According to the folks at PhotoRumors, Fujifilm has filed yet another camera registration this November. That brings the total registrations for their cameras in 2023 to four. Two of these four have already been launched, which leaves us all speculating about what these remaining two could be. The good news is of course, that this means at least two more Fujifilm cameras are around the corner.
What Does The Report Say
The PhotoRumors post states that on the 24th of November, Fujifilm had registered a new camera in Asia under the model number FF230003. The 4 that have been registered by them so far this year have been:
- FF230001 (This was later revealed to be the fantastic GFX100 II)
- FF220002 (Which we later found out was the X-S20, which we didn’t quite enjoy)
- FF230002 (not yet released): registered on June 19
- FF230003 (not yet released): registered on November 24
Since Fujifilm has quite a few cameras that could be due for an upgrade, we look at what these cameras might be.
A Fujifilm X100V Successor
A couple of months ago, we reported that the next camera in the Fujifilm X100 series (maybe the X100W?) could be sporting a new lens altogether. It would be 4 years early next year since the X100V model was launched. It’s entirely possible that one of these two undisclosed cameras could be the successor to Fujifilm’s X100V. Given how popular the cameras in this series are, it’s no surprise that Fujifilm would want to release the next one soon. It could sport the 26-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 sensor that gives beautiful colors on the Fujifilm X-H2S. Or would they bump up the resolution and give fans the 40-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 sensor from the X-H2 instead? Either way, the next in the series is probably one of the most anticipated Fujifilm cameras in recent years.
The Fujifilm X-Pro 4, Finally…?
It’s been 4 years since the latest model in the Fujifilm X-Pro lineup was released. This line of cameras is an absolute thing of beauty. That beautiful rangefinder I often drool over, the X-Pro 3, also came in 3 tempting color variations. While some photographers may not enjoy the ergonomics of the LCD in the latest model, the camera is an absolute dream as a photography tool. I used the first generation X-Pro 1 last month and could hardly put it down that day. There’s just something about the design and the image results that makes you want to continue photographing with it. It would be super cool to see the X-Pro 4 model come out sometime next year with much-improved autofocus.
Maybe a Fujifilm X-E5?
The Fujifilm X-E line is almost like a miniature mishmash of the X-Pro and X100 lines. But don’t let its size fool you. The last model to be released in this lineup, the Fujifilm X-E4 is a pretty capable performer. Barely a year and a half after its release though, Japanese retailers began listing it as a discontinued model. If the X-E5 is one of the two unannounced models in Fujifilm’s release pipeline, it’ll be exciting to see what specs they decide to launch it with. Hopefully the battery life will be much better in the new model.
The Fujifilm GFX 50R Successor Is Long Overdue
Take all the goodness of the X-Pro cameras and more, add a medium format sensor, and you’ve got one of the most delectable cameras the digital world has seen. Fujifilm’s GFX 50R isn’t just an excellent-looking camera; it’s an excellent performer under various conditions. And it baffles me why they haven’t already announced a newer model in this lineup with a higher-resolution sensor. Are we looking at a Fujifilm X100R camera coming up in 2024? If so, let’s hope it retains the best qualities of their recently announced GFX100 II camera.
Fujifilm GFX 100S II
At its launch in 2021, the Fujifilm GFX 100S model stood out from all their other cameras. We thoroughly enjoyed the IBIS improvements and the high ISO performance despite its 102-megapixel sensor. However, the recent launch of the GFX 100 II camera would indicate that a GFX 100S II model can’t be too far away. How much sharper could Fujifilm make the camera we dubbed the “Medium Format Swiss Army Knife“. If you plan on dipping your toes into the medium format world, this one might be worth waiting for.
Something Else Altogether
Could we see a totally new camera from Fujifilm? Something entry-level in the X-series lineup perhaps, akin to the Coolpix series from Nikon or the Cybershot models of yesteryear from Sony. Or could they bring out a lower-priced, low-resolution medium format GFX camera to tempt full-frame users to jump ship? Anyhow, 2024 promises to be exciting for Fujifilm camera owners and fans. Expect them to surprise and thrill us all soon after Jan.
The lead image used in this article is a screenshot from FujiRumors