X-T1: is this the real name of the new weather sealed X-camera? (anonymous source)

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Hi all,

second update today for the weather sealed X (I already told you today here, that the camera will be announced within the end of January).

Now, I copy and paste the information as I’ve received it via rumor box (thanks for sharing):

X-T1 SLR like compact X-mount camera with additional battery grip and shutter release. Same sensor as X-E2. Extra large EVF.”

It’s still unconfirmed, so take it with a grain of salt.

Message to anonymous sources: feel free to give yourself a fake name when you drop me messages via rumor box, so that I can recognize you in future, in case you decide to share information again.

Here is the list of rumored specs (from trusted, new and anonymous sources)… it’s getting better and better with every rumor ;-).

  • bigger (extra-large) and better (high performance) EVF / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP) / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • double SD-card slot / (trusted sources)
  • weather sealed body / (trusted sources)
  • announcement at the end January / (trusted sources)
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (new and anonymous sources)
  • FujicaST-like design / (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to the elite-team of trusted sources ;-))
  • faster AF than the X-E2 / (new source)
  • additional battery grip / (anonymous source)
  • name: X-T1 / (anonymous source)

In the meantime FR-reader Chris posted part two of his day at the CES. Read his blog post X-Series Discussions here: “There was no disucion on weatherproof lenses – the suggestion seemed to be that this was an InterNet rumor rather than a manufacturer statement at this point. […] US revenue market share of Fuji csc is ranked #4 at 10.9 percent for 2013 vs 7.8 percent for 2012 – significant growth. […] They see full frame as more of a marketing hype, a buzz phrase that people latch onto – real photographers don’t think ‘do I have FF?’, they just use the tools to get the results. […] More firmware upgrades in a couple of weeks – live manual exposure preview and file naming for the X100 mentioned.” This and much more here…. great job Chris!

Any help is appreciated. If there is anyone out there who can tell me more about the weather sealed X (or any other X-gear), please contact me at fujirumor@gmail.com or also completely anonymously via rumor box.

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Weather sealed X will come at the end of January + initial report from the CES

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1) A trusted source just told me that we won’t have to wait until the 13th of February for the announcement of the weather sealed X (when the CP+ show starts).

The camera will be announced at the end of January. I don’t know the exact date, yet.

Here is what we know about the weather sealed X until now (from trusted, new and also anonymous sources):

  • bigger and better EVF
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor
  • double SD-card slot
  • weather sealed body
  • announcement at the end January
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line
  • FujicaST-like design
  • faster AF than the X-E2

2) FR-Chris is at the CES right now. Read his first report from the Fuji stand on his blog here. Next time he will check out the new hand grips!

Any help is appreciated. If there is anyone out there who can tell me more about the weather sealed X (or any other X-gear), please contact me at fujirumor@gmail.com or also completely anonymously via rumor box.

cheers,
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The X-E2 is already waterproof !!! … thanks to the Aquapac 451 :-)

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image courtesy: pavels.cz

Paul Schlemmer decided to write an X-E2 review for his very first blog post… and he tested the camera underwater. So he packed his brand new X-E2 into the Aquapac 451 (price&product images) and dived into the water.

The result is an underwater review with some stunning images as the one above. I’d say it’s a good start for a first blog post. Now let’s make it even better, stop by his blog here and check out his review.

“The housing luckily really is waterproof and It worked like a charm with a great X-E2. It flows in the water, which doesn’t sound like much, but paired with a bundled carrying strap it’s kinda sweet feature and you have one thing less to worry about in the field. Another fact I didn’t know about: Water is acting like a 1.5ish teleconverter to your focal length, so I’ve spent most of my time on 18mm/2.8 around 2000-4000ISO and 1/80-1/125s shutter speed. I expected a worse lighting conditions there, so nothing to complaint about- Fuji X-E2 holds these ISOs pretty well and at the 18mm it focuses surprisingly good&fast even underwater.”

There is also a youtube video about this underwater adventure here.

You wanna try it out? Get the Aquapac 451 here at AmazonUS and BHphoto.

XF 56mm f/1.2 ($999): USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama – EUROPE: wexUK / PCHstore / DigitalRev

X100S black ($1299): USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama – EUROPE: wexUK / PCHstore

XF 10-24mm ($999): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / DigitalRev / EUROPE: DigitalRev / PCHstore / WexUK

Fuji X-E2: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

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FujiGuys black X100S video + XF 56mm and black X100S pre-orders now at Adorama

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– If you are used to purchase your gear through Adorama, you can pre-order the 56mm here and the all-black X100S here. The 56mm is listed also at DigitalRev here.

XF 56mm f/1.2 ($999): USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama – EUROPE: wexUK / PCHstore / DigitalRev

X100S black ($1299): USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama – EUROPE: wexUK / PCHstore

– The Fuji guys posted a short video on youtube where they introduce the black X100S. At the beginning Greg says that the X100S was an amazing success, even more than the classic X100 (which sold 130,000 times!).

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XF56mm: “This is Fujifilm at its best!” (Patrick La Roque) + best seller at AmazonUS!

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The lens is rapidly climbing the ranking, which is now 5th at the overall lens ranking at AmazonUS right now!

XF 56mm f/1.2 ($999): USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama – EUROPE: wexUK / PCHstore / DigitalRev

X100S black ($1299): USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama – EUROPE: wexUK / PCHstore

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Check out Patrick La Roque’s first impression of this lens at his website here: [UPDATE2: the article was removed. You can still read it here / google cache]

“Sharp. This thing is sharp wide open, sharp closed down. I haven’t tried but I believe it’s probably sharp with the lens cap on — yeah, hyperbole. Seriously, this is Fujifilm’s at its best! […] You can get the end of an eyelash in focus while the eye goes soft — which is the whole point really.”

Thanks to the FR-reader Jon R who spotted this review.

[UPDATE2: the article was removed. You can still read it here / google cache] [UPDATE 1: as spotted by Tjeerd, Patrick said via twitter: “Bit of a communication bug: I’ve taken down the 56mm first look. Huge apologies. FYI it IS amazing. More soon.”]

image courtesy: laroquephoto

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