But we also know one more thing. Fujifilm two registrations filed so far: the Fujifilm FF230001 and FF230002.
Now, assuming that one of the two will be the Fujifilm GFX100 replacement, this leaves all possible options open for the second one.
Well, not really all options. I mean, I simply can’t see a Fujifilm X-H3 or Fujifilm X-H3s coming in September, as those cameras are hardly 1 year old (or less). And also not the Fujifilm X-T6 or Fujifilm X-S30.
But other than that, we can hope for:
a Fujifilm X-T5s with 26MP stacked sensor of X-H2S
a Fujifilm X-Pro4 maybe with some curious solutions as many hope for example a monochrome sensor
a Fujifilm X-E5 which is not a dead line according to Fujifilm managers
the long awaited Fujifilm X-T40
the much wished Fujifilm X80 or Fujifilm XF20
the revival of Fuji’s entry level cameras with the Fujifilm X-T300, Fujifilm X-A8, Fujifilm X-A30 or Fujifilm X-M2
less likely in my opinion the Fujifilm GFX100S successor, Fujifilm GFX50R successor or Fujifilm GFX50SII successor, as I can’t see Fuji launching two GFX cameras on the same day (they never did that in the past, but never say never)
And in fact, I asked you to vote on which camera you’d like to get on September 12 and you can see the results here.
X100V successor is NOT possible
At this point you’ve noticed something: there is no Fujifilm X100V successor (X200, X100VI, X100 whatever it will be called) in the list.
Well, because despite being one of your top wished cameras (second only to another camera), and despite fake rumors already being shared about the X100V to come on September 12, I can now tell you with 110% certainty that there will not be any Fujifilm X100V replacement coming in 2023.
Trust me on this guys. No X100V successor in 2023.
I guess Fujifilm has no hurry at all to come out with a successor, given the fact, explained by Fujifilm managers, that if the world would stop to order X100V today, it would still take them 3 months to be able to ship all X100V orders placed until yesterday.
Seen from this perspective, the biggest problem of the Fujifilm X100VI (or whatever) is the terrific success of the X100V.
“I feel lucky and will click the links to see if the X100V is in stock” :)
Yep, you read it right: despite all the fantastic and super-hyped and hyper-popular gear Sony, Canon and Nikon have launched, the video that most people watched in all these years on DPRTV was the X100V review.
And not to talk of the great customer reviews it is getting all over the most popular stores:
Unfortunately, our supplier cannot provide an accurate timeframe so we have suspended backorders for this item.
X100V – A Failure?
Given the massive interest for the X100V and the inability for Fujifilm to deliver, the question that I now have is that this can be seen as a success or a failure for Fujifilm.
I mean, clearly Fujifilm can call it a success, as the demand is high. But they could have made so much more money, if only they were able to deliver the X100V.
And while to a certain degree it’s OK to have delays for a very popular camera, coming to a point where you totally block orders for over half a year with no outlook for the situation to improve, also signals a certain failure on Fujifilm’s side to demonstrate flexibility and creativity in adjusting plans and production properly.
So from this point of view we could see all this also as a failure, as Fujifilm can’t capitalize anywhere near to what they could have, if they’d have been able to organize a realiable parts supply for the X100V.
I know some will wonder what this means for the Fujifilm X100V successor (however they are going to call it).
I am working on the rumors and as soon as I have something reliable in my hands, I will let you know.
But imagine you are Fujifilm, you have an insanely popular camera in the house and all you have to do is to manufacture as many of them as possible to make lots of money.
If I was Fujifilm, then I would not be in any hurry to come out with a successor and just use every part I can get to make as many X100V as possible for as long as it will remain this popular. I mean, why keep aside parts for an eventual Fujifilm X200 or X100VI or however they are going to call it, if they can make great money with no need of further R&D investments today with the X100V already?
But again… that’s just my personal perception of this situation.
What matters is what our sources tell us in regards to the Fujifilm X100V successor. And for that, my friends, I invite you to stay tuned on FujiRumors.
The rumors… they will… drop… for sure.
“I feel lucky and will click the links to see if the X100V is in stock*” :)