Rumor: New Fuji Compact Cameras Expected For CP+

Quick post to report what Digicame-info (translated) posted about Fuji cameras expected to be announced at CP+ (Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013).

– FinePix F900EXR
– FinePix F820EXR
– FinePix Z2000EXR
– Compact abroad previously announced (such HS50EXR, SL1000)

This is probably a sort of leaked list of cams, does not mean there will not be other cams that get announced.

Leaked: X-E1 and X PRO 1 and XF35mm firmware update to be released tomorrow!

Fuji Rumors reader Derek found that cached Fuji website (Click here) that unveils the details of the new X-E1 and X-PRO-1 firmware that will be released tomorrow (January 18th).

Fujifilm X-Pro1 – firmware version: 2.03

* Allows compatibility with the new “XF14mmF2.8R” lens.
* Improved performance of Auto Focus under various shooting conditions.
Download X-Pro1 firmware version 2.03

Fujifilm X-E1 – firmware version: 1.04

* Allows compatibility with the new “XF14mmF2.8R” lens.
* Shutter release button now works when an external remote release is connected.
* Improved performance of Auto Focus under various shooting conditions.
* Audio performance has been optimised for the new Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1 (sold separately).
Download X-E1 firmware version 1.04

FUJINON XF35mm – firmware version: 2.02

* Improved accuracy of Auto Focus performance.
Download XF35mm firmware version 2.02


Prototype: carbon fiber grips to ennoble your X-camera

You wanna pimp your X-camera? Then maybe you could be interested in this kind of rumor…

HRR Manufaktur is a company specialized in individual upgrades and ennoblement of different products. One of the next projects is to offer customized parts for Fuji cameras (or even completely modified cameras). In this post you can see some images of early prototype samples of X-Pro1 grips that replace the original rubber grip on the camera.

The price for a hand grip will likely be 89 €. For a fully upgraded camera (including the original camera, but not a lens) the price should be of below 3000 €. The company can do almost anything with any product, but the main focus regarding Fuji for now is on the X-PRO1 and the X-E1.

These replacements will be available in classic Carbon Fibre, but also in different colours and other styles/materials.

You can see a fully HRR customized Leica M9 on the website here.

P.S.: You’d like to ennoble your X-E1 spending just a few pennies? I’ve already posted how to do it here. ;-)
hand grip 1

hand grip 2

hand grip 3


Specs of all new Fuji compacts (X100s, X20, XP60, S8200).

Latest rumors say that also the x-20 will feature focus peaking. And both will utilize contrast and phase-detection AF. The X100s will have a new function called Digital Split Image function. This feature should improve focusing. The X-100s viewfinder: 0.5 in, 2,360,000 dots OLED viewfinder.

Also the X-20 will feature the X-Trans sensor.

AF speed: X100s 0.08 seconds / X20 0.06 seconds

Release date for both cameras is February 16

These are the specs and names of the upcoming new compact and fixed lens cameras from Fuji:

– 16 Megapixel X Trans sensor
– AF speed of 0.08 seconds
– EXR Processor II
– Release Date is February 16
– Advanced optical viewfinder
– 2/3 inch X-Trans CMOS sensor
– A significant reduction in noise
– AF speed of 0.06 seconds
– Release Date is February 16
– 16.4 million pixels CMOS sensor
– Optical image stabilization
– 6m Waterproof
– Shock structure 1.5m
– Cold minus 10 ℃
– Dustproof
– Release Date is January 26
– A high zoom magnification of 40 times
– Image Stabilizer
– CMOS 16 million pixel sensor
– Release Date is January 26

new cams



via petapixel via photorumors via digicame-info