It is no secret that people are loving what Fujifilm is doing at the high end of their X-series system with the X-T1 and X-Pro. The story on the lower end though, is slightly different, with sales of their X-A1 and X-M1 not going as well as the company hoped.
New Entry Level X Series In Early 2015
According to a new rumor report over on Fuji Rumors, Fujifilm may be looking to remedy this ‘disconnect’ at the lower end of their system with a new entry level X-series camera body; possibly as a direct successor to the X-A1 or maybe as an X-M1 replacement, or maybe something totally new, designed to take the place of both those models.
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Not much is known about the possible upcoming camera other than that it will be an entry level model to the X-Series and that it is expected to be announced in early 2015. This could possibly coincide with the expected early 2015 announcement of the Fuji X-Pro2, but only time (and the rumor mill) will tell.
In the meantime, much as with Canon and the EOS-M (although not quite that extreme), thanks to the disappointing sales from the X-A1 and X-M1, both are available for some really great savings this holiday season. If you have been looking to get into the X-Series, one of these deals may be the opportunity you have been looking for to dip your toes in the water before diving in, so to speak.
The X-A1 can be had right now from Amazon for a great deal of just $449 in the kit with the 16-50mm lens. The X-M1 though, also has some nice savings available for $599 in that same kit with the 16-50mm lens.