New Fujifilm X-Pro2 rumors have appeared on the web, revealing information about some of its buttons and dials, while a different source has leaked the announcement date and price details of the upcoming XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens.
If you follow the digital imaging industry regularly, then you know that a lot cameras were supposed to be released this year, but they were delayed until 2016. A model that fits this description is the Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement.
Many people still fear that the camera has a long way to go before being launched, but their fears may be unfounded. Until then, here are more Fujifilm X-Pro2 rumors, claiming that the mirrorless camera will have a DSLR-like joystick for quick autofocusing among others.
Latest Fujifilm X-Pro2 rumors: DSLR-like joystick and improved exposure compensation dial
There are some new details regarding the flagship X-mount camera that need to be known by the entire world. This mirrorless shooter will be aimed at professional photographers and will have many new features in order to meet their demands.
The list of Fujifilm X-Pro2 specs now includes a dedicated dial for ISO sensitivity and shutter speed settings. This trait is said to be reminiscent of the Pentax Spotmatic camera, but it remains to be seen whether Fuji will use an identical solution or a different one.
Button placement will suffer plenty of changes that will make the camera more ergonomic than its predecessor. Another major change will consist of the addition of a joystick for quick autofocusing.
Such tool is usually seen in DSLRs and a good example is the Canon 5D Mark III, which is also rumored to be replaced in 2016. Anyway, the list of Fuji X-Pro2 changes continues with the addition of the letter “C” on the exposure compensation dial.
The new exposure compensation settings will allow photographers to calibrate the exposure starting at -5 all the way up to +5. The previous Fujifilm X-Pro2 rumors said that the camera is coming in early 2016 along with 4K video recording capabilities, so videographers might enjoy this camera, too.
Fuji to announce XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens in mid-January
Photographers using Fuji mirrorless cameras may not plan to purchase a new model. However, they could be in the market for a super-telephoto lens, especially considering the fact that the X-mount is kind of lagging in this department when compared to other mounts.
The sought-after XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens is rumored to become official in mid-January 2016. Its price will revolve around the $1,800 mark, while its release date is scheduled for sometime in March 2016.
This optic would be a good launch companion for the X-Pro2, so both could be set to be unveiled during the same event. We will find out soon enough if this is true, therefore you should not jump to conclusions, yet.