Will Fuji use Leica’s M mount for their upcoming mirrorless camera?

Next Fuji camera: a baby M9?

Two days ago Fujifilm announced their plans for a new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. The new X system camera will be a "premium" camera" with “resolution and low noise that will surpass the 35mm full size sensor”. There were some speculations that Fuji may actually use Leica's M mount for their upcoming mirrorless camera (FYI: Fuji did produce Leica L39 mount lenses in the past).

The Leica M mount design is currently in the public domain and is no longer protected by any patents (the term of a patent is typically 20 years):

 

Source: patents 2038261 and 2643581

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