The Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless camera is rumored to feature a full frame image sensor, which also means that it will no longer be compatible with current XF optics.
Less than 24 hours have passed since we learned that Fujifilm has abandoned the plans for an X-Pro1S camera. This device was supposed to replace the high-end X-Pro1, but the company has decided that it would be better to go straight to the X-Pro2.
Sources who have proved that they can be trusted are claiming that the Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement will become official sometime in 2015, but they have failed to reveal more information.
The good thing is that there are multiple sources out there who can leak extra details. The latest piece of information not only confirms that the X-Pro1S is dead, it also says that the X-Pro1 successor will feature a full frame sensor.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless camera rumored to feature full frame image sensor
Although the information comes from a new source, it sounds plausible. This is not the first time we have heard that the Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement will go into the full frame area where it will compete against the likes of Sony A7 and Sony A7R cameras.
The rumored mirrorless camera might even sport that big megapixel organic sensor jointly developed by Panasonic and Fujifilm. Such sensor would provide a wider dynamic range, improved imaging quality, and increased low-light sensitivity among others.
The report does not specify whether or not the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will feature an organic sensor. However, we must admit that it would be pretty amazing to meet the first consumer camera powered by an organic image sensor as soon as 2015.
Three to five Fujinon full frame lenses to become official alongside X-Pro2
If the rumored Fuji X-Pro2 features a full-frame-sized sensor, then it will no longer be compatible with the current XF lens line-up. The inside source confirms this fact by claiming that a new series of Fujinon lenses will be unveiled alongside the mirrorless camera.
At least three new Fujinon full frame lenses will be introduced alongside the camera, although the number could go up to five. This is a decent amount, but the company has even greater plans.
It is said that an optional mount will go on sale, too, which will allow photographers to attach Leica optics to the X-Pro2.
As you can imagine, this is just a rumor so do not hold your breath over it. Stay tuned, we will get back to you with further information in the near future.