I think that FUJIFILM will announce new X30 in the end of summer or early autumn maybe in September;
If it will be true, i expect the first production units will be in stores right at the end of October, just as it was a 3-years ago with FUJI X10
However, let me take a guess what the major improvements will be....
In my opinion:
+ Newely developed 1" (4800x3600) 17.3Mpix sensor BSI-CMOS; It would be great if it is bigger dough; X-Trans or maybe the new pattern type
+ New lens with range 9-37mm/f2.0-4.0* + aperture ring, or electronical lens ring + misc control mode ; 24-100mm (equivalent to 35mm film) ; ///*max f1/4.0 @ 37mm for compactness;
+ 46mm or 49mm lens thread for screw in filters; Inbuilt 3-stop ND filter would be nice extra but i doubt FUJI to give us such bonus;
+ New 3" tiltable TFT Display screen borrowed from X-A1/X-M1; It would be great if it also a touch sensitive, for touch shutter shots, but I doubt it...
+ inbuilt Wi-Fi & NFC modules for wireless connection and control via smart devices just as Fuji X-E2 & X-T1
+ I think it is important FUJI X30 to be equipped with the higher capacity Lithium-Ion NP-95 battery well known from X100, to ensured at least 300RAF per battery charge;
+ Full manual control over video and probably better video quality & Mp4 format;
+ New SD-XC card slot with UHS II U3 support that is already present on big brother X-T1;
- No more optical viewfinder; But excellent EVF (X-VF1) same tech specs as those from X-E2; Only available as add-on unit @ MSRP $300
Whole this package @ MSRP $700-750 for the FUJI X30; $1000 for X30 + X-VF1 + leather case*(as bonus).
Excuse my bad English....
Edited by EmoXide, 05 April 2014 - 10:59 AM.