Fujifilm is rumored to announce several new cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, including the X100s and X20 compact shooters.
Fujifilm is going to make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Shows 2013 which opens its doors for visitors as of January 8th, while journalists get access one day earlier.
On the first day of the event, meaning this Monday, Fujifilm will introduce several new compact cameras along with the X20 and X100s fixed-lens digital shooters.
Fuji is finally replacing the old guard
The company is rumored to announce that the new X100s will replace the X100 in order to bring focus peaking to this line of cameras. The feature’s addition will definitely improve manual focusing on this camera, one of the major quirks of the previous generation. The Fujifilm X100s will be powered by a 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor which can be found in both the X-E1 and X-Pro1.
Plenty of other improvements are expected from the X100s. However, it seems like the lens will remain the same. The new camera will still employ the 23mm f/2 wide-angle prime lens found in the X100, which offers a full-frame focal length equivalent of approximately 35mm.
Also, the X20 will replace the X10, but the body will be very similar to the one found in the last generation. The Fujifilm X20 will be available in two colors, black and silver, though other specifications remain unknown until the camera’s release date.
Nevertheless, photographers should not expect a plethora of changes. The X20 is believed to be a minor evolution of the X10, but you will have to stay tuned to find out if this is the case.
New compact cameras are also inbound
Details are scarce about Fujifilm’s new line of FinePix cameras, but we do know that at least four of them will be announced next week at CES 2013. The Las Vegas Convention Center will be the birth place for the FinePix JZ700, FinePix S8200, FinePix T500 and FinePix XP60. The information comes from a reliable source which has been accurate in the past.
The full specifications of all cameras will be revealed on January 7th when Fujifilm will hold a special event in front of journalists and bloggers around the globe. We are expecting the camera maker to announce availability and price details shortly after the show.
All evidence points to no replacement for the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but we’re confident that something new will be unveiled toward the end of the year.