Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens, a relatively small, lightweight zoom for Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras, designed to complement smaller bodies like the X-M1 and X-A1. It features optical image stabilization for sharper handheld pictures, and uses a stepper motor for fast focusing. Like the XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS, but unlike Fujifilm’s more-expensive ‘R’ type lenses, it doesn’t have an aperture ring – instead this is controlled from the camera body. This means that X-Pro1 and X-E1 owners will need to install the latest firmware to use the lens.
Fujifilm will announce their new entry-level mirrorless camera Fujjifilm X-A1 in next few days(Could be as early as tomorrow). As rumored before, this X-A1 will have plasticy body and four different colors. Along with the X-A1, the XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens will also be announced on that day.