[UPDATE: Fuji Guys video] The weather sealed trinity mock-ups: XF 16-55 + 50-140 + 18-135 mounted on the new X-T1!

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Pre-orders (and support FR)

you can now support months of restless leaks and rumors on FR, by pre-ordering your X-T1 using one of the links below. No extra costs for you, but you’ll support my work here as FR will get a small commission.

X-T1 body only ($1,299): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

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First of all, be sure to check out Rico’s first look at the X-T1 here. You’ll hardly find a better initial report on the X-T1 on the world wide web. Done? So go on reading now.

Over at the Japanese site dc-watch (translation) you can see some mock-ups of the upcoming weather sealed lenses: the 16-55 f/2.8, 50-140 f/2.8 and 18-135 f/3.5-5.6.

And here are the mock-ups of the weather sealed trinity :-)

[UDPATE: Fuji Guys Video]

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Last Second Rumors: XF 16-55 and 50-140 will be weather sealed too!

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I just came back from my work, when FR-source drphotorumor shared this information with me. As to expect, other lenses shown in the new roadmap will be weather sealed too:  the 16-55mm f/2.8 and 50-140 f/2.8!

In the meantime also digicame-info is working restlessly. Over at his website (click here) he just announced some prices for the grips (in Yen, obviously). All in all, I’d expect the vertical grip to cost between $/€ 200 – $/€ 250.

  • Estimated retail price of the vertical position battery grip VG-XT1 of X-T1 for about 25,000 yen.
  • Estimated retail price of the hand grip MHG-XT of X-T1 for about 13,000 yen.

My friends, it’s coming, and I hope my students will aplogize me, when tomorrow I’ll go at work just a “little bit” tired. I’m ready with coffee and some good music in the background…. and a lot of excitement!

You’ll have to manage your impatience just for a few more hours. Soon everything will be real!

And you should not miss today’s X-pert corner first look at the 56mm here.

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Final Countdown! X-T1 announcement at 04:30 AM London Time (JAN28)! Stay tuned on FR!

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I’ve squeezed out my sources like a lemon in these months, and I don’t know what else I can leak. Maybe one of last things I will be able to find out for you is the time, when the X-T1 will be officially announced.

It’s 04:30 AM London Time, this Tuesday, January 28th (11:30 PM, January 27th, New York).

I’ll make a live blogging sessions here on Fujirumors. It will be the final chapter in one of the longest and most leaked rumor stories on Fujirumors (thanks a lot to all sources who cooperated with FR).

As you know, it’s also the moment where you can choose to support several months of leaks and restless work on FR. If the X-T1 is the camera you’ve waited for, feel free to use one of the shoplinks (Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama & Co) on this blog to purchase it. No extra costs for you, but you’ll allow me to keep this blog running.

I’m already looking beyond the X-T1… and with your support, we could have a great rumor-time also in 2014 ;-)

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X-PRO2 announcement in 2014 available in 2015? Design & sensor not finalized as of yet!

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Hi all

Some people asked me via personal message on facebook, twitter and email, if they should go for the X-T1 or if the X-PRO2 will be available anytime soon.

I’ve already told you that it won’t come before late 2014, but more likely in 2015 here.

Also Mr.Kawahara and other Fuji Managers said that “there are no plans for an X-PRO1 replacement for now”, because they are waiting to achieve a “major breakthrough”. So it will be radically different to what it is now (organic sensor? Full Frame?).

That said, I’d like to share a rumor from an anonymous source who already told us some X-T1 specs that I think will be correct (price $1,300, 1 card slot, X-T1 + 18-135 in April/May for $1,800…). (Thanks a lot for sharing!)

This source said:

  • X-Pro2
  • Announcement in 2014
  • Available in 2015
  • Design & sensor not finalized as of yet.

So, it’s still a pretty long wait for the X-PRO2. But I’ll try to entertain you with some rumors in the meantime :-) .

The anonymous source contacted me via rumor box and gave itself a fake name, which allows me to recognize it in future. You can do the same if you want, or also create a fake email account and contact me.

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I don’t know if the X-T1 is one of the most leaked cameras ever (as stated by other sites). I just know that I had a lot of fun to bring you all these rumors over the last months. But it was also a pretty strenuous work, all done restlessly, alone, during my breaks from my full time day job, at night and in my spare time.

But soon, on Tuesday, January 28th, you can support Fujirumors.

If you purchase the X-T1 using one of the shoplinks (Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama & Co) on this blog. Fujirumors will get a small commission on it. No extra costs for you, but you’ll allow me to keep this blog running.

Maybe, with your support, we can make of the X-PRO2 the most leaked camera ever… it has already begun today ;-) .

But now stay tuned, January 28th is near. There will be a live blogging sessions early in the morning London time. The party is here, on Fujirumors.

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[UPDATE] X-T1: improved WiFi, no double SD-card slot, how it looks with the flash and 18-135mm!

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FR-source drphotorumor shared the following image with us: X-T1 with flash and 18-135mm f3.5-5.6. He told me that the X-T1 “has a very cool wifi option you can tether it from your phone.

A FR-reader told me via email (fujirumor@gmail.com): “since 23.01.2014 there is a new Fujifuilm remote app in the Itunes Store.”

As the Japanese source, also drphotorumor now confirms: no double SD-card slot, but UHS-II protocol support.

An anonymous source shared some more details, some of them confirm what’s already been rumored here:

-$1300 body only
-1 card slot
-Similar size to X-E2, not smaller
-New manual focus features within EVF.
-Comes with new hotshoe flash included.
-Same battery as X-Pro1/X-E2.
-18-135 will be kit lens in April/May.. $1800 kit price.

[UPDATE: Almost the whole FR-specs list is now confirmed on other sites, inclusive the 51200 ISO. More details: Size: 89.8mm x 46.7mm depth height 129.0mm x width – Weight: (excluding battery and media) 390g  – some colors for focus peaking and 90 grams heavier than X-E2. EVF: Three viewing modes – The EVF 2.36 half inch, 31 degree viewing angle (the second aspect) and 23 mm eye relief. full, “relaxed” and manual focus with both full picture and split focus zone – Intervalometer and remote control via wifi also mentioned. source digicame-infoPhotorumors]

Stay tuned on FR on Janaury 28th early in the morning London Time!
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X-T1 rumored specs

(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)

You can support several months of X-T1 rumors and leaks on January 28th, if you purchase the X-T1 using one of the shoplinks (Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama & Co) on this blog. Fujirumors will get a small commission on it. No extra costs for you, but you’ll allow me to keep this blog running. There are still many rumors to give this year… and I can do it, with your support.

– Sensor 16.3 million pixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor-active (APS-C)
– Image processing engine EXR Processor II
– 0.5 second start-up time. AF 0.08 seconds. 0.05 second shutter lag. 0.5 seconds shooting interval
– Continuous shooting up to 8 frames / second with AF tracking
– Media SD / SDHC / SDXC. In UHS-II support, and cut in half the time of writing RAW
– EVF 236 million pixels organic EL 0.5-inch. Magnification 0.77 times. Eye point 23mm.
– Time lag of EVF is 1/10 of the conventional 0.005 seconds
– Structure of dust and water sealing 80 points. Low-temperature performance of -10 degrees
– The body is die-cast magnesium. Dial is machined aluminum.
– ISO sensitivity (ISO100, ISO12800, ISO25600, ISO51200 extended) ISO200-6400
– LCD monitor 1.04 million dot 3.0-inch tempered glass use. Aspect ratio 3:2
– The shutter speed 30-1/4000 seconds. Sync speed is 1/180 sec
– Video 1920×1080 60p/30p, MOV, H.264
– Film simulation
– NP-W126, battery can record up to 350 sheets of standard CIPA
– Size: 89.8mm x 46.7mm depth height 129.0mm x width
– Weight: (excluding battery and media) 390g
– Kit lens XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
– Vertical position Battery Grip VG-XT1 is also available

The rumored specs list:

  • announcement January 28th (TS)
  • big EVF (x77 magnification) /  (TS)
  • better EVF (2.36 million OLED, 0.005s lag) / (AS)
  • new manual focus features within EVF + more focus peaking colors / (NeS + ORS)
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP) / (TS + AS)
  • EXR II / (TS + NeS)
  • support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (TS)
  • One SD-Card slot / (TS)
  • start up time 0,5 sec (TS)
  • Shutter time lag 0,05 sec (TS)
  • time-lapse photography function – interval timer function (TS)
  • 8fps with AF tracking / (TS)
  • weather sealed body / (TS)
  • improved WiFi / (TS)
  • 18-135 will be weather sealed and come in April/May (TS + ORS)
  • tilt screen (SRP)
  • Price: €1,200 body only ($1,300) – €1,600 body and 18-55 – €/$1,800 body and 18-135 / (NeS)
  • SLR-type (Fujica) design / (SRP)
  • name: X-T1 / (AS)
  • similar size of the X-E2 / (NeS)
  • Size: 89.8mm x 46.7mm depth height 129.0mm x width – Weight: (excluding battery and media) 390g / (ORS)
  • additional battery grip / (AS)
  • 18-55 kit lens / (AS + ORS)
  • ISO up to 51200 (NeS)
  • in stores mid-February / (AS + ORS)
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (NeS + AS)
  • faster AF then X-E2 (o,o8sec) / (NeS) [maybe the source mixed up faster writing speed (UHS-II) with faster AF-speed]
  • same battery as X-E2/X-PRO1 / (AS)
  • Comes with new hotshoe flash included / (NeS)

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