A trusted source, who has been right in the past, is claiming that Fujifilm has begun developing a mirrorless camera with a bigger sensor, most likely a full frame model.
Rumors of a Fujifilm full frame mirrorless camera have circulated on the web since the introduction of the first X-mount model. Lately, the gossip talks have intensified and some voices have suggested that the X-Pro2, which will replace the X-Pro1, might come packed with an organic full frame sensor.
However, the company’s representatives have denied the claims and have given some strong reasons why such system would not be viable. Still, it is worth pointing out that Fuji has said that it is keeping its options open for the future, inviting its fans not to rule out any possibility.
A highly-reliable source is now claiming that the development of a camera with a bigger image sensor has begun recently, albeit a release date is nowhere near in sight.
Development of a Fujifilm full frame mirrorless camera has started, source says
With the current APS-C X-mount line-up looking better with each quarter passing by, Fujifilm needs to think bigger and this is exactly what the company is said to be doing.
According to a trustworthy source, a camera with a bigger-than-APS-C image sensor is currently in the first stages of development.
Although the source does not mention it, there are gossip talks stating that this is a Fujifilm full frame mirrorless camera.
One of the certain things at this point is that the device will not be released in the near future. There is no way that that camera will be released in 2015, so we should wait for 2016 to arrive.
No words whether the camera has an organic sensor or a non-organic model
There is no information regarding the technology behind the sensor, so it is unknown whether it is an organic model or not.
As the X-Pro2 is expected to show up in 2015 and to employ an APS-C sensor, then the Fujifilm full frame mirrorless camera is an entirely different model.
Its name will probably remain hidden for the time being, but remember to stay close in case it shows up on the web.
Latest Fujifilm X-mount lenses are designed to cover bigger image sensors
Another interesting piece of information revealed by the source is referring to the latest X-mount lenses. It seems like they have been designed to cover larger image sensors.
This would mean that the Fujifilm full frame mirrorless camera will employ the same lens mount as the current APS-C cameras.
The XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR weathersealed lenses are pretty big. Everyone thought that this was due to the bright aperture. However, it seems like they will cover the whole frame of a 35mm-sized sensor.
As usual, take this with a pinch of salt and do not raise your hopes too high, especially considering the fact that the release date of this camera is so far away.