X-T1: price about 180,000 Yen, XF 18-135 will be weather sealed and in stores mid February?


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The first information about the price comes from Japan: 180,000 Yen (body only), says digicame-info (tranlsation). The release is scheduled for mid-February. The kit lens will be the 18-55. The zoom lens XF 18-135 will be weather sealed.

I also got an email with the following information:

“X-T1 in store is on Feb 10~15th. The price of X-T1 is about $1,800 only body. EVF is not Organic EL but so incredible. Kit-lens is XF18-55mm F2.8-4. Body size is smaller than X-E2. X-Trans CMOS2 & EXR Procceser existant. I think too expensive it’s price.”

I think the source converted the price from Yen in Dollars. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lower price tag on the X-T1. Converted in Euro it would be €1,276. Anyway, take all this with a grain of salt.

Here is the updated specs list. I’ve put everything in there:

  • announcement January 28th (trusted source)
  • bigger (extra-large) and better (high performance) EVF / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP) / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (trusted sources)
  • 8fps with AF tracking / (trusted source)
  • weather sealed body / (trusted sources)
  • tilt screen (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • SLR-type (Fujica) design / (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • name: X-T1 / (anonymous source + Fujifilm)
  • smaller than the X-E2 (anonymous source)
  • 18-55 kit lens (anonymous source + other rumor sites)
  • 18-135 will be weather sealed (other rumor sites)
  • in stores mid-February (other rumor sites + anonymous source)
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (new and anonymous sources)
  • priced at 180,000 yen (other rumor sites) or $1,8000 (anonymous source)
  • additional battery grip / (anonymous source)
  • faster AF then X-E2 / (new source) [I think that this source confused faster writing speed with faster AF-speed]

FR-reader Andrej compared X-E2 with X-T1:

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