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Fujifilm X50 Coming Soon: Sleekness of the X100 for Half the Price

Fujifilm’s retro-tastic X100 has been selling like hotcakes since hitting shelves earlier this year, and the company is reportedly primed for another big announcement: the X50. According to rumors swirling around the web, the X50 will be a smaller and cheaper relative of the X100 that uses the same sleek design.

While both cameras shoot 12 megapixel photos, the X50 will use a 2/3-inch sensor (smaller than Micro Four Thirds cameras) instead of the APS-C one found in the X100. The camera is also rumored to have an optical viewfinder, raw capabilities, and 1080p video recording. What’s most attractive is the price: instead of the $1200 price tag found on the X100, the X50 will cost just $600. Expect to see an announcement within the next few weeks.

(via Quesabesde via Photo Rumors via TechCrunch via Gizmodo)


 
 
  • Graysmith

    I’m saving my money for an X100 with a 50mm (equivalent) lens. That’s the only fixed-lens camera I’d ever buy at this point.

  • Anonymous

    Four Thirds systems have 4/3″ diagonal sensors (hence the name), making this supposed X50 half the linear dimensions, one fourth the total sensor area as a Four Thirds sensor.

  • http://twitter.com/604Foodtography 604 Foodtography

    so..an overpriced pentax Q?

  • http://drewshannon.net Drew Shannon

    Unless it’ll also have the hybrid viewfinder like the X100, I think it’ll be hard to justify the price of this camera alongside something like the Canon S95 (<$400).

    At least with the X100, the high price comes with a large APS-C sensor. I don't see this new camera as much else than a pretty-looking P&S.

  • http://www.skinnerphotographs.com Skinner Photographs

    not sure why you would really want the body smaller- at least for me I would feel silly putting my eye up to that thing while I arms cramp up to hold it. Half the price is good though! 

  • http://www.skinnerphotographs.com Skinner Photographs

    not sure why you would really want the body smaller- at least for me I would feel silly putting my eye up to that thing while I arms cramp up to hold it. Half the price is good though! 

  • cruddy

    It’s also going to be a zoom-lens model. Basically they just reverted the step forward of the x100 back to the p&s that fuji is so famous for now…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1024085348 Dominick Delli Paoli

    It actually will be called the X10 not X50

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Supposedly it’ll be called either the X10 or the X50 depending on the market, similar to what Canon does with its entry-level DSLRs?

    http://photorumors.com/2011/08/22/fujifilm-x10-in-the-next-few-weeks/

  • http://www.facebook.com/bdougher Brian Dougher

    No. The Pentax Q has a much smaller sensor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1024085348 Dominick Delli Paoli

    according to non rumor sources the X10 has been decided on

  • Dnguyen

    Giant… step… back…

  • Janez

    they should have gone for a x200, or whatever would be the name for such a camera with FF sensor. Make some lenses for it and price the camera around 2500$. Then we would finaly have another digital rangefinder, something to compete with Leica.

  • Guest

    Half the price, half the size, half the performance.

  • Gondwana

    If it would have original accessory to make it ultra-wide around 16/18/20mm ekviv., I’d momentarily go sell my LX3 + DMW-LW46

  • Gondwana

    If it would have original accessory to make it ultra-wide around 16/18/20mm ekviv., I’d momentarily go sell my LX3 + DMW-LW46

  • http://photocontestinformation.com/ photo contest

    Nice New X10 camera, now Fujiflim leaked images are coming above the surface http://thenewcamera.com/?p=6326

  • Svbiro

    Just as a point of information, a 2/3 sensor is larger than the 1/1.6 and 1/1.7 sensors found in cameras like the Panasonic LX3/5, Canon G12/S95 and Olympus XZ-1. So quality shouldn’t be too bad at all. But, of course, it’s still smaller than four-thirds. Still, as an upgrade to my LX3, this new Fuji might fit the bill. And an OVF to boot.

  • Gondwana

    If I look deeper at this image, it is obviously photoshopped – it is impossibble that no mechanical detail is changed, no proportions (lens vs. body size) changed, only flash is cloned to side, even the reflections in the flash are at the same spots, and Fuji logo seems a bit odd for me.

  • Matus

    If the rumor linked above is right, than no OF (which kind of makes sense). It looks cute, but I would only be interested if the camera really outperforms the XZ-1, S95 or LX5. $600 is a lot for P&S. And I hope that the lens starts at 25 (or even 21) instead of just 28

  • Dick Clinton

    Save your money, work two jobs or better yet; mortgage your house and just go for a Leica M9.

  • Thltre

    why is it so hard to find a good camera with a viewfinder. why do we have to pay up to $400 extra for a viewfinder. when a viewfinder was on every camera 20 yrs ago. I would not buy a camera without a vf and at least a aps-c sensor. that to me is standard. anything less is inferior and does not justify the price. a disposable camera they used to sell in drug stores take better photos than any compact.