Fuji LX mirrorless Micro-4/3-rival leaks

Fuji's LX mirrorless interchangeable lens compact camera has apparently been sighted in the wild, with the much-rumored snapper expected to use an APS-C sensor. First tipped back in April as a prosumer version of the retro-styled Fuji X100, the new pictures and intel spotted by PhotoRumors suggest the camera will launch as the Fuji LX along with three lenses, including a pancake 18mm f/2 and a 35mm f/1.4.

The third lens will supposedly be a zoom, yet to be detailed. A possible fourth lens, a 60mm, is also suggested, though unconfirmed. Style-wise, the camera keeps the retro theme of the X100, with plenty of physical controls – including a pair of settings dials on the top edge – and a hot shoe for accessories. There's also an optical viewfinder along with the LCD display.

Fujifilm confirmed back in October that it would be launching a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in spring 2012, with the company later promising that prototypes would be on show at CES in January next year. No pricing or detailed specifications have been revealed, though Fujifilm was keen to point out that its "clear objective in the development of lenses, sensor and processor technology is to achieve the highest image quality."