Fuji mirrorless camera to use organic sensor?

The excitement around the impending mirrorless camera from Fujifilm is starting to build as leaked pictures and details about its new sensor have been revealed online.

According to Mirrorless Rumors, the new LX camera will be the first to use an "organic sensor." In its announcement about the development of the camera, Fuji stated that the camera will be using a new type of sensor which it promises will outperform current full frame sensors.

Leaked images from the factory, although blurred, seem to reveal a camera which is similar in appearance to the Leica M9.

The small size of the camera has led some to speculate that the sensor will also be small, at APS-C sized or below.

Here comes the science

Explaining the tech behind the new sensor, 1001NoisyCameras, said "As the organic photoelectric conversion layer has a large absorption coefficient in principle, it can absorb enough light in spite of its extreme thinness. Therefore, it is free from spectral cross-talk between tiny pixels when capturing slanting rays of light and does not need any micro-lenses conventionally used for gathering incident light."

Other suspected specs from the new camera is a new proprietary mount, an all metal body, the same hybrid viewfinder that can be found on the popular Fujifilm X100, 1/400 top shutter speed, a universal hotshoe and a variety of lenses including an 18mm f/2.0 pancake lens and a 35mm f/1.4 lens will be debuted.

Some suggestions have been made that the camera could feature a Nikon F-Mount, which Fuji used for its now discontinued DSLR range, and would surely be popular with those users disappointed by Nikon's own compact system cameras, the Nikon V1 and J1.

Expected to be officially announced in February 2012, keep following for more updates on the new Fujifilm camera as they come in.

Via Mirrorless Rumors

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.