Jan. 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM ET
Rumors that Fujifilm will be unveiling updates to its popular X series of cameras at CES next week gained steam as shots and specs for two new devices leaked to a Japanese website Friday. The new cameras boast a number of improvements over their already critically acclaimed predecessors.
The images and info posted to Digicame-Info haven't been confirmed, but they're in line with expectations.
The X100, which caused a splash in 2010 with its striking design and high-quality sensor and lens, will get a successor in the form of the X100S. Supposedly it gets an upgraded hybrid viewfinder (combining an optical and LCD viewfinder), hybrid autofocus (uses multiple methods to speed up focus), and some helpful tools to improve manual focus.
The X20 will be the sequel to the well-reviewed X10, a lower-cost camera that used many of the aspects of the popular X100. The rumors say it will get a sensor of the highly-regarded X-Trans type, Fujifilm's pride, and will also get a number of improvements to focus. It will also have a duotone silver-and-black version, to the delight of those who thought the original was a bit too monochrome.
Advertisements for Fujifilm at the CES venue do not feature the new cameras, but we will be there in person to follow up and let you know.
Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBCNews Digital. His personal website is coldewey.cc.