Fujifilm to announce X-A1 camera and XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens in the next few days

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Fuji X-A1 mirrorless camera
Fuji X-A1 camera

I the next few days (could be as early as tomorrow) Fuji will announce their entry level Х-А1 mirrorless camera which was described to me as "plasticy" and will come in four different colors. Fujifilm will also announce the XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens that was added to their roadmap few months ago. This will most likely be the last announcement from Fujifilm for this year. I do not expect the X-E1 to be replaced before the X-Pro1. The next major announcement (X-Pro2 with a new sensor?) will probably be at the 2014 CES show in January.

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  • Blaas Vaak

    So the 10-24 won’t come out this year you think? On the roadmap it’s planned for 2013… :-(

    • http://photorumors.com/ PhotoRumors

      Not sure – maybe no new camera announcements in 2013.

      • mikeswitz

        If Fuji doesn’t announce a D400 by the end of the year I’m switching to Olympus!

    • jmb2560

      Gee… I have been waiting for an wide angle zoom since I bought the Xe-1. That’s disappointing!

    • MJr

      It says Winter 2013 here (same as in the roadmap really):
      http://www.fujifilm.eu/es/productos/camaras-digitales/objetivos-de-montura-fujinon-x/

      Autumn 2013 for the 23 and 50-230mm.

      Spring 2014 for the 56mm.

  • lala

    fujirumors posted that the xe2 (same sensor x100s) will come before xpro2

    • http://photorumors.com/ PhotoRumors

      This is not the information I received from my source. Of course those are all rumors.

  • jk

    this XA1 must be the ugliest camera of the decade,imho.
    they just needed to make the XE1 with tiltable LCD and sensor based PDAF.

    • SEQLAR

      I don’t see how is this camera ugly, nice small compact design…

  • Eriction

    xa1 , Olympus compact from 1980 surely?

  • Mike

    This with a pancake lens would make a nice travel companion. X100s superlite. Same price, size and better IQ than any current smart phone.

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