New X-series camera at the CES (positioned between X-E and X-PRO line)?

According to several sources (new and anonymous sources) Fuji will launch a new X-series camera with interchangeable lenses at the CES (January 2014). The camera will be positioned between the X-E line and the X-Pro line.

An anonymous source told me also that this camera will not feature the hybrid VF of the X-PRO1 / X100S.

I hope I’ll be able to post an update about this camera in near future… I have a week holidays from my day job, so I’ll concentrate on the rumors here on Fujirumors ;). But for now, take everything with a grain of salt.

stay tuned for more via google+, facebook and twitter.

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X-roadmap 2014/2015: Weather sealed lenses and Full Frame X?

1) Xjrumo said that he has been told by trusted sources that the X200 FF (see here) will come 2014. Personally I trust him, as he was right in the past when he shared rumors of his trusted sources.

2) You may already know that Sony produces the APS-C sensors for the Fuji cameras (and other brands). I’ve dropped an email to Andrea from sonyalpharumors and he told me some interesting things. Here is how it goes: once Sony implemented a new sensor in one of their cameras, other companies have to wait at least 6 months before they have the permission to use it in their own cameras. This means that if Fuji wants to use the brand new FF sensor of the the A7r  or A7 they’d have to wait at least until mid April (maybe right in time for my birthday :)). On the other hand they could already use the “older” FF sensor of the RX1 and launch an X200 earlier. But it seems that Fuji decided to wait and launch the FF Fuji by the end of 2014, ealry 2015.

3) There will be new roadmap that includes weather sealed lenses and also f/2.8 constant aperture mid-range zoom lens. The lens roadmap should be updated early 2014. (src-Al Valentino at dpreview)

4) Everything has to be confirmed by trusted sources.

thanks to Sonyalpharumors / Xjrumo / Al Valentino at Dpreview (via PR)

have a great day
Patrick (google+, facebook and twitter)

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Did Fuji stop the production of the X-PRO1?

Hi,

I tell you, Fuji is doing a great job in keeping this secret. But I thought it’s time for an update to what belongs the X-PRO2. Here is what I can share with you for now:

Some FR-readers hunting for the X-PRO1 in stores all over the world told me that they were not able to find it because they were told by the stores that Fuji is going to replace it with the X-PRO2 next year.

If true, the aim of the stores now is to empty the X-PRO1-stock as soon as possible before the replacement hits the market in 2014. So I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some price drops on the X-PRO1 in near future.

But the big questions are: 1) When it will be announced and 2) what are the specs of the X-PRO2?

This is the complicated part of the rumor. The feedback from new / anonymous sources to what concerns the specs and release date is very different. So I’m right now trying to triple check everything with my trusted sources.

Therefore, take everything with a grain of salt until I get some reliable information from trusted sources.

I’m tirelessly working on the specs and the release date. Any help to dig up the truth would be appreciated. You can share rumors via email at fujirumor@gmail.com or anonymously via rumor box.

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cheers
Patrick

X-E2 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore /

XQ1 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / PCHstore /

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Is this the back side of the XQ1? (and more images of the X-E2)

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Is this the back side of the XQ1? FR-source dr. photo rumors (who already sent me the X-E2 images) said that this is the rear side of the XQ1, but that the button will be red and not pink. f1.8 – 4.9, WiFi, compact body, 2/3 X-Trans sensor… and ON/OFF button (it was missing on the XF1). The price in the UK should be of £349 for the XQ1 and either £799.99 or £899.99 for the X-E2.

And remember the X-pert corner special tomorrow at 04:30 London time: new firmware update for the X100, XQ1 and X-E2. I’ll collect every useful information on the web and share it with you on Fujirumors in a live-stream session!

Spread the word via google+, facebook and twitter!

cheers
Patrick

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Also our friend at digicame-info was able to get more images of the X-E2 and XQ1
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X100 super-firmware available tomorrow! + one new X-E2 pic!

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I already told it yesterday to you, but now I’ve received confirmation from 2 new sources: the X100 firmware will come tomorrow. The long expected improvements could be available for download the same day of the X-E2 / XQ1 launch. I said that this time I don’t believe it until I see it the download link on Fuji’s global page, but now I’m pretty confident that it will happen! Tomorrow it’s Kaizen day ;).

Spread the word via google+, facebook and twitter. Here is one more new X-E2 image via Digicameinfo:

You can rest this weekend, so don’t sleep tomorrow at 04:30 London time ;)

cheers
Patrick

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