Some Fuji rumors from the Photo Plus Expo

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Some Fuji rumors from the Photo Plus Expo:

  • New lens roadmap coming in early 2014 with new lenses
  • New fast, f/2.8 constant aperture, mid-range zoom and longer zoom lenses are planned
  • Some of the new lenses will be weather-sealed
  • Fujifilm is working on a new organic sensor
  • No info on a potential Fuji X-Pro2 release
  • A full frame Fuji camera is probably 1 - 2 years away
  • Fuji is not interested in competing on pixel count, but on pixel quality
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  • mooh

    Innovation time’s over. Let’s go for the next hype.

  • Mygosh

    And the rumor is what?

  • Paul

    That’s good news. f/2.8 zooms, improved focus tracking and tele primes would be enough to completely dump my Canons/Nikons. We’re getting there.

  • Aaron Carn

    like the last one.. not on pixel count and pixel quality… yes there is nothing wrong with lots of pixels it allows certain freedoms.. but I’ll take quality over quantity any day. and constant F2.8’s would be welcome.
    On a side note.. I’d love to see Fuji have a crack at an slr style (X-S1) body with the guts of the XE2 in it (or the rumored FF sensor). compact size has it’s advantages but so to does the ‘comfort’ and ‘grip-ability’ of an slr style camera and grip.

  • Neopulse

    Those X-Trans Sensors are kicking ass in my opinion. If they decide to stay in the APS-C format and make their cameras more affordable (although they are well priced already) with grade optics I think honestly people will pick up a Fuji more than a D3200/D5300 or 100D/700D category.

    • MJr

      What do you mean make more affordable, they have already started a affordable range with the X-A1 and E-M1 that have a cheap kit lens with high quality optics. They better go back to the high end stuff right now! And they are, starting if off with the X-E2, followed by the 10-24mm, the 56mm F1.2 and then hopefully the long awaited X-Pro2.

      • Neopulse

        More affordable in the sense of low category camera body pricing and lenses.
        Examples:
        Nikon D3200 w/18-55mm (DX lens): ~$500-$550 (New not including refurbished prices which go for ~$100 less) with 24MP CMOS sensor and optional Wi-Fi (extra +$35-$45 if you actually use it). This uses Phase Detection autofocusing

        Nikkor 70-300mm VR (Full-Frame lens): ~$350-$400 (New or Refurbished price sales) Get really nice pictures if you do use some tele. Get some amazing pictures on it even with the D7100’s AA-less sensor and has some weather sealing believe it or not.

        Fuji X-A1 w/18-50mm: ~$600 (New, because it was recently released). Doesn’t have the X-Trans sensor, but the sensor it carries holds it own quite well even the built-in Wi-Fi feature is neat to have to be honest. This uses Contrast Detection for autofocusing.

        Fuji 55-200mm lens: ~$680-$700 (New) Worth more than 3 Nikon’s 55-200mm kit lens and almost or double their 70-300mm VR. Also forgot to mention no weather sealing and has a bit more image stabilization about half a stop more according to Fuji. Bigger aperture of about half a stop also, but then again which would you use a telezoom indoors in a dimly lit area (maybe inside a church).

        Fuji has much, less lens selections compared to Nikon and no third party lenses that are in the same or less price range as Nikon has with Sigma, Tamron, Rokinon, etc.

        Fuji is very proprietary at the moment (excluding Zeiss that got involved recently with Fuji) and yeah they have higher quality optics, but at a price with a size difference too.

        • Roger

          The Fuji XC 50-230mm is priced new at $399. Not weather sealed, but none of Fuji’s offerings are.

          • Neopulse

            Nikon 55-200mm VR: $240-$250 New. Still saving $150. I did see that lens before, but wanted to stick to one lens and body comparison. Even if I picked the 55-200mm still would have been saving even more and just to get some similarities in quality, get an FX lens which is at an amazing bargain with quality, price point and a great walk around zoom.

      • Neopulse

        More affordable in the sense of low category camera body pricing and lenses.
        Examples:
        Nikon D3200 w/18-55mm (DX lens): ~$500-$550 (New not including refurbished prices which go for ~$100 less) with 24MP CMOS sensor and optional Wi-Fi (extra +$35-$45 if you actually use it). This uses Phase Detection autofocusing

        Nikkor 70-300mm VR (Full-Frame lens): ~$350-$400 (New or Refurbished price sales) Get really nice pictures if you do use some tele. Get some amazing pictures on it even with the D7100’s AA-less sensor and has some weather sealing believe it or not.

        Fuji X-A1 w/18-50mm: ~$600 (New, because it was recently released). Doesn’t have the X-Trans sensor, but the sensor it carries holds it own quite well even the built-in Wi-Fi feature is neat to have to be honest. This uses Contrast Detection for autofocusing.

        Fuji 55-200mm lens: ~$680-$700 (New) Worth more than 3 Nikon’s 55-200mm kit lens and almost or double their 70-300mm VR. Also forgot to mention no weather sealing and has a bit more image stabilization about half a stop more according to Fuji. Bigger aperture of about half a stop also, but then again which would you use a telezoom indoors in a dimly lit area (maybe inside a church).

        Fuji has much, less lens selections compared to Nikon and no third party lenses that are in the same or less price range as Nikon has with Sigma, Tamron, Rokinon, etc.

        Fuji is very proprietary at the moment (excluding Zeiss that got involved recently with Fuji) and yeah they have higher quality optics, but at a price with a size difference too.

      • Neopulse

        Also wanted to say that I hope the 56mm 1.2 does get released soon and more than anything the X-Pro2. The price though on that 56mm 1.2 will be ridiculous though if the 23mm 1.4R is $900 :-/

  • EJCB

    Some things keep coming back… FF, organic sensor, a lot of silence over the X-Pro2, also that the true ‘top of the range’ may not be there before the end of 2014 (Photokina, Cologne?). Unfortunately, the competition is running very hard now, the Olympus E-M1, Sony A7 and Nikon FD could hurt the X-Pro1-sales very seriously with its 2 years old design now. Even the X-E2 is below par from what I had expected as being an upgrade. Sorry beyond pixels and true IQ-matters there is also an expectation the market has – and ‘at least’ 24MP is now rapidly getting mainstream. I would even say the X-system could lose its entire credibility versus many more attractive offerings on the market. Wonder how Fuji is dealing with that fact. Is the answer yet to come with still an organic X-Pro2, first Q of 2014 – more and more I tend to believe in that.

    • inteliboy

      Agreed. Fuji set the benchmark in delivering cameras that photographers were actually asking for… now Sony, Olympus and Nikon’s FD have all caught up and are playing the same game.

      That said, the X series and XF lenses are amazing. I’m going to wait it out with my X-Pro 1 and see where all this competition leads us, even just to see what this organic sensor is all about…

  • R!

    I think that this system is almost obsolete since the Sony full frame anouncement,I eard of a full frame Fuji rumor but they will have to improove the video modes also to keep their atractivity .

  • TinusVerdino

    Hopefully organic sensors won’t get eaten by fungi

    • BP2012

      Don’t know man, GMO sensors won’t be eaten for sure, but if those organic sensors could be tasty for fungus 🙂

  • DTB

    A very nice roadmap, indeed. If Fuji’s roadmap includes an X-Pro 2 in early 2014, I will be buying some of those lenses for sure. If they keep postponing it for less inspiring models, or drop it (which would be stupid on their part), I may not…

    I am a satisfied X-Pro 1 user, but if they don’t give me an upgraded model to grow into, unfortunately I may have to pass on future X-Series cameras, as the X-E1/X-E2 and other models are too small and fidgety for me, much like the rest of the mirrorless cameras.

    I am hoping to hear an announcement for the X-Pro 2 soon, as it is shocking that they upgraded the X-E1 instead…If there is an X-Pro 2, I will be buying many more lenses. If not, I doubt it…

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