cheap body without X-Trans sensor and new lenses to come?

I’ve passed a lot of time yesterday/today chatting and writing emails… and now I can give you an update about the mysterious non-X-Trans camera.

Trusted sources told me that the camera without X-Trans sensor will be very cheap and sold together with one or two new lenses (one of these lenses could be a 16-50 or 16-55 zoom lens)… could this be the camera that another new source told me would cost $550 body+lens? (trusted sources could not confirm the price of $550)

I’m sure you want to know what sensor it could have… I’ve no idea. But if I should place a bet, then I would agree with Per K, who in the comments to the previous rumor said it could be the APS-C sensor of the X100… but it’s only a supposition.

If the sources are right, with these new entry-level cameras (X-Trans and non-X-Trans), Fuji could soon offer to every customer the camera tailored to his needs, from high-end (X-PRO1 + great lenses) to entry-level (X-whatever ;) + cheaper lenses). As I’ve read somewhere in the web (can’t remember where): “Fuji colours for everyone”.

stay tuned
Patrick

2 new mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with different sensors to be announced this summer?

A new source from the land of the rising sun told me that Fuji will announce 2 different mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras this summer, with two different sensors. One should be announced in the second half of June and the other one later. The price of one of these bodies should be of $700.

I’ve checked it and here is what I know from trusted sources:

Fuji could indeed announce two different mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with two different sensors, one with an APS-C X-Trans sensor and one without X-Trans sensor [there is an update to the non-X-Trans sensor camera here].

Trusted sources could not tell me which one will be announced earlier or if they will be announced together.

That’s it for now. As always, please read rumors carefully. I specify in every rumor if it comes from trusted sources, new sources, anonymous sources or if the rumor has been posted on other websites. Don’t throw everything together in the same pot. Rumors of new sources should be taken with a grain of salt, while trusted sources have proven to be right in the past (as with the X100S, X20, updated lens roadmap, 55-200 announcement on April 17 and more, just check the rumor section on FR). The network of sources is growing. Let’s see if this new source will become a trusted source.

So, how would you like camera 1 and camera 2 to be?

cheers
Patrick

Is this the new entry level X system camera body?

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The Swedish website Cyberphoto (google translation here) claims that the cameras hold by that smiling Fuji rep is a new model that Fuji will announce this summer: “unfortunately, we can not say whether it is compact or SLR. What we can say is that no current model is changed without Fujifilm expands its range. More information will come.

The camera has been smeared out and you can’t see anything else than the size…I would say X20 alike size. This camera smells a lot like the rumored Fuji X entry level system body :)

bye
Patrick

Lens Turbo (focal reducer) to come for Fuji.

We got in contact with the Chinese company that just launched the new “Lens Turbo” adapter which is a focal reducer as the Speed Booster adapter but with a different design. They told us that nine new adapters will be launched this year:

PK, AI, EF, FD, MD, C/Y, Leica R, and M42 to Fuji X mount.

The image on top shows you their first adapter made for the NEX system. The company that makes the lens also makes the Mitakon 35mm 0.95 for X-mount (you can find them here on eBay).

It will come! Trusted sources confirm launch of Fuji entry level interchangeable lens camera

Now we know: it will come! According to trusted sources, Fuji is about to launch an entry level interchangeable lens camera this summer. It should be smaller than the X-E1 with less control buttons or dials… and no viewfinder. I’m working to find out more. Is there someone out there that could make my work easier? I’m all ears ;)

A new source told me here that the price (body+lens) should be of $550 and launched in July (not confirmed until now from trusted sources).

That’s all for now
Patrick

P.S.: You’re not interested in entry level cameras? Then check out this new X-PRO1 body for $ 1,049 at ebayUS here (4 available).

P.P.S.: The X100S is now in stock on AmazonUS (via third party reseller) for normal price here (only 2 left!).

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