I wonder if this is all just Fujifilm "talking the talk" again. When the X100 was announced the publicity machine swung into top gear and created considerable excitement (the microsite
is full of it) but in the end, and I know this is just my own personal prejudice, the X100 is flawed. A fixed prime that is reportedly slightly soft wide open at closer distances, a lens which doesn't accept filters without an add-on, a confusing user interface, an EVF which fails to look at all natural (IMHO) and a manual focussing control about which the less said the better.
OK, that's all a bit harsh. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with the camera and lots of people love the X100 but I don't think Fuji can afford to make the same mistakes again, especially if they produce an interchangeable lens version at a price considerably higher than that of the X100. And the price would be a lot higher, I think, because such a camera makes no sense unless they also develop a new lens system. Of course they might opt into micro four-thirds but then their camera would be going head to head with much cheaper models which have already been refined over several generations!
Reference to the maximum aperture removed.
Thanks, Dutch, for the correction.