Missed out on the Fujifilm X100VI? New leak suggests the next best thing could land soon

Fujifilm X-T30 II (above) looks set to get a successor soon

The overwhelming popularity of the Fujifilm X100VI means it can be difficult to find where to buy it, but a new leak suggests another small retro Fujifilm camera could be on the way soon – and it could prove to be a more versatile choice.

As reported by Fuji Rumors, the first image of the alleged Fujifilm X-T50 appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo. Well, when we say “image,” we’re talking about a somewhat blurry close-up of the camera name below the Fujifilm dial in the top left corner of the camera.

This doesn’t say much on its own, but it does make rumors of a Fujifilm X-T50 (which will replace one of the world’s best travel cameras, the Fujfilm X-T30 II) all the more likely.

Fujifilm announced last week that its next X Summit event, where the company typically announces new products, will be held on May 16 in Sydney, Australia. While there is no official schedule for the event, recent speculation from Fuji Rumors suggests that the X-T50 and the new XF16-50mm f/2.8-4.5 kit lens will be the most likely.

There will likely be significant differences between the Fujifilm X100VI and the X-T50. The X100VI is a compact camera with a fixed lens, so you’ll have to use its 23mm f/2 lens. That’s part of its compact charm, but it can also be a limiting factor if you don’t want to use the camera’s built-in cropping modes.

If the X-T50 follows the usual XT series styling, it will look like a miniature version of the Fujifilm X-T5 with interchangeable lenses. And considering the latter is one of the best mirrorless cameras you can buy right now, that could make it a very popular choice for avid hobbyists indeed.

X100VI vs X-T50: which is better?


Missed out on the Fujifilm X100VI? New leak suggests the next best thing could land soon

A rough idea of the size difference between the Fujfilm X100VI (left) and the current X-T30 II (right).

The Fujifilm X100VI’s fixed lens means it made it into our guide to the best compact cameras, where it currently ranks number one. But the XT series isn’t much bigger than Fuji’s popular camera – the current X-T30 II, for example, is actually narrower (by 10mm) and not much taller, even if it’s 14mm thicker.

The XT series also features a much larger viewfinder and interchangeable lenses, making it more versatile. You can pair it with a small lens like the XF23mm f/2 to get the same effect as the X100VI, but also have the ability to switch to a different focal length or even zoom.

The X-T30 II’s small size means there’s a limit to the types of lenses you can comfortably pair it with, and the X100VI is undoubtedly more of a purist’s choice with a classic design. But if you’re looking for a small camera for travel or one that’s ideal for family or street photography, we recommend waiting and seeing what Fujifilm announces at its next X Summit.

There haven’t been any specific specs leaks for the X-T50 yet, but it’s fair to assume that it will use Fujifilm’s latest fifth-generation 40MP sensor and X-5 processor (the same as the X100VI). And with few rumors of new models in Fujifilm’s XE and X-Pro lines, the X-T50 may be the most promising option for fans of small APS-C mirrorless cameras.


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