56mm f/1.2 to be announced January 6th… and black X100S the only “new” X-camera at the CES

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Regular FR will know it since a few weeks now, when the Japanese source told me that the black X100S would come at the CES. A couple of days ago Digicame-info confirmed it, and now I’ve got feedback from an anonymous source who says it too: the black X100S will be announced at the CES.

According to another source, drphotorumor, there are no other X-series cameras coming at the CES. As already leaked, there will be some FinePix cameras like the S1, XP70, S9200 and S9400W.

A good reason to look forward to the CES is the XF 56mm f/1.2 lens. Sources told me that the announcement will be on January 6th. The exact time? I don’t know, but Fuji often announced its products at 5AM London Time. If you want to be high on the pre-order list to avoid long waiting times, you should not sleep at that time. But, of course, I’ll see if I can find out the precise time for you.

Fuji could also update the roadmap on that day.

One more thing: if the 56mm is what you need and want to pre-order it, feel free to use one of the shoplinks (Amazon, Bhphoto and Co) I’ll share on this blog on that day. Fujirumors will get a small commission on it, but you won’t be charged with a single penny extra. If Fujirumors is still here, then it’s just because of this kind of support. With your support you’ll allow me to keep this site running also in 2014.

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Weather sealed X with better AF than X-E2?

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the weather sealed X could have a FujicaST-like design

Hi

I’ve been told by new (and still unconfirmed) sources that the weather sealed X will have faster AF than the X-E2 (which features a hybrid AF system, phase detection + contrast AF).

At the same time an anonymous source simply wrote in the rumor box: “don’t dismiss the digital ST as rumor, it’s coming soon & brings a few new facets with it!”

If true, the question now is: what makes the AF on the weather sealed X even better than the hybrid AF system on the X-E2? It’s your time to make your guess.

But for now, please take it with a grain of salt.

When will it be announced?

After the leak of digicame info, I think that Fuji’s main course of the meal at the CES in Las Vegas will be the XF 56 f/1.2 lens (and maybe the black X100S?)… and the weather sealed X could be announced a bit later, maybe at the CP+ (February) or at a special event later in January.

Remember, a source told me that the 56 f/1.2 will come on January 6th! So stay tuned… and feel free to support FR on that day. If you pre-order the lens using one of the shoplinks I share on Fujirumors, this blog will get a small commission. No additional costs for you, but an important support to keep this site running.

Here are the specs of the weather sealed X until now (from trusted, new and also anonymous sources):

  • bigger and better EVF
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor (16MP)
  • double SD-card slot
  • weather sealed body
  • launch in January
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line
  • FujicaST-like design
  • faster AF than the X-E2

Stay tuned, and if there is anyone out there who knows something that could make my job here easier, feel free to share with me. Use the rumor box to contact me so your identity will remain secret… just give yourself a fake name so that I can recognize you in future.

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Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R to be announced next week?

Digicameinfo reports that Fuji will unveil many new products next week right before the start of the las Vegas CES show (I told you on the 7th of November here there the lens could be announced on January 6th). These are the new products:

– XF56mm F1.2 R
– FinePix XP70
– FinePix S1
– FinePix S9200
– FinePix S9400W

Save your money for the new XF lens ;)

Oh, and don’t worry, the weather sealed X will come in January too… but appartentely just a bit later.

Any help is appreaciated. Feel free to contact me.

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Mirrorlessrumors confirms: a weather sealed X is coming in January!

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the weather sealed X could have a FujicaST-like design

Hi

I’m glad to hear that my buddy Ale of mirrorlessrumors can confirm here rumors spread on FR already back in October: the weather sealed X will come in January.

I know, many expected the newly released 10-24 to be already weather sealed. But it isn’t. So some readers started to doubt rumors posted on FR.

Therefore I’m happy to read that also mirrorlessrumors can confirm it now… it will come, in January!

I tell you, if a weather sealed X is what you’ve waited for, then start to save your money.

If there is anyone out there who can tell me more about the weather sealed X (or any other X-gear), please contact me at fujirumor@gmail.com or also completely anonymously via rumor box.

Here are the specs until now:

  • bigger and better EVF
  • APS-C X-Trans II
  • double SD-card slot
  • weather sealed body
  • launch in January
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line
  • FujicaST-like design

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