Speaking to AP, Adrian Clarke, senior vice president at Fujifilm Europe (pictured) said the firm’s new X-Trans sensor (see above) is ‘performing not far off full-frame’.
Though Clarke said he has no knowledge of what future sensors Fuji’s engineers in Japan may be working on, he added that he hopes these will outperform full-frame.
In September 2012, Fujifilm technicians said they were seriously investigating the possible launch of a full-frame compact system camera (CSC) and were focusing on the sensor and processor that would be required.
However, Japanese bosses also indicated that, if Fuji did introduce a full-frame sensor, it would require a remake of the lens mount.
‘You’ve got to say, what’s the point of full frame when you’ve got an APS-C [sensor] outperforming full-frame,’ Clarke told AP.
‘The question is: who needs a full-frame sensor when these sensors are getting better and better.’
Adrian Clarke, senior vice president at Fujifilm Europe