Rumor Update: 2/3 inch sensor not for X-entry level camera (X-S2 according to an anonymous source)

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digicame-info wrote me an email. They told me that the 2/3 inch X-TRANS sensor camera is not the X-entry level camera rumored before, but another product [UPDATE: 2/3 inch sensor mirrorless camera].

Now, this let’s me think about a rumor I’ve received a few days ago, anonymously via rumor box. A single line: “X-S2 with x20 tech over 1 month“. Just this, nothing more. I wanted to check it, before I post it, but now, with digicame-info saying that a new camera with a 2/3 inch sensor is about to be released this summer, I thought it’s time to post it… let’s put the pieces of this rumor puzzle together.

I hope I can bring some order in these rumor days soon. But, the good news is, that there are still some more Fuji-cameras to come next.

Have a good start in this new week
Patrick

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Tiny 2/3 inch sensor for the large X-mount. A waste of space?

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[UPDATE]: Please read the updated post here.

Latest rumors floating around the web do say that Fuji will release a 2/3 inch sensor and X-mount entry level camera in July. While it seems pretty sure that a entry level camera is coming I am not sure that the 2/3 inch sensor digicame-info rumor is correct. But if it is then I don’t get it why a super small 2/3 inch sensor should be used within the much larger X-mount. As you see from the image on top there is an incredible “waste of space”. I would rather make a new mount for that to reduce the mount and the overall camera size.

As I said, we talk about rumors and not about facts. But I want to hear from you guys if there is something I am missing here…

Patrick

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A new source confirms: new X-body entry level camera announced in July (body+lens for $550)

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A FR-reader had a talk with a Fuji rep. During this conversation the Fuji rep said that there will be a body and lens combination out in July running around $550. And what was supposed to remain confidential, is now shared with all of you :). [not with 2/3 sensor]

Now we have 2 new sources talking about a cheaper X-series camera to be announced this summer. I do not have news from trusted sources until now but I’ll post immediatly an update, if they can confirm (or find out more) the announcement of a new body and lens as told me by the new source.

btw, thanks dear readers for sharing rumors with Fujirumors. Keep it up! You can do it anonymously via rumor box, but please mark your message with an invented name so that I can recognize you in future. That will help me to recognize trusted sources.

[Update]: also photorumors says here that the new X-camera will cost $550 (same source I suppose).

best
Patrick

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Hurray! riflessifotografici now also in English and XF 55-200 samples!

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Good news! Times are over, when google translator put together some words in English and tried to translate the great riflessifotografici reviews (btw, thanks google for this useful tool). From now on, Luca Petralia will write the English versions of their articles. I wish Luca good work and would like to express thanks for all the effort he’ll put into the translations. Read the offical announcement here (with the first translationsX20 first impressions and X100S first impressions).

And for the first XF 55-200mm sample shots click here (you’ll see also the 100% crop of the image above).

check the in stock status of the 55-200mm lens (preorder at Adorama (click here), BHphoto (click here): and DigitalRev (click here).

have a great sunday
Patrick

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“If I was Fuji…. What Would I make next ??” by Dave Kai-Piper

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“If I was Fuji… What Would I make next ??”
by Dave Kai-Piper

That is a tough one… but I guess the next camera to come along would have to be a new version of the X-Pro, but, we have the new Updates coming soon, so I might be very interesting to see what these bring along. I know just as much as anyone does, there is no direct line to Japan here !! I wish !!

I can see why people are pushing for a new camera or a vastly updated camera from the X-Pro. The X-Pro 2/s Will come one day, but, for now, the lenses seem to be the focus of attention of the R&D department at Tokyo. There are some amazing things on the Road map. I think it is quite clear that Fuji are a company listening to to what the people are saying. But as with all global companies, they can only respond so fast due to the size and infrastructure set up. To be honest, it is pretty impressive the rate at which they are able to release cameras such amazing stuff

The 56mm F1.2 is going to be a something to look forward to and the word is that there will be a few other manufacturers making XF mount lenses or at least adapters to fit. Personally I really like how Fuji are being so open about third party lenses being used on the X-Pro. It is quite amazing how so many people are totally into the XF system, it feels like it has been around for years !! Looking at the lenses coming on the updated time-line, the 10-24mm looks nice, but might not be quick enough for me. I can see it being very popular with the landscape photographers, especially with the very funky Lee Filter Seven 5 system (http://www.leefilters.com/index.php/camera/system#seven5-system).

I have been out shooting with it and the CSC Tripod Keith (http://www.3leggedthing.com/compact-system-tripods/keith.html). It’s a pretty great combination for shooting landscapes and a pretty great all round tripod for a CSC Camera. It is great to see other companies really supporting the X-Pro and X-Series cameras. Since the X-Pro is a little larger than most other cameras in the same genre, it is clear that people are seeing the X-Pro as a flagship camera for the genre.

It has been quite a whirlwind for Fuji in 2012 & 2013, and great to see. Cameras like the instant classic X100 make such an impact, it can be quite a challenge to live up to it. But Fuji have done well to not only follow up but continue to raise the bar. In many ways, the most impressive camera Fuji have brought to the table could be the X20. I have enjoyed great access to the camera range and the X20 really is impressive. It truly is a great camera that everyone can use and a truly great reason to not use your iPhone for quick snaps.

Fuji have some great things coming I am sure. They have an app which works great on Android and iPad for sending the files from Camera to Tablet or Phone using WiFi. I would only imagine it will come to an X-series soon and would guess a not to distant future. At the moment it is on a Bridge camera and compact, but it works well and I expect it shall work its way up the scale in due course. I expect the larger files are harder to just zip over, I am not sure. On a similar note though, I was very happy to see the X100s was Eyefi Ready though.. but full on WiFi would be even better. As would USB3 maybe.

www.davekaipiper.co.uk / Fuji X-Pro gallery

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