Fujifilm could be prepping two new X-series cameras – here’s what they might be

Fujifilm could be prepping two new X-series cameras – here’s what they might be

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Fujifilm has been a fairly prolific digicam maker within the final six months, however that does not imply its conveyor belt of latest fashions is slowing down – new rumors recommend it’s going to be launching two extra X-series fashions within the subsequent yr.

The normally dependable Fuji Rumors has reported that “trusted sources” have revealed Fujifilm will likely be launching “two extra mid-range X-series cameras between now and March 2021”. 

That date is when the Japanese fiscal yr ends, which is why it is being thought of the cut-off. And for those who’re unfamiliar with Fujifilm’s X-series, it is a fashionable line of APS-C mirrorless cameras geared toward each smartphone upgraders and DSLR shooters in search of comparable energy in a smaller bundle.

Thus far, there are not any extra particulars or leaks past this prediction. But it surely’s doubtlessly excellent news for many who’ve been superb cameras just like the Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujifilm X-E3 and questioning if or after they may be upgraded.

Whereas that is solely hypothesis at this stage, we would say a Fujifilm X-T40 and probably a Fujifilm X-E4 are the most certainly contenders for these two rumored fashions.

A Fujifilm X-T40, specifically, seems to be extremely more likely to arrive in mid-2020, given earlier launch cycles. These small, travel-friendly APS-C cameras have historically arrived round six months after their bigger X-T cousins – and the Fujifilm X-T4 was launched in February 2020.   

After all, this cycle may nonetheless be affected by the worldwide pandemic, however the smaller X-T cameras have turn into Fujifilm’s biggest-sellers, and it is probably that an X-T40 would have the identical 26.1MP back-illuminated APS-C sensor because the X-T4.

Fujifilm X-E3

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Excessive X-pectations

What else may we anticipate from a Fujifilm X-T40? We doubt the physique can be large enough to incorporate the in-body picture stabilization seen on the X-T4, but it surely may nicely inherit the improved autofocus, side-flipping display screen and doubtlessly the brand new battery seen on its greater brother.

The opposite of the “two mid-range X-series cameras” rumored to be en route is a trickier to foretell, however a successor to the Fujifilm X-E3 appears the most certainly. This compact rangefinder arrived in September 2017, so is greater than due an improve. Again then, our evaluation praised it by concluding “the X-E3 is all the things you’d need in a compact-sized mirrorless digicam”.

Nevertheless, there was some doubt over whether or not or not an X-E4 will ever arrive. In March Fuji Rumors reported that the X-E line had truly been canned, though this was barely contradicted in April when a Fujifilm supervisor apparently instructed an X-E4 may nonetheless be doable.

Nonetheless, aside from the Fujifilm XF10, the X-E3 is actually the one different mid-range X-series digicam that’s due an improve. We’re additionally anticipating to see a successor to the Fujifilm X-H1, which is a video-focused equal of the X-T line, however this can be a extra high-end digicam that is not anticipated to reach till 2021, in line with the most recent rumors. 

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