Fujifilm will announce two new cameras this summer, one being an X-mount interchangeable lens unit and the other one being a compact model, called X-S2, which will come packed with a 2/3-inch image sensor.
Fujifilm is preparing for a very active summer as the company has been recently rumored to reveal an X-Pro2 camera in June. The camera is said to feature a hybrid viewfinder and a true dual-processor technology among others.
This is not the single Fujifilm camera to become available this year, source says. The company is also said to introduce the X-M1 shooter this April, while the X-E2 should be introduced later this year. So far, there are three rumored cameras, but sources are not stopping here.
It seems like two more units are coming. One of them is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the other is said to consist of a bridge-styled shooter with a fixed lens.
Fujifilm camera with 2/3-inch image sensor to be announced in July 2013
According to people familiar with the matter, the Japanese corporation will launch two other cameras this July.
One of the cameras will definitely feature a 2/3-inch image sensor, a fixed lens, and it should be called Fujifilm X-S2. Unfortunately, the source who leaked the information did not unearth a specifications sheet, exact release date, or the price, therefore mirrorless camera fans will have to wait a little longer to put all the pieces together.
Entry-level Fujifilm X-mount APS-C mirrorless camera release date and price revealed
Sadly, the situation is not so different with the rumored APS-C shooter. It does not have a name yet and it will not come packed with an X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, like previously thought.
The mirrorless camera will be an entry-level device, which will become available for $550.
Sources say that the new Fujifilm X-body camera release date is fall 2013, while the $550 price will include a lens. Additionally, it has been mentioned that the announcement event will occur sometime in July 2013.
Fujifilm’s upcoming APS-C shooter will be ready to take on cheaper models from Nikon and Pentax
The new Fujifilm X-mount camera will compete against entry-level mirrorless shooters from Nikon and Pentax. It remains to be seen the novelties which will be brought to the market by Fuji, as the company is hoping to lure more photographers on its side.