Fujifilm X200 full frame and X-Pro2 APS-C cameras are rumored to be announced in 2014 along with new weathersealed and fast telephoto zoom lenses .
The PhotoPlus Expo 2013 show has just ended in New York City. This has given photographers the opportunity to talk with company representatives and it seems like the Fujifilm guys have been more than happy to provide some insight into the future of the X-series.
Fujifilm 2014-2015 roadmap said to include fast telephoto zoom and weathersealed lenses
According to a Digital Photography Review forum user, a Fujifilm rep called Greg has revealed that the Japanese company will publish an updated lens roadmap in early 2014. The roadmap will include mid-range zoom and telephoto zoom lenses with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire focal range.
No focal lengths have been given, but it seems like they will not be identical to what we can find in the X-mount series, therefore we will not see an updated 55-200mm lens anytime soon.
Additionally, other optics will be launched throughout next year and they will be based on a weathersealed design. Although this fact points at long telephoto primes, the Fuji reps have given the impression that it is not the case, so we will have to wait a little longer to see what the company is cooking in its oven.
Organic full frame sensor camera coming in 2015 and it’s not the Fujifilm X-Pro2
Fujifilm is claiming that its organic sensors are not ready, yet. This means that the X-Pro2 will not have an organic one and that the recently-rumored details might be true.
As for the organic sensor-powered shooters, photographers will probably have access to this technology sometime in 2015, as there are lots of problems to overcome. Such a camera would have a 35mm full frame sensor and support for an interchangeable lens system.
Meanwhile, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will most likely be announced in early 2014 with an APS-C sensor as a replacement for the X-Pro1.
Fuji X200 compact camera with full frame sensor to be launched next year
The reps present at the PhotoPlus Expo 2013 have not confirmed a compact shooter with a full frame sensor. However, they say that the company is looking into it, though the quality is much more important than pixel count.
Either way, the rumor mill says that the Fujifilm X200 will be introduced to the market in the first part of 2014. It will replace the X100S and will sport a fixed prime lens. So far, so good, but we will need more proof before jumping into conclusions.