The rumor comes from a new source, so take the mandatory grain of salt… especially since I haven’t heard about it from any of my trusted sources until now.
The source confirms what dc.home forum member joofei said here: there will be an X-PRO2 with a bigger sensor. It will have more or less a 1.3x crop factor and all the existing Fujinon lenses will be compatible with it.
Reminder: joofei said there will be two X-PRO2 versions: one with 24MP APS-C sensor and one with 25-27MP APS-X sensor.
After the previous APS-X rumor, FR-reader Axel did a little measuring and put different sensor sizes into the X-mount.
„There is room for more sensor w/o pushing the corners too far out. They can probably go up by 2 mm w/o trouble and with a change in aspect ratio they can go up by 3mm in each dimension – with a square format 22-24mm can be achieved. 21 mm fits right now but 24mm would probably be near the limit and show up in the corners with some lenses. The cool thing is that with a small up-scaling they have a bigger sensor AND 100% 4K video in a near APS-c size sensor by cropping. It has to be faster to dump the unused pixels instead of dealing with scaling.“
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(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past / OS = other sites)
– APS-C sensor (TS + AS + AS)
– 24MP sensor (AS) – More than 16MP (AS)
– 1/8000 of a second mechanical shutter speed (TS)
– dual SD card slot (NeS)
– coming late 2015 (TS + AS)
– coming September / October (OS + OS)
– tilt screen (AS)
– WiFi (AS)
– Non organic ASP-C X-Trans sensor (OS)
– X-PRO2 version with about 1.3 crop factor compared to FF (NeS)
– Price about 20% to 30% more expensive than the X-T1 (AS)
– 4K video (TS + NeS)
– Faster Processor EXR III (TS)
– smaller than X-PRO1 (OS)
– Sync Speed faster than 1/180th