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Fuji X-T1 digital camera

The new Fujifilm X-T1 interchangeable lens camera with the world's fastest Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005 sec and the world's highest magnification ratio

Fujifilm is delighted to announce the X-T1, the latest addition to the award-winning X-Series range. A premium interchangeable lens camera, the X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance (when paired with a weather resistant X mount lens), together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. What's more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.

The Real Time Viewfinder revolution

Combining a unique wide-angle view, along with the world's highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera*, the X-T1's electronic viewfinder provides a truly immersive shooting experience. But it's the viewfinder's display speed that really sets it apart; with a lag-time of just 0.005sec** — that's one tenth the speed of conventional digital cameras*** — you'll feel a total connection to the subjects you're shooting.

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Perfect alignment of the viewfinder with the optical axis of the lens

With its 2.36m dot resolution OLED display producing a crisply detailed view of whatever you're shooting, the X-T1's EVF lets you immerse yourself in the action, just as you'd feel with a traditional optical viewfinder.

But while the vision it creates is the smoothest and purest yet on a digital camera, the X-T1's viewfinder also packs in breakthrough technologies to help your photography. The viewfinder's newly designed Graphic User Interface provides a fresh shooting experience with clear details and a comfortable at-a-glance view of your settings.

Its four display modes offer a shooting experience impossible with an optical viewfinder:

1. “FULL” mode takes full advantage of the high magnification ratio of the X-T1's viewfinder to give an unrivalled view of the scene

2. “NORMAL” provides an optimum view, including shooting settings

3. “DUAL” is specially designed for manual focusing with a clever split view. Where the regular view and manual focus area can be simultaneously checked (with Digital Split Image™ or Focus Peak Highlight)*4

4. For a “PORTRAIT” view in “NORMAL” and “FULL” modes, the interface automatically rotates when the camera is held vertically

Fuji X-T1 electronic viewfinder view

World's fastest AF speed

The perfect view needs autofocus to match and with its EXR Processor II and X-Trans™ CMOS II sensor*4, the X-T1 delivers. The new X-Trans™ sensor has phase detection AF built in so a world-beating response of just 0.08 seconds is achieved*5 and the EXR Processor II allows a super-fast 0.5 second start-up time*6, 0.05 second shutter time lag and a 0.5 second shooting interval*7. It also allows up to 8 frames per second*8 with tracking AF and is the first-ever model** to be compatible with SDXC UHS-II format memory cards, so the data writing speed in continuous mode increases to about twice that of a conventional card*9.

Tough, weather-resistant design

As good as it looks and handles, the X-T1 is also tough enough to take on almost any shooting assignment. Thanks to approximately 80 points of weather sealing, the camera body is dust-resistant and water-resistant, giving it plenty of protection from dirt and moisture. With it offering freeze resistance to -10°C, it enables full-fledged field photography without worrying about the weather or the season and the LCD features tempered glass for additional outdoor protection.

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The optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) has the same hardy structure, so when twinned with the XT-1 body, it's completely secured against the elements.

Fujifilm is launching three weather-resistant zoom lenses to complement the X-T1 camera, these will all be available during 2014, with the XF18-135mm launching in June. The three lenses are the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.

Traditional handling, modern response

With five mechanical dials on the top-plate, two command dials on the front and rear and six fully customizable function buttons, the X-T1 feels and functions like a proper photographic tool in the hand. The top-plate includes machined-aluminum double-deck dials for the shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, metering and drive modes, and each is designed to turn with a reassuring click, while their textured surfaces gives a firm purchase when setting up a shot. With their exposure values clearly marked, settings 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 whatever setting is desired it can be reached in an instant.

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Advanced X-Trans II Sensor and EXR II Processor

Featuring the same X-Trans CMOS II sensor as the celebrated X-E2. The X-T1's X-Trans II sensor controls moiré and false color generation by using an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement. This removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution.

The EXR Processor II corrects even fractional blurring at the edges of the lens, as well as diffraction blur caused when narrowing the aperture. Image quality is further enhanced by the inclusion of a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) for interchangeable lens cameras. This advanced technology has been made possible by the integrated development of lens, sensor and processor and is based on the optical performance and characteristics of each individual lens to maximize its resolving power.

Key features of the Fujifilm X-T1

Evolved electronic viewfinder

1. High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder

2. Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x*

3. Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)

4. Ultra fast Real Time Viewfiner with a lag-time of 0.005sec** (less than 1/10 of existing models)***

5. Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.

Full mode: Displays shooting information at the top and bottom of the screen to avoid obstruction of the view.

Dual mode: Adds a small second screen for checking focus point with Focus Peak Highlight or Digital Split Image*4.

Normal mode: Lets you concentrate on framing the shot in Auto Focus mode while keeping you aware of how the shooting conditions are changing, making it the perfect setting for sports and action photography

Portrait mode: When in Full or Normal modes, it rotates the shooting information interface when the camera is turned vertically.

Ultimate high-speed responses, including the world's fastest AF

World's fastest AF of 0.08 seconds*5 is achieved with Fujifilm's proprietary imaging area phase-detection. Startup time of 0.5 seconds*6, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and shooting interval of 0.5 seconds*7 have been achieved with the image processing engine EXR Processor II — with more than twice as fast a processing speed as the previous processor.

Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second*8.

World's first compatibility with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards.

Weather resistant structure

Dust and water-resistant body with approximately 80 points of weather sealing. Freeze resistance to -10℃.

Vertical battery grip VG-XT1 and three new zoom lenses offer the same weather resistance to secure the entire system.

High resolution, low noise and unique color reproduction

16.3 megapixel APS-C size X-Trans™ CMOS II*4 sensor with original color array to control moiré and false colors without a optical low path filter.

Resolution and low noise comparable to that of models with ‘full-frame’ sensors.

Proprietary image design technology reproduces true-to-life colors.

Redesigned circuit board design enables high ISO 51200 setting*10.

Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens' performance.

Flagship build quality and intuitive operation

Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design.

Double-deck, precision-milled aluminum dials for shutter speed, ISO setting, exposure compensation, metering and drive mode, with notched settings.

Body and grip designed for correct balance when attaching telephoto and large-diameter lenses.

Twin command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization.

Tempered glass 1.04million dot high-precision tilting LCD monitor.

Accessories for refined shooting

The Vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) completely integrates with the body in both vertical and normal position, while offering weather resistance. The grip includes shutter release button, twin command dials, AE-L and AF-L buttons, Focus-assist button and Key Lock Lever in the same orientation as the body.

An EF-X8 flash (Guide Number 11)*11 is included with the camera and has a compact body designed to match the X-T1 plus Fujifilm's Super intelligent flash performance.

The Assist grip (MHG-XT) supports extended shooting. Your battery and card can be removed with the grip in place when using a tripod. It also works as a quick-release plate on the tripod.

Enhanced wireless functions

Free “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” application and “Wireless Communication” function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets.

Wireless functions via the “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” include Touch AF, shutter release for stills and movies, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, Film Simulation modes, White Balance, macro, timer and flash.

Instant transfer and location tagging of images via your smartphones and tablets*12.

Wi-Fi® transfer*13 also enables backup of the data in the camera onto the computer*14 wirelessly.

Interval timer shooting

Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames.

* 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.

** Fujifilm research as of January 2014.

*** Compared to FUJIFILM X-E2

*4 “X-Trans” and “Digital Sprit Image” are a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.

*5 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.

*6 Equipped with XF27mmF2.8 in High Performance mode

*7 MF mode

*8 AF-C shooting mode

*9 RAW shooting mode

*10 Extended output sensitivity

*11 At ISO 200. At ISO100, guide number of 8 based on CIPA guidelines.

*12 Maximum multiple image transfer is 30 photos or 2GB.

*13 Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance

*14 This function requires installation of the free application software FUJIFILM PC AutoSave in your personal computer.

Fujifilm.com X-T1 Information | Fujifilm X Series X-T1 Site

Hands On Info

Forum member flysurfer has a great first look article on the X-T1 posted on FujiRumors, check it out!

More new and information to follow, stay tuned!

Pre-Orders

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X-T1 Body Only ($1,299 USD / £1049)

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The camera shop gave me last week the T1 to test. But after 2 days I did bring it back and bought it for my self. First I did not like the looks. But after using the camera I loved the feeling of the

I'm really tempted to pre-order. I keep coming close to ordering!

The EVF looks to be incredible. From Rico's hands on preview, it sounds like it all holds up pretty well to the hype and marketing. I'm curious to hear more feedback on it.

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I wish they had improved some of the "photographic" spec, rather than worry about consumer fripperies like wi-fi. A faster max shutter, better x-sync, and some type of wireless flash solution are far more useful to photographers, I think. Also a great pity that the PDAF only works in the centre of the frame, which might make shallow DOF pictures with off centre subjects an issue where "fast" focusing is required.

Looks good and appears to get them competitive with models like the OM-D - but a little let down with the fine detail, in my opinion.

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Overall, it looks like a really excellent camera with many strong points I too would like to see a better handling of flash options as mentioned above and I'll add one misgiving I have for this really beautiful camera - having to move one's left hand to adjust settings (ISO) is not a good show. I love having the dials on top that make sense and as well having dials in places that you don't have to move one's left hand or take your eye away from the camera while making decisive changes.

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It certainly looks to be a very complete and well designed package. Can somebody who has had their hands on the camera answer whether it is still possible to have one-touch focusing when in manual focusing mode (e.g. by pressing the AF-L button?). I use this all the time on my X-E1 and it would be a big disappointment to lose this facility.

One other observation - is it really necessary to have a lock on the ISO dial? - this would seem to make changing ISO even more cumbersome and I would have thought it unlikely you would accidentally change the setting.

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First Looks on the XF56mm and the X-T1 are online:

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujinon-xf56mmf1-2-r/

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x-t1/

Rico something you don't mention in your review - the front wheel (in front of the shutter) - can it be configured to control shutter speed on it's own, without the shutter dial on the top? I understand under normal circumstances it can "fine tune" the 1/3rd stops that are not accessible on the top dial.

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One other observation - is it really necessary to have a lock on the ISO dial? - this would seem to make changing ISO even more cumbersome and I would have thought it unlikely you would accidentally change the setting.

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It's going to make ISO changes require some left hand contortions, and probably require moving the camera away from the eye.

The function button on the top plate is also in a terrible location, in my opinion, nowhere near as easy to access as the existing cameras. Hope the movie button can be turned off, or even better, reconfigured.

Edit: and still no direct access to AF point location. When will CSC makers finally realise that their users don't want compact camera ergonomics - the lesson can be learnt from any enthusiast SLR (and it's not just Fuji either)!

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and still no direct access to AF point location. When will CSC makers finally realise that their users don't want compact camera ergonomics - the lesson can be learnt from any enthusiast SLR (and it's not just Fuji either)!

Can't you configure the down button on the selector to 'focus area' as on the X-E1?

IMHO they should have confined ISO lock to the Auto setting only, as for the shutter speed lock.

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and still no direct access to AF point location. When will CSC makers finally realise that their users don't want compact camera ergonomics - the lesson can be learnt from any enthusiast SLR (and it's not just Fuji either)!

Can't you configure the down button on the selector to 'focus area' as on the X-E1?

IMHO they should have confined ISO lock to the Auto setting only, as for the shutter speed lock.

yes exactly - have to press a button to be able to then use the cursor pad to move the AF area, unlike almost every SLR I have used where you have direct access without a key press. it's a very minor thing, but compared to having a "wheel" on an SLR that can register 2 dimensional movement (e.g. up and right together), having to press a button and then dab away at the arrows is quite cumbersome, and therefore slower.

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