Fujifilm scored a hit product this year with the FinePix X100, but it's looking to take things farther: the company announced today it will release its first interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras in 2012. Details are sparse, but given the specs of the X100, Fujifilm's clearly adept at putting big sensors into small cameras — we'd love to see the X100's APS-C sized sensor matched with interchangeable lenses, a combo that would match up well with something like the Sony NEX-C3. It's also possible that Fujifilm will pick up the Micro Four Thirds standard used by Panasonic and Olympus, but that's just fanboy fantasy right now — the company hasn't said anything yet. The 2012 release is a little late to the interchangeable-lens party, but given the intense action in the market lately, it's clear that the party is just getting started.
Update: Fujifilm held a press conference last night, and CEO Shigetaka Komori said that the new cameras would feature "resolution and low noise [that] will surpass the 35mm full size sensor." That sounds more like PR-speak than a promise of a larger-than-full-frame sensor, but Fujifilm's certainly setting the bar high.