It’s high time for the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 to get an upgrade since the camera came out in January 2012. Mirrorless Rumors has picked up on the first ever specs we’ve heard for Fujifilm’s flagship camera.
Supposedly the X-Pro 1’s 16.3MP APS-C sensor is getting a big bump up to 24.3MP with a new “non-organic X-Trans” chip. The camera is also said to come with an articulating screen and built-in Wi-Fi, both features that have since made it into the X-T1. The camera is purportedly slated for an announcement at Photokina 2014 with its release following shortly after in 2015.
It’s seems very likely Fujifilm would release a new camera soon and it would be the X-Pro 1. More importantly the new sensor will replace the 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II chip, which has become a little long in the tooth since it was introduced with the Fujifilm X100S. Hopefully the bump up in image resolution won’t have a negative effect on Fujifilm’s classically great high ISO performance.
The X-Pro 2 also might introduce some novel features with a zooming optical viewfinder as was previously noted in a patent. We’re sure to hear more about the X-Pro 2 as we get closer to its rumored Photokina announcement, so be sure to stay tuned for more.