Fujifilm is rumored to put an APS-C-sized image sensor in the X-Pro2, a mirrorless camera that will replace the X-Pro1, after plenty of rumors claiming that the device will sport a full frame sensor.
The top X-series camera is the Fujifilm X-Pro1. It has become available in early 2012 and here we are, two years later, without a replacement for this shooter. A so-called X-Pro1S has been rumored to be launched, but inside sources have recently pointed out the fact that Fuji will skip past this minor evolution and go directly to the X-Pro2.
Having removed this out of the way, the rumor mill has been focusing on the specs of the camera. Several sources have said that the device will sport a full frame image sensor, but the rumors have been received with mixed reactions.
According to a trusted source, this may not even matter, as the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will actually come packed with an APS-C sensor instead of a full frame one.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless camera now rumored to employ an APS-C sensor
The information comes from a reliable person, as stated above. Although all rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt, it seems very unlikely that Fuji will put a 35mm-type image sensor into the X-Pro1 replacement at this point.
A Fujifilm manager has already said that the company will not make the switch to 35mm sensors in the near future. Among the reasons cited by Hiroshi Kawahara we can find the fact that users have not demanded such camera as well as the fact that a full frame sensor would require a brand new series of lenses.
As things stand, we should wait for more details to be leaked by highly-trusted sources, while not getting our hopes too high over the possibility of seeing a new X-mount camera being launched at the Photokina 2014 or before the event.
About the Fujifilm X-Pro1
The flagship X-series camera, called X-Pro1, features a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor and a built-in hybrid viewfinder that combines both optical and electronic elements.
The mirrorless camera sports a 3-inch LCD screen on its back, as well as multiple buttons and dials all around it, which is something that professional photographers seem to enjoy.
Amazon has reduced X-Pro1’s price by about $200, so the camera is now available for a price around $1,000. Some may see it as a sign that a replacement is inbound, but it is normal for the price of a two-year-old device to go down. Stick with us for more details!