Fujifilm is allegedly working on a medium format camera, which is aimed at becoming the best model of its kind on the market.
A new war was started in 2014: the medium format war. Hasselblad, Leica, Pentax, and Phase One introduced MF units last year, while Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, and Sony have been rumored to be working on MF cameras of their own.
In 2015, the rumors cooled down and it seems like the latter companies have reconsidered their position, as no more details have been leaked on the web. However, at least one of these companies could think differently, as a source, who was right in the past, is claiming that a Fujifilm medium format camera is in development.
Fujifilm medium format camera allegedly in the works
The leakster has not provided a lot of details about the Fujifilm medium format camera. However, it is said that the device is in development, the Japan-based company is trying to keep as silent as possible about it, and it would become a “master” among its medium format peers.
The reasons why this must remain a secret are unknown, but it could have something to do with the fact that the manufacturer has altered its plans too many times in the recent past. The list includes delayed, abandoned, or forgotten cameras.
There is a possibility that Fuji is aiming to check with its trusted photographers to see if it makes sense to release such device because it would be expensive and not many people would be able to buy it.
As usual, these are gossip talks, so do not get too excited about a Fujifilm medium format camera for the time being.
Fuji to release new X-mount flagship camera, called X-Pro2, in 2015
Having announced the X-T10 mirrorless camera and the Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens, Fujifilm can now focus on other products. The first one is the future X-mount flagship camera which will be called X-Pro2 and which might feature a bigger than APS-C sensor.
The Fuji X-Pro2 will be unveiled by the end of 2015, according to most trusted sources. On the other hand, the X-E3 and the X-M2 may have been postponed or even cancelled as there is not enough room for them on the market.
When it comes down to X-mount optics, the XF 35mm f/2 R, XF 120mm f/2.8 R macro, and XF 100-400mm lenses are confirmed and they will be released on the market in late 2015 or early 2016.