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Fujifilm Hints at EVIL Plans, Aims to Overtake Nikon Within Three Years

Fans of the Fujifilm X100 who are hoping the company will release an interchangeable lens successor to the camera may soon get their wish. Camera division chief Takeshi Higuchi strongly hinted at their plans for an interchangeable lens camera in an interview with Reuters:

The launch of a mirrorless camera, which has an electronic viewfinder, making it lighter and more compact than a professional-style single-lens reflex camera, would be an extension of Fujifilm’s effort to move upmarket and would put it in direct competition with Sony.

The X100 uses an APS-C-sized sensor found in many DSLR cameras. The company is currently in fifth place in digital camera sales behind Canon, Sony, Nikon and Samsung, but Higuchi says the company plans on passing Samsung by next year and Nikon within three years. Given how in-demand the X100 has been, we’d say Fujifilm is off to a good start.

Fujifilm aims to be world No. 3 in cameras [Reuters]


Image credit: Racing demons by shaggy359


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    I’m already selling mine.

  • Simon

    Why? (I’m not suggesting I think it’s a perfect camera, or even that it’s worth £1000, but I’m curious.)

  • Simon

    Why? (I’m not suggesting I think it’s a perfect camera, or even that it’s worth £1000, but I’m curious.)

  • http://twitter.com/superphilman Philip Mitchell

    Fugifilm will over take where Nikon is right now in three years, but unfortunately for them Nikon will have progressed another three years by then too.

  • http://twitter.com/superphilman Philip Mitchell

    Fugifilm will over take where Nikon is right now in three years, but unfortunately for them Nikon will have progressed another three years by then too.

  • Anonymous

    If Nikon keeps on with its tradition of bad releases Fuji and Samsung will overtake them.

  • Aus_Guy

    Yewww. Go FujiFilm!!

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    I do street photography and with an unusable manual focus and such a slow auto-focus it just isn’t something I bring with my anymore.

  • HCB

    No one uses manual focusing or auto-focus while shooting street, That’s what zone focusing is for.

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    You replied to a year old comment? REALLY?