The new Fuji X interchangeable mirrorless X system has been leaked at Xitek. There is no info about specs and sensor size. The design is very close to the [shoplink 100018]Fuji X100[/shoplink]! It has an OVF/EVF switch option, metal body, tops shutter 1/4000, universal hot shoe. This could be the lenses: 18mm/2.0 pancake, 35mm/1.4 and a 60mm lens. Sounds like the sensor could be APS-C.
Marketing Magazine (via Rice High via Noisycamera) interviewed the Ricoh UK marketing director said that Ricoh will “fill the gap” in 2012. Of course he didn’t unveil what Ricoh means with the word “gap”. But it’s easy to guess that we are talking about a new high end module, probably with full frame sensor? Would be nice! My dreams about a cheap Leica M9 could become true! :)
The brazilian website Ztop (Clcik here) posted a full Fuji X10 review. But it contains a small interesting info about the upcoming interchangeable X system. A Fuji powerpoint shows that the first X camera will be announced in February 2012.
Can’t wait to see that new system. Fuji promised that it would dliver a better image quality than any Fullframe system! My money is ready for you Fuji! :)
Mr. Stefan Daniel (Director Product Management at Leica Camera AG) had an interview with Leica Blog (Via Megapixel). And there are first small hints about the future Leica mirrorless system with electronic viewfinder:
1) “The experience with the very successful Leica X1 leads us to the opinion that a Leica with an interchangeable lens should have at least an APS-sized sensor.“
2) “I think that the quality of the 1.4MP finders is already very good, and sometimes even more accurate than an optical finder, think of white balance or exposure. Over time, as technology is improving, optical finders will get less and less important. The X100 finder is a very nice concept and well executed.“
3) “Offering additional functions such as video and live view would extend the usability of the M camera significantly. CMOS is a prerequisite for it, therefore it will be the technology of the future.“
Now that sounds intriguing. Stefan praises the Fuji X100 finder concept. So will they try to use a hybrid viewfinder on their cameras? Would be amazing!
Photorumors found that screenshot showing the Samsung NX lens roadmap for 2012! Two lenses will be announced within the first 6 months of 2012 and the other three by end of the year.
12-24mm f/4 ED iFn VCM (Voice Coil Motor)
24mm f/1.8 ED SSA iFn
55mm f/1.8 iFn pancake
80-400mm f/4-5.6 OIS SSA iFn
135mm f/2.0 OIS SSA iFn
Sounds Like a very intriguing roadmap. The 24mm and 55mm lenses are definitely on top of my wish-list!
It is certainly nto a surprise anymore but at leats now it is official. Fuji’s new interchangeable system will not become part of the Micro Four Thirds system This will be “premium” cameras! That is what the Fujiguys tweeted today (Click here / found via Noisycamera).
My guess is that the sensor is larger than APS-C but not as large as Fullframe sensors. But that’s just a guess for now…
New commercial for the new Nikon mirrorless cameras.
Right before the announcement there are new Nikon specs coming out via Nikonrumors.
The new Nikon mirrorless cameras will use a 10.1 CMOS sensor with 13.2×8.8mm size and record 12 bit RAW. The EVF will have a 1440k dots display (frame coverage 100%).