Trusted sources have confirmed that the Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement will be the X-Pro2 as the company has abandoned plans to release an X-Pro1S.
Towards the end of 2013, Fujifilm has denied the rumors claiming that it is working on a Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement. Additionally, the company’s representative has revealed that there are no plans to release a camera with a full frame sensor because it would mean that current X-mount lenses will not be compatible with the new series.
Nevertheless, the rumor mill begs to differ. People familiar with the matter are continuously reporting that the Japanese manufacturer is working on a successor for its high-end X-mount camera.
The first idea for a replacement has been named X-Pro1S. However, a source has recently said that all the company’s efforts are now directed towards the Fujifilm X-Pro2, as X-Pro1S plans have been cancelled.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement will be the X-Pro2, trusted source says
Another source, who has provided accurate details in the past, has managed to confirm these claims, therefore we can now be hopeful that the X-Pro2 is on its way.
The question of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement’s release date and specs list remains. The “trusted source” has been unable to reveal whether the X-Pro2 sports a full frame sensor or an APS-C one.
Furthermore, it is unclear whether the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is coming by the end of 2014 or if a 2015 launch date is more likely.
What is certain is that the X-Pro2 has taken the place of the X-Pro1S and will become Fuji’s high-end camera in the future. For now, Amazon is selling the X-Pro1 for a price a little under $1,200.
Fuji to launch three weathersealed X-mount lenses by the end of 2014
Meanwhile, the Japan-based company continues to work at its X-mount lens line-up. The company will release three new weathersealed lenses to go with the new Fujifilm X-T1 camera.
The first will be the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS zoom, while the second will be the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R OIS with a constant maximum aperture throughout the zoom range.
Finally, the end of 2014 will bring users the high-end XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS, a telephoto lens which also features a constant maximum aperture regardless of the selected focal length.
For those of you waiting for more X200 and X30 news, sources have been unable to procure more details about their specs and launch dates. Stay tuned, we should hear something new very soon!