X-A1 announcement on September 17 + Fujifilm France says that they are developing the X100 firmware

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X-A1 announcement

The Fujifilm X-A1 and XC 50-230 will be announced on Tuesday, September 17! It should happen at 5AM GMT. So stay tuned on Fujirumors and you’ll be the first to know everything about the first non X-Trans mirrorless interchangeable – lens camera of Fuji! Follow us via facebook, twitter and RSS feed!

X100 firmware

If you don’t trust me, then trust at least Fujifilm France ;). They just said at their facebook site here that Fuji is currently developing the X100 firmware. Here is their answer to those asking if the firmware will ever come (google translated):… and thanks for the link Alexandre!

“Hello, yes, but in order to best meet the requirements of the owners of X100 is still in development phase. We will inform you as soon as its availability.”

P.S.: You may have noticed on the FR-dealsrunner sidebar that top rated plus reseller cameraland has some great offers on X-series cameras. So you can save $200 on the X-E1 with XF 18-55 (blacksilver) and  save $100 on the X-M1 with XC 16-50 (blacksilver).

enjoy your day
Patrick

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The waiting is almost over: the X-A1 could come in the next days!

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The Fujfilm X-A1: a long rumor story that could end in the next days!

Back on May 20 I told you here that Fuji was planing to launch 2 different mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, one with X-Trans sensor, and one without X-Trans sensor (it was the first rumor I got from the Japanese source who has been quickly upgraded to trusted source).

After 10 days, on May 30, another source revealed the name here: X-A1. A couple of weeks later the Japanese source confirmed the name here and told us that it would feature an APS-C sensor, come by the end of this summer and be very cheap.

On July 26 the Korean national radio research agency registered the name “X-A1” here and almost a month later (August 20) Fujirumors posted the first image of the X-A1 here. Many of you were talking of a fake image, but on September 5 everybody could see it: the blue X-A1 wasn’t a joke!

On September 5, at the Czech site fotoskoda, we had the opportunity to read the whole leaked press release of the X-A1 and XF 23mm here, which means that it was originally planed to be announced together with the XF 23mm but Fuji postponed the launch. Thanks to a Czech reader who linked me to the site, I was able to copy the release before fotoskoda removed it.

And now the official announcement seems to be very close. As you can see from the image of the leaked press-release, we will soon know more also about the second “XC” zoom lens produced by Fuji, the XC 50-230mm.

I’m very curious to see how the X-A1 will perform compared to the X-M1. It will be an interesting 16MP Bayer vs 16MP X-Trans sensor battle. But also the price should be very interesting, as it is supposed to be very cheap!

cheers
Patrick

stay tuned on Fujirumors via facebook and twitter if you don’t want to miss the official announcement of the X-A1.

via PR

Mastering the X-E1/X-PRO1 30% discount + price for the XF 23mm raised to $899 + X100 firmware

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Mastering the X-PRO1/X-E1

The new book of Rico Pfirstinger just went to the printer and is expected to hit the market in late October. Rico shares his deep technical knowledge and lots of useful tips and tricks with you. Make the best out of your X-PRO1, X-E1 (and the rumored X-E2 ;) ). You can grab it now with a discount of 30% at AmazonUS here for $21! At Amazon you can also look inside the book! I’m sure everybody, from the Pro, the enthusiast to the not so well-versed photographer will find this book very useful.

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XF 23mm now $899

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It seems that the price for the XF 23mm raised from $849 to $899. Lucky those who pre-ordered it the very first days. Honestly I can’t tell you the reason for this price raise. Any idea? Anyway, you can pre-order this lens here:

USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline EUROPE: PCHstore / wexcamerasDE / wexphotographicUK

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X100 firmware

Don’t worry, it will come. A couple of days ago the French site focus-numerique posted a leaked press release with the announcement of the XF 23mm and the X100 firmware. Well, I think that Fuji originally planed to announce the firmware and the new lens together but then realized that they needed a bit more time to sort out the last bugs. It’s just a matter of time… let’s begin the countdown again. I hope I can give you a new release date soon.

More details about the X-E1 replacement: could be called X-E1S and have X-Trans sensor II

What a great rumor start in this new week :)!

The Chinese site xjrumo (tranlsation) confirms the FR-rumor posted here about an X-E1 replacement. According to them it will be called X-E1S and feature the X-Trans sensor II of the X100S!

One more hint that we could have an X-E2/X-E1S by the end of 2013/early 2014.

cheers
Patrick

X-deals

Remember that until September 21 you can save up to 1,150 if you purchase the X-E1 with 5 XF lenses. You can switch cheap to the X-system, save a lot on the primes and the 18-55… and if rumors turn out to be true, sell your X-E1 or use it as a backup camera.

You can find the deals here: AmazonUS: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1BHphoto: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 Pictureline: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 Adorama: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1

XF 23mm

The brand new XF 23mm is not included in this offer. You can pre-order it here: USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline EUROPE: PCHstore / wexcamerasDE / wexphotographicUK

At Rico’s Flickr here you can see the first samples taken with the XF 23mm. On September 13 there will be an X-pert corner first look about his lens… so stay tuned

 

X-E2 coming before X-PRO2? (new source)

I’ve received a rumor from a new source who told me that he already had the opportunity to see a working Fuji X-E2. If the new source is right, it could mean that Fuji is stepping on the gas and is planning to release the X-E2 earlier than expected.

Now, if it is true that Fuji is already testing the X-E2, then maybe it could be announced late 2013 / early 2014. But I’m working on reliable release dates (and specs) right now.

Well, it seems that we could see the X-E2 before the X-PRO2!

But please be careful with this information. Keep in mind that it does not come from trusted sources. It’s the first time I’ve received a rumor from this source and I can’t confirm it. So take it cum grano salis. I’m working with my trusted sources to check this rumor and will post an update once I have some news for you.

If there is somebody out there who could give me some more information about Fuji’s future cameras/lenses, do not hesitate to contact me via email at fujirumor@gmail.com or by using the rumor box to share your information absolutely anonymously. Feel free to contact me.

cheers
Patrick

XF 23mm pre-order

(At Rico’s Flickr here you can see the first samples taken with the XF 23mm. On September 13 there will be an X-pert corner first look about his lens… so stay tuned)

USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline EUROPE: PCHstore / wexcamerasDE / wexphotographicUK

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