Fujifilm is now rumored to introduce the X-T2 months before the Photokina 2016 event, which takes place in late September.
The flagship X-mount camera became official earlier in 2016 under the X-Pro2 moniker. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is already shipping and its 24.3-megapixel sensor is being put to good use by photographers all around the world.
Nevertheless, the Japan-based manufacturer, Fujifilm, will also introduce another high-end device this year. It consists of its weathersealed MILC that employs an electronic viewfinder. Previously, it was said that the device is coming at Photokina 2016, but trusted sources are now reporting that the company will reveal the product sooner than expected.
Fuji might reveal the X-T2 mirrorless camera this July
The product launch event of the X-T2 will not take place towards the end of August or at the beginning of September, as predicted. Reliable insiders are now claiming that the Fujifilm X-T2 announcement event is scheduled to occur in July.
This is only a rumor and our readers will have to take it with a pinch of salt. After all, Fujifilm is kind of notorious for its product delays, while the recent Kumamoto earthquakes did not help.
It may happen, though, as the X-T1 was introduced in early 2014, so it is about time for another another product to take its place.
Fujifilm X-T2 release date set to occur before Photokina 2016
The source did not stop at the mirrorless camera’s event. It appears that the Fujifilm X-T2 release date is also scheduled to take place before Photokina 2016. This would be a great achievement from the company’s part because most of today’s shooters are not being pushed to the market so soon after their unveiling.
A timeframe for the shipping date was not provided. However, speculation points at a date between late August and early September. This would make sense and it would prevent the camera from being caught up in between many other announcements.
There are voices stating that it makes sense to launch the product before the world’s biggest digital imaging trade fair. Photokina 2016 visitors will see the product and they might like it, so they will definitely appreciate the fact that they can buy it right away.
There are no leaked specifications, but we have heard whispers that the device will be similar to the X-Pro2. This means that it will get a 24.3MP APS-C sensor, 1/32000 electronic shutter, and 8fps burst mode. The major difference will be an electronic viewfinder instead of an optical viewfinder like in the X-Pro2.
As usual, do not take these Fujifilm X-T2 release date details for granted, but stay tuned to our website for further clarification!