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Rumor: Fujifilm X-Pro2 May Arrive in June Sporting Dual Processors

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The popular Fujifilm X-Pro1 came out over a year ago, meaning that rumors of a replacement are starting to pick up some serious speed. According to Nippon Magazine, the company has three new cameras in the works for this year, with release dates ranging from this month to September, and one of those cameras is the X-Pro2.

Ever since the release of the cheaper X-E1, owners of the X-Pro1 have been looking for an upgrade. The cheaper model boasts the same high-quality sensor as its big brother, and excepting the conspicuously absent hybrid viewfinder there wasn’t as wide of a gap between the two cameras as the $700 price difference might imply.

The dual processor chip used by Canon

The dual processor chip used by Canon

Nippon Magazine has that upgrade arriving in June, and though we’re not sure what will happen sensor wise, Fuji Rumors reports that the X-Pro2 may come sporting dual processors. The current X-Pro1 uses a EXR Processor Pro alongside an integrated “co-processor” for speed and precision. Integrating a true second processor would eliminate any jerkiness or lag in the hybrid viewfinder that the co-processor wasn’t able to take care of.

As with all rumors this far out, take the news with a significant helping of salt. But if it turns out to be true, this could be one of the steps Fuji intends to take in order to make an already well-loved camera that much better.

(via Fuji Rumors)


Image credit: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 – Avenon 28mm f/3.5 LTM by kuujinbo01


 
  • dannybuoy

    Come on Fuji. Just get a full frame sensor out there. The game is there for the taking

  • Will

    Presumably, we’ll see the phase detect AF from the X100S coming onto this new model. At least, that’s what I’m hoping for. That and finally adding minimum shutter speed to auto ISO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanblaney Nathan Blaney

    I will literally take two! But I just wish they’d release that 56mm f/1.4 already… NEED that lens.

  • michaelp42

    Shut up and just take my money.

  • senate

    why would they kill the chicken with the golden egg already when they can sell you 2 or 3 generations in between…
    for example don’t you think they could have released a fast x100 2 years ago?…

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    Because to fertilise an egg you need the biggest best cock you can find

  • http://twitter.com/professor__x david cassoday

    I am not a rangefinder fan. I hate that body design. I want Fujifilm to put their X-Trans CMOS sensor into a more traditional DSLR body. I hope that with the second generation of this sensor they do so.

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  • Opie

    The X line really aren’t rangefinders at all. Pretty much the only thing
    differentiating them (functionally) from DSLRs is the AF speed – which they’re attempting to remedy with the hybrid sensor – and the size. As far as most are concerned, with all else being equal, smaller = better.

    If you have a problem with the aesthetics, well… Nikon have been making ugly cameras for years and most people are able to look past it :P

    Then again, if the current X line is really full frame incompatible as some have said, you may still get your wish. Although Sony has thrown down the gauntlet pretty loudly in that particular arena, and I’d imagine Fuji is doing their best to respond.

  • Jonny

    Full frame would give a serious wake up call to leica.

  • codger

    Most of you remember the Mamiya 6 and Mamiya 7. The 7 has been cited as one of the best cameras of the modern era. Do you see a general similarity with the XP1? If it is too problematic to fit the full frame “works” into the current XP1 body, maybe a new XP2 would resemble the venerable Mamiya 7? In any case, there appears to be some very interesting things on the horizon.

  • cgw

    Loved the Mamiya 6. The Mamiya 7 was a tank that I don’t recall making many–if any–”best” lists I’m aware of. Make an XP-whatever bigger with a FF sensor and Fuji might as well revert to shoving its sensors back into Nikon bodies. There’s also the matter of pricing which Fuji “gets” if the X-E1 is any indication. For all the applause about FX, Nikon still sells way more DX cameras than FX models, guesstimates from people like Thom Hogan put it at around 80%+ of their DSLR sales. Unless Fuji can somehow keep the cost of a FF X camera down, I’m not seeing such a camera priced around the Nikon 800(E)as viable.

  • jlelelr lfg

    June arrive in May