Fuji to Expand X-Series with XQ1 and X-E2 Due October 18

Fuji X-E1

Recent rumors and leaks suggest that Fuji will be releasing two new S-Series cameras in the lead up to PhotoPlus 2013 at the end of October. The Fuji X-E2 should replace the popular Fuji X-E1 mirrorless camera.

Additionally, the Fuji XQ1 is expected to be a compact version of the Fuji X20, using the same 12MP 2/3″ X-Trans II sensor. This could be Fuji’s shot at the prosumer market that’s been so enamored with Sony’s RX100 cameras.

Both cameras are rumored to be announced on October 18.

[via Fuji Rumors]

No More New Canon DSLRs or Lenses in 2013?

Canon 100-400mm L Lens

We had lots of hope for new cameras and lenses from Canon. Particularly, I have been looking forward to a replacement for the EF 100-400mm L lens. Recent rumors, however, suggest that Canon may not have anything left to pull out for 2013 in terms of EOS and EF lines.

There has been plenty of murmurs in recent months about a pair of new EOS M models due prior to PhotoPlus 2013. (The current EOS M is still in fire sale mode.) If the sources are to be believed, however, it could be rather quiet for Canon other than the recent introduction of the EOS 70D.

[via CR]