Fujifilm corrects Photokina-TYPO: No Full Size Sensor but APS-C sensor “which rivals full frame”

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Just a flash: last week Fujifilm told us at their dedicated Photokina website that they will show visitors “high image quality with a full size sensor“. But Fujifilm just corrected the typographical error and now says that “the emphasis will be on the high resolution of the APS-C sensor, which rivals that of a full frame sensor.”

And another Mini-Rumor: Fujifilm says they will update their App soon. Check out this tweet.

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IMAGE: Fujifilm X30 in Black!

And here it is all in black: the Fujifilm X30. Control ring and tilt screen… everything as rumored until now. The camera should be announced on Tuesday, August 26… and there is an excellent reason to read Fujirumors on that day ;-)

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[UPDATE: no FF, but APS-C] Fujifilm says they will show “full size sensor” cameras at Photokina

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Fuji launched a special Photokina site here. The strange thing, spotted by mirrorlessrumors here, is that Fuji says they will show Photokina visitors “high image quality with a full size sensor“.

Now type “full size sensor” in google, and look at the results…. you’ll get plenty of articles about Full Frame sensors.

Why should Fujifilm call an APS-C sensor “full size“? It would obviously be mistaken for a “Full Frame” sensor. If they mean APS-C, then I recommend Fuji to change the wording. And if they do not mean APS-C, then I have some work to do now.

NOTE: Fuji Manager Mr. Kawahara said back in December that XF lenses would NOT be compatible with full frame camera. “If we launch the full frame body we have to launch the full frame lens too. So it is not good for X-series user.”

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NEW FIRMWARE will bring faster shutter speed (1/32000), better movie capabilities, faster AF and more (new source)

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As you might have already read here on Fujirumors, a trusted source told me that a new firmware for the X-T1 will come.

Now, also a new source told me about it and shared some details. Keep in mind that also this source just told me about an X-T1 update… but personally I hope this doesn’t exclude the possibility that other X-cameras will be updated, too.

Here the rumored features:

  • shutter speed will increase from 1/4000 to 1/32000

  • better movie capabilities

  • faster/better AF (including phase detection on instant AF)

  • some other minor improvements (like new film simulation modes)

  • firmware updates will be released in October and December

Is an electronic shutter coming via firmware update? Now that would be an update worth of the word “KAIZEN” :-).

It’s a rumor, from a brand new source, so take it…. CUM GRANO SALIS.

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Fujifilm X-PRO2 to be unveiled at Photokina but released “about this time next year” ? (AS)

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The same source, who told us about the announcement of the X30 on August 26th, shared more rumors with us.

The source said that the battery of the X30 will be the one used in the X100/S (the NP-95). I’ve checked it with trusted sources, and they say that it is correct.

Now, I believe that both rumors this source shared with us (announcement 26 August + the NP-95) are correct. Sure, EVERYTHING shared until now is NOT CONFIRMED by facts… we will see if it is wrong or right after the 26th. So it is important that we take it with a GRAIN OF SALT.

MESSAGE TO THE SOURCE: in case you decide to share more rumors, you know what to say so that I can identify you in future… and thanks for sharing.


The same anonymous source said (still unconfirmed by trusted sources, so take it with a grain of salt):

1) The Fujifilm X-PRO2 will be unveiled at the photokina, but is expected to be released about “this time next year” (this means one year after Photokina 2014).

If the source is right, this means a whole year will pass between the unveiling and the shipping of the X-PRO2. Therefore I wonder if at the photokina we will really see how the 100% final X-PRO2 will be, or if the photokina will be used for a sort of X-PRO2 tech demonstration (improved hybrid viewfinder and so on), but with the final version to be announced later on.

2) Fujifilm doesn’t see the point in Full Frame and will keep the ASP-C sensor.

3) The ASP-C sensor of the Fujifilm X-PRO2 will have more MP.

This could fit with the 24MP rumor shared in the past, although the source just said “more megapixel”.

4) Price: The Fujifilm X-PRO2 will be the top of the X-line, so it will be more expensive than the X-T1. At the moment the price tag seems to be about 20% to 30% higher (than the X-T1 price)… always according to this same source.

The source shared a few more rumors that I’d like to discuss with other sources first. I’ll update you as soon as possible.

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The rumored X30 specs list so far is: (TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / AswN = anonymous source with nick-name / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)

X30 rumored specs list:

– Announcement 26th of August (AS)
– 2/3 sensor, 12 MP, X-TRANS 2 (TS + NeS + AS)
– EVF only (TS + NeS)
– EVF specs: 2,36mp, x0.62 magnification and 100% coverage (TS)
– Announcement“this summer” (AS – shared in Febraury 2014)
– Battery: more than 400 shots with one battery and USB-charging (AS)
– Same battery of X100/S, the NP-95. (AS)
– Lens 28-112mm f/2-2.8 with dual ring (Zoom Ring + Control Ring) (SRP + AS)
– WiFi with remote control capability, +/-3 exposure compensation. (NeS)
– 3“ Tilt Screen (AS)
– 6 functions buttons and view mode button (SRP)
– New Film Simulation “Classic Chrome” (AS)
– Quite a different design compared to X20 (AS)

X-PRO2 rumored specs list:

  • APS-C sensor (TS + ASwN + AS)
  • 24MP sensor (ASwN) – More than 16MP (ASwN)
  • available in 2015 (ASwN) – available around “this time next year” (the rumor was shared in late August by an ASwN)
  • tilt screen (AS)
  • WiFi (AS)
  • Non organic ASP-C X-Trans sensor (ORS)
  • Announcement at the photokina 2014 (AS + ORS + ASwN)
  • Price about 20% to 30% more expensive than the X-T1 (AS)