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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:41 pm 
It is supposed to be officially confirmed by Fuji that in Spring 2012 they will release their X series mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. It will be based on what made the X100 such a success, thus a large sensor and classic controls, but no details will be given yet.

If true, this is good news!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:28 am 
I can't wait for that system. Fuji has always had a knack for cameras that stood out. The GA645 was one of my favorite cameras.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:12 am 
I'm really interested myself, it should be announced in February (according to a leaked image from a Fuji presentation).

It is especially interesting now that it seems that m4/3 is not taking the high end market seriously (the Panasonic GX1 not appearing much of an improvement over the GF1). That leaves only the NEX7, which I'm not convinced about yet (mostly due to the NEX lenses).


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:05 am 
Olympus and Panasonic are bungling their chance at staying ahead or even getting ahead with m4/3, because they still don't have an upper tier body that can replace a mid or upper level DSLR.

As an Olympus user with no Oly/Pana product that really meets my needs and wants, I'm hopeful Fuji will come up with something different in form of their new ILC system.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:50 pm 
Don't know how long the pictures will be up, but the Fuji is looking mighty nice!

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More on: Photorumors.com


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:33 pm 
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Interesting, assuming the leaks are real. I'm not sure why Photo Rumors says "the body and lenses appear to be large enough to be full frame" though. Through an admittedly convoluted set of measurements and sums (starting with an assumed hot-shoe width of 2 cm) I made the clear aperture inside the lens mount to be about 2.5 cm. Looking at cameras such as the Sony NEX or the micro four-thirds offerings the sensor diagonal is always smaller than the clear aperture. Assuming a 3:2 aspect ratio that means the sensor width cannot be larger than 2 cm (more sums) and that implies a crop factor of at least 1.8.

Fuji are still, so far as I am aware, members of the four-thirds consortium and it would be tempting to assume a crop factor of 2 and a micro-four thirds lens system but that isn't what we have here. I wonder what percentage Fuji sees in going it's own way and creating yet another lens system and competing directly with the likes of Panasonic, Olympus and Sony? :?

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I'm too lazy to dig through the earlier reports of drop fed info from Fuji, but I think it was a given it isn't m4/3 and they have hinted it would be at least APS-C in size.

Edit: found the reference saying it wouldn't be m4/3, but now I fear I might have made up the sensor size part...

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Well, the leaked photos certainly confirm that it isn't micro four-thirds (wrong number of contacts) but if I've got my sums about right (and I don't have a perfect track record in that regard :oops: ) I wonder what definition of premium Fuji are offering? Not sensor size so maybe they are talking build quality or optics. However they play it I think price wise they are going to be bumping up hard against the flood delayed Sony NEX-7. Ouch! :lol:

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It looks sweet, and depending on the actual product my d700 might have some serious competition. I like my fat lady for her 4x4 terrain capability's. But this could be my camera for city trips.

Hopefully Fuji will let some official news out now that these pic's are leaked.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:23 pm 
Well Bob, Fuji has indicated their sensor can beat all current full frame sensors. That's a big claim that indicates Fuji is using a premium sensor. (Whatever that means.)

If it lives up to the claims, looking at the pictures, I might consider this as a replacement for my 7D. Depending on the price, of course. (I would rather see it as a compliment to my 7D.)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:00 pm 
That sounds very interesting! If it's an evolutionary/revolutionary offspring of the X100, I promises to be pretty good.

...of course it does make X100 buyers such as myself, feel like we went down a blind alley somewhat....

Cheers :-)


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It was recently noted that Fuji have a patent for an image sensor using an organic layer. If this might make a significant difference we'll have to wait and see.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:27 am 
For some further reading on the organic sensor...
http://www.fujifilm.com/about/research/ ... 004_en.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:54 am 
I'm mostly curious too. At some point I would like a second camera and this might be a really nice option, but with my 7D going strong I have no rush. I like nice gear and new developments, but I'm keeping my money until I'm sure I'm getting the right camera. Fuji is being quite experimental, which is great, but that also has an inherent risk.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:18 pm 
Lots of leaked images this week of the X Pro 1. Hopefully reality rears its head and we see a release shortly. Fujifilm unloaded a dump truck of new products on the 5th in preparation for release at CES, but the X was not in the press releases.


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