Fujifilm to Release This All New Digital Camera in 2025

The Rumor

I long wondered why Fujifilm has not made this camera yet.

So much so that I made a dedicated article and video in which I requested Fujifilm to make three cameras, including the one we talk about today.

Well, it looks like one of three cameras on my wishlist will become reality.

According to our trusted sources (thanks), Fujifilm is working on…

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Fujifilm X-T30II Will NOT be Discontinued after Fujifilm X-T50 Launch

According to a new source that has now been “elevated” to the level of trusted source in record times (THANKS!!!), the Fujifilm X-T30II will not be discontinued after the launch of the Fujifilm X-T50.

So both models will coexist side by side for a while.

Now, of course the day will come when the X-T30II will be discontinued. Also the X-T50 will be discontinued one day. But it won’t happen after the Fujifilm X-T50 announcement and the manufacturing of the X-T30II will continue also after the launch of the X-T50.

After the Colossal Fujifilm X100VI Success: Fixed Lens Cameras to Storm the Market, but X100VI Will Rule Them All – and Here is Why!

The rumors about future fixed lens cameras from other brands are intensifying.

And I get it that other brands might be interested in launching their own fixed lens cameras considering that:

  • the Fujifilm X100VI is the best selling camera of the last 15 years at least
  • the Ricoh GRIII is so successful, that Ricoh decided to stop to take orders in a couple of countries
  • the Leica Q3 is enjoying great success too

Now, out of the three cameras mentioned above, the Fujifilm X100VI is the best selling camera by a very large margin.

But, if the rumors are accurate, there might soon me much more competition coming for the Fujifilm X100VI and certainly this motivated Fujifilm to rapidly increase production of the X100VI in order to sell as units as possible before more competition hits the market.

But as much as I welcome future competition, there are two crucial advantage that the Fujifilm X100VI has over other brands.

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Fujifilm X-T50: The Hated Film Simulation Dial Gains it First Believer (SonyAlphaRumors) and I also Prefer it Over the Drive Dial

When we shared the image of the new film simulation dial of the Fujifilm X-T50, it triggered a massive reaction that lead to almost 300 comments and quite frankly I was surprised by the negativity in those comments.

To sum them up: the dial is useless. One can press a button to access all film simulations anyway. It would have been better to keep the drive dial there.

But there is a flaw in this thought.

Because the exact opposite is also true: why do you need a Drive dial?

I mean, I don’t have a Drive dial on my Fujifilm X-E3, but all I need to do is to press a button and I can access all options very quickly.

And for that matter, why do you need an ISO dial? Or a shutter dial? Also there I can press a button, and access all options quickly too and then scroll through them with the command dial.

ISO dial, Drive dial, Shutter dial, Film Simulation dial: one could argue there are all useless, since you can access all options with a simple press of a button anyway.

If a dial makes sense or not solely depends on how you shoot and what kind of experience you are looking for.

I for example change much more often the film simulation than the Drive dial settings. So, for me personally, I prefer to have the Film Simulation dial rather than the Drive dial.

And for all those, who play around with Film Simulations much more than with the Drive options, a dedicated FS dial might make more sense than a dedicated Drive dial.

So, Fujifilm decided that Film Simulations are more important for potential X-T50 customers than the Bracketing options on the Drive mode, hence they decided to offer a dedicated dial for it. Just turn it, and you’ll instantly see the film simulation applied on the screen of your camera right on the field. And, as we have been told, the dial also works in video mode.

Last but not least: lots of FujiRumors readers might be sceptical right now, but there is one guy who seems very convinced that this is a brilliant move: it’s Andrea from SonyAlphaRumors, who even made a video about it and explains why he thinks this is a great move by Fujifilm in this article here.

SonyAlphaRumors acknowledges that Film Simulations are a big deal and in several videos vehemently asked for Film Simulations also on Sony cameras!

Maybe he got convinced by the Film Simulation glory after he saw an image I took with my GFX and he texted me asking how I managed to get those colors. And I told him I did not edit anything… just set the camera on Astia and that’s it. You can read there story here.

So, the Sony guy sees lots of sense in this dial. Honestly, I also prefer it over the Drive dial. Although my top choice would have been an ISO dial. But between Drive and Film Simulation, I pick the Film Simulation dial with joy.

This is the New Fujifilm X-T50 Film Simulation Dial – VOTE: Better Drive or Film Simulation Dial?

We just reported about the Fujifilm X-T50 featuring a brand new film simulation dial.

Well, now other sources (THANKS) have now passed us the first image of the dial.

We can see:

  • 8 fixed spots for: Acros, Nostalgic Negative, Classic Neg., Reala Ace, Classic Chrome, Astia, Velvia, Provia (STD).
  • 3 variable spots: FS1, FS2, FS3 – assign your preferred film simulation on those dials
  • C position: disable the dial and the camera will activate whatever film simulation is set in your custom settings

Of course, it’s the drive dial of the Fujifilm X-T30II that is gone in favour or the the new film simulation dial. Let us know in the comments if you’d have preferred the drive dial or you prefer the new film simulation dial.

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