The Fujifilm XQ1 price and photo have been leaked ahead of the camera’s official announcement, which will occur on October 18.
The rumor mill has known for some time that Fujifilm will announce two more cameras after X-A1’s introduction. The low-end X-mount camera is now official therefore we have to prepare ourselves to see a pair of mirrorless shooters soon.
According to inside sources, “soon” is actually October 18. Waiting until the end of this week is easy, especially when the two devices that will be unveiled will appear all over the web.
Speaking of which, they are the XE-2 and the XQ1. The former is a mid-tier X-mount camera replacing the X-E1, while the other one is a compact camera which will most likely mark XF1’s end of life and compete against the Sony RX100 line-up.
Fujifilm XQ1 compact camera to feature X20 X-Trans CMOS II sensor
As a result, now we know that the device will feature the same X20 2/3-inch-type sensor and a 6.4-25.6mm f/1.8-4.9 lens. The compact will be powered by a 12-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and quite possibly the EXR II processor as well as a 35mm lens equivalent of 25-100mm.
Fujifilm XQ1 price and photo leaked on the web
The leaked photo of the Fuji XQ1 reveals a Sony RX100-like design and the lack of a viewfinder. This means that photographers will have to rely solely on the Live View mode to frame the shots.
This image shows the camera in black, but a silver model is reportedly in the company’s plans. Furthermore, the X-E2 should also be released in black and silver versions.
As for the price, Camera Centre says that the compact will be priced at €399. The Irish retailer also confirms that the X-E2 will become available for €989 for body-only and €1,399 for 18-55mm lens kit version.
More Fuji X-E2 photos unearthed
Meanwhile, two new Fuji X-E2 photos have also been unleashed on the interweb by trusted sources. They show the same angles, from the front and behind, but they have a higher quality.
The X-E1 replacement looks really good and build quality appears to be high. The Q button has been relocated, while an Fn2 one has been added.
The camera, along with the XQ1, will be revealed this Friday and will feature a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, electronic viewfinder, EXR II processing engine, 3-inch LCD screen, and Lens Modulation Optimizer system among others.