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Fujifilm X200 compact camera rumored to be announced next year


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The first Fujifilm X200 rumor has surfaced online just as more X-E2 and XQ1 photos and specs have been leaked ahead of the cameras’ announcement.

Fujifilm has replaced the X100 at the beginning of 2013 with the X100S. It is a compact camera with a fixed 23mm f/2 lens. It has attracted a lot of praises from consumers overall thanks to the high quality of its 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor.

Fujifilm X200 to replace X100S in 2014

It appears that X100S will not have such a long life, as first expected, as the camera is rumored to be replaced by the X200 in early 2014. The compact camera is said to be based on a similar fixed-lens design with a hybrid viewfinder, in-body image stabilization, and an autofocus speed “better” than that of the RX1.

The Fujifilm X200 will be introduced in the first part of 2014 and the company’s fans might get another surprise. The sensor of the X100S successor might be a full frame one, source says. However, you should take this with a pinch of salt as there is still a long way to go until then.

Even more Fuji X-E2 and XQ1 photos and specs leaked ahead of October 18 announcement

Beside the X200 revelation, people familiar with the matter have acquired more photos of the X-E2 and XQ1, two cameras which will be announced on October 18. The images come alongside some “speed” details.

The Fujifilm X-E2 is said to feature a 0.08-second AF speed, 0.5-second boot time and shooting intervals, and a 0.05 shutter lag.

On the other hand, the XQ1 will focus in 0.06-second, boot in 0.99-second, shoot in 0.3-second between intervals, and a offer a 0.015-second shutter lag.

Both X-E2 and XQ1 cameras to offer powerful features for different types of photographers

As we are only hours away from the announcement, this is the perfect time to recap some of the Fuji X-E2 and XQ1 specs.

The X-mount camera will come packed with the 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, the same as the one found in the X100S, 3-inch LCD screen, EXR II processing engine, built-in WiFi, face detection, and Lens Modulation Optimizer.

The XQ1 will sport a 2/3-inch-type X-Trans CMOS II sensor without an optical low-pass filter and a fixed lens providing a 35mm equivalent of 25-100mm and with a maximum aperture of f/1.8-4.9.

As stated above, the launch event is due in a few hours so stay tuned to catch all the details!

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