X-T2S, the successor if the X-T2, which will have IBIS (rumors of July 12, July 17 and July 24)

The big question I got from the community was: is the Fujifilm X-T2S the ultimate X-series camera we rumored back in spring, or is Fujifilm working on both, the X-T2S and the ultimate X?

The answer: the X-T2S is not the rumored ultimate X.

So what about the ultimate X-series camera?

The answer: it has been scrapped!

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Is the X-T2s a “light” version of the Ultimate X?

Now, to avoid FR-haters’ shitstorms, I could simply tell you guys a lie and say “Yes, the X-T2S with IBIS is exactly the ultimate X-series camera I told you back in spring“.

But I’m not that kind of person.

Hence I will now tell you, that the ultimate X-series camera was a different project of Fujifilm.

Fujifilm worked on the ultimate X, discussed about the features and at a certain stage they were confident to make it (so I shared the rumors)… but at the end the scratched it, and they are now focussing on a different project, the Fujifilm X-T2S.

Some of you might consider the X-T2S a “light” version of the ultimate X, and you might not be too far off with that. But at the end I think that the differences are too big, to consider the X-T2S an “ultimate X light”.

X-T2S or Ultimate X?

When I’ve shared the very first ultimate X rumors, I noticed that the FR-community reacted sceptical to it, especially due to the high rumored price of $3,000.

And since we know that Fujifilm not only reads us, but that sometimes we can influence their decisions*, I can’t exclude, that the initial very sceptic reaction many of you guys manifested here on FujiRumors, might have discouraged Fujifilm to continue with this project.

On the other hand, it seems to me that your initial feedback to the Fujifilm X-T2S with IBIS, was much more positive. But that’s just my impression… feel free to discuss about it in the comments.

Welcome to the Fuji World

I know that after years of following the fantastic world of Fujifilm, 99,9% you guys know better than me that Fujifilm changes plans very often.

For example, Fujifilm was developing the X-Pro1s, and I shared rumors about it. But they dropped plans, even though they already had working prototypes of it (and Fujifilm even displayed the X-Pro1s at the X-Pro2 announcement)

And since with Fujifilm nothing is impossible, even products they scratched can find their way back later on. For example, I remind you how I shared the first X70 rumors in September 2013, but Fujifilm dropped plans on it shortly after. They waited a couple of years and decided to revive plans and launch the X70 on January 2016 (with exactly the same specs we rumored 3 years earlier).

So I personally wouldn’t be surprised if one day, the ultimate X will be again in development. But to be clear, right now, Fujifilm plans no longer to make it.

that’s it from my side for now… have a GREAT day, :)
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* It was your feedback and negative poll results, that killed the monochrome X-Pro1 and your positive pressure that revived the X-E3 plans and made Fujifilm say herewe are aware of the many X-E3 request”.  The feedback you give in polls makes it to internal Fujifilm meetings with the Press and even Fujifilm top manager Toshihisa Iida “Loves” FujiRumors. Fujifilm simply can’t ignore a community that is able to drop 11,000 votes in a single poll within 2 days…. and more

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Fujifilm X-T2 Successor to be Called Fujifilm X-T2S – UPDATE: Changed to X-H1

Fujifilm X-T2s - the Successor of the Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T2s – the Successor of the Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2s

UPDATE: Fujifilm changed the name from X-T2s to X-H1. All rumored specs remain the same

Ok guys… here is another nice rumor for you.

I would like to inform you that the successor of the Fujifilm X-T2 will be called Fujifilm X-T2s .

At this point, some of you might remember, when I once said that Fujifilm will release an X-Pro1s, which evidently never materialized. Fujifilm even had working prototypes of it, as they officially showed here, but then they scratched the concept in the last second, skipped it, and waited for the X-Pro2 to be ready.

At this stage, though, I don’t think the X-T2s will have the same fate of the X-Pro1s. Fujifilm seems very convinced of the project, and this makes me very confident to share it here on FujiRumors.

Now, I like to imagine many of you guys somewhere on holidays, relaxing with a beer on a beach or admiring a great panorama from the top of a mountain. And I really do not want to disturb you too much.

But I have the feeling that it could be worth to tune into FujiRumors now and then also from your holidays in the next couple of weeks. Sure, I’m aware that no rumor on earth can beat a good beer on the beach, but I’m working hard to try to give you a little fun time also here on FujiRumors ;) .

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Fujifilm X-H1 will be Fuji’s first IBIS Camera (no Longer X-T2S)

Fujifilm X-H1

Nokishita noticed that in the update file of X-RAW STUDIO Fujifilm adds support for the Fujifilm X-H1. Great spot, Nokishita!

But what camera is this?

Nokishita does not know, what hides behind the name “X-H1” and they don’t know any specs, except for the fact that it has 24MP and 1/32,000 shutter speed… but luckily FujiRumors can help :)

The Fujifilm X-H1 is Fuji’s first IBIS camera. Fujifilm changed name from X-T2S to X-H1. That’s what hides behind this mysterious camera :).

In the comments, some suggested that “H” stands for “Hybrid”, meaning stills/video hybrid camera. Makes perfectly sense. The new Fujinon MK Cine lenses have no OIS, and of course Fujifilm designed them without stabilization, knowing the X-H1 would come with IBIS.

All the specs I have shared so far for the X-T2S remain the same for the X-H1. It’s the same camera, just with different name.

Our facebook group has now been renamed to X-H User Group, too.

A complete new camera line is coming… and let’s hope the changes over the X-T2 will be enough to justify the launch of a new line.

Oh, and dear FR-readers, if you see the name X-H1 popping up elsewhere saying that it will have IBIS, feel free to let your kind comment on those blogs/youtube channels and ask them to quote FujiRumors as the source.

From nokishita (google translated)

Fujifilm’s “X-H1” is published on the latest device compatible device

In other files, the settings such as the number of pixels of “X – H1” (24 million pixels) and the shutter speed (maximum speed of 1/32000) etc are described, but the XML file containing the compatible device is the easiest to read I think. Details are unknown, but it seems that there is no doubt that “X – H1” is under development.

 X-H1 Rumored Specs

Fujifilm Registered TWO Cameras with Bluetooth to Come Soon… Fujifilm X-E3 and… X80 or X-T2S?

Fujifilm has registered two cameras with bluetooth.

We know that the Fujifilm X-E3 will be one of the two cameras. I will now try to understand what the second camera will be, but here on FujiRumors we shared rumors of the Fujifilm X80 and Fujifilm X-T2S in the past… so could be one of those :)

stay tuned folks :)
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Fujifilm’s unreleased camera registered with overseas certification bodies
The code name of Fujifilm’s unreleased camera was registered in China MIIT and Bluetooth SIG.

FF 170001
MIIT ID: 2017 DJ 4689
Registration date: July 24, 2017
Digital camera
Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
FF 170011
Bluetooth SIG
Posted on: August 28, 2017
Digital camera
Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

MIIT

Bluetooth SIG

Two models of Fujifilm’s unreleased cameras were registered as overseas certification bodies. I think that FF 170001 is X – E 3 to be announced soon, but what will be the other model?

via nokishita

Fujifilm Monochrome Camera Coming, Really?

Fujifilm Monochrome?

I have been contacted, asking to take position on a “rumor” shared by Ken on youtube.

The “rumor” says “Fujifilm is talking about monochrome”.

Now, I hate to be the one that takes away the hype, but just be careful.

Fujifilm has regular meetings, and “talks” just about everything.

In fact, I hear these monochrome “talks” since at least half a decade now.

For example, a Fujifilm manager publicly said back in 2016, that they thought about developing a monochrome camera.

Not only. Fujifilm talks about monochrome and much more. Ideas, concepts and what not. Some become real, others not, others change.

So, take a grain of salt. At the end it’s the same source, who said about the Samsung 28MP Fujifilm X-T3 sensor… so be careful with some rumors.

What we want to know, is if Fujifilm decided to make a monochrome camera.

And looking at the survey below, you guys would love to see a monochrome camera.

Should Fujifilm make a Monochrome Camera?

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Which camera line is best for a monochrome sensor?

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Unconfirmed Speculations: Fujifilm Working on Ultimate Fujifilm X Sports Camera – Should Fujifilm Really Make it? (POLL)

The Ultimate Fujifilm X

Michael The Maven published his full Fujifilm XF200mm f/2 video review. He praises this lens a lot and says it’s a step above anything Fujifilm has ever made so far.

In fact, he says the XF200mmF2 is so spectacular, that it does not make sense mounted on any current Fujifilm camera.

This is why he speculates that Fujifilm will release a professional APS-C flagship sports camera in not so distant future aimed to compete with the Sony A9.

Déjà-vu anyone?

Back in early 2017 (rumors of March 3, March 14 and April 14), we told you how Fujifilm was planing “the ultimate Fujifilm X“, a feature packed APS-C hybrid stills/video camera with IBIS, that could cost around $3,000 (if not more).

However, Fujifilm hesitated if such a camera would be successful, hence vastly revised the project (rumors of July 12, July 17 and July 24).

The result was the Fujifilm X-H1, an ergonomically fantastic camera with IBIS and a new ninja-shutter, but with the core specs and battery of the Fujifilm X-T2.

Rumors and Poll

Let me say it clearly: I have no indication at the moment that would allow me to say with confidence that Fujifilm revived plans for the ultimate Fujifilm X. Hence I can in no way confirm Michael’s speculation.

All that is sure is that Fujifilm had such plans in the past (2017), and Fujifilm can put that same project on the “to-do” list anytime again, just like it happened with the Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0, another project Fujifilm froze in for a few years, and then revived later on (also thanks to the pressure the FujiRumors community made).

Coincidence wants that a few days ago FR-reader Nathan contacted me with a survey suggestion, that fits perfectly into today’s article. Nathan wrote:

I would like to purpose a simple survey for your readership. Should Fujifilm create a Fujifilm X-T3Pro to compete with the Sony a7000

IMHO, a Fujifilm X-H2 with latest technology and bigger battery below $2,000 (vertical grip included) would be more than enough to satisfy the needs of wildlife and sport photographers and there is more urgent need for something like the Fujinon XF400mm f/4 to attract more of them into the X system.

But let me know what you think in the comments down below and feel free to vote the survey on if you would you like (or not) Fujifilm to revive plans for the ultimate feature packed (and expensive) Fujifilm X.

Should Fujifilm make and expensive "ultimate Fujifilm X" hybrid stills/videos sports flagship camera

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Fujifilm X-H1 Old Vs. New Firmware Test: Mindblowing Autofocus, No Exposure Flickering, and Any Bugs to Report?

Fujifilm X-H1 Old Vs. New Firmware Test

ZedProMedia compared the old Fujifilm X-H1 fimrware ver.1.02 with the brand new firmware 1.10, also using a Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 lens with Fringer smart adapter

He notices that:

  • the AF improvement during video recording is massively improved with lenses like the XF56mmF1.2 and better also with XF10-24. Smooth and accurate AF.
  • with the Fringer with the Sigma 18-35mmF1.8 more jumpy AF
  • Auto ISO exposure not flickering anymore, very smooth
  • this update will make a lot more people happy

You can see the video at ZedProMedia here and don’t forget to follow the dedicated Fujifilm X-H facebook page.

Fujifilm X-H1: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Mindblowing AF

ZedProMedia is not the only one, who thinks Fujifilm got it right. Our Fujifilm X-H facebook group is starting to fill with enthusiastic comments as well as Keno’s video demonstrations here.

I was super close switching to Sony … I couldn’t use the X-H1 on a gimbal with AF. Had to use my X-T2s […] Now I can sell my X-T2s finally and buy a second X-H1 ?”

It does look blazing fast indeed… and if it’s too fast and not smooth enough, you can set the a different AF transition speed :) .

Fujifilm X-H1: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Firmware: The Good and The Bug

Here is some more firmware feedback, but it’s still from the previous firmware version (X-T2 ver. 4.00 and X-H1 ver. 1.02). The current versions are 4.10 for the X-T2 and 1.10 for the X-H1.

The Good…

… and the Bug

  • x-man – Fujifilm – Critical Bug – No more numbers for photos

 Bugs Reports Anyone

Did you notice any bugs? Tell us in the comments… Fujifilm is reading you and can make good use of your feedback.

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