Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation introduced the Fujifilm X-T1, a weather-resistant 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, an EXR Processor II, and fast autofocus of 0.08 second.
Aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers, the compact system camera offers the imaging technology of the X series in a water-, dust- and temperature-resistant body.
The X-T1 combines a wide-angle 2.36m-dot OLED view with the “world’s highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera and shortest display lag-time of just 0.005 sec,” notes the company. The viewfinder uses a new graphic user interface designed to provide a shooting experience with clear details and an at-a-glance view of settings.
The X-T1 has four OLED EVF display modes: full mode takes full advantage of the high magnification ratio of the viewfinder; normal mode provides an optimum view that includes shooting settings; dual mode is specially designed for manual focusing with a split view; and portrait view in normal and full modes automatically rotates the displayed information when the camera is held vertically.
Specs state that the camera’s EXR Processor II and X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase detection deliver a response time of 0.08 sec and a 0.5-second start-up time, along with a 0.05-sec shutter time lag and a 0.5-sec shooting interval. The X-T1 can also shoot at 8 frames per second with tracking AF, and is said to be the first CSC to be compatible with SDXC UHS-II memory cards for data writing speed approximately twice that of a conventional SD card.
A redesigned circuit board design enables an ISO 51,200 setting, with a range of ISO 200–6400, extended to ISO 100, 12,800 and 25,600.
Additionally, the X-T1 uses more than 75 points of weather sealing, is freezeproof to 14°F, provides a 3.0-inch, 1.04m-dot LCD made of tempered glass for additional outdoor protection, and has five mechanical dials on the top-plate, two command dials (one on the front and one on the rear) and six customizable function buttons. Its top plate includes two machined-aluminum double-deck dials for shutter speed and metering, and the ISO sensitivity and drive modes, with textured surfaces to give a firm confirmation when setting up a shot.
The X-T1’s one-touch Wi-Fi connectivity lets users share images to a smartphone or tablet, and remote shooting via smartphone/tablet is accomplished via the Fujifilm Camera Remote app.
Fujifilm Launches Additional grip and Weather-Resistant Lenses
Also announced, the optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) has the same structure as the X-T1, so when added to the body, it is secured against the elements.
And three weather-resistant zoom lenses will complement the X-T1 camera in 2014: the XF18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 R OIS WR; XF16–55mm f/2.8 R OIS WR; and XF50–140mm f/2.8 R OIS WR.
The Fujifilm X-T1 is available body only for $1,299.95, and the X-T1 with the XF18–55mm (27–84mm) f/2.8–4 kit lens retails for $1,699.95. fujifilmusa.com