X-E1 successor to be announced already late October? (new source)

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Last days for the crazy X-deals (expire SEP 21). Buy 5 XF lenses and save up to 1,150 (almost the price you’d have to pay for the X-PRO1!)… and prepare for the day when a X-PRO2/X-E2 will be released. You’ll already own a lot of XF lenses and you’ll just have to buy the X-E2/X-PRO2 body. You could then sell your X-E1/X-PRO1 or use it as a backup camera… and in the meantime enjoy shooting with the X-series!

AmazonUS: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1BHphoto: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1Pictureline: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 Adorama: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1

X-E1S/X-E2 on the way?

Has Fuji really stepped up the release of the X-E1 successor? Well, I’ve just received a feedback from another new source who told me that the X-E1 successor will be announced already in late October. The new (and unconfirmed) source told me it should happen around the 20th of October.

There is the photoplus Expo in New York (30th anniversary) starting on the 24th of October. This could be a good event to present the X-E1 successor.

But until now everything we know about the X-E1S / X-E2 comes from new and unconfirmed sources so take it with a grain of salt. Any help to dig up information on the X-E1 successor would be appreciated. You can contact me anonymously via rumor box or drop me an email at fujirumor@gmail.com.

And stay tuned on Fujirumors also via facebook, twitter and RSS feed. .

have a great start in this new week
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UPDATE: In the meantime Fuji announced the most affordable MILC-X camera, the Fuji X-A1! Check out the X-pert corner special here.

PRE-ORDERS

X-A1 with XC 16-50 ($599): AmazonUS blackblue /BHphoto blackblue / Adorama blackblue

XC 50-230 ($399): AmazonUS blacksilver / BHphoto blacksilver / Adorama blacksilver

 

First sample taken with Fuji’s “new X-mount camera” + another leaked X100 press release at Fujifilm Middle East

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Coming soon: Rico’s first look at Fujifilm’s “new X-mount camera”. In the meantime enjoy the first official sample image!

Stay tuned on Fujirumors via facebook, twitter and RSS feed.

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X100 firmware 2.0

Now there is no doubt anymore. Fuji originally planed to announce the X100 firmware together with the XF 23mm and release it on September 10, but they needed more time to fix the last bugs. FR-readers Binz and bulkheads noticed the press release of the firmware at Fujifilm’s Middle East page here. I suppose that Fuji will soon close this page, but don’t worry, I’ve copied the whole press release, and here it is!

cheers
Patrick

Press release

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will soon release a free, dedicated firmware update which will drastically improve the performance of the FUJIFILM X100, the first model in the premium camera X series, and enable users to more conveniently take photographs.

Since its release in March 2011, FUJIFILM have received various requests from X100 users. In order to respond to such requests, this firmware update drastically improves the performance of autofocus and manual focus and offers more convenience to users who update their FUJIFILM X100 to the latest version.

New Firmware release date:

10th September, 2013

Main contents of the firmware update

1. Improvement of AF function

(1) Improvement of AF speed

Approximately 20% faster AF speed is offered in various conditions such as bright scenes, dark scenes and changed focus distance compared to the previous firmware version.

(2) Improvement of close-up focus performance

The focus distance from the lens surface before switching to macro mode is about 30% shorter compared to previous firmware.

2. Improved manual focus operation

(1) Addition of the “Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing

The “Focus Peak Highlight” function, which features on the FUJIFILM X100S and X20 cameras, has been added via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.

(2) Improved operability

It has been made easier to capture the peak of the focus by displaying the image with shallow depth of field, using open aperture, when adjusting the focus with the electronic viewfinder or LCD.

3. Improved Operability

(1)Faster start-up time

The camera start-up time has been shortened by approximately 0.2 seconds.*1

(2) Selecting Focus Area operability

 

Previously, the focus area was selected while holding the AF button on the back. With the new firmware, pressing the AF button toggles the focus area selection screen, and the area of your choice can then be selected.

*1:QUICK START mode [OFF]

Firmware version

FUJIFILM X100 : Version 2.0

P.S: And here are the screenshots!

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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.