The upcoming Fujifilm flagship X-mount camera is rumored to feature a bigger than APS-C image sensor and which will be compatible with all current X-mount lenses.
The title for the most rumored camera of recent times is two-horse race between Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Canon 5D Mark IV. This rumor focuses on the former and it partially confirms what a previous source has claimed: the future Fujifilm flagship X-mount camera will come packed with a larger sensor than the current version. Moreover, the mirrorless camera will allow photographers to mount the entire suite of interchangeable lenses currently available on the market as well as future X-mount optics.
Fuji X-Pro2 may feature a larger image sensor with a 1.3x crop factor
A recent rumor said that Fuji is working on two versions of the X-Pro2. One model was supposed to feature a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, while the other one was said to come with an APS-X-sized (bigger than APS-C) image sensor with a megapixel count situated between 25 and 27. The leakster said that the current lens line-up will be supported by the shooter and that the optics will function in crop mode.
Now, a different source is reporting that only one Fujifilm flagship X-mount camera is on its way and that it will feature a bigger sensor with a 1.3x crop factor. The sensor found in X-mount cameras have a crop factor of 1.5x.
All current lenses will be compatible with the device. However, we are not told whether the Fujinon optics can cover the whole sensor in order to make sure of the entire amount of pixels or not.
In the past, another leakster said that some of Fuji’s newest and upcoming lenses will be able to cover even full-frame sensors as the company is preparing to launch a mirrorless camera with a larger than APS-C sensor.
There are many doubts regarding these rumors, but more and more folks are reporting that the X-Pro2 will employ a bigger image sensor. This means that we should not rule out any possibilities for the time being!
Upcoming Fujifilm flagship X-mount camera specs round-up
The X-Pro2 or however the next-generation Fujifilm flagship X-mount camera will be called is rumored to employ a mechanical shutter with a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000s.
The shooter will feature a tilting screen, built-in WiFi, a couple of slots for SD memory cards, optical viewfinder, EXR III image processor, and 4K video recording capabilities.
Finally, the most recent information says that Fuji will meet the demands of professional photographers and will offer a flash X sync speed that is faster than 1/180s.