[UPDATE] X-PRO1 firmware 3.10 postponed to the 19th of December!

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[UPDATE] Fuji’s global site updated its page and says that the update is postponed to the 19th December 2013 (Thu.). See here.

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I’ve received emails from French FR-readers saying that the X-PRO1 3.10 firmware, originally scheduled for tomorrow, is postponed to December 19.

Romain for example told me that: “In France, when you buy a X-Pro1 or X-E1/2, you get in the box a black letter which invites you to register to the French Fuji Pro club. It gives a lot of advantages : 1 year extra warranty (on top of the 2 legal ones), “priority after sales support” for repairs and regular email updates like this one.” This is why French readers know about the firmware delay. At the top you can see a screenshot of the email sent from Fujiflm to French X-shooters.

At Fuji’s global site there is no news about it. But some readers linked me to the UK site, where the Pro1 firmware update is announced for the 19th.

Maybe you will remember that last time some customers, after upgrading their X-PRO1 with firmware 3.00 (the focus peaking firmware), discovered that the video mode was faulty (while some others discovered that the X-Pro1 HAS a video mode ;))… seems that Fujifilm wants to be 100% sure that there won’t be bugs this time.

We will see in a couple of hours who is right. Fuji France and UK or the global site.

[UPDATE] Fuji’s global site updated its page and says that the update is postponed to the 19th December 2013 (Thu.). See here.

stay tuned
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All Black X100S at the CES (January)?

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the black X100 costs $1,199 at AmazonUS now… the X100S can be found for $1,168 at ebayUS at top rated plus reseller bigvalueinc (7 available)

The title of this post already reveals everything what the Japanese source wrote me:

At the CES in January, together with the weather sealed X, Fuji could also announce the black X100S.

That’s all for now, but I should have a late night chat with the Japanese source in the next days. I hope to get some fresh rumors from the land of the rising sun soon… and keep up sharing rumors with Fujirumors!

Fuji X100S: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

have a great day,
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X-PRO1 to be replaced by the X-PRO1S?


I told you, this is a really complicated rumor. I’ve heard several versions, all from new and unconfirmed sources. But which is the correct one?

Take it with a grain of salt, but here is what I think could be the correct version after working on this rumor for some time now:

The successor of the X-PRO1 could be called X-PRO1S and remain APS-C.

If it’s true that there will be “just” an “S” update, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it coming in the first half of 2014.

This could also mean that an eventual X-PRO2 could be something radically different. Full Frame? Organic sensor? I remind you that a new source told me here that there will be an FF X-series camera with interchangeable lenses coming late 2014 early 2015. Could this be the X-PRO2?

I don’t know it now, but I’m working to dig up something more for you.

Now, looking at the comments in the X-dreams post here, opinions are differing a lot on the question if Fuji should go Full Frame or stick with APS-C. Rico suggested to launch a poll so here it is:

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P.S.: Keep up sharing your rumors at fujirumor@gmail.com or completely anonymously via rumor box.

Weather sealed X body design inspired by the Fujica ST

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So, I told you that I would have some spare time today. Therefore, as promised, here is an update about the weather sealed X coming at the CES in January.

A source, who was right in the past, just told me that the new weather sealed X coming in January will have a FujicaST-like design.

Now, a new source previously compared the design to the one of the OM-D E-M5… which one do you like more? Vote the poll at the bottom.

So here is an updated rumor list about the weather sealed X, all launched by Fujirumors.

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

Feel free to retweet and like this rumor on facebook on twitter, to post it an all other sites, to talk about it in Forums… and I’ve nothing against it if you quote the source (or write the “you-know-what” site ;))”

You can contact me at fujirumor@gmail.com or also completely anonymously via rumor box… and spread the word via facebook, google+ and twitter

Here is the poll. PLEASE NOTE: This is just a design comparison and NOT a size comparison.

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XF10-24 not coming until February 2014? + XF10-24mm photos (dummy)

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[UDPATE: You’re thinking to switch to the X? Then save up to $1,400 on the XF lenses and X-E2 (or X-E1, X-PRO1,X-M1). See this crazy deal here.]

Now, where is the 10-24? Back in October, at the photoplus in New York, Kayce Baker from FujifilmUSA said that the 10-24 would come “very very soon“, and the 56mm in the new year… check out  this video (0.51). And also according to Fujifilm’s website, the lens should be available in winter 2013. Last but not least, a new source told me that it should have been announced a couple of days ago (you may have noticed that I never was able to give confirmation from trusted sources about the release date). Anyway, a lot of signals for an imminent announcement.

But nothing happened yet… and now things are getting even more complicated:

– 5 days ago an Austrian FR-reader told me that he had the opportunity to talk with a Fuji employee. According to the rep, the 10-24mm will be released at the end of the first quarter of 2014!

I took this information obviously with a grain of salt, as Kayce Baker from Fuji USA and also Fujifilm’s website claimed it will be released this year. But then another X-shooter, from Sweden, shared on Dpr the following information:

– a Fuji-rep told him that the XF10-24 would not come until February 2014!

Confused? Well, lemme see if I can dig up the truth for you. As for now I still trust Kayce Baker and the official information at Fuji’s website: release winter 2013 (as shown also on the roadmap)! But I’ll keep an eye on the website and see if there will be some changes… maybe, for whatever reasons, Fuji decided to postpone the launch.

As always, if there is somebody out there who has some useful information to share, feel free to contact Fujirumors at fujirumor@gmail.com or also completely anonymously via rumor box.

enjoy your Sunday… and spread the word via facebook, google+ and twitter

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