It’s been a long rumor-filled ride leading up to the X-T1 announcement. Week after week, we enjoyed leak after leak, leaving much of what Fuji unveiled largely unsurprising.
But If you haven’t been keen on the constraint string of rumors, and are just getting acquainted with Fuji’s newest addition to the X-Series, here’s the overview:
First off, the X-T1 is the first weather-sealed MILC from Fuji, packing nearly 80-points of sealing from dust and water in a freeze-resistant shell. Fuji claims the X-t1’s resistance to the elements “enables full-fledged field photography without worrying about the weather or the season.”
Moreover, Fuji elected to stuff their latest-edition 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor in the X-T1, pairing it with the EXR Processor II which combine to produce “the worlds fastest” phase detection autofocus at 0.08 seconds – even allowing for 8-fps continuous shooting with AF tracking, a snappy 0.5 second boot up time and 0.05 shutter lag time.
ISO performance up to 51,200, a 1.04-million dot articulating rear LCD, 2.36-million dot OLED EVF, compatibility with new high-speed UHS-II SD cards, and built-in WiFi capabilities round out the list of noteworthy X-T1 features sets.
Fuji’s X-Series cameras have a track record of being superb performing, low-light dwelling, image quality-centric powerhouses. So, it’s safe the assume the X-T1 will carry on the aforementioned linage, if not expand upon it.
The X-T1 will be available next month for $1,300 body-only, or $1,700 for the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit option.
More information can be found at FujiFilm.