Monday, January 20, 2014

First view of the new Fujifilm X camera, the X-T1

First photo of the Fujifilm X-T1 camera. Controls on the left appear to be similar to those of an X-E2, but balancing the body style out nicely on the right is a new, quick-change knob for selecting ISO settings. Also appears to be a flash sync on the right and another wheel on the right. 

Fujifilm put out a teaser photo today of its newest X camera due to be announced next week, the Fujifilm X-T1. The knobs on top of the body give it an SLR retro look a bit reminiscent of the recently released Nikon DF. The X-T1 is expected to fit in the X line up between the X-E2 and E-Pro series. The main body difference is in the SLR-type finder. From a report I heard form someone who has handled the X-T1, its EVF finder is supposedly excellent, producing a very large image with high refresh rate coupled with a high eye point making it possible for eyeglass wearers to see the full image with their eye a considerable distance from the finder window.

The X-T1 is expected to have the same 16.3MP sensor in the other top X cameras, and accept Fuji X mount lenses. Other anticipated features may include continuous shooting up to 8fps, improved AF and low-light AF, a high speed USH-II SD card slot, internal Wi-Fi connectivity, weather resistant body, and tilt-screen. Anticipated price is expected to be in the $1300 range for the body.

The X-T1 will be announce on January 28th and available in stores mid-February. Stay tuned.

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