I quite agree about the OVF, the only niche they might hit would be a 4x zoom fast at both end with the sleek styling of the X100 with a good EVF and LCD.Fair enough Lili. Conceded they could do an EVF, but I'd be taking the OVF prospects off the table. Having said that, I can't see Fuji hitting a niche with this. Granted many would like the retro styling, but the pitch with the x100 was it's pro cred.
Be about as smart as Pentax putting out a pocket sized interchangeable kit with a 1/2.33" sensor. Madness!
F4 or 4.5I think they could probably do a hybrid OVF / EVF for this camera as long as they are electronically projecting the frameline. They only have to account for the 28mm - 112mm range that this camera is supposed to have. I am intrigued by the f2.0 lens. So far, no one has made a compact with a constant zoom like this. Olympus XZ-1 is f2.4 at the long end (still very fast) and so was the Leica Digilux 2 (same sensor size incidentally). I am fairly certain that the Fuji lens will not be faster than f2.4 at 112mm to keep the camera compact.