Looking at the specs of the camera it's really hard for me to pick out which one excites me the most. The EVF on the X-T1 is amazing. Wait until you see the split-view inside the EVF. The 0.77x magnification makes the EVF a dream to use. The EVF screen appears so large that you can view the scene and then with a picture in picture you can also view a closeup of the scene for focus check. A really neat feature. The vertical view inside the EVF is wonderful. The tilt lcd is a very welcome addition. Here's the thing - the camera has a terrific feel! The sense of power in the ergonomics resonates with me and the fast shutter release sounds great. I love the new vertical grip which integrates camera functions when shooting horizontally and has another battery on board.
The X-T1 will be in the stores by the end of March. Check out the reviews online. More photos coming soon.
Fujifilm X-T1 Body only $1299.95
Fujifilm X-T1 w/ XF18-55 $1699.95
|Model Name||FUJIFILM X-T1|
|Number of effective pixels||16.3 million pixels|
|Image sensor||23.6mm×15.6mm（APS-C）X-Trans II CMOS with
primary color filter
Total number of pixels: 16.7 million pixels
|Sensor Cleaning system||Ultra Sonic Vibration|
|Storage media||SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC(UHS-II) memory card *1|
|File format (still image)||JPEG (Exif Ver
RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant, DPOF-compatible)
Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM Stereo
|Number of recorded pixels||L：<3:2>4896ｘ3264
/ <16:9>4896ｘ2760 / <1:1>3264 × 3264
M：<3:2>3456ｘ2304 / <16:9>3456ｘ1944 / <1:1>2304 × 2304
S：<3:2>2496ｘ1664 / <16:9>2496ｘ1408 / <1:1>1664 ×1664
L Vertical：2160ｘ9600 / Horizontal：9600ｘ1440
M Vertical：2160ｘ6400 / Horizontal：6400ｘ1440
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X mount|
available up to ISO6400)
Equivalent to ISO 200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Extended output sensitivity : Equivalent to ISO 100, 12800, 25600 and 51200
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average|
|Exposure mode||Programmed AE/ Shutter Speed priority AE/ Aperture priority AE / Manual exposure|
|Exposure compensation||-3.0EV -
+3.0EV, 1/3EV step
（movie recording : -2.0EV - +2.0EV)
|Image Stabilizer||Supported with OIS type lenses|
|Shutter type||Focal Plane Shutter|
|Shutter speed||(P mode) 1/4
sec. to 1/4000 sec.,
(All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Time 1/2 to 30 sec
Synchronized shutter speed for flash ：1/180 sec or slower
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 8.0
fps (JPEG : max. approx. 47
Approx. 3.0 fps (JPEG :up to the capacity of the card)
* Recordable frame number may vary depending on the type of memory card used.
* The frame rate varies with shooting condition and the number of images recorded.
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing
(±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100% ・ 200% ・ 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
White balance Bracketing （±1, ±2, ±3）
|Focus (mode)||Single AF / Continuous AF/MF Distance Indicator|
|(type)||Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF/TTL phase detection AF) , AF assist illuminator available|
|(AF frame selection)||Area （EVF/LCD : 49 areas with 7ｘ7）/ Multi
* Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types
|White balance||Automatic scene
Custom / Color temperature selection (K)
Preset: Fine / Shade / Fluorescent light (Daylight) / Fluorescent light (Warm White) /
Fluorescent light (Cool White) / Incandescent light / Underwater
|Self-timer||10sec. / 2sec. Delay|
|Interval timer shooting||YES
Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time
EF-X8 （included ） (Super Intelligent Flash)
Guide number : approx. 8（ISO100・m) / approx 11 (ISO200・m)
|Flash modes||Activated when
external flash is connected
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto / Forced Flash / Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto / Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro / Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
*Red-eye removal is active when Face Detection is set to ON.
|Hot shoe||Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
approx.2,360K-dot OLED color viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area : approx. 100％
Eye point : approx. 23 mm (from the rear end of the camera's eyepiece)
Diopter adjustment : -4m-1 to +2m-1
Magnification :0.77x with 50 mm lens (35 mm format equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to - 1.0 m–1)
Diagonal angle of view : approx. 38° (Horizontal angle of view :approx. 31°)
Built-in eye sensor
|LCD monitor||3.0-in, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1,040K-dot, Tilt type color LCD monitor (Approx. 100% coverage）|
|Movie recording||Full HD 1920x1080 60p/30p Continuous recording :
up to approx. 14 min.
HD 1280x 720 60p/30p Continuous recording : up to approx. 27min.
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" or higher.
|Film Simulation mode||10 type （PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA）|
|Dynamic range setting||AUTO(100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%|
|Advanced filter||Toy camera / Miniature / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft focus / Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple）|
|Other photography functions||Auto Red-eye
Removal, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Gradation), Select custom
setting, Motion panorama, Color
space, Framing guideline, Frame No.
memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Lens Modulation Optimizer,
Pre-AF, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, , Digital Split Image*3,
Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Interval timer shooting, Release priority/Focus priority selection,
Function button setting, (RAW, Movie, etc.）, ISO AUTO control,
Instant AF setting (AF-S/AF-C)
|Playback functions||RAW conversion, Image rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites|
|Wireless transmitter ( standard)||IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)|
|Wireless function||Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave|
|Other functions||PictBridge, Exif Print, Language selection, Time difference, High Performance mode, Silent mode|
|USB2.0（High-Speed) / micro USB terminal
* connectable with Remote Release RR-90 (sold separately) HDMI mini connector (Type C)
|(Others)||Microphone/shutter release input: Φ2.5mm, stereo mini connector|
|Power supply||NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Dimensions||129.0 (W) mm x
89.8(H) mm x 46.7(D) mm / 5.0 in. (W) x 3.5 in. (H) x 1.8 in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 33.4 mm/ 1.3 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 440g / 15.4 oz. (including battery and memory card)|
|Approx. 390 g / 13.7 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)|
|Operating Temperature||-10℃ - +40℃|
|Operating Humidity||10 - 80% (no condensation)|
|Battery life for still images *4||approx 350
frames (When XF35mmF1.4R is set, LCD monitor/viewfinder on,
and supplied flash EF-X8 not attached)
|Battery life for movies *4||Consecutive
movie recording : Approx. 103 min. (Face detection is set to OFF)
*Individual movies cannot exceed approx. 14 min on Full HD mode, and approx. 27 min on HD mode in length.
|Starting up period||Approx. 0.5 sec,
when High Performance mode set to ON
Approx. 1.0 sec, when High Performance mode set to OFF
* FUJIFILM research
|Accessories included||Li-ion Battery
Battery Charger BC-W126
Shoe-mounted flash unit EF-X8
Metal strap clip
Clip attaching tool
Hot shoe cover
Tall-orientation battery grip connector cover
Sync terminal cover
CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc. *5)
|*1 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.|
|*2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.|
|*3 Digital Split ImageTM is a trade mark or a registered trade mark of FUJIFILM Corporation.|
|*4 Approximate number of frames/period that can be taken with a fully-charged battery based on CIPA standard.|
Viewer software : Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
RAW File Converter : Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X 10.6-10.8
Official Press Release -
FUJIFILM X-SERIES REACHES A NEW PEAK WITH WEATHER RESISTANT X-T1
X-T1 features a huge, real-time OLED viewfinder, extreme AF speed, and premium craftsmanship for photographic freedom anywhere
Valhalla, N.Y., January 27, 2014 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-T1, a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers a near-instant image preview, the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the segment’s fastest autofocus of 0.08 seconds*1 for a truly remarkable photographic experience anywhere.
The FUJIFILM X-T1 now gives professional and enthusiast photographers the award-winning imaging power of the X-Series in a water, dust and temperature resistant body that braves outdoor challenges like never before.
OLED viewfinder perfection
The FUJIFILM X-T1 combines a unique wide-angle 2.36m dot resolution OLED view with the world’s highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera *2 and shortest display lag-time of just 0.005sec*3 to react as quickly as you need in any environment.
The OLED viewfinder also includes cutting-edge technology to bring users even closer to their subjects. The X-T1’s viewfinder uses a newly designed Graphic User Interface that provides an exciting shooting experience with clear details and a comfortable at-a-glance view of your settings.
The X-T1 has four OLED EVF Display Modes:
Award-winning 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II
The FUJIFILM X-T1 uses the award-wining EXR Processor II and X-Trans™ CMOS II sensor with built in phase detection that delivers an astonishing response time of just 0.08 seconds and a super-fast 0.5 second start-up time*5, along with a 0.05 second shutter time lag and a 0.5 second shooting interval*6.
The X-T1 can also shoot up to 8 frames per second*7 with tracking AF and is the first-ever CSC*8 to be compatible with SDXC UHS-II format memory cards for data writing speed (in Continuous Mode) that is approximately twice that of a conventional SD card.
Tough, weather-resistant design
The FUJIFILM X-T1 is the first weather-resistant X-Series CSC (when used with a weather-resistant lens) that performs in a wide range of challenging environments. The X-T1 uses more than 75 points of weather sealing, and the camera body is dust-resistant and water-resistant. The X-T1 is also freezeproof to -14°F for full-fledged field photography work, while the premium clear 3” LCD screen with 1.04 million dot resolution is made of tempered glass for additional outdoor protection.
Traditional handling, modern response
With five mechanical dials on the top-plate, two command dials; one on the front and one on the rear, and six fully customizable function buttons, the FUJIFILM X-T1 feels and functions like a proper photographic tool in the hand. The top-plate includes two machined-aluminum double-deck dials for the shutter speed and metering, and the ISO sensitivity and drive modes, and each is designed to turn with a reassuring click, while their textured surfaces gives a firm confirmation when setting up a shot.
With their exposure values clearly marked, the X-T1’s settings can be checked at a glance without using the rear LCD and the dials are perfectly arranged so that functions can be changed without removing your eye from the viewfinder. The six customizable function buttons and two command-dials arranged on the front and rear complete the picture, ensuring instant setting satisfaction.
WiFi and remote camera operation
The X-T1 one-touch WiFi connectivity lets you easily share images to your smartphone or tablet – pictures that these devices cannot capture - and remote shooting via smartphone or tablet using the Fujifilm Camera Remote app for unique capture opportunities.
Additional grip and weather resistant lenses
The optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) has the same hardy structure as the X-T1, so when added to the body, it is completely secured against the elements.
Fujifilm is launching three weather-resistant zoom lenses to complement the X-T1 camera in 2014, including the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.
FUJIFILM X-T1 key features list:
FUJIFILM X-T1 accessories:
The FUJIFILM X-T1 (body only) will be available for $1,299.95, and the X-T1 with the XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens (kit) will be available for $1699.95, both in February 2014.
The FUJIFILM X-T1 uses the same FUJIFILM X-Mount as the X-Pro1, X-E2, X-E1, X-M1 and X-A1, and all FUJIFILM XF and XC lenses work with all X-Series interchangeable lens cameras.
The current Fujifilm lens family includes the following FUJINON XF and XC lenses:
*1: Fastest AF speed among digital cameras equipped with an APS-C or larger sensor. Measurement conducted by Fujifilm research based on CIPA guidelines using the X-T1 equipped with XF14mmF2.8 R lens in High Performance mode as of January 2014
*2: Highest VF magnification ratio among digital cameras. Fujifilm research as of January 2014. Approx. 0.77x magnification with a 50mm lens (35mm format equivalent) set to infinity and -1.0DP
*3: Fujifilm research as of January 2014
*4: “X-Trans” and “Digital Sprit Image” are a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
*5: Equipped with XF27mmF2.8 in High Performance mode
*6: MF mode *7: AF-C shooting mode
*8: RAW shooting mode
*9: Expended output sensitivity
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