Last Updated on 01/18/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
It seems that Fujifilm’s next generation of X-Trans could be coming around the corner sooner than we expected.
Fujifilm’s [amazon_textlink asin=’B01I3LNMAM’ text=’X-T2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5b8ecd9f-fafb-11e7-ab02-075b653c6923′] is barely coming up on being two years old, but it seems Fujifilm is getting prepared to launch it’s successor, the X-T3, as soon as Photokina later this year. Not only is it coming, but according to the reports, this updated camera will feature a new sensor and processor combination.
The report, just posted over on FujiRumors, points to a pre-Photokina 2018 announcement for the X-T3 but with an actual shipping and availability date of sometime in October or November. Obviously, this is completely unofficial at this point, and so this information could and likely will change between now and then.
Beyond the what and the when, these new reports have also indicated that the upcoming X-T3 will not only feature a new X-Processor Pro (Fujifilm’s image processor) but it will also feature the next generation X-Trans sensor. It is unclear what the megapixels will be at this point, but the report indicates the sensor is expected to remain less than 30MP overall – meaning it likely won’t be a huge resolution boost over the current 24MP X-Trans sensor in the [amazon_textlink asin=’B01I3LNMAM’ text=’X-T2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7ef2a04b-faf9-11e7-873e-3bcd9ec42d11′] and [amazon_textlink asin=’B01A8DUR74′ text=’X-Pro2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’85e11204-faf9-11e7-bcbe-0dadb4f2aaa3′].
28MP is a number we have seen in the past from other companies – a number that would set the X-T3 apart from other APS-C based cameras and closer to that of their high-resolution full-frame competition. However, any guesses at this point as to what it’s MP count will be are just that… guesses and speculation.
Regardless, 2018 looks to have quite a bit of potential from Fujifilm. We are for sure looking forward to seeing what the company brings to the table now that the greater photography community as a whole has started to take notice and look beyond the vintage styling.