The website of US dealer Crutchfield states that the X100, which was launched last year, has been discontinued and is no longer available to purchase.

This has fuelled speculation that a replacement model is being primed for the Photokina trade show which takes place in Cologne, Germany, in September.

However, when approached by Amateur Photographer, a spokesman for Fujifilm UK said: ‘The camera is still in production and is not discontinued as far as the UK is concerned.’

The 12.3-million-pixel model, which features an APS-C-size CMOS imaging sensor and a 23mm f/2 lens, was first unveiled at Photokina in 2010.

It includes a hybrid viewfinder that combines an electronic viewfinder with the ‘bright frame’-type optical viewfinder found in rangefinder film cameras.