Fujifilm is rumored to put a brand new lens on the X200 when it becomes official, while all X100-series compact cameras featured the same 23mm f/2 lens.
The whole digital imaging world stood in awe at Photokina 2010 as Fujifilm unveiled the first X-series camera called X100. The compact camera had a classic design with an innovative hybrid viewfinder and a fixed 23mm f/2 lens.
The X100S was released in early 2013 with an X-Trans CMOS II sensor without an anti-aliasing filter and the same 23mm f/2 lens. Just like its predecessor, it gathered mostly positive reviews and became one of the best-selling compact cameras on the market.
Photokina 2014 came with another X100-series camera that featured a 23mm f/2 optic. The X100T has replaced the X100S, albeit being a minor evolution of its forerunner, as Fujifilm has decided to fine-tune a good product instead of launching a major overhaul.
Well, there is a strong chance that the X100T’s successor will be called Fuji X200 and that it will be the biggest improvement in the X100 line-up. Among others, the upcoming compact camera will allegedly employ a brand new lens.
Fuji X200 compact camera to employ different lens from all X100-series cameras
Fujifilm is not close to announcing the X200. Some people have said that it will become official by the end of 2015, but there is no evidence to support such claims. As things stand, the compact camera will probably be released sometime in 2016.
A trusted source is reporting that the successor to the X100T is already in development and that it will have a brand new lens. The shooter could be in the first stages of development, as the final focal length and maximum aperture have not been determined, yet.
As mentioned above, the X100, X100S, and X100T featured a 23mm f/2 lens that offered a 35mm focal length equivalent of 35mm.
There are plenty of possibilities for a new lens and they include a wider or longer focal length with the same aperture or the same focal length with a quicker aperture. A zoom lens is unlikely, but it should not be ruled out at this moment in time.
Either way, there is still a lot of time left until the unveiling of the Fuji X200 and all that we know is that the new lens will be joined by the same image sensor that will be introduced in the Fuji X-Pro2.