Aug. 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM ET
The popular and expensive X series of retro-style cameras from Fujifilm is getting two new models, according to images leaked on a Japanese camera site.
One is a pocket-sized camera with a traditional extending zoom lens, which may be called either the XP-1 or the XF-1 (the image isn't clear enough to be sure). This would be the smallest and likely least expensive in Fujifilm's mostly high-end X series. Not much is known about its specs, but it has a 4x F/1.8-4.9 zoom, which translates to plenty of light on the wide end but no so much zoomed in.
The other, called the X-E1, appears to fall somewhere between the original X-100 and the highly expensive X-Pro1. It lacks the interesting hybrid viewfinder of those cameras, but has the lens mount of the latter. This should lower the cost and make the device more practical in some ways, since the optical part of the viewfinder isn't useful with some lenses.
Both have the attractive faux-leather grip styling and understated design that characterize the X series and signify them as luxury items. No pricing or launch information was leaked along with the cameras, so it may be just a few days or a few months before these cameras hit the street.
Devin Coldewey is acontributing writer for NBC News Digital. His personal website iscoldewey.cc.