Why not an X-Pro 1s/ X-E1s

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
liquid stereo
liquid stereo Veteran Member • Posts: 7,265
Product cycles

Mr Gadget wrote:

From what I can gather from the X100s press release from a hardware stand point the basic changes are the new Xtrans CMOS II sensor that incorporates PDAF sensors on chip and a new EXR Processor II. I would guess that both would have the same pad outs and chip size as the current shipping hardware. Even if they are different, all it would take would be a fairly simple circuit board change to create "s" versions of both the X-Pro and XE cameras.

The software has already been worked out with the X100s. It seems like an easy low cost update that could be brought to market quickly which would have a major positive market impact. The changes that we see in the X100s suggest that FujiFilm may indeed be listening to their customer base, it would make sense to move these improvements to the rest of the line as quickly as possible.

Why wouldn't FujiFilm want to do this?

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Conrad --------------------------------------------------- Show Low, Arizona

I'm sure some such camera will come along when the current ILCs are viewed to have peaked. That may be sooner rather than later, if the PDAF-on-sensor 16MP chips replaces the standard 16MP chip.

Does anyone know if Sony is still producing the plain (without on-board PDAF) 16 MP chips? Pentax and Nikon still use them but maybe their "lot" has been produced. Sony uses it on the NEX F3. Is that a big seller? It makes sense for Fuji to move to the new sensor when they can amortize the cost of switching production.

Personally, I want to see more lenses and better camera functionality.

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