Fujifilm will allegedly introduce a couple of X-series cameras during the first half of 2015, one of them being an entry-level interchangeable lens model and the other one being an entry-level compact model.
The Consumer Electronics Show 2015 has marked the official announcement of the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens, Fujifilm’s third weathersealed lens for X-mount mirrorless camera.
Although its fans have expected more products, including a flash, the company will most likely reveal its future plans at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, which opens its doors in mid-February.
Some of these products could include a couple of cameras, says the rumor mill. If they do not come at CP+ 2015, then they will certainly become official by the end of 1H 2015.
Sources are reporting that the models in question are a replacement for either of the X-A1 or the X-M1 and the Fujifilm X70, a compact camera which has been mentioned within the rumor mill in the past.
Fujifilm X-A2 or X-M2: one of these two will become the company’s next mirrorless camera
The entry-level X-mount mirrorless camera has been rumored before. It appears that Fuji is attempting to “kill” one of its low-end cameras: the X-A1 or the X-M1. The most likely to become history is the X-M1, which sits just one step above the X-A1.
If this turns out to be true, then the upcoming X-series MILC will be the Fujifilm X-A2. This model will become the company’s cheapest mirrorless camera and will not feature an X-Trans sensor, nor a built-in viewfinder.
This is all speculation at this point, so do not rule out the possibility of seeing the Fuji X-M2 sometime in the future.
Long-rumored Fujifilm X70 compact camera will finally make an appearance this year
The second camera is a compact and it has been rumored previously. It is called Fujifilm X70 and it should serve as a stripped-down version of the Fuji X100 series. It would feature a similar 23mm f/2.8 lens and an APS-C image sensor, but the rest of its specs list remains unknown.
Photokina 2014 was a strong candidate for the launch of this compact camera. Unfortunately, the device did not show up at last year’s edition of the world’s largest digital imaging show.
The rumor mill is reporting that the Fujifilm X70 will be announced during the first part of 2015, so stay tuned to find out whether this will become true or not.