The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the next camera to make it into the rumor mill, as sources have begun speculating that it will be announced at Photokina 2014.
It seems like there is no stopping for the Fujifilm rumors. This is the company which is currently attracting almost all the spotlights in the digital camera market.
Canon, Sony, and Olympus are all on the verge of introducing new gear, while the CP+ Camera & Imaging Show 2014 is approaching. However, the X-series manufacturer is currently having the biggest appeal to the public and leaksters alike.
There are numerous rumors surrounding the X-T1 weathersealed camera. It will feature a 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, large and high-performance electronic viewfinder, WiFi, two SD card slots, fast autofocus speeds, and a quick burst mode of up to 8fps with AF tracking support.
Despite the fact that the rumor mill is claiming that it will be priced higher than $1,700, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 will remain the flagship camera of the X-mount, until it will be replaced.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 announcement date rumored to have been scheduled for Photokina 2014
According to inside sources, the X-Pro1 replacement will be unveiled at Photokina 2014 and probably released by the end of the year.
The biennial event is the largest and most popular digital imaging-related show in the world. It takes place once every two years and 2014 is among them, therefore photography fans should prepare for some Germany-based goodness this September.
Beside the X-T1, it appears that Fuji is working on a new high-end X-mount shooter, despite the claims of a company product manager, who has said that the X-Pro successor is not in the works, yet.
Nevertheless, it would not be the first time that an official representative of a camera maker has decided to hide some things from the public, therefore potential customers should not lose their hopes so early in the year.
Fuji says no to a X-Pro1 replacement until worthy “breakthrough technology” happens
The rumor mill knows better, they say, so the Fujifilm X-Pro2 announcement event might take place at Photokina, if the company manages to develop a “breakthrough product”.
A Fuji representative has said that the only chance for the X-Pro1 replacement to become official in 2014 would be to feature “breakthrough” technologies that are worthy of a true upgrade.
One of them is the organic CMOS sensor announced in June 2013, which may have reached a state of commercial viability. Meanwhile, the X-Pro1 costs $1,078 at Amazon.
Unfortunately, rumors are often proved wrong, so take this with a pinch of salt.