The Fujifilm X-A1 has been mentioned once again by the rumor mill, as the camera will be announced in the near future, along with two new lenses.
Beside the X-A1, Fujifilm is working on a couple of new cameras that will be released in the near future.
Two new mirrorless cameras to be launched after the Fujifilm X-A1
The company will not replace any existing models, meaning that the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will not be replaced and there are little chances for the X-S1 to get replaced by the Fujifilm X-S2.
Both of these devices are aimed at different types of photographers, but they will be aimed at higher-end users. It appears that Fuji is not looking to substitute anybody, instead choosing to diversify its existing lineup.
Either way, the first shooter to be introduced before the duo will be the aforementioned Fujifilm X-A1. This one is rumored to be announced sometime in late August, while its release date might be scheduled for September.
A couple of cheaper lenses to say “hello!” soon
Now that the camera lineup is becoming clearer, we can focus on the lens industry, as well. Two optics will become official, one of them being a cheaper version of the recently-launched XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS.
The other one remains unknown, but inside people are reporting that it will be less expensive than whatever model it will be based on due to a slower aperture. Despite that, the image quality will remain high, as Fuji will not make any compromises in this department.
Latest Fujifilm X-A1 rumor says that the camera will be launched with a two-lens kit
As for the Fujifilm X-A1 rumor about its launch, it appears that the mirrorless camera will be offered with a dual lens kit, which will consist of the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 and the cheaper version of the XF 55-200mm.
Unfortunately, specific price details have not been given, though we are going to hear more soon. Meanwhile, the new Fujifilm X-M1 is available for pre-order at Amazon and B&H Photo Video for $699, with shipping expected to begin in late July.