Fujifilm, the Japanese multinational photography and imaging company, will announce two new mirrorless interchangeable lenses X-E1 and the compact XP1 cameras. Both devices are expected to be revealed on 5th September. Along with them, the company will also be launching a new firmware update for the X-Pro1. After the firmware update of X-Pro1, it will have much faster Auto Focus mode. Also with 2 times the speed as before, it will be able to write to SD memory card at maximum speed. The speed, at which the image comes into focus when the focus ring is turned, has also been immensely improved.
As told earlier, this upcoming update will increase the autofocus speed of the device, but the real big upgrading will be the addition of the new XF lenses with a new linear AF motor. The X-E1 camera and XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens combo will have an ability to snap focus in just 0.1 seconds. It is similar to the Autofocus speed in the latest Panasonic cameras. The X-Pro1 may or may not offer that speed after the firmware update. The X-E1 will still have a faster Autofocus speed with the new lenses as compared to the X-Pro1.
The company has also offered a $300 discount on purchasing a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera along with a XF lens. The upcoming X-E1 mirrorless camera is expected to be priced below $1000. Also, the company is looking forward to make the X-Pro1 more attractive after 9 months of its announcement.