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Fujifilm X100 and X10 Successors to Be Unveiled Next Week with Focus Peaking

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Rumors are heating up regarding Fujifilm’s camera announcements at CES 2013 next week. Mirrorless Rumors writes that while Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony won’t have anything major to show in the way of mirrorless cameras, Fujifilm has a number of unveilings that will have some photographers salivating.

Digicam-info is reporting that the following models will be introduced at the show:

FUJIFILM X100S
FUJIFILM X20
FinePix S8200
FinePix XP60
FinePix T500
FinePix JZ700

There doesn’t appear to be any question that, at the very least, the X100S and X20 are on the way. Fujifilm’s Japanese website even has FAQ pages up for the two cameras already (see here and here):

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The cameras will reportedly be similar in design to their predecessors, with the X20 arriving with a silver version (the X10 only comes in black). There also won’t be any changes to the fixed lenses used on the bodies.

As we reported last month, the X100S will have the same X Trans sensor used in the X-Pro1 and X-E1 — a sensor that is very highly regarded for its image quality and high ISO performance.

While most of the cameras’ other specs haven’t been leaked yet, one that has is sure to make many a Fujifilm shooter happy: there will be focus peaking. Photo Rumors writes,

The big news is that Fuji will add focus peaking to the X100s (not sure about the X20). This will significantly improve the manual focus of the camera. It will be interesting to see if Fuji will release also a firmware update that will add focus peaking to the X100 and X-Pro1.

Fujifilm will be holding a special press conference next Monday, during which these cameras will likely be officially revealed. We’ll be there to bring you the news as it happens!


 
 
  • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

    Having spent the whole week snowboarding, I’m looking forward to one of these smaller, take-it-with-you cameras.

  • http://twitter.com/NMatosPDX Nate Matos

    Every time I see the X10 in stock photo’s with the lens collapsed I think “that really could be nice to have”. Then I am quickly reminded of how the lens is just like any other compact P&S and gets 5x bigger when you’re actually using it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=202500301 Allen Arrick

    Sorry, not buying a new camera just for focus peaking and a sensor with lacking RAW support. Give me full frame and I’ll throw my money at you, fuji.

  • http://www.facebook.com/duke.shin1 Duke Shin

    Maybe the X100 price will drop…
    Us poorfags are waiting, Fuji.

  • Sporkguy

    Hopefully more cameras creating X-Trans RAWs will make Adobe sit up and improve Lightroom and ACR’s ability to handle these files.

  • stephenshawphotography

    I’m extremely happy with my x100, which i recently purchased on ebay for the bargain price of £420. Focus peaking would be a great software update, but i would think that Fuji we need to keep that feature just for the X100s to maintain a significant difference between the x100 and the x100s.

  • Kodachrome64

    Shh, they might hear you. Don’t ruin this.

  • G

    And let us not forget the disappointing viewfinder of the 10.

  • Brian

    Here here! My x10 needs a big bro.

  • Anon

    Don’t be silly. The X-Trans is remarkable and great RAW support is right around the corner. Fuji has hit a sweet spot with X-Trans and APS-C. As much as I am a FF snob, I don’t see it happening at the X100 price point and X-Trans gives you all of the same benefits minus a small amount of DOF capability.

  • ProtoWhalePig

    PEEKING!

  • http://twitter.com/richardford Richard Ford

    Can we have either 28 or 50 and not no mans 35?

  • Roy

    Where? Where?

  • Roy

    Your* suggesting that its* not peaking their* speeking* of? ;-)

    *feigned illiteracy for educational purposes only

  • Spongebob Nopants

    When will there be a W4?!?!?

  • John

    Why on earth didn’t Fujifilm chose a zoom lens, say 28-70 equivalent on the x100 or now x100s ….