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Fujifilm X80: Kevin Mullins Explains Why he Needs One after Damaging his Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm XF10

Yes I know, here on FujiRumors we already told you about the Fujifilm XF10, a camera, similar in size to the X70, and yet it can’t be considered an XF10 successor, because it has no X-Trans sensor and especially because it has not a Selfie Screen.

Considering the XF10 without Selfie screen a successor to the X70 would be like considering the X-Pro3 without hybrid viewfinder a successor to the X-Pro2.

And indeed, the fact that Fujifilm decided to give the camera an all new name and not X70s or X80, is indication that Fujifilm itself won’t market it as a real X70 successor.

I am sorry guys… for as much love I have for Fujifilm, I simply can’t understand this camera.

And since I am not at all part of Fuji’s marketing machine, but I write what I want when I want with the same freedom of when I started this blog 6+ years ago, I will use my freedom to criticise the XF10.

However, even though I am on holidays, I will live blog on July 5th to cover the Fujifilm XF10 launch.

Fujifilm X80

The only worthy successor to the X70 should be called X70s or X80.

At this stage, I have no information if Fujifilm has plans to make an X80 or not. But there are people, who certainly hope it will see the light of the day, such as Kevin Mullins.

After seriously damaging his Fujifilm X70, a camera that Kevin Mullins really likes and uses also for his pro work at weddings, Kevin started crossing his fingers for an X80.

He shared a video on his youtube channel here explaining why he needs an X80 and what improvements he would like to see over the X70, as well as a blog post at f.16 click, where he shares lots of beautiful images taken with his X70.

Of course Kevin needs the selfie screen, actually he even wants a fully articulating one.

Kevin Mullins shared another X70 video here: People Watching at Cheltenham Races 2018 with my Fuji X70

Self Scratched X70

And while Kevin Mullins accidentally damaged his X70, there are people out there, who like the extra vintage look of scratched X70 and intentionally damage their X70, such as FujiGlitch at our forum here.

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Fujifilm X80: X-Trans III Sensor and X-Processor Pro “Too Power Hungry” for Such Small Form Factor

As you know, back in February our sources expected the X80 to be announced by the end of 2017.

However, I started getting reports of delays, and our sources told us an X80 is no longer scheduled for 2017. Everything has been postponed to 2018 (for now).

So why the delay?

A possible answer comes from Gordon from Cameralabs, one of the most respected and professional reviewers out there, who often test pre-production gear and has some great insights into plans of camera manufacturers.

While talking about the possibility of having an X70 successor (the Fujifilm X80) with X-TransIII sensor and X Processor Pro, he said at dpreview here:

As a professional journalist of over 25 years I have close access to camera designers and manufacturers and when I asked Fuji’s engineers if we would see X-Trans III in an X70 successor, they told me the sensor and processor are too power-hungry for the smaller battery and form factor of the X70.

My personal take on that then is that it would be possible, but the battery life would be too short to be useful. A shame as I’d have liked an ‘X80’ with X-Trans III.”

So what will Fuji do now?

  • Fujifilm might have to think at other solutions such as making changes to the original X70 design to manage heat better and fit in a larger battery. However, that would go against the purpose of the X70 line, to have an ultra-compact APS-C camera.
  • Fujifilm could completely drop the camera line, if they realize too much R&D would be required make X-TransIII and X-Processor work on a compact X80, especially considering that the Fujifilm X70, despite being a little great camera, was a failure for Fujifilm and they might no longer be motivated to keep the series alive.

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Fujifilm X80 Postponed to 2018

Fujifilm X80

Back in February 2017, I told you that the Fujifilm X70 will be replaced by the X80 within the end of 2017.

But I have an update for you today…. Fujifilm decided to postpone the launch of the Fujifilm X80 to 2018.

I don’t have any details, and now I’m merely speculating, but to me it looks like Fujifilm is preparing one of their mega-announcements in 2018, with multiple gear to be announced all at the same time.

Fujifilm has also an announcement on October 25, but it should be minor and mainly about Instax.

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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 :)

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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?

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BREAKING RUMOR :: Fujifilm X80 Coming Second Half of 2017

Fujifilm X80

Time to retire (already) for the Fujifilm X70. I’m receiving several hints (thanks a lot for your help) that Fujifilm is already working on the Fujifilm X80 and plans to release it in the second half of this year (2017)!

The little Fujifilm X70 was Fujifilm’s first camera featuring a flippy selfie touch screen and was launched along with the X-Pro2 in January 2016. Sadly, the X70 was a failure for Fujifilm and is now already discontinued. The pre-orders were so low, that Fujifilm even lowered its price tag just 4 days after its announcement.

However, it seems that Fujifilm is convinced of the concept (super compact APS-C camera), and will give it a refresh quite soon with the Fujifilm X80.

So how will it look like? I’ll work on it… and if you can help me to find the right path, feel free to contact me via the anonymous rumor box (if you use a nick name, that would be great) or via email at fujirumor@gmail.com (use a fake email if you prefer).

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My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted) shared by FujiGlitch
From the Article: X-Pro2, Ken Rockwell is Unimpressed :: Self Made Vintage X70 :: Which Lens Throw Off My Roof – CLICK HEREImage by FujiGlitch

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Fujifilm Patent Shows Compact Camera with Dual Rear Command Dials for Digital Dials Control

I stumbled on a Fujifilm patent, that shows a compact camera with dual rear dials that operate synchronized to a top LCD panel.

This reminds us at the Fujifilm GFX100 fake dials, with the difference that this time we have 2 rear command dials that can be assigned to operate different camera functions, which then will be displayed in form of fake dials on the top LCD screen.

It looks like Fujifilm is continuing to develop a hybrid analog/digital solution, in an attempt to melt the best of both worlds into one user interface.

In this case, virtual dials could allow for a smaller camera design. Who knows, maybe something for a Fujifilm X80, if something like that will ever hit the market.

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Updated Fujifilm 2019/2020 Camera and Lens Release Timeline

Fujifilm Timeline

It’s high time to update our older Fujifilm 2019/2020 camera and lens release timeline.

This is just an approximate timeline and expect to see updates to this list over the next few weeks and months.

For now, this is mainly just an update to the list we shared back in January.

All rumors are as always exclusive FujiRumors.com information. When I just make some guess, I will highlight that for you in the notes.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: We are talking about release timeline, not announcement timeline.

How Many Lenses a Year?

  • as we told you here, at the current pace and current resources, Fujifilm can release about 2/3 GF and 2/3 XF lenses a year
  • the list below contains 1 XF and 1 GF lens
  • hence we can expect to see 1/2 more XF and 1/2 more GF lenses to join the list
  • Fujifilm has given up options to vote which lenses should come next

Fall 2019

Coming 2020

Expect 1 or 2 more X as well as GF lenses. My guess:

  • GF 21mm F4 Tilt Shift
  • XF 10mm F2

Probably NOT Coming 2019/2020

* our sources say it will not be released in 2019, and probably not even in 2020. But Fujifilm managers confirmed here, that the X-H line will continue

Top Possible Bonus Gear in 2020

* based on this old rumor rumor
** wishful thinking based on XF10 disappointment
*** no rumors. but please, FUJI, PLEASE!!!
**** no rumor, just a mere wild guess

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Why the Fujifilm GFX 100 is Next Level

Fujifilm GFX 100 with GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR lens and RRS plates and rails.

Fujifilm GFX 100 with GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR lens and RRS plates and rails.

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There has never been a camera that combines such stunning image quality, resolution, dynamic range, autofocus performance, overall handling, and ergonomics like the new Fujifilm GFX 100 does.

Previous medium format digital camera systems have been able to deliver very high-resolution images for a good 10 years now, but have sorely been lacking in handling and speed, particularly when it comes to autofocus performance, and especially with the limitation of only one central autofocus point.

The GFX 100 on the other hand, with its 425 auto focus points tightly spread all across the sensor, delivers blazing fast focus without ever having to re-compose.

With its swivel adapter, the high-resolution EVF can be shifted into various positions, which makes hand-holding over extended time much easier, and the 3-way tilt function of the LCD is a great help for comfortable composing whether the camera is low on the ground or high up overhead.

In early 2017, Fujifilm released the GFX 100’s predecessor, the GFX 50S, that already offered many of these unique features, and I have worked with it exclusively for the past 29 months.

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