Fujifilm is allegedly considering whether or not to develop a replacement to the X-E2, which means that the X-E3 may never be released on the market.
Towards the beginning of 2015, a source revealed that Fujifilm was working on a number of cameras, including the X-M2 and the X-M3. Shortly after that, a rumor said that the X-M2 might not become official after all. It seems like there is no point in launching such model because it is too similar to the X-A2 and they would step on each other’s toes, so to speak.
More gossip talks about Fuji’s future are currently underway and it seems like there is a possibility that an X-E2 successor will never be released. The Fujifilm X-E3 was previously rumored to come out sometime in 2016, but trusted sources are now reporting that the company itself does not know whether to make an X-E2 or not.
Nevertheless, the Japanese manufacturer is studying the feasibility of such model and it is expected to reach a conclusion in the near future.
A brief history of the Fujifilm X-E line-up
Fujifilm introduced the X-E1 in anticipation of the Photokina 2012 event in September. The mirrorless cameras was launched as the cheaper version of the X-Pro1 camera and it featured an electronic viewfinder instead of a hybrid one, as the flagship X-mount model.
One year later, the company unveiled the X-E2, which was not a significant improvement over the X-E1. However, the chances were mostly welcomed by X-mount fans and it seemed like the X-E series had a long life ahead.
However, Photokina 2014 came, while the X-E3 did not. Moreover, the first quarter of 2015 is over and sources are reporting that Fuji will not launch the shooter by the end of year. As a result, X-mount fans have begun asking whether the X-E3 will ever be released or not.
Fujifilm X-E3 might never be released on the market
After checking in with reliable sources, FujiRumors has not been able to find a definitive answer to the aforementioned question. The reason for that is not that the sources do not know, it is simply because the company’s leaders do not know the answer, yet.
It appears that the Japan-based company is still deciding whether to launch such camera or not. In the past, some voices said that Fuji must continue releasing mid-range X-mount cameras, such as the X-E series.
Moreover, it has been said that the company is focusing on the X-Pro2 flagship camera, so other projects are getting less attention. Either way, the best thing to do is to keep all options open, while being aware of the fact that the X-E2 might be the last of its kind.
For the time being, Amazon is selling the Fujifilm X-E2 for about $800.