Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera
Fujifilm is teasing an upcoming SLR-style mirrorless body on its X system page. The camera sports top-plate shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO dials, along with a prominent central viewfinder 'hump'. It will be formally announced on January 28th, and as usual we'll bring you full details then.
|Fujifilm's teaser for its upcoming SLR-style X-system camera|
Fujifilm isn't giving any more details right now, but the teaser gives a pretty clear view of the camera's top plate, on which we can see the following features:
- Shutter speed dial with X-Pro1-like locking button
- Exposure compensation dial covering +/-3 EV
- ISO dial (also lockable), including 'A' position for quick access to Auto
- Control levers below shutter speed and ISO dials (functions unknown, but drive and metering modes would make sense)
- Movie record button
- 'Fn' button which activates built-in Wi-Fi
- Power switch surrounding shutter button
- Large viewfinder hump, perhaps implying extra-large EVF
- PC sync socket on front
- Electronic front dial below shutter button
SLR-style mirrorless cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and E-M1, and the Sony Alpha 7 and 7R have clearly captured photographers' imaginations recently (as indeed has Nikon's 'retro' Df SLR), so this looks like a logical move from Fujifilm. Assuming it features the X-E2's impressively-fast AF system, with on-chip phase detection via the X-Trans CMOS II sensor, we suspect it'll be a particularly good vehicle for larger lenses such as the XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS telezoom. We've liked Fujifilm's recent cameras a lot, so are certainly looking forward to seeing what this one has to offer.