Fujifilm X-Pro 2 – a Full Frame?

Gear & App Rumors April 6th 2014 9:45 AM 12 Comments

An interesting twist has come up in addition to the rumor we shared earlier in the week regarding the X-Pro1s being scrapped in  favor of the X-Pro2. According to another source, as stated by Fuji Rumors, the X-Pro2 will feature a Full Frame sensor.

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This would be interesting news for sure, since Fujifilm has dealt exclusively with crop sensor bodies in the past. The other rumor worth noting is that the current XF lenses would not work on this new X-Pro2, meaning that Fujifilm would also be releasing 3-5 new FF lenses to go along with the X-Pro2.

This is just a rumor, and as with all rumors take it with a heavy dose of salt, but if this turns out to be true, this could be huge! Fujifilm has been doing to crop sensor bodies what Sigma has been doing with their new lenses. It would be interesting to see how the Fujifilm FF X-Pro2 would compare with the Sony a7 series, as well as the Canon and Nikon full frame DSLRS.

If Fujifilm could knock a full frame mirrorless out of the park as they have with their new X-T1 then Sony, Canon, and Nikon will all be in trouble. As with all new line releases though, it will depend heavily on the performance and cost of the new FF lenses. Regardless, this is a big rumor, and if it turns out to be true, even bigger news.

Stay tuned…

[via Fuji Rumors]
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12 Comments

  1. Jens

    This would be pretty amazing!

  2. J. Cassario

    Im with Jens on this one. Do we know when yet? I guess sometime tonight?

    • Anthony Thurston

      I wouldn’t expect to see anything official on this until the end of 2014 or early 2015 sadly. But you never know.

    • J. Cassario

      Oh yeah, your right, I was confusing this with the Sony announcement.

  3. Stephen Roberts

    Why if this is true would Sony, Canon and Nikon be in trouble? The X-T1 is a great little camera but it hasn’t knocked Canon And Nikon off the top of the sales charts. Comments like that really drop the value of blog posts.

    • Joseph Corrado

      Let me try to explain why Stephen. You see, Canon, Nikon and Sony have been holding court in the full frame camera market. for some time. Mirrorless cameras are just really beginning to be understood and accepted by photographers. The Fuji X system is among the best in that class, so good in fact that I hear stories every day of Canon and Nikon DSLR shooters abandoning this systems in favor of the X system. I personally shoot with a Canon 5d and an X- Pro 1. My thoughts are that image quality on the X Pro 1 at least equals if not exceeds that of the Canon. I have been one of those longing for the full frame fuji to come out to make me sell my Canon. The Sony A7 and A7 r are proof that full frame and compact size can work. Canon and Nikon haven’t really seen fit to join the party. NIkon’s D4 is just ok (Still too big in my opinion) and Canon has done absolutely nothing. If the rumor is true and I hope it is as I can’t leave the house without the X-Pro 1 then Canon and Nikon and even Sony who are all facing dwindling market share will be looking and wondering how they all came to trail Fuji.

  4. Lh

    This with a small sized 35mm and 85mm could be an absolute winner set. If the price isn’t ridiculously high and the body reasonable size then this might be the camera that I’ve been waiting for.

  5. Simon Dewey

    I really like the fact that the xpro isn’t full frame. I love the size and handling. I love the fact that I can make up for focusing errors by the fact that it’s crop-sensor, so I have more depth of field to play with. I’d really like to see better focusing, especially in low light, rather than a move to Full Frame.

  6. Ironymous

    Well, Fuji might as well follow Sony and go full frame, since many of their lenses are full frame sized, anyway. Lenses with 52mm to 67mm filter threads on a mirrorless just doesn’t make any sense, to me. I might as well get a Nikon D610 or Canon 6D. Olympus and Panasonic have a better idea of what mirrorless is all about, with their standard 46mm and 49mm filter threaded primes. And their zooms are typically a third of the full frame equivalents.

  7. erocinov

    I cannot wait to see it. Just hope that it will work like a pro and not like a corky, flaky, unreliable camera that they have been producing so far.

  8. Omar Maulana

    Let’s just hope more and more manufacturers are joining the fullframe mirrorless bandwagon, it will surely good for competition between companies and will drive the prices down even more.

    I personally won’t switch systems (yet) as I think the current selection of mirrorrless FF will not be reaching the same robustness (weather sealing) and (autofocus) reliability any time soon, perhaps in a couple of years. But not in a year or two, just take a look at EOS M.

  9. Truth Is

    When will all you gear heads realize that the whole Japanese camera industry collaborates with each other. Fuji has more ties to Nikon, who has even more ties with Sony etc, etc. ANY true imaging breakthrough IS quickly shared throughout the industry. Can anyone say ‘Sony 50mp CMOS’ in what? how many new MF cameras? Umm, Canikon 50mp due out this September anyone?

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