Well, that’s nice and good, but in order to really make the mobile phone a true ally, you do need a solid, reliable and feature rich App. Then yes, then the smartphone becomes a useful integration to our X and GFX system.
So, let’s cross fingers that they will get it right this time. ;)
And definitely stay tuned on FujiRumors on May 24. Because one thing is 100% sure: there will be surprises (in addition to X-S20, XF8mmF3.5 and new App). And I will cover everything for you here on FujiRumors.
After I shared the rumor about the Fujifilm X-S20 having a dedicated VLOG icon printed on the PSAM dial, trusted sources reached out to me and informed me about some brand new “vlogging” modes that Fujifilm will introduce with the Fujifilm X-S20.
More precisely, they told me that it will have:
Product Priority Mode
Background Defocus Mode
I have not been given any further details than that, but to me it sounds like the “product priority mode” could be something like the feature we find on the Sony ZV cameras.
And if it really is something like we find it on the Sony ZV cameras, then this is how it would work.
Usually when making talking head videos, Vloggers have their camera set on face detection. This means that when they want to show a product, they have to hide their face behind the product in order to disable face detection and let the camera focus on the product itself.
Well, with this feature, at least on Sony ZV cameras, the camera recognises when a product enters the frame and focuses on it, without the need for the Vlogger to hide his face behind it.
Sure, I was hoping for a more contained price increase, but on the other hand I also trust that Fujifilm wants to give us this camera at an as affordable price they possibly can.
So if $1,299 is what they’ve set (and you can be sure about it), then probably it’s because they really can’t go much lower than that, without making more compromises in terms of specs and performance.
We can now share with you the first image of the upcoming Fujifilm X-S20.
Now, I’ve received the image in rather low resolution so I have upscaled the hell out of it using Topaz Photo AI. So, in case you see some artifacts and weird printed letters when you zoom in, then you know it’s because Topaz Photo AI enhanced them for us.
I will share with you also the original low res image as well as an image of the Fujifilm X-S10 top plate for comparison.