Good bye OVF: the X30 will feature an EVF (new source)

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On Monday I told you about the X30 with 2/3” sensor and asked you to contact me in case you have more information about it. Well, a new source kindly contacted me via email, confirmed the 2/3” sensor and also said that the X30 will feature an EVF.

Over at the FR-facebook community, Eric and Grant expressed their wish to replace the OVF with and EVF.

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A good news for EVF lovers. But what do you think? Do you prefer an X30 with an OVF (85% coverage) or an EVF? Here is the poll:

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But for now, take it with a grain of salt. I’m at work and trying to confirm it with trusted sources. And if you have some information about any Fuji X gear, you know the ways to contact me.

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

– 2/3 sensor (TS + NeS)
– EVF only (NeS)
– Announcement: at photokina according to ORS – FR-sources just said “this summer” (AS)

P.S.: To anyone out there who likes the rumored FR-specs lists: if you copy&paste them, do not forget to indicate (clearly) where the list comes from. I’ve nothing against it when you quote the original source of the rumors ;-).

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First samples taken with the X100T uploaded by David Hobby, but quickly removed

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FR-reader Luke stumbled on this interesting dpreview thread. The screenshot can found at

Apparently, David Hobby uploaded a set of sample images from the X100T to his Flickr account by mistake. The images have since been removed, as he broke his NDA (non-disclosure agreement) by publishing them.

The name is nothing new for FR-readers. I told you over a month ago that X100T could be the name of the X100S successor. The focal lenght remains 23 (APS-C, according to mirrorlessrumors).

(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted)

  • X100T (TS + NeS + leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
  • 24MP X-Trans sensor (NeS)
  • APS-C (ORS)
  • faster AF than X100S (NeS)
  • tilt screen (NeS)
  • new fixed lens (NeS)
  • 23mm (leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
  • new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1 (NeS)
  • wider phase detection area (NeS)

Fujifilm X30 with 2/3-inch sensor (trusted Japanese source)

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I know, other rumor sites reported rumors of an X30 with a 1“ sensor (or bigger). But according to our top trusted Japanese source, that’s not correct. The sensor will remain a 2/3 one. I have no reason to doubt what the trusted Japanese source told me.

Let’s start it again, the rumored specs list:

(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)

  • 2/3 sensor (TS)
  • announcement at photokina (ORS)

Reminder: the rumor of a release on July 3rd was spread by a forum member of dpreview. FR just reported about it.

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well Robert, I’m working on it ;-)

If you can help me to find out more, feel free to contact me completely anonymously via rumor box (and maybe give yourself a nick-name, so that I can eventually identify you in future if you decide to share some more rumors) or drop me an email at fujirumor [at]


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Fuji Patents 28mm f/1.4 (equivalent in 35mm format)… but for small 1/3″ sensors (used also in smartphones).

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Egami (click here) spotted  a patent about a 28mm f/1.4 (35mm equivalent).

Well, I do not understand Japanese, so the only way to read this patent for me is to decipher the cryptic version of the google translator. But I think the patent is for 1/3″ sensors (the sensor we find in the iPhone 5S, Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC one). So it won’t be a super-fast Fujinon XF wide angle lens.

Some speculate with a new lens for a 1/3″ sensor compact camera, but honestly I do not think/hope Fuji is still placing R&D into the point&shoot market. It would be a hopeless battle against smartphones. FinePix cameras are dead, and also some X-series cameras like the XF1 and XQ1 do not sell at all well.

It’s better to invest in making good lenses for smartphones rather than new P&S cameras… or make directly an X-Phone!

So here is the google translated version… but if any Japanese FR-reader out there can make a better one, then feel free to drop it in the comments.

“Fujifilm patent application for the conversion of 28mm 4.2 mm F1.4 in, it is, but approximately 1/3 type image pickup device It supports. Of the lens configuration of 7 pieces in 7 groups, everything is double-sided aspherical.

Patent application of large-aperture lens toward cell phones and smartphones is not it? One after another recently. that any manufacturers think What a together. Kondeji is large in the differentiation of the smartphone image pickup device are moving in, but we have already done the performance of the camera also works as a smartphone in the patent application, It is a cat-and-mouse game.”

xjrumo confirms: X100S successor announcement at photokina, better AF and EVF + 24MP

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Let’s start with little rumor summary about the X100S successor.

February: Back in February (click here) I’ve spread the first rumors (of a new source) about the X100S successor giving the following specs: 24MP X-Trans sensor, faster AF than X100S, tilt screen, new fixed lens, new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1, wider detection area.

May: Then, in May, mirrorlessrumors confirmed that the camera will feature an APS-C X-TRANS sensor and also said that it will be announced at photokina (September).

July: Now, also the usually well informed xjurmo confirms the specs: 24MP ASP-C sensor, better EVF and faster AF.

The Name: If you remember, I told you here that a new source shared a rumor with FR that I couldn’t publish because it said: “Please confirm it with your other sources first as marketing department might change the plans“. I did my homework and had a talk with our top trusted Japanese source. And it confirms: Fuji has plans to call the X100S successor X100T. So I shared the rumor. Now xjurmo’s source said that the name could be X100T or X200. So maybe the final word has not yet been spoken? However, he confirms that both option are/were on Fuji’s table.

The rumored specs list so far is the following:

(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / ASwN = Anonymous source with nick-name / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)

  • X100T (TS + NeS)
  • 24MP (NeS + ORS)
  • X-Trans Sensor (NeS + ORS)
  • faster AF than X100S (NeS + ORS)
  • tilt screen (NeS)
  • new fixed lens (NeS)
  • new and better EVF (NeS + ORS)
  • wider phase detection area (NeS)
  • announcement at photokina (ORS)

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