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The Curious Case of 2023 Rumors and the Big 2022 Rumor Check (97,6% Correct Rumors)


It’s time for our yearly rumor check, so that you guys can decide if FujiRumors was worth your time or not.

  • 88 rumors shared in 2022
  • 3 rumors still to be verified
  • 83 correct rumors out of 85 verifiable rumors
  • 2 wrong rumors out of 85 verifiable rumors (and I am extremely severe to myself, as you’ll see below)
  • 97,6% correct rumors

Rumor Overview – The Curious Case of 2023

And here is the curious case for 2023.

Usually I end the year with about 10 to 20 future gear rumors that have been shared but can’t be verified, as they are about gear that would come the year after and hence can’t yet be verified if accurate.

But this time I only have 3 rumors and they are all about the future camera remote App (nothing about gear)

  1. Fujifilm Working on a New Camera Remote App (shared July 6)
  2. New Fujifilm Camera Remote App to Be Called “X-App” (shared September 8)
  3. LEAKED Internal Fujifilm Document Shows Name of New new Camera Remote “X-App” (shared October 8)

As you can imagine, in order to have a basically 100% accuracy, I make multiple checks on the rumors, which means in many cases some time passes between the moment I receive a rumor to the moment I share it. And of course it’s the case with rumors regarding 2023.

So don’t worry. The rumors will drop also in 2023.

But it’s curious anyway that it’s the first time I don’t have yet published anything about gear coming the year after, which for me means that after the New Year party, I will start to work harder than ever right away. So get ready ;).

But if anyone out there would like to share a tip or two, you’re always welcome to use the anonymous rumor box or contact me via (also PM on my social media is an option).

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  1. Sigma to Launch Three X mount Autofocus Lenses Soon (shared January 31)
  2. Sigma X Mount lenses to be announced February 21 (shared February 14)
  3. Sigma X Mount Lenses Coming February 21 at 7AM New York Time (shared February 20)
  4. Fujifilm X-H2 coming with New 26 Megapixel Sensor (shared March 18)
  5. Upcoming XF18-120mm will have Constant f/4 Aperture (shared April 4)
  6. Fujifilm X-H2S Coming 2022 (shared April 5)
  7. Fujifilm X-H2 Coming with Two Vertical Battery Grip Options (shared April 6)
  8. DEBUNKED: Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S will NOT have In-Camera Active Sensor Cooling System (shared April 8)
  9. Fujifilm X-H2S is the Name of the New 26 Megapixel X-H Camera Coming 2022 (shared April 12)
  10. Fujifilm X Summit on May 31 (shared April 15)
  11. Fujifilm X-H2S with 26 Megapixel STACKED Sensor (shared April 19)
  12. Fujifilm X-H2s and Fujifilm X-H2 to be Announced Separately (X-H2S coming First) (shared April 21)
  13. Fujifilm X-H2/S Vertical Battery Grip Options with Significant Price Difference (shared April 26)
  14. Fujifilm to Release Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 (in XF200mmF2 alike Color) (shared April 28)
  15. Fujifilm X-H2S with Vary Angle Screen (shared May 2)
  16. Fujifilm X-H2S to record 6K video (shared May 3)
  17. Fujifilm X-H2S Compatible with CFexpress Cards (shared May 4)
  18. Fujifilm X-H2S Compatible with CFexpress and SD-Cards (shared May 9)
  19. First Fujifilm X-H2S Hands-On Images (shared May 6)
  20. Fujifilm X-H2S to offer Animal/Object AF Tracking (shared May 10)
  21. Fujifilm X-H2S to shoot 4K/120p (shared May 11)
  22. Fujifilm X-H2S with CFexpress Type B card slot (shared May 12)
  23. Fujifilm X-H2S coming with External Active Cooling Accessory to attach at back of camera (shared May 13)
  24. X-H2S cooling accessory not like the Tilta for Canon R5, hence the backside is covered and not so thick (shared May 14)
  25. X-H2S to shoot 40 fps bursts (shared May 16)
  26. X-H2S: list of subjects X-H2S new Autofocus system can track (shared May 17)
  27. X-H2S with PSAM dial (shared May 20)
  28. Fujifilm X-H2S New Image Shows MCS Switch is Gone in Favor of FN Button (shared May 22)
  29. Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 MKII will NOT Be Announced (full announcement with full specs and pre-orders) on May 31 (shared May 23)
  30. Fujifilm X-H2 with 40MP has NOT a stacked sensor (shared May 25)
  31. Fujinon XF18-120mm f/4 Announcement on May 31 (shared May 26)
  32. X-H2S to cost $2,499 (shared May 27)
  33. Fujifilm X-H2S Cooling Fan Image Leaked (that You Will Hardly Need) (shared May 31)
  34. Fujinon XF150-600mmF5.6-8 with Internal Zoom (shared May 18)
  35. Fujifilm X-H2 with 40MP will be More Affordable than Fujifilm X-H2S with 26MP (shared May 26)
  36. Fujifilm X-H2 HR 40MP will have Exactly Same Body of Fujifilm X-H2S (shared June 6)
  37. LEAKED: First Image of Fujifilm X-H2 Shows No Markings on Front of the Camera (shared June 17)
  38. Fujifilm X-T5 to Feature 40MP Non-Stacked Sensor (No 26MP Stacked Version Planed) (shared June 23)
  39. Fujifilm X-H2S and X-H2 Sensor Names Leaked (IMX695 and IMX795) (shared July 8)
  40. Fujifilm X-H2 to cost $1,999 (shared July 8)
  41. Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-T5 Coming with New Lower Base ISO (Less than 160) (shared July 13)
  42. Fujifilm X-T5 will Not Have Battery Grip Option (shared July 18)
  43. No Fujifilm X-T5 Announcement during X Summit on September 8 (shared August 16)
  44. Fujinon GF20-35mmF4 Announcement on September 8 (shared August 18)
  45. Fujifilm X-H2 with Pixel Shift Multishot for 160MP images (shared August 22)
  46. Fujifilm X-H2 with native ISO 125 (shared August 23)
  47. Fujifilm X-H2 wit 180,000 sec. fastest electronic shutter (shared August 24)
  48. Fujifilm X-H2 to Shoot up to 8K/30p (no 8K/60p) (shared August 24)
  49. Fujifilm X-H2 with 13 stops of video dynamic range (shared August 25)
  50. Fujifilm X-H2 Additional Video Specs: 4K/60P and 1080/120p (shared August 26)
  51. Fujifilm X-T5 coming in 2022 (shared September 5)
  52. Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 MKII Announcement on September 8 (shared September 6)
  53. Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 Additional Specs: 67mm Filter Size, Weather Resistant and No Linear Motor (shared September 7)
  54. Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 II Shipping Late September (shared September 7)
  55. AstrHori to Launch a Tilt Shift Lens for Fujifilm GFX in 2022/2023 (shared September 30)
  56. Fujifilm X-T5 announcement in November (shared October 10)
  57. Fujifilm X-T5 shipping in November (shared October 11)
  58. X-T5 with 3 way tilt screen (shared October 17)
  59. X-T5 to cost $1,699 (shared October 19)
  60. Fujifilm X-T5 to cost €1,999 (shared October 20)
  61. Fujifilm X-T5 announcement November 2 (shared October 21)
  62. Fujinon XF30mmF2.8 Macro announcement November 2 (shared on October 21)
  63. Fujifilm X-T5 without 8K movie (shared October 22)
  64. X-T5 will come in black and silver (shared October 22)
  65. X-T5 will have joystick design of X-T4 (not X-H2, X-H2s or GFX100s) – (shared October 23)
  66. Fujifilm X-T5 will be Smaller than Fujifilm X-T4 (shared October 24)
  67. TTArtisan Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X Mount Coming Soon, but it’s Not the TTArtisan 32mmF2.8 (shared October 25)
  68. Fujifilm X-T5 Mock-Up (Almost Perfectly Accurate, Except for…) (shared October 25)
  69. X-T5 with dual SD-Card slot (shared October 26)
  70. Fujifilm X-T5 will have IBIS and Pixel Shift for 160MP Images (shared October 27)
  71. X-T5 shipping mid November (shared October 28)
  72. X-T5 will shoot 6K/30p video (shared October 29)
  73. X-T5 with clickable front and rear dial (unlike X-H2/S) (shared October 31)
  74. First Fujifilm X-T5 Images leaked (shared November 1)
  75. First XF30mmF2.8 Macro Image leaked (shared November 1)
  76. First Fujifilm X-T5 Images leaked in silver (shared November 2)
  77. X-T5 starts shipping November 17 (shared November 2)
  78. Fujifilm Shooting Vlogging Grip Coming (shared November 15)
  79. Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 PRO AF XF will Cost $549 (shared November 29)
  80. Laowa 19mm f/2.8 Zero-D for Fujifilm GFX Coming Soon (shared December 6)
  81. Fujifilm X-H2 40MP to cost $1,999 (shared July 8)
  82. Tamron Telephoto Zoom for Fujifilm X Mount Coming 2022 (shared September 1)
  83. Fujifilm to Launch Two Tilt Shift Lenses for GFX in 2023 (shared August 5)


  1. Fujifilm Will Promote X-H2 as Having “Improved Low/High ISO” Performance (shared August 11) – At launch, during the X Summit, the Manager said “if image quality is to be pursued, there should also be a pursuit of better Signal to Noise Ratio and Dynamic range. The X-Trans V sensor has been designed with wider pixel saturation achieving a lower base ISO“. So the manager itself made the connection between lower base ISO and improved Noise and Dynamic Range performance. But while tons of statements were made about the sensor having better “signal to noise ratio”, they don’t use the words “improved ISO performance”. And you know how brutal I am to myself, so I’ll move this one in the wrong section.
  2. Meike 135mm X Mount Lens Coming July/August (shared April 29) – Unless I missed it, I don’t remember that that one ever came for Fujifilm