We have been following the developing reports regarding Fujifilm’s possible entrance into the Medium Format Mirrorless market, which as of right now still point to an official announcement on this upcoming Monday, September 19th.
Today some new and really interesting reports have surfaced saying that this new Mirrorless Medium Format camera will in fact feature interchangeable viewfinders, much like the old modular film medium format bodies of the past. This keeps in line with the thought that Fujifilm would be using its film-style looks that have helped make the X-Series stand out from the crowd.
But beyond just fitting in with the film-style aesthetic, this is really interesting because obviously any viewfinder on the camera would be an EVF since it is a mirrorless camera. This means that not only will various viewfinder styles be available, but this also opens up the door for EVF upgrades at a later time as technology advances. This would be huge.
Unlike a traditional viewfinder which doesn’t rely much on tech, an EVF is limited to the quality of the screen within in. By offering interchangeable EVFs, Fujifilm could offer not only different variations on waist level, adjustible, etc – but also more basic or more advanced versions with higher resolution screens or faster refresh times, etc. But also, as tech advanced, it would allow users of this camera to update their EVF without having to fork out for a whole new body (assuming Fuji offered updated viewfinders, but knowing them, they would).
The more we hear about this potential camera the more intrigued and interested we become. Fujifilm’s press conference on Monday at Photokina could really be something.