Fuji Patent: X-Trans evolution? Sensor with enlarged green pixels!

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Fujifilm has been at the “forefront of sensor innovation” thanks to the X-Trans sensor (technology of the year award 2012 at imaging-resource here). The company is also working with Panasonic on the organic sensor (press release). And if I remember well, a Fuji manager said that Fujifilm wants to have the best sensor on the market, focussing more and more on the pixel quality rather than simply on pixel quantity.

And indeed, Fujifilm is not resting on its laurels: egami spotted one more Fuji sensor patent here (translation).

„Fujifilm is different pixel size by color imaging element of the is pending. The human eye is sensitive to luminance noise than the color noise, it is possible to improve the high sensitivity performance and practical to increase the pixel size of the white and green.”

Looks like an X-Trans evolution to me.

Fuji’s birthday tomorrow

NOTE: Tomorrow it’s Fuji’s brithday! According to the information I have, the X-T1 should be announced on the 28th. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see other products coming on the 20th in order to celebrate Fuji’s birthday. So stay tuned, I’ll keep you updated with the latest news.

enjoy your Sunday,
Patrick

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Zeiss Touit: new firmware (and lenses) coming, Touit lens deal ends soon (save up to $251) and X-deals check!

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Touit deals

Reminder: The great deal on the Zeiss Touit lenses ends January 31. You will save $180.00 on the 32mm f/1.8 and save $251.00 on the 12mm f/2.8! Check the deals at AmazonUSBHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline

Rumor

No folks, no X-T1 rumor today (until now)! But it could be of interest for all those owning Zeiss Touit lenses for Fuji X-mount.

According to an anonymous source, the firmware update (PDAF and LMO support) for the Touit lenses will come within the end of January.

Another new source instead said that the firmware update will come in February. This source also said that further Touit lenses are under development.

As usual, take it with a grain of salt.

FR is still one of the youngest and smallest rumor sites. The network of sources is slowly growing, but any further help is appreciated. If you have informations to share, then you can do it completely anonymously via rumor box (you can give yourself a fake name, so that I can recognize you in future) or also via email at fujirumor@gmail.com. Don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Patrick.

X-deal check

AmazonUS

X-PRO1: save $121 here.
X-M1: save $150 on the silver kit, $100 on the black kit and $72 on the brown kit. Black and silver body $50 off. Check it here.
X-A1: save $100 on the black kit and $75 on the blue kit. Check it here.
X-E1: save $250 on the kit and $150 on the body . Check it here.
X20: save $100 here.
XQ1: save $97 here.
XF1: save $250 here.

BHphoto

X-PRO1: save $121 (+4% reward) here.
X-E1: save $250 on the silver kit and $150 on the bodies. Check it here.
X20: save $100 here.

Adorama

X-E1: save $250 on the kit and $150 on the body . Check it here.
X-PRO1: save $121 (+4% reward) here.
X20: save $100 (+4% reward) here.

DigitalRev (USA and EUROPE)

Save $250 on the X100S in USA. Save big also in Europe (costs €910 in Germany). Check it out here.

Canada

All Fuji X-gear is now on sale in Canada until January 31 in stores like camera canada (via dealsrunner)

UK/ROI

New Cashback deals in UK (till 31st March): Buy 1 lens claim £100/€120 cashback. Buy 2 lenses and claim £300/€360 cashback – (£100 per lens plus a bonus £100/€120). Check it out here (via dealsrunner).

 

Tilt screen for the X-T1!

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First of all, let me tell you this: this rumor comes from a source who was right in the past and who also told me over two months ago that the weather sealed X (X-T1) will have a vintage SLR-design (inspired by the FujicaST). It has not yet been upgraded to trusted source… but if it’s right with the tilt-screen and the retro SLR design, then it will be upgraded.

So here is the rumor:

The source told me that the X-T1 will have a tilt screen!

And a couple of days ago another FR-reader had a talk with a Fuji rep at the CES. He wrote me this email:

“At CES. Speaking at new camera and it was implied to be announced in weeks. […] When I mentioned that the Sony had a “tilty-floppy” screen, he grabbed another model in the Fuji line and said, “We know how to do a flip screen. What makes you think we don’t like flip screens?”. When asked if the new camera would have such a screen, there were two answers… “Maaaybe…”. And “What new camera?”

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Here is the updated specs list (to take with a grain of salt)

  • announcement January 28th (trusted source)
  • bigger (extra-large) and better (high performance) EVF / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP) / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (trusted sources)
  • 8fps with AF tracking / (trusted source)
  • weather sealed body / (trusted sources)
  • tilt screen (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • FujicaST-like (SLR-type) design / (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • name: X-T1 / (anonymous source + Fujifilm)
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (new and anonymous sources)
  • additional battery grip / (anonymous source)
  • faster AF then X-E2 / (new source)

cheers,
facebook, google+ and twitter

P.S.: at the bottom, the X-T1 mock-up of FR-reader Francis! Feel free to send me more X-T1 mock-ups :-)

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X-T1: No double SD-card slot, but super-fast writing speed (UHS-II) and 8fps with AF-tracking!

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Dear FR-readers,

I’ve waited a few days now, hoping for other trusted sources to confirm the following rumor. But they can’t, for now.

So, once again, we have to rely on what the top trusted Japanese source told me a few days ago.

I can’t wait further, so hold on tight now… time has come to share it with all of you!

The Japanese source told me that the X-T1 won’t have a double SD-card slot. The truth is that it will feature an improved SD-card memory system.

This means that the X-T1 will support the UHS-II SD-cards for super-fast writing speed. For example, the Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SD Card writes at 240 MB/s! In comparison, the “fast” UHS-I Sandisk Extreme Pro writes at 90MB/s (95MB/s read rate)!

Also drastically improved, the burst mode! The X-T1 will be able to shoot with 8fps with AF tracking. I had to take a look at my X-E2 manual, and it says that the X-E2 achieves a maximum continuous shooting speed of 3 fps with AF tracking (7 without tracking).

Well, if true (I hope other trusted sources can confirm this soon), then this, my friends, will be a hell of a camera!

This is all I know from trusted sources for now… if anyone has some more information, please contact me via email or anonymously via rumor box.

Stay tuned on FR, on January 28th ! And, if it’s the camera that you want, consider to buy it through the shoplinks on this blog. FR will get a small commission. No extra costs for you and at the same time you’ll support this blog and allow me to keep you up to date with the X-world rumors and news. Thanks a lot.

At this point I believe that also the new source, who told me that the AF of the X-T1 will be faster than the AF of the X-E2 may have mixed up AF speed with writing speed. But it’s just my theory. So here is an updated specs list.

  • announcement January 28th (trusted source)
  • bigger (extra-large) and better (high performance) EVF / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP) / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (trusted sources)
  • 8fps with AF tracking / (trusted source)
  • weather sealed body / (trusted sources)
  • name: X-T1 / (anonymous source + Fujifilm)
  • FujicaST-like (SLR-type) design / (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (new and anonymous sources)
  • additional battery grip / (anonymous source)
  • faster AF then X-E2 / (new source)

cheers,
facebook, google+ and twitter

P.S.: in the meantime Fujifilm Middle East continues to tease that “something” that looks like a “shooting star” is “coming soon” from “somewhere out there”. To make it a bit clearer I modified their image :-)

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X-T1: Name confirmed by Fujifilm itself + X-T1 designed by FR-reader Iannis!

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[UPDATE: The X-T1 has been removed and replaced with the X-E2] FR-reader Eugene Sidorov (website) spottet the name X-T1 at Fuji’s FAQ site here. Thanks a lot Eugene!

Another FR-reader, Iannis, imagined how the X-T1 could look like, according to the rumors and the image leaked yesterday. Here are his two images, one with built in grip and one without.Which one do you like more? Thanks Iannis

Note the ISO-dial on the left site. I like that!

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

stay tuned on Fujirumors via facebook, google+ and twitter and don’t miss the news and rumors!
Patrick
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