Fujifilm is rumored to have delayed the launch of the X-Pro2 once again, as Sony has been forced to delay the introduction of the 24-megapixel APS-C sensor due to unnamed issues.
The rumor mill has revealed that Sony has delayed the NEX-7 successor, called A7000, due to unknown problems with the new APS-C sensor. The upcoming mirrorless camera was supposed to be scheduled for an announcement during the second quarter of 2015, but it has been postponed until fall 2015.
This information has come from Nikon and Pentax sources, as Sony is a sensor supplier for these companies. Sony has a 6-month exclusivity on its sensors, so the Nikon and Pentax cameras, that should have been announced in fall 2015, have been delayed until early 2016.
However, it seems like another company has been affected by Sony’s problems with the sensor. The 24-megapixel APS-C sensor in the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is rumored to be made by Sony and to be the one found in the A7000. As a result, a highly-reliable source is now reporting that the flagship X-mount camera has also been postponed until the beginning of next year.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 might have been delayed until early 2016 due to Sony’s sensor problems
The rumor mill has already said that Fujifilm has altered its X-Pro2 plans multiple times. Recently, trusted sources have shaped an interesting specs list for the mirrorless camera, one that included a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor.
Unfortunately, the company’s plans will have to change once more and now the device is most likely on track for an early 2016 introduction. The delay might have been caused by Sony’s problems with the sensor, so there is nothing that Fuji can do about it.
The information regarding the setback of the X-Pro2 launch is coming from a reliable source, who has offered accurate details in the past. The leakster is sure that the next flagship X-mount mirrorless camera will become official in 2016.
It is worth noting that the information is based on rumor and speculation, meaning that the camera might not have been delayed at all or that it was supposed to come out in 2016 from the beginning. Additionally, if there is a delay, then it might not be related to the Sony A7000.
Fuji X-Pro2 specs round-up
Meanwhile, here are the rumored specifications of the Fuji X-Pro2. The camera is said to employ a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor with a mechanical shutter offering a maximum speed of 1/8000s.
The shooter will be weathersealed and will feature a tilting screen along with built-in WiFi and a couple of SD card slots. Furthermore, its flash system will be revamped and will offer an X sync speed of 1/180s.
Its image processor will be quicker and will be called EXR III. Among others, the engine will be good enough to process 4K videos. We will find out in the following months if the reports are true. Meanwhile, check out the current X-mount flagship model, the X-Pro1, at Amazon, where it is available for about $800.