One “X” to rule them all! X-T1 over the top at the AmazonUS overall ranking!!!

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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 /

X-T1 Vertical Battery Grip ($ 249,99): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK /

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I don’t know you, but I have the feeling that something big is happening right now. I’ve never seen such a buzz around the launch of a Fuji camera as this time. Even forbes.com and also one of the biggest German newspapers, “die Welt” wrote about the X-T1! And from 43rumors to sonyalpharumors, from mirrorlessrumors to sonyalphalabs… everybody is talking about… and maybe even fear a bit the competition of the X-T1!

The X-T1 shocked the mirrorless market. The first feedback we have comes directly from AmazonUS: the X-T1 dominates the ranking! The first two positions of the CSC ranking are occupied by Fuji’s latest gem… and even more important, the X-T1 is now 2nd (!!!) in the OVERALL RANKING!

For us X-shooters, used to small sale numbers, this is a big surprise… and a sign of hope. We invested in this system, we believed in it and now Fujifilm did an amazing job to create the X-T1, really the camera that “the Nikon DF should have been” (I’ve read this statement on several sites and in the comments).

Just take a look at Rico’s X-T1 first look, and you’ll probably understand why this camera is selling like hot cakes now!

The era of DSLR is over… the time of the X-series has come ;-)!

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[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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First Look: Fujifilm X-T1

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Pre-orders (and support FR)

After several months of restless work to make of the X-T1 one of the most leaked cameras ever, today you can support my work here on Fujirumors. If you choose to pre-order it using one of the X-T1 shoplinks (AmazonUS, Bhphoto, Adorama, wexDE, wexUK & Co) in this post, FR will get a small commission on it. It won’t cost you a single penny extra on your camera. Thanks in advance to those who decide to support this blog… you will allow me to spread many exciting rumors also in 2014… I’m already investigating for you ;-).

PRE-ORDERS

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 /

X-T1 Vertical Battery Grip ($ 249,99): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK /

For the live blogging CLICK HERE

and now enjoy Rico’s X-T1 review!

First Look: Fujifilm X-T1

by Rico Pfirstinger

Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback)

Rico’s Flickr sets

X-T1 Sample Images SetX-T1 Predictive AF Tracking Samples (updated!)
XF56mmF1.2 R Sample ImagesXQ1 Sample Images Set
X-E2 Sample Images Set – X-E2 AF Tracking Samples (updated!)

X-T1 Official SpecsX-T1 Official News Release

Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 Reading Samples (65 free pages)
Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 – The Fujifilm X-E2 – Beyond the Manual (pre-order)

The retro-styled X-T1 is Fujifilm’s attempt to inject state-of-the-art DSLR performance into its line of mirrorless X-series cameras. With twin multi-functional command dials, five manual dials (ISO, drive mode, shutter speed, photometry & exposure compensation) and an aperture ring on most native lenses, the X-T1 features a blend of classic and modern controls that should appeal to the X-series’ target audience of experienced photographers—enthusiasts and professionals alike.

The X-T1 looks and feels like a DSLR, and yet it’s still a mirrorless live-view camera with a large WYSIWYG real-time viewfinder in a lightweight, compact and weather resistant body. In an ironic twist of events, the X-T1 is pretty much the “hybrid camera” that Nikon promised—but never delivered—in its popular viral Df campaign.

The X-T1 features the same 16 MP X-Trans II sensor and EXR Processor II as the X-E2 (or X100S). However, overall processing speed has been improved through hardware and software changes. There’s no doubt that the X-T1 is Fujifilm’s fastest X-series camera. However, maximum shutter speed is still limited to 1/4000s, and maximum flash sync speed is limited to 1/180s (though many flash units will perfectly work at 1/250s).

Sample Images

I have prepared two sample sets shot with X-T1: a regular set and a set featuring high-speed series with tracking AF.

Real-time EVF (and LCD)

With a display lag of only 0.005 seconds (X-E2: 0.05s, Olympus OM-D E-M1: 0.029s), the X-T1 is ready to capture fast action, including moving objects. The camera’s predictive autofocus encompasses the central nine autofocus frames (there’s a total of 49) and works with bursts of either 3 or 8 frames per second (fps) of continuous shooting. The large electronic viewfinder (EVF) is housed in the “hump” and delivers an impressive magnification of 0.77x (E-M1: 0.74x, X-E2: 0.64x) and a refresh rate of 54 fps (E-M1: 60 fps, X-E2: 50 fps). The X-T1 offers this high refresh rate even in low light: At 1.6 EV, it still clocks 54 fps, while the E-M1 slows down to 30 fps and the X-E2 to 20 fps.

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Pre-orders (and support FR)

After several months of restless work to make of the X-T1 one of the most leaked cameras ever, today you can support my work here on Fujirumors. If you choose to pre-order it using one of the X-T1 shoplinks (AmazonUS, Bhphoto, Adorama, wexDE, wexUK & Co) in this post, FR will get a small commission on it. It won’t cost you a single penny extra on your camera. Thanks in advance to those who decide to support this blog… you will allow me to spread many exciting rumors also in 2014… I’m already investigating for you ;-).

PRE-ORDERS

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 /

Press-release

Fujifilm Global site / dedicated FujifilmUK page /

First looks and samples

Best on the web, Rico’s first look with plenty of samples

X-pert corner first look (samples and first look) / FUJFILM official samples / look through the EVF

Hands on: quesabesde hands on (translation) / amateurphotographer first look / dslmagazin hands on Spanish (translation) / German photoscala / ephotozine hands on / dpreview first look / pocket-lint first look / techradar firs look / jgranseth hands on review / photographyblog / f-sunny / German presentation at systemkamera-forum / X-E2, X-PRO1, X-T1 specs comparison fujivsfuji / fujifilmblog / digitalcamerareview / dc.watch google translated / OMD EM-1 vs X-T1 size/weight comparison at camerasize / digitalcameraworld / test-opinion at cyberphoto in Swedish / trustedreviews / danbaileyphoto / mirrorlessons /

Videos: first look whatdigitalcamera / Fujifilm X-T1 & Fujinon XF 10-24 F4 Javier González / Focus Numérique (French) / Italian presentation / dkameratv preview German / parkcameras X-T1 presentation / digiralcameraworld / German Chip.de /

Fuji Guys:

WR = weather resistant lenses

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Promotional Video

Key features of the Fujifilm X-T1

Evolved electronic viewfinder

  1. 1. High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
  2. 2. Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x*
  3. 3. Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
  4. 4. Ultra fast Real Time Viewfiner with a lag-time of 0.005sec** (less than 1/10 of existing models)***
  5. 5. Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.
    • Full mode: Displays shooting information at the top and bottom of the screen to avoid obstruction of the view.
    • Dual mode: Adds a small second screen for checking focus point with Focus Peak Highlight or Digital Split Image*4.
    • Normal mode: Lets you concentrate on framing the shot in Auto Focus mode while keeping you aware of how the shooting conditions are changing, making it the perfect setting for sports and action photography
    • Portrait mode: When in Full or Normal modes, it rotates the shooting information interface when the camera is turned vertically.

Ultimate high-speed responses, including the world’s fastest AF

  • World’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds*5 is achieved with Fujifilm’s proprietary imaging area phase-detection. Startup time of 0.5 seconds*6, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and shooting interval of 0.5 seconds*7 have been achieved with the image processing engine EXR Processor II — with more than twice as fast a processing speed as the previous processor.
  • Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second*8.
  • World’s first compatibility with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards.

Weather resistant structure

  • Dust and water-resistant body with approximately 80 points of weather sealing. Freeze resistance to -10℃.
  • Vertical battery grip VG-XT1 and three new zoom lenses offer the same weather resistance to secure the entire system.

High resolution, low noise and unique color reproduction

  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C size X-Trans™ CMOS II*4 sensor with original color array to control moiré and false colors without a optical low path filter.
  • Resolution and low noise comparable to that of models with ‘full-frame’ sensors.
  • Proprietary image design technology reproduces true-to-life colors.
  • Redesigned circuit board design enables high ISO 51200 setting*10.
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens’ performance.

Flagship build quality and intuitive operation

  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design.
  • Double-deck, precision-milled aluminum dials for shutter speed, ISO setting, exposure compensation, metering and drive mode, with notched settings.
  • Body and grip designed for correct balance when attaching telephoto and large-diameter lenses.
  • Twin command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization.
  • Tempered glass 1.04million dot high-precision tilting LCD monitor.
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Accessories for refined shooting

  • The Vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) completely integrates with the body in both vertical and normal position, while offering weather resistance. The grip includes shutter release button, twin command dials, AE-L and AF-L buttons, Focus-assist button and Key Lock Lever in the same orientation as the body.
  • An EF-X8 flash (Guide Number 11)*11 is included with the camera and has a compact body designed to match the X-T1 plus Fujifilm’s Super intelligent flash performance.
  • The Assist grip (MHG-XT) supports extended shooting. Your battery and card can be removed with the grip in place when using a tripod. It also works as a quick-release plate on the tripod.

Enhanced wireless functions

  • Free “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” application and “Wireless Communication” function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets.
  • Wireless functions via the “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” include Touch AF, shutter release for stills and movies, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, Film Simulation modes, White Balance, macro, timer and flash.
  • Instant transfer and location tagging of images via your smartphones and tablets*12.
  • Wi-Fi® transfer*13 also enables backup of the data in the camera onto the computer*14 wirelessly.

Interval timer shooting

  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames.
  • * Highest VF magnification ratio among digital cameras. Fujifilm research as of January 2014. Approx. 0.77x magnification with a 50mm lens (35mm format equivalent) set to infinity and -1.0DP.
  • ** Fujifilm research as of January 2014.
  • *** Compared to FUJIFILM X-E2
  • *4 “X-Trans” and “Digital Sprit Image” are a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
  • *5 Fastest AF speed among digital cameras equipped with an APS-C or larger sensor. Measurement conducted by Fujifilm research based on CIPA guidelines using the X-T1 equipped with XF14mmF2.8 R lens in High Performance mode as of January 2014.
  • *6 Equipped with XF27mmF2.8 in High Performance mode
  • *7 MF mode
  • *8 AF-C shooting mode
  • *9 RAW shooting mode
  • *10 Extended output sensitivity
  • *11 At ISO 200. At ISO100, guide number of 8 based on CIPA guidelines.
  • *12 Maximum multiple image transfer is 30 photos or 2GB.
  • *13 Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance
  • *14 This function requires installation of the free application software FUJIFILM PC AutoSave in your personal computer.

FUJIFILM X-T1 Accessories list:

  • Dedicated all-leather case BLC-XT1 New
  • Vertical battery grip VG-XT1 New
  • Hand Grip MHG-XT New
  • Compatible with all Fujinon X Mount lenses New
  • 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
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[UDPATE: specs table!] Surprise! Rico’s exclusive first look at “a new X-mount camera” today at 11:30 PM New York time!

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Big surprise folks!

Rico just told me that he is preparing a first look to a “new X-mount camera“. It will be complete and ready to go online at 11:30 New York Time (04:30 GMT).

And I suppose you know what this means, don’t you? You can (and should) look for every information about this mysterious “new X-mount camera” on the web (I’ll do appositely a live blogging session for you here on FR), but you will hardly find a better initial report than Rico’s one.

One more (and excellent) reason to stay tuned on FR in a couple of hours.

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