It was only a matter of time until Fujifilm tried to play off of the success that the X-T1 gave them. At least that’s what’s to be believed if Mirrorless Rumors is indeed correct. From what it looks like, the camera is in a similar SLR style camera body but stripped down for the more entry level crowd. For starters, Fujifilm has removed the ISO dial on top and replaced it with a mode dial. But otherwise, lots of the X-T1’s features seem to be present. Also note that it is stated to come kitted with an XC lens–which Fujifilm states aren’t as high end as their other X series lenses. The full run down of specs is after the jump.
So does this have any validity? It makes a lot of sense with Fujifilm consistently feeling out their market. We’re bound to see an upgrade to the X Pro 1, X100T, and XE-2 this year. But then consider their other cameras like the XA-1 and the X30–does this seem familiar to you?
Years ago, Sony released a whole load of cameras to feel out the market and effectively build their fleet. With years in, they’re pretty much got it settled but may experiment more. Fujifilm’s strategy is more akin to what Olympus does though–loads of cameras with the same sensor and where the big differences are essentially just the feature set and camera body design. In terms of a profit standpoint, it seems to work; and Fujifilm may release the Fujifilm X-T10 and maybe even a 100 series underneath it that is even more stripped down.