[UDPATE] X-T1 firmware in December + Rumor-Riddle: electronic shutter via hardware or firmware upgrade?

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X100T, 56APD, 50-140WR, silver X-T1
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[UDPATE: The source wrote me again and confirmed: the black X-T1 will get the electronic shutter via firmware update for free (thanks!)]

Hi all,

I know you are used to get answers here at Fujirumors and not questions. I know you’re looking for something well-founded and not for doubts… But hey, dubito ergo sum. So let me risk something different today and share a rumor-riddle with you ;-)

It’s a long rumor, I know, but read carefully in order to help me to solve it.

An anonymous source with nick-name (who could eventually quickly be upgraded to trusted source) confirmed: the X-T1 firmware will be released in December (at least if Fuji won’t postpone it, as it happened a few times with the X100 firmware)… for both, the black AND the upcoming silver X-T1.

What will it bring? Well, basically everything that the Fujifilm X30 can. Customize the Q menu, full manual control and more frame rates in video mode, the spot metering frame coupling, instant AF will support phase detection, direct selection of AF Area and much more! You should check out Rico’s X30 first look (German Version here) to read more details about it.

And now it’s time for a little rumor-riddle… the electronic shutter! Will it be part of the firmware update, or does it require a hardware update (sensor replacement)?

Oh wait, I already hear some saying that the firmware rumor is BS, as an electronic shutter can’t be introduced to cameras via firmware update. Well, just for your interested, Olympus added an “electronic first curtain” (electronic shutter) in the OM-D E-M1 and E-P5 via firmware update to eliminate vibrations caused by the mechanical shutter. So it can be done… it just depends on the sensor.

Now let’s go back to December firmware upgrade and what various sources told me about.

The anonymous source with nick-name (which will very likely be part of the elite team of trusted sources after the 10th of September) didn’t expressly include the electronic shutter in the December firmware-email it sent me via rumor box.

Now, does this mean that just the rumored limited edition silver X-T1 will feature an electronic shutter, and the classic black X-T1 can’t be upgraded via firmware update? I still can’t answer this question…. and since I can’t contact the source, I ask the source, if possible, to clear this up by contacting me again via rumor box.

However, I recall another rumor, shared by a new source here:

  • “There will be firmware improvements to the X-T1, but there will be a hardware improvement as well. A limited edition X-T1 will be available with it pre-installed but existing models could be upgraded with the money worth of new parts.”

Will the electronic shutter require such a hardware improvement for the black X-T1 (sensor replacement)? I’m right now investigating this.

At the moment we have this situation:

– A trusted source told us that a complete new firmware upgrade for the X-T1 will come. See this rumor of August 15.
– A new source told us of a firmware update in December, which will bring also the electronic shutter. See this rumor of Agust 22.
– Another new source told us that there will be a firmware & hardware improvement for the black X-T1. A limited edition will come already with it pre-installed, but existing X-T1 can be upgraded “with the money worth of new parts”. See this rumor of September 5.
– Right now, an anonymous source with nick-name, who shared a lot of stuff (which will probably be correct), told us about the X-T1 December firmware update, shared some more details, but didn’t include the electronic shutter in its list.

The options for now are basically these:

1) There will be a firmware update that will bring electronic shutter also to the classic black X-T1. No sensor replacement needed. [UPDATE: The source contacted me again and confirmed this option] 2) Only the silver X-T1 will feature an electronic shutter, and you have to change sensor on your classic black X-T1 in order to get the electronic shutter (and pay for the new parts).
3) Or maybe the truth could be somewhere between option 1 and 2, so there will be a paid firmware update to get the electronic shutter (no rumor about this, just an idea of mine).
4) The rumors are plain wrong, and no X-T1, black or silver, will ever get an electronic shutter.

So, my friends, welcome to the rumor jungle I have to deal with every single day ;-) . Make up your own mind and feel free to drop your solution to the enigma in the comments down below. Personally I’m undecided between option 1 and 2.

For now, I will keep the electronic shutter in the rumored firmware features, that should come with the firmware update in December. But I’ll put my best into this rumor, and try to update you as soon as possible…. thanks for you patience.

If there is anyone out there who could help us to understand, feel free to contact FR, anonymously via rumor box or also via email at fujirumor [at] gmail.com

cheers,
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Thanks Oliver Reyes for contributing to the FujiHumor segment.

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MORE IMAGES of the beautiful Fujifilm X100T! Stay tuned on Fujirumors on September 10!

And here it is again, in all his beauty: the Fujifilm X100T.

Don’t forget, the Fujifilm X100T should be announced the 10th of September (probably along with the other rumored X-gear). Normally Fujifilm announces its gear early in the morning London time (around midnight in New York). There will be an intese live blogging session, where I will collect everything worth to be shared and that you should know about the new Fuji gear. Follow FR also via facebook, google+, RSS-feed and twitter.

And here is the back of the X100T

via digicame-info

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X100T rumored specs list

(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 / ASwN = anonymous source with nick-name)

– Announcement September 10 (TS)
– 16MP X-Trans sensor (TS)
– Name: Fujifilm X100T (TS + NeS + leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
– APS-C (ORS)
– NO Tilt Screen (SRP)
– 1.04 dot 3-inch LCD screen (ASwN)
– 23mm lens, 8 glass elements in 6 groups HTC-EBC coating (SRP)
– Improved HVF with Real-Time Parallax in OVF (NeS + AS)
– new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1 (NeS + ORS)
– EVF specs: x0.67 magnification and horizontal apparent field of view of approx. 27°. (TS)
– AF speed of 0.08 sec. (ASwN)
– WiFi with remote control(ASwN)
– electronic shutter (up to 1/32,000 shutter speed), classic chrome film simulation, 7 function buttons (AswN)
– USB charging system & battery charger included (AswN)
– shipping in November (AswN)

digicame-info additional specs

–  A manual setting possible Full HD video. Maximum bit rate is 36Mbps
–  Highest sensitivity is ISO51200
– EXR Processor II
– Lens aperture ring of F2.1 / 3 step 23mm
– 4-way controller
– The number of possible shots increased to 700 shots by OVF power save function
– Interval timer mode and multiple exposure
– Digital split image focus and peaking
– ND filter built 3EV

To be shipped in November: XF 56mm f/1.2APD, silver X-T1 and Fuji X100T ( + X100T battery charger included)

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X100T – 50-140WR – silver X-T1… and more?

 With the kind support of the, in the meantime, famous “anonymous source with nick-name”, I’m now able to share the following information:

– The Fujifilm X100T, the silver X-T1 and XF56mmf/1.2APD should ship in November.

– Unlike the X30, the Fujifilm X100T should include also a battery charger (and not only the cable for USB-charging via PC/MAC).

Sure, the grain of salt has to be taken until September 10… but I think we will soon have to welcome a new “trusted source” here on Fujirumors ;-) .

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X100T rumored specs list

(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 / ASwN = anonymous source with nick-name)

– Announcement September 10 (TS)
– 16MP X-Trans sensor (TS)
– Name: Fujifilm X100T (TS + NeS + leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
– APS-C (ORS)
– NO Tilt Screen (SRP)
– 1.04 dot 3-inch LCD screen (ASwN)
– 23mm lens, 8 glass elements in 6 groups HTC-EBC coating (SRP)
– Improved HVF with Real-Time Parallax in OVF (NeS + AS)
– new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1 (NeS + ORS)
– EVF specs: x0.67 magnification and horizontal apparent field of view of approx. 27°. (TS)
– AF speed of 0.08 sec. (ASwN)
– WiFi with remote control(ASwN)
– electronic shutter (up to 1/32,000 shutter speed), classic chrome film simulation, 7 function buttons (AswN)
– USB charging system & battery charger included (AswN)
– shipping in November (AswN)

digicame-info additional specs

–  A manual setting possible Full HD video. Maximum bit rate is 36Mbps
–  Highest sensitivity is ISO51200
– EXR Processor II
– Lens aperture ring of F2.1 / 3 step 23mm
– 4-way controller
– The number of possible shots increased to 700 shots by OVF power save function
– Interval timer mode and multiple exposure
– Digital split image focus and peaking
– ND filter built 3EV

Weather sealed edition of the XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 lens coming too? (via TOP-FOTO)

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Yesterday, when we saw Adorama listing the XF 18-55 F2.8 WR lens, we all thought that it was a typo, and that they acutally mean XF 16-55 (Fuji’s weather resistant constant zoom lens in the roadmap). But according to the German store top-foto.de the typo is not about the focal lenght, but it’s the aperture! (thx dirk)

In fact, the store lists a “new photokina” XF lens, the XF 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS Weather Sealed lens… the WR edition of Fuji’s classic kit lens. So we would have the 16-55 f/2.8 without OIS and the 18-55 F/2.8-4 with OIS.

Just typos? We will soon see. Follow Fujirumors also via facebook, google+, RSS-feed and twitter

btw, after Adorama, now also top-foto.de lists the 16 f/1.4 lens here. and even the 90 f/2 here.

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Adorama says XF 18-55 F2.8 WR lens

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Never Ending Leaks: IMAGE of the Silver Graphite X-T1… and Hello Kitty version ;-).

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X100T – 56mmAPD – 50-140WR – silver X-T1

digicame-info decided to spill the beans, and after the X100T and 56APD and 50-140WR, he now leaked also an image of the silver graphite X-T1.

Also here, everything as rumored yesterday!

– Hands-multilayer coating of state-of-the-art in the body of the X-T1
– High-speed electronic shutter. Fastest 1/32000 seconds
– The new film simulation mode (Classic Chrome)
– Price is about 1500 Canadian Dollar

Oh, and since over at the FR-facebook page I promised to share the Hello Kitty version, if a reader would photoshop one, I now will keep my word… well done Glenn

… let’s be fujiHumors for one time :-)

THE DEALS

XF 14mm (save $100 – price $799): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 23mm (save $100 – price $799) BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 35mm (save $100 – price $499) BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline

These are hot days. There is a long list of rumors shared in the last week. And there is more to come. So follow Fujirumors also via facebook, google+, RSS-feed and twitter

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