Fujifilm X70 is another X-series camera that remains in development and which will become available in a store near you in the not-so-distant future, sources have revealed.
Recently, the gossip mill claimed that Fujifilm would launch a couple of X-series and X-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. They are the X-Pro2 and X-E3 and both might be released by the end of 2016.
Another X-series shooter is allegedly in the works. It is a compact camera with a fixed lens that will be marketed as a premium model, albeit it will be placed below the Fuji X100T on the market.
The product in question is the Fujifilm X70 compact camera and some details about it have just showed up online.
Sources mention Fujifilm X70 compact camera again
According to the rumor mill, Fujifilm is quite busy this time of the year. The X70 is the third camera to be mentioned in a short span of time. With the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 approaching fast, it is likely that the gossips will multiply, albeit neither of the trio is coming at this event.
Regardless of its release date, the Fujifilm X70 will be a compact camera bearing the well-known 16-megapixel X-Trans II CMOS APS-C-sized sensor, unlike previously reported.
Additionally, the device will feature a fixed 28mm prime lens. This is said to be the full-frame equivalent, which would mean that its focal length will be listed as 18mm or 19mm.
The reports are claiming that the X70 will be a very small device, which is to be expected. No measurements have been leaked for the time being. However, its price is said to stand somewhere below the $1,000 mark.
The final tidbit to show up on the web is referring to the viewfinder. The camera will not offer such feature, so photographers will have to compose their images using the display on the back.
Fujifilm X70 compact camera might be launched in 2016
Fujifilm’s plans for the near future include the X-Pro2 and the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. There is evidence to support the fact that their announcement date is January 15, 2016.
The aforementioned X-E3 will probably after the X-Pro2, although not that soon. However, it might make an appearance at Photokina 2016. It is too early to speculate on its launch, but the fact that it is mentioned during this time of the year could mean that it might also come sometime in 2016.
We will keep a close eye on the Fujifilm X70 compact camera story in order to see how it unfolds and you should do the same. Stay tuned for more!