Fuji Rumors reports that Fujifilm is currently working on a new project that will be the Fuji X-T2s and that a release date might not be all that far off.
What’s more, Fuji Rumors has updated its report to state that they’re ‘confident’ to announce that the Fuji X-T2s will feature In Body Image Stabilisation, also known as IBIS.
Fuji Rumors points out that it reported on a similar project a few years ago when Fujifilm was working on an X-Pro1s, but that Fujifilm abandoned the project at the 11th hour.
So it’s worth taking any rumour with a grain of salt. However, Fuji Rumors isn’t often wrong.
What’s more, well-known travel photographer and Youtuber Tony Northrup commented in a re-post over on Mirrorless Rumors:
I use the X-T2 and 16-55 for travel photography, where I never really know what the situation is going to be… and I’m always shocked at how many of my shots have camera shake in them. They don’t have a fast, stabilized normal zoom… So lately I’ve found myself grabbing a stabilized Sony/Panasonic/Olympus instead. I do think it’s pretty urgent. Sensor stabilization is a very practical way to get more sharp shots and let you use lower ISOs in low-light. I’d rather have IBIS than 4K.
So perhaps Fujifilm is making a savvy move, if indeed the rumour is true. We’d also love to see a Fuji X-T2 successor inherit some of the GFX’s features, namely its touchscreen.
Expanding F-LOG to internal recording would also be a nice addition.