Map Camera Fujifilm Interview: Cine Products and Tenth Aniversary

Map Camera interviewed Jun Watanabe, Product Planning Group Manager, Imaging Solutions Division on Youtube, and the google translation of the video is a mess, so we have to go on what DC.Life posted about the “interesting parts” of the interview, which is also translated. You can see the untranslated text here and the translated DC.Life text below:

There are no plans to develop a cinema camera at this time.

There are no plans at the moment, but this time the “X-H2S” has improved considerably, including video performance and functions, so first of all, everyone actually used the “X-H2S” and saw the evaluation and reaction. I think

After all, not only “moving” but also “still images” are taken together, and conversely, those who shoot “still images” shoot “moving images”. I feel that hybrid cameras like the “X-H2S” will become a trend in the future, and that hybrid cameras will become mainstream instead of dedicated cinema cameras.

At the moment, there are no plans to develop mount lenses for other companies, and we will focus on in-house mount lenses.

In fact, we are developing lenses for broadcasting and movies, so the “XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR” video zoom lens, which we plan to release later, is quite suitable for cinema, and it is one that incorporates our know-how. It is I think we were able to bring out the strengths that we are also involved in in the development of cinema lenses.

As for the different mounts, there are still areas where the lens lineup is lacking and areas where lens performance needs to be improved, so I would like to focus on our own lineup first.

I’m very happy to hear that you’re requesting a mount from another company, or rather, I think it’s appreciated (for Fujinon lenses).

X-mount 10th Anniversary Mr. Watanabe’s Message

Thank you very much for your patronage of our “X series”. From now on, I would like to continue working to create “WOW” products with the development team, including me, so that we can meet everyone’s expectations and say, “I definitely want to buy this.” I would appreciate it if you could. Thank you for your continued support.

Fujifilm X-H2S:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF18-120mm f/4.0 LM PZ WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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