The first photos of the Fujifilm X30 have been leaked on the web ahead of the compact camera’s announcement date, which is expected to take place sometime within the next few days.
Fujifilm will allegedly introduce a number of cameras around Photokina 2014. The Japan-based company is believed to have scheduled a product launch event at the end of August in order to reveal new cameras and lenses which will be on-display at the world’s largest digital imaging trade fair.
Among those devices we can find the Fujifilm X30, a compact shooter replacing the discontinued X20. The camera has had its specs leaked online, while now its first photos have showed up on the web, revealing the X30 in its full glory.
Fujifilm X30 photos revealed to prove that the rumored specs list was accurate
The first Fujifilm X30 photos have been leaked by a trusted source, who is well-known for revealing cameras and lenses slightly before their official announcement events.
The shots are confirming the information coming from the rumor mill, such as the lens specs, the electronic viewfinder and the tilting display on the back.
Fuji X30 specs round-up
As the Fuji X30 is coming soon, we should take a look at its rumored specifications.
The compact camera will feature a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch-type X-Trans II image sensor. The zoom lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28-112 and a maximum aperture of f/2-2.8. This means that the sensor and lens are identical to the ones found in the X20.
It is worth noting that a control ring will be added around the lens, allowing photographers to control the exposure settings with ease.
The optical viewfinder of its predecessor has been replaced by the electronic viewfinder found in the X-E2, which offers a 2.36-million-dot resolution, 0.62x magnification, and 100% frame coverage.
A 3-inch tilting screen will be available on the camera and will allow users to capture photos from awkward angles. Additionally, the shooter will come with built-in WiFi, an exposure compensation dial, and multiple custom function buttons.
The Fujifilm X30 will allegedly feature a battery life of over 400 shots on a single charge, a battery will be rechargeable via a USB cable. As stated above, the announcement is coming soon.
Development of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will be announced at Photokina 2014
As a follow-up to an older rumor, a source has reconfirmed that the development of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will be confirmed at Photokina 2014.
The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera will become the flagship X-mount shooter and will replace the X-Pro1. However, it will be released on the market sometime in the middle of 2015.
The specs list will include a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and the X-Pro2 will have a very high price tag, bigger than the X-T1, which costs about $1,300 at Amazon.