Is Fujifilm launching a new camera system? It just patented a lens for a 1-inch sensor…

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A new Fujifilm patent for a 48mm f/1.2 lens has been spotted. This is interesting news in its own right, but even more eyebrow-raising is the fact that the new optic is to for mirrorless cameras with a 1-inch image sensor.

Obviously Fujifilm has an established ecosystem of APS-C and medium format cameras, such as the Fujifilm X-T200 and Fujifilm GFX 100S, and produces some of the best instant cameras through its perennially popular Instax brand. However, it doesn't currently produce any cameras with one-inch sensor. 

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