A trusted source has confirmed that Fujifilm will announce a slew of new cameras, including a mirrorless model, and two X-mount interchangeable lenses in the near future, most likely before CP+ 2015.
Following an unimpressive CES 2015, Fujifilm is rumored to pick up the pace in anticipation of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 which will open its doors around mid-February.
The rumor mill has leaked a lot of details about the company’s future plans and it seems like these plans will become official soon, even before the start of the CP+ 2015 event.
It seems like previous sources have been right as an entry-level X-mount mirrorless camera is indeed on its way: the Fujifilm X-A2.
Fujifilm X-A2 mirrorless camera announcement set to take place soon
A while ago, it was revealed that Fuji would revamp its entry-level line-up by killing one of its lower-end shooters. The candidates are the X-A1 and X-M1, with the latter being the favorite for being scrapped.
According to the latest intel, the previous speculation was right, meaning that the Fujifilm X-A2 will be announced soon, while the future of the X-M series remains in doubt.
The mirrorless camera will be introduced in the near future and it would not be surprising if it were to show up within the following days. Meanwhile, the Fuji X-A1 is available for a little under $500 at Amazon with a lens kit.
XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II and XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II lenses coming alongside the X-A2 camera
The Fuji X-A2 will not come alone, as the Japanese company is planning to release new versions of both its low-end XC-series lenses.
According to a trusted source, the Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II and the Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II lenses will be unveiled alongside the X-A2 mirrorless camera.
No prices, photos, and specs have been leaked at this point, although they could show up on the web prior to their launch.
Up to nine compact cameras will be revealed in the near future, too
We remind you that Fujifilm is also planning to launch a bunch of compact cameras, as follows:
- XQ2 X-series compact camera;
- XP85, XP81, and XP80 rugged compact cameras;
- S9950W, S9900W, S9850, S9800, and S9750 superzoom compact cameras.
All these products are expected to be introduced during the same event. This is probably the reason why Fuji has chosen not to show these cameras at CES 2015, where the stage was pretty crowded. This way, all eyes will be on its new cameras and lenses.
As for the entry-level X-T1, we can say that it could be released at some point this year, although potential suitors should not hold their breath over it.