Images supposedly leaked to the rumours website Digicam Info reveal a gorgeous little camera labeled the X-E1. Is this a new retro shooter that will join Fuji's X100 and X-Pro1? We hope so, it looks very promising — like Fujifilm built the camera for a broader audience this time.
The new camera will be another compact system cam like the X-Pro1 — in fact, don't be surprised if it's just a user-friendly version of the X-Pro1. While the beautiful camera had the APS-C sensor everyone expects from a interchangeable-lens shooter — not to mention a wonderful viewfinder and excellent handling — it fell short of people's expectations. The camera's processor is so slow as to be a drag and its autofocus speeds are abysmal. Oh, and it costs £1200-odd just for the body.