Fujifilm X Series Interchangeable Lens Camera to Arrive in Feb 2012

Brazilian gadget site ZTOP recently attended a press event during which Fujifilm showed another roadmap for its X Series lineup. We’ve already reported that the company is planning to announce an interchangeable lens camera (hopefully with the X100’s retro style) in early 2012, but this new roadmap narrows down the launch date to February 2012. We’ll likely see the camera announced before then and showed off at CES 2012 in January.

(via ZTOP via Photo Rumors)

  • Mauricio Matos

    If it’s in fact a retro style camera, please make it a Leica M mount…not yet another proprietary mount so we have to buy a whole bunch of new lenses. With M mount, it would sell boatloads, with a reasonable price, of course.

  • John @Syncing Ipod Shuffle

    It is very helpful that we exchange the camera lens in order to have better quality of images.

  • Nigel

    Yeah, ’cause M-mount lenses are so affordable…lol.

  • Mauricio Matos

    That’s not the point. The thing is that there are A LOT of those lenses around and a lot of Leica film cameras owners who don’t want to spend $7000 on a camera and would love to have a less expensive alternative…or the ones who own a M8 or M9 and would buy it as a backup.

    And regarding your comment, Leica lenses are indeed expensive but you have other alternatives in Leica M mount. The Zeiss are excellent and cheaper and then you have the Voigtlander which are even cheaper.

  • Anonymous

    It will have auto-focus, so M-mount is out.

  • Anonymous

    There are something like 72 million K mount lenses around, up to and including AF lenses, plus simple adaptability to millions more M42 lenses. If Fuji were picking an existing mount simply on the basis of availability K would win.

    And if Leica film camera owners wanted cheap, modern alternatives, perhaps they shouldn’t have become Leica owners.

  • Mauricio Matos

    Both of your points are valid, I give you that. But I’m a Leica owner, with both an M9 and M8 and I would buy a interchangeable “X100″ in a heartbeat. Oh…but there’s maybe an important difference between M mount and K mount. M mount is not┬ásubject to intellectual property and K mount might be. That means no one needs to pay Leica to build a M mount camera.

    Anyway, I’m not really hoping something like that will happen, really. It’s just wishful thinking :)

  • Mauricio Matos

    Yep…like I said on my reply to junyo, it’s not something I was expecting, just something I wish :)

    Anyway…yet another system to compete with micro 4/3, sony NEX and the likes.

  • nixphotopix

    leica M-mount patent has finished up i believe so there are no royalties to leica anymore. I have a m8 and its a piece of shit. Fuji has the skills to come up with a great product