I love printed materials. Not just because they’re great in their own right, but because sometimes, due to the restrictions of printing and mailing delays, they break news a little early. We see it in promos and posters all the time.
Here are the specs listed on the page, so you don’t have to squint like I did:
- 12-megapixel 2/3″ EXR CMOS sensor
- 4x F/2.0 4x zoom lens (28-112mm equivalent, no mention of tele max aperture)
- 2.8″ LCD
- “Wide and bright optical viewfinder” – i.e. not the X100′s hybrid viewfinder
- Full HD movies, RAW and JPEG modes
- “Rich design and feel like X100″
- 500 shots per charge
That mostly jives with what we heard earlier. It’s definitely being called the X50 here, and as the X100 only has one name, I’m guessing they’re going to stick with that. Or there could be a third camera called the X10 with different specs, but I don’t think there’s much else they can remove that wouldn’t compromise the X-series integrity.
The main difference would be the lack of the hybrid viewfinder. I’ve got an X100 here next to me, and I certainly like the hybrid view, but I think I could be convinced to part with it for the amount the X50 loses off the price. The flash has moved as well, and there appears to be no exposure bias dial. That’s too bad, it’s a nice thing to have. But it’s gained a knob there on the right side (our right) to make up for it. Flash options, perhaps?
The catalog doesn’t mention a shipping date, unfortunately, but since it’s in there, we can probably expect an announcement from Fujifilm soon.
[via Photo Rumors]