The first Fujifilm X-E2 photo has been leaked on the web, revealing that the mirrorless camera looks pretty much like its predecessor, the X-E2.
Fujifilm will launch two new cameras by the end of 2013. The rumor mill has always said that the X-A1 will be followed by two other shooters therefore this does not come as a huge surprise.
Sources have even revealed the name of one device while the second model’s tag has appeared on the website of an Indonesian agency, which has also leaked the internal codenames of the Sony A7 and A7R full frame e-mount cameras.
This means that now we are aware of the fact that Fuji is working on a replacement for the X-E1, while the XQ1 will be a fixed-lens compact camera with not-so-amazing specifications.
First Fujifilm X-E2 photo leaked ahead of October 18 announcement
Before we get to that, the good news is that the first Fujifilm X-E2 photo has showed up online. The design of the camera is clearly inspired by the one of its predecessor and confirms that this will be just an incremental upgrade, not a major one.
The device that can be seen in the picture is rumored to be announced on October 18. The special event might also see the launch of the XQ1, but this information remains to be determined.
More Fuji X-E2 specs unearthed by the rumor mill
The specs list of the Fuji X-E2 will include a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR II image processor.
The 3-inch LCD screen on the camera will not be a touch-based display and it not will be tiltable either therefore do not expect to do very many things with it, other than reviewing exposure settings and using it as a Live View mode.
A Lens Modulation Optimizer technology will be added to the shooter, improving focusing among others. Apparently, the mirrorless camera will offer an AF speed of just 0.08 seconds.
Fujifilm XQ1 compact camera to feature 12MP sensor
As for the Fujifilm XQ1, the camera will sport a 12-megapixel non-X-Trans sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8-4.9 depending on the focal length.
Its maximum ISO sensitivity will stand at 12,800, while its AF speed will stand at merely 0.06 seconds.
Next week should be really interesting for industry watchers, as multiple shooters will become official. Until then, stay tuned because more intel will go live before the launch event.