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.
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!