New Fujifilm XQ1 and X-E2 compact and mirrorless cameras, respectively, have been leaked on the website of an Indonesian agency ahead of their official launch.
It is already known that Fujifilm will announce the X-E1 replacement, called X-E2 or X-E1S, on October 18, courtesy of the rumor mill. It appears that rumors will become a reality once again, as this camera and a so-called XQ1 have showed on the website of an Indonesian agency.
Fujifilm X-E2 name appears on Indonesian agency’s website
According to new information leaked on postel.go.id, Fujifilm has chosen X-E2 as the name of the X-E1 successor. The mirrorless camera will feature a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor without an anti-aliasing filter, but with Phase Detection AF technology.
The device will come packed with WiFi, an LCD touchscreen, the Lens Modulation Optimizer system. The latter technology enhances the shooter’s focusing capabilities among others.
Beside these, the X-E2 specifications sheet will be largely identical to the one of its predecessor.
Fujifilm XQ1 is a compact camera with 2/3 X-Trans II sensor
The rumor mill has previously said that another compact camera will be launched alongside the X-E1 replacement after the X-A1 announcement. However, little things were known about it until now.
This recent leak confirms that the information has been true, but also adds some details to it. The Fujifilm XQ1 will be a fixed-lens camera, smaller than the X100S. It will feature a 2/3-type sensor based on X-Trans CMOS II technology, same as the one found in the X20.
It shall not boast a viewfinder, therefore users will have to rely on the screen and to capture photos in Live View mode. As for the lens, it is rumored that a 23mm f/2.8 optic will be available to photographers.
Announcements expected to take place on October 18
Fuji will announce both these cameras on October 18, before PhotoPlus Expo 2013, an event which opens its doors on October 23.
Their prices remain hidden to the eyes of the rumor mill. Unfortunately, although we are so close to the launch of new shooters, the X-E1 and X100S continue to be available at their original prices. Either way, new information is expected to be leaked soon and price drops are more than likely to occur.
Amazon is currently selling the X100S for $1,599