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Fujifilm to release mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

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Fuji is working on a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) that will most likely be revealed at CES 2012.

Following the success of the X100, Fuji has clearly worked out that its retro take on cameras is ticking plenty of people's photographic boxes. Now, the word is out that the company plans to release an interchangeable lens camera. What we know so far about it is that Fuji plans to invest a lot in image quality: a tweet revealed that the sensor won't be the Micro Four Thirds type. The X series system will be "premium" cameras, which makes us think that Fuji is planning a large sensor and refined styling a la the X100.

The ILC market is incredibly crowded, with all manufacturers bar Canon entering the space with their own take. We'll have to wait and see if consumers will lap up the Fuji version considering many other ILC cameras are already up to their third generation — and if Fuji will put an APS-C-sized sensor in the X series, making it a viable competitor to the Sony and Samsung systems.

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Wilz posted a comment   

The market is crowded but most offerings did not , at least in my book, offer an image quality that matches the retail price.

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