Last week, Fuji Rumors received word from trusted sources pointing to FujiFilm’s plans to release an “entry level” mirrorless interchangeable lens camera baring the X-Series brand, set to be announced later this summer.
Trusted sources close to the reliable folks at Fuji Rumors have released some exciting (if true) information regarding Fuji’s foreseeable X-series plans. According to the report, an “entry level” mirrorless interchangeable lens camera baring the X-series name will be released sometime this summer, at a price point similar to that of the X10.
If you are at all familiar with the talented and successful editorial, commercial and street photographer Zack Arias, you know he isn’t one to mince words nor shy away from making incendiary claims, and after spending some quality time with Fuji’s new X100S in the streets of Istanbul, Arias’ resulting confidence has paved the way for yet another bold, bold statement; “The DSLR is dead.”
It’s no secret that Fujifilm intended to rectify many of the issues that plagued the original X100, and ever since the announcement of the X100S, critics have universally acclaimed the camera maker for making good on their lofty goals for the retro-inspired shooter’s update.
As someone who owns an X100, and one who has shot thousands of frames with Fuji’s first X-series offering, I myself can say a lot of hope has been directed at the X100S’ ability to correct many of the bothersome idiosyncrasies the first version of the camera was plagued with – and from it’s official announcement earlier in the year, it’s been well-documented that Fuji heard our concerns and focused of ridding the X100S from the blatantly frustrating aspects of its predecessor.
Quick News – The folks at ePhotozine are reporting word from this year’s Focus On Imaging conference, outing Fuji’s updated XF lens roadmap for 2013 which points to five releases throughout the course of the year.
A fresh batch of XF 14mm f/2.8 R sample images have just been released to the public by Fuji, giving us our first chance to see what the highly-anticipated wide angle prime can bring to the table in terms of image quality.
Quick News – Not coming as much of a surprise, the full press-releases and detailed X-100s and X-20 specifications have been outed by none other than Fuji themselves just hours before their respective CES 2013 announcements. If you’re the eager type, take a peek at the goods below before hearing and seeing it direct from Fuji later on today.