Reports State That a Weather Sealed Fujifilm Mirrorless X Series Cam Is Coming in January

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 lens fujifilm x pro product photos (7 of 7)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 5.0

While Fujifilm has stated before that they’re not going to get into the full frame game, that doesn’t mean that they won’t try to get higher end. As it stands, the X Pro 1 has yet to have a full upgrade. But a report on 43Rumors is saying that the company will be coming out with a camera shaped like the Olympus OMD series and that it will be weather sealed. Of course then, it also means that some sort of weather sealed lenses will have to come out sooner or later. Fujifilm hasn’t described any of these in the roadmap yet.

If Fujifilm produces something like that, then it will conflict heavily with the OMD EM1 or EM5. At the same time though, I believe what everyone wants to see is a full frame X Trans Sensor that will probably wipe the floor with everyone else as Fujifilm’s sensors are right now the best in the APS-C sector.

However, this was also on a rumor site. And it probably isn’t true. But CES in January seems like an accurate time for the company to make the announcement.

Review: Figosa Mirrorless and Vintage Camera Leather Strap

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Figosa Black Vintage strap (4 of 5)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 5.6

Figosa is an extremely new company in the camera strap world. Based in Italy, and manufacturing their products from genuine Italian Leather, they are initially targeting users of film cameras and mirrorless digital cameras. Italian leather has always been known for its excellent quality and it is often always worked with by hand. This leather lends its qualities to their first strap designed for vintage cameras and mirrorless interchangeable lens cams as well. It can come in different colors, but we went for the conservative black look. The overall quality and look earned the strap a special mention in our recent camera strap roundup.

But should it be the next strap on your camera?

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First Impressions: Sony NEX 7 vs Fujifilm X Pro 1 vs Olympus EM5 OMD

Which one? The Fuji X Pro 1, the Olympus OMD EM5, or the Sony NEX 7? These three cameras seem to be the current flagship of their respective camera systems. We’ve had hands on time with each camera already and feel that there is a sufficient lack of major information out there on the internet. Sure, everyone is comparing the high ISOs and looking at charts on image quality; but there is much more to a camera than that. What about the viewfinders? Or the ergonomics? Or the practicality of the lens selection?

Let’s take a look.

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