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The Rumor Year 2019: The Right, the Wrong and the Still to Come!


The Rumor Year 2019

As you know, I am a teacher, and usually it’s me, who has to judge and give votes to others.

But not today, as it’s time for our yearly 2019 rumors check, and to see if I did my homework well or not.

Also, there will be an accuracy rating of those rumors, that still could not be verified.

Keep in mind, there could be further rumors before the end of the year, in which case I will update this list!

Ready? Cool, so let’s start,

But be warned: I will be incredible severe to myself, as I will include in the wrong rumor section, rumors that were actually correct at the time of sharing, but just turned out wrong because Fujifilm changed plans.

It’s the case for example of the new lens roadmaps. In fact, just a few days after our rumor, top Fujifilm manager confirmed here, that indeed there would have been new roadmaps in 2019, but 2019 is now ending, and nothing came. So I was wrong, but so was the top Fujifilm manager.

  • 52 rumors shared
  • 14 rumors still to be verified
  • 34 correct rumors out of 38 verifiable rumors
  • 4 wrong rumors out of 38 verifiable rumors
  • 89,4% correct rumors

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Rumor Overview with Accuracy Rating

* 75% to 99% correct

*50% to 74% correct

  • Fujifilm GFX100 Pixel Shift Multishot not Available at Launch, but Coming Later via Firmware Update (shared March 12)
  • Fujifilm X100V is the Name of the X100F Successor (shared July 10)
  • Fujifilm FPS Program in USA Change within 2019: Will include X Series Products but Might Not Be Free (shared August 30)
  • USA Fujifilm Professional Services (FPS) Program Change Delayed to Beginning of 2020 (shared October 4)
  • Fujifilm to Launch Fujinon XC 35mm Prime Lens (shared September 6)

*25% to 49% correct

  • Fujifilm’s Classic Negative Film Simulation Coming via Firmware Update to X-T3, GFX100 and X-T30 (shared October 7)

*1% to 24% correct

  • this could be the longest section, but it would consist mostly in fake rumors sent to me by FR-haters, and luckily my amazing sources are very fast to debunk them, so they never go online



  1. Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 will NOT Come in Early 2019 (shared January 2)
  2. Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 Coming Early 2019 (shared January 7)
  3. Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR Announcement January 17 (shared January 14)
  4. Fujifilm X-T30 Announcement on February 14 (shared January 15)
  5. Fujifilm X-T30 Additional Specs: 4K/30p Video and 30 fps Electronic Shutter Sports Mode (shared February 7)
  6. Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 Annoucement February 14 and First Fujifilm X-T30 Real Life Image (shared February 9)
  7. Fujifilm GFX 100 Media Slides: 50% faster AF with Phase Detection at -2 EV @ F2, Why Only One Shooting Mode Dial Explained and More (shared February 11)
  8. LEAKED: First Images of Fujifilm X-T30 Dark Gray (shared February 10)
  9. The Mirrorless Endgame Begins: Fujifilm GFX 100 Announcement on May 23 (shared April 25)
  10. Fujifilm GFX100 Official Announcement at 02:00 AM New York Time (shared May 22)
  11. Fujifilm X-T30 has a joystick (shared February 6)
  12. Major Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update Coming in Spring 2019 (shared January 30)
  13. Fujifilm GFX100 Shipping Second Half of June (shared May 22)
  14. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Coming in 2019 – Trusted Source (shared March 7)
  15. Fujinon XF16-80mm f4 and GF50mm f3.5 Announcement July 18 at 1 AM New York Time (the date was leaked also by nokishita, but FujiRumors leaked exclusively the precise time of the announcement – shared July 17)
  16. GF50mm and XF 16-80 shipping in September (shared July 17)
  17. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Coming in a New Color not Yet Available for X-Pro2 (shared August 28)
  18. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Coming with Unique Tilt Screen (shared September 2)
  19. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Announcement 2nd Half of October (shared September 3)
  20. Fujifilm X-Pro3 has No In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) (shared Septemebr 3)
  21. It’s Gone! Fujifilm X-Pro3 has No More D-Pad (shared September 7)
  22. Fujifilm to Launch First Vari-Angle LCD Screen with Fujifilm X-A7 and More Specs (Joystick, no D-Pad and More) (shared September 7)
  23. Fujifilm X-A7 Announcement Next Week (shared September 8)
  24. This is the FUJIFILM X-Pro3 – Dual Screen and Button Layout (Sketches of X-Pro3 Top, Front and Backside) (shared September 16)
  25. New Film Simulation Coming with Fujifilm X-Pro3… and to Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and GFX100 via Firmware Update? (shared September 18)
  26. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Coming with Extended In Camera RAW Editing Options like Clarity and More (shared September 19)
  27. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Gets New “Classic Negative” Film Simulation (shared September 20)
  28. Exclusive: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Images Show Tone Curves and Clarity Adjustmenst (shared September 21)
  29. Don’t Panic, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 will Cost LESS than $2,000 (shared October 22)
  30. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Announcement Within October (shared May 21)
  31. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Coming with Tilt Screen (shared June 24)
  32. Fujifilm X-Pro3 will Be Made In Japan (shared March 21 here)
  33. Fujifilm will not be at Photokina 2020 (shared December 11)
  34. Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 to be Sold as Fujifilm X-T3 Kit Lens towards End of 2019 (shared September 3)


  1. New Fujifilm G Mount Roadmap Coming May 23 (shared May 17)
  2. Venus Optics Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D for Fujifilm GFX to be Launched in March (shared January 4)*
  3. BREAKING: New Fujifilm Lens Roadmap to be Announced Soon (shared September 10 here)*
  4. Big Kaizen Firmware Announcement Coming Soon (shared September 9 here)**

* rumors 100% correct at the time of sharing, but Fujifilm/Laowa changed plans.
** rumor correct for one specific camera model at the time of sharing, but also that firmware has been postponed