Fujifilm X100T: EVF bigger than the EVF of the X-E2 (x0.67 magnification)

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In the fast-moving rumor mill, the Fujifilm X30 is already history. There is no time to lay back in the past and say “hey, I got all the X30 leaked specs right”. I’ll just send a big “THANK YOU” to those sources who shared correct rumors with FR…

… and already start to look ahead to the next camera that should be released by Fujifilm: the X100S successor (rumored to be called Fujifilm X100T).

Yep, there is no time to rest, not even on my holidays ;-).

Now, I got the following information by a trusted source about the X100S successor:

– EVF will have a x0.67 magnification and offer a horizontal apparent field of view of approx. 27°. Biggest EVF in Fuji’s line after X-T1.

This confirms rumors shared back in February, that the X100T EVF would be better than the one on the X-E2 (although not as good as the one on the X-T1)

That’s it for now, take care and feel free to share rumors… that would be a big help in order to make my daily rumor-work a bit easier.

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(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites))

– 24MP X-Trans sensor (NeS + ORS)
– Name: X100T (TS + NeS + leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
– APS-C (ORS)
– faster AF than X100S (NeS + ORS)
– tilt screen (NeS)
– new fixed lens (NeS)
– 23mm (leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
– new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1 (NeS + ORS)
– EVF specs: x0.67 magnification and horizontal apparent field of view of approx. 27°. (TS)
– wider phase detection area (NeS)

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Announced: Samyang 50mm t/1.5 (f/1.4)

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Sorry, this news comes 2 days too late, but I suppose I was a bit distracted by the X30 rumors lately. So here is the news:

Samyang recently announced here the 50mm T1.5 (f/1.4). There is also the X-mount version of this lens, although it’s not dedicated mirrorless mount. The original lens is the DSLR version, but it supports almost 10 different mount, including Fuji-X

via dicahub

Here is the Samyang X-mount offering until now:

– 50mm t/1.5 (f/1.4) lens (announcement)
– 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II lens in Fujifilm X mount (Click here).
– 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens in Fujifilm X mount (Click here).
– 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens in Fujifilm X mount (Click here).
– 8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II lens in Fujfilm X mount (Click here).
– Samyang 8mm (ver.1): Amazon.it, DigitalRev, eBay
– Samyang 300mm mirror lens: Amazon.it, DigitalRev, eBay
– Samyang 16mm f/2.0: Amazon.it, DigitalRev, eBay
– Samyang 85mm f/1.4: Amazon.it, DigitalRev, eBay
– Samyang 14mm f/2.8: Amazon.it, DigitalRev, eBay

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BAD START & LOW SALES: Fujifilm X30 only 71th in the P&S digital camera ranking!

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It’s packed with a lot of great new features that make it, in many aspects, better than Fuji’s flagship, the X-T1, it has many of all the firmware improvements we desired for other X-series cameras, it has the best JPEG engine of any X-series camera ever produced, it’s Fuji’s most sophisticated X-camera up to date, but..

… but it has an 2/3 sensor, which, apparently, is a deal breaker for many! Or maybe is it as Don suggested in the comments: “Nobody in their right mind would preorder a camera a few weeks before Photokina hits the camera market.”

Fact is that, for now, on the biggest online retailer worldwide, AmazonUS, the black Fujifilm X30 is just 71 in the P&S camera ranking (the silver one is out of the best 100). Last time, I saw such a bad start with the XQ1, which therefore dropped in price already a few weeks after its announcement.

Fujirumors recommends: Wait a bit… maybe we could soon have a nice price drop on Fuji’s most sophisticated camera up to date. And in the meantime, check out Rico’s First Look here (and understand why I say that it’s Fuji’s most sophisticated camera up to date).

But if you can’t wait, here is where you can pre-order it:

Fujifilm X30: USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy /   EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore /

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First Look: Fujifilm X30

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PRE-ORDERS (and support FR)

Today you can support my work here on Fujirumors. If you choose to pre-order it using one of the shoplinks in this post, FR will get a small commission on it. It won’t cost you a single penny extra on your X30. Thanks in advance to those who decide to support this FR… because it’s your support that keeps this blog running.

Fujifilm X30: USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy /   EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore /

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First Look: Fujifilm X30

by Rico Pfirstinger

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The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual – Rico’s X30 Sample Images – X30 Specs

[UPDATE: if you want to read this first look in German, click here]

With the release of my new ebook in the X-E2 finally out of the way, I’m happy to preview Fuji’s first “third generation” X camera: the Fujifilm X30. This is a weirdly interesting device: When it comes to features and usability, it is Fuji’s most advanced camera to date, easily leaving the X-E2 and even X-T1 behind. So even if you aren’t interested in buying or using a compact camera with a 2/3″ sensor, this camera is worth a look, as its new features will also appear in future X-series models with larger sensors.

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Click here to access my album of 100 sample images taken with prototype and pre-productions cameras using beta firmware. These samples also include several sets comparing all eleven film simulations.

With the exception of a missing built-in ND filter, this little camera isn’t holding back with features that will please many X enthusiasts.

Here we go: The X30 features the same “real-time”, 2.36 M-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) as the X-E2 (with only 0.005 seconds display lag), a 920 K-dot tilting LCD (twice the resolution of the X20), a multi-purpose lens control ring that can serve as a focus, aperture or shutter speed ring, a much improved user interface, better WYSIWYG capabilities (what you see is what you get) that include DR200%/DR400% previews, a dedicated RAW shooting mode, fast hybrid tracking AF, improved Instant-AF, multi-point Single-AF, six user-configurable Fn buttons, a fully configurable Quick menu, vastly improved movie/video options with full manual control, a critically improved JPEG engine with a new “Kodak-like” film simulation called Classic Chrome, wireless remote control and Instax printing, interval shooting for time-lapse photography, optional AF frame and spot metering frame coupling, ± 3 EV exposure compensation in manual mode when Auto-ISO is active (“misomatic”), and several more small but welcome improvements that make our life much easier. Phew!

Of course, the X30 is still using the same Fuji-engineered and Toshiba-built 2/3″ X-Trans sensor as its X20 predecessor, so if cameras with a sensor size below 1″ are beneath you, don’t bother reading any further. Or maybe do bother, because everything new that’s described in this preview will also be featured in Fuji’s upcoming APS-C camera models. So on second thought, this may just be the preview you’ve been looking for.

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