This week the folks at Fujifilm are teasing their next big release of a camera, starting up with the letter “X” to make sure you know, right off the bat, that we’ll be working with X-mount lenses. Here you’ll find the possibility of weather sealing right alongside a set of manual dials the likes of which the hardcore originalist will likely enjoy. This device could well be the device the Fujifilm X-Pro1 wasn’t, coming up clean with details that one-up that camera in all respects.
This device will be arriving on the 28th of January, if you did not notice from the teaser photo. There we’ll see a body that’s able to adjust essentially anything before the lens collects the image you’re attempting to attain. With a massive ISO dial, exposure and settings dials as well, this device will go to war with a certain “Df” from the Nikon camp right off the bat.
As it is coming up on the 80th anniversary of Fujifilm in general, we’ll likely see the company pull out all the stops, making this device a mix of the classic nature of the camera line with the newest in new of abilities. According to Mirrorless Rumors, we’ll be seeing a FujicaST-like (SLR-type) design, APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP), and finally a bigger (extra-large) and better (high performance) EVF.
With the possibility of an add-on battery grip, “faster AF than X-E2”, and a price-range between the X-E and the X-PRO line, we may well have a winner on our hands here. Now we’ve just got to wait a little over a week to see the full machine blast forth. If you look really, really close at the preview photo, too, you’ll see a Wi-fi button between dials – connectivity!
How about it – need more dials than you’ve ever had before?