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Fujifilm Launch X-T1 Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm has launched the X-T1, with the world's fastest real time viewfinder and weather-sealed body.

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Fujifilm X T1 18 55m Kit Lens (1)

Fujifilm has announced the X-T1, the latest addition to the award winning X-Series range. The X-T1 has a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, and is the first weather-sealed model in the X-Series range. 

Fujifilm claims that the X-T1 features the world's fastest AF speed, as well as the world's fastest real time viewfinder. The X-T1 will be available body only for £1099. Fujifilm has also announced a new range of weather resistant lenses designed to go with the Fujifilm X-T1.

Take a look at our hands-on Fujifilm X-T1 review here.

Fujifilm X-T1 Key Features

  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor (same as X-E2)
  • Phase detection AF in sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 3inch tilting screen
  • 2.36m dot OLED EVF, with eye-detection, 0.77x magnification
  • 8fps with continuous AF
  • ISO increased up to ISO51200
  • Lens modulation Optimiser technology
  • Wi-Fi
  • FullHD video at 60fps
  • Mic/Remote socket (same socket used for either function)
  • Mic level adjustments
  • Included EF-X8 flash, guide number 11
  • Interval timer shooting, up to 999 frames
  • Weather sealed magnesium alloy body
Fujifilm X T1 Body (8)

From Fujifilm: 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 0.005 sec – that’s one tenth the speed of conventional digital cameras – you’ll feel a total connection to the subjects you’re shooting. 

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 TM or Focus Peak Highlight).
  4. For a “PORTRAIT” view in ”NORMAL" and ”FULL” modes, the interface automatically rotates when the camera is held vertically.
Fujifilm X T1 Body (5)

World’s fastest AF speed

The perfect view needs autofocus to match and with its EXR Processor II and X-Trans™ CMOS II sensor, 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 and the EXR Processor II allows a super-fast 0.5 second start-up time, 0.05 second shutter time lag and a 0.5 second shooting interval. It also allows up to 8 frames per second 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.

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.

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 customisable function buttons, the X-T1 feels and functions like a proper photographic tool in the hand. The top-plate includes machined-aluminium 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 customisable 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.

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 colour generation by using an original colour filter array with a highly randomised 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 Optimiser (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 maximise its resolving power.

FUJIFILM X-T1 Accessories List:

  • Dedicated all-leather half case BLC-XT1 - New
  • Vertical Battery Grip VG-XT1 - New
  • Hand Grip MHG-XT - New
  • Compatible with all FUJINON X Mount lenses
  • M Mount Adapter for additional lens compatibility
  • Four dedicated flash models to choose from depending on requirements (EF-X8 - New, EF-X20, EF-20, EF-42)
  • Protector filters (PRF-39, PRF-52, PRF-58, PRF-62 and PRF-72 (For XF10-24mmF4 R OIS) - New)
  • Remote release RR-90
  • Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1
  • DC coupler CP-W126 - New
  • AC adapter AC-9V - New
  • 16GB & 32GB UHS-II SDXC cards - New
For more information, take a look at the Fujifilm website

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Photographs taken using the Fujifilm X-T1

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sasan 7 36 England
28 Jan 2014 9:01AM
Fuji designs always is the best.Compilation of classic & modern.UNIQUE
srh 16 54 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2014 1:26PM
This camera has my attention. As a mirrorless m4/3 user, I've been hoping some would bring out a APS-C sensored mirrorless camera in an SLR styled body. The rangefinder style of the existing ones on the market just isn't for me. With FP etc and what looks to be usable AF tracking on some early reviews this could be a superb package.


Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2014 4:28PM
What a cracking piece of kit !

APSC sensor, 16mgpxl (more than enough !), superb 2.36dot EVF, chunky handgrip,
direct access dials for shutter-speed, ISO, & exposure-compensation, & a body weight
of 440gms........& looks to die for !!!!

1400 seems to be the opening price everywhere, with the 18-55 lens........

Add the 10-24 Wide zoom, & it makes a 'Landscapers' dream outfit, without the weight
& bulk of a DSLR......some of which are double the weight of this beauty !!!!!

If ever a camera ticked ALL my boxes....this is it !!......want one !!!!!!!!!!!!.SmileSmile
28 Jan 2014 6:33PM
ooooooooooooh GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
28 Jan 2014 8:19PM
The max shutter speed of 1/4000 s is a little disappointing, many camera`s at this price point can go up to 1/8000s.

I still would not mind one though Smile
rickbowden 15 36 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 5:16PM
I want one
kodachrome 9 723
27 May 2014 9:14AM
If retro is the new styling then this has to beat the Olympus OM-D. Fuji have taken the design from one of their old 35mm SLR cameras but its a better copy than the OM-D is to the OM-1, although it is quite a bit bigger.

Can't afford it, but would I love to own it, what a cracker and made by Fuji in Japan as well, plus with the added bonus of the best Jpegs in the business.

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