Past rumors of a X-Pro 2 have claimed Fujifilm’s next flagship mirrorless camera will be full-frame camera while later reports denied this notion. Now according to one of Fuji Rumors’ sources that attended a Fuji Event, a company representative said we could expect the X-Pro 2 will be announced in the early half of 2015. Considering the original X-Pro 1 was announced at CES 2012, it seems very likely the second rendition could be unveiled at the big tech show next January.
Previously the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 was thought to be a full-frame system, however, these rumors were quickly squashed by conflicting reports. Fuji Guy Greg Poole said Fujifilm X-Pro 2 won’t be full-frame, but “worth the wait” in an interview with The Luminous Landscape. Add in the fact that Fujifilm is still filling out their line of XF lenses for APS-C sensors. It simply would not make sense for the Japanese camera company to split its resources into developing two lines of glass.
Other than a few more details about the X-Pro 2, the same rep purportedly said Fuji is working on a high-speed sync flash. If there’s one thing the X-System lacks, it’s good lighting gear and previous reports have suggested this flash will be a high-powered strobe with remote communication.
We can surely expect a megapixel bump, improved autofocusing, new firmware updates for the lenses, and perhaps something that the X series can’t do yet: tethering.