Rumor Update: X100 replacement + X20


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Here again!

A FR reader linked me to the comments in the Japanese website digicame-info. There is a source that calls himself “Fan Fuji” giving some more news about about the X10 and X100 replacements. Some of them correspond to rumors I have from trusted sources. Now let’s make the point of the situation:


The name of the X10 replacement will probably be X-20. The principal improvements will concern the sensor and the viewfinder. So that’s for sure (trusted sources).

And now let’s see what COULD be according to “Fan Fuji”

Fan Fuji says: The X20 has a newly developed EXR CMOS lowpass-less sensor and its viewfinder can display information. [This could correspond with the information I have, that the major improvements will concern the sensor and the viewfinder.] According to Fan Fuji the X-20 will be costlier than the X-10.

X-100 replacement (according to Fan Fuji)

1. the name of X100 replacement will be X100s (we know that the name won’t be X200, so here everything is possible)

2. sensor: 2nd generation X-Trans CMOS (we know that it will have an X-Trans sensor. I’m doubtful if it really will be a second generation X-Trans)

3. new hybrid viewfinder (yes, the HVF will be improved)

4. rangefinder-like focusing gimmick (I would have expected such a feature on future interchangeable lenses cameras…)

5. on sale in February or March (other trusted sources told me it will be March)

6. the price of X100s is as much as X100. (I don’t have infos from trusted sources about the price yet)

Now be careful with these information. I have already posted what I know from trusted sources about the X100 replacement here. And regarding the X20 the only sure thing is that there will be a new sensor and viewfinder. So let’s wait and see if Fan Fuju is reliable.

I tried to contact Fan Fuji through the comments in the digicame post. I didn’t get any answer yet. So, Fan Fuji, in case you’re reading this, please contact me … you can create a fake email account if you want… we could have something more to share…


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  • Hans Sausage

    It would be interesting to get an indictation about whether the X-20 will have a different sensor size and resolution than the X-10. It would also be of interest to find out whether the X100s will get a better video mode with some custom options, stereo mic, etc.

  • Hans Die Wurst

    It would be interesting to get an indictation about whether the X-20 will have a different sensor size and resolution than the X-10. It would also be of interest to find out whether the X100s will get a better video mode with some custom options, stereo mic, etc.

  • ggweci

    “P.S.: look at the invitation image… don’t you miss the X-100 and the X-10?”

    Admin, the X-PRO1 is also missing. Does that mean its replacement will be announced as well? ;)

    Looking forward to the “X100S” and what it’ll bring to the table.

    • patrick

      Oh you’re right… took it away! It happens when you post at 6 AM in the morning before taking an airplane to Belgium!… great city Antwerpen!

      • BdV

        Antwerpen! Yes, great city. Enjoy!

  • maxbas

    I wonder what the rangefinder-like focusing gimmick would be. MF assist with overlapping images? Anyhow, the “x100s” will most likely display tech that will show also in the “X-Pro 2”. I’m exited. P.S: let’s not forget the rumors about PDA-sensors on the sensor.

  • BdV

    I hope a 2nd generation x-trans doesn’t mean another long wait for raw support.

  • Stephen

    Isn’t the name of the limited edition black x100 called the x100s?

  • X100 replacement why not call X200? Is there a need to have X100s unless they wanna ride on the fame of X100. But any person who gonna buy X100 replacement iregardless of its name will know what a wonderful camera it is.

  • Aleste

    That’s probably because the body of the camera won’t change much in terms of design. It’s like the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4s, same body with more advanced innards.

  • Aleste

    Anyways, I am very excited with this announcement. I’m glad I held off buying the X-E1 or the X100 because an X100 with a better image quality is what I really wanted.

  • Paul

    The invitation say “expect INNOVATION” so I’m hoping for something that has not been rumoured about yet! I’m not sure the specs mentioned so far are that innovating.

    Either way I’m looking forward to any news as I hope to get an X-Series camera in 2013.

  • KKA

    Speculating… X100R, OVF/EVF Zenith-like focusing, with (color-changing rectangle), improved ISO sensitivity with lower noise on higher ISO, weather sealed I hope.

  • Rich

    Please God don’t let the X100s have the Xtrans sensor.

  • David Manning

    Weather sealing and buttons you can access easily with gloves on would make the X100 truly professional-grade.

    Some of us leave our backyard to make images.

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