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Introducing the new Fujifilm X-T1
interchangeable lens camera | Fujifilm

Fujifilm is delighted to announce the X-T1, the latest addition to the award-winning X-Series range. A premium interchangeable lens camera, the X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance (when paired with a weather resistant X mount lens), together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. What’s more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.

The Real Time Viewfinder revolution

Combining a unique wide-angle view, along with the world’s highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera*, the X-T1’s electronic viewfinder provides a truly immersive shooting experience. But it’s the viewfinder’s display speed that really sets it apart; with a lag-time of just 0.005sec** — that’s one tenth the speed of conventional digital cameras*** — you’ll feel a total connection to the subjects you’re shooting.

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Perfect alignment of the viewfinder with the optical axis of the lens

With its 2.36m dot resolution OLED display producing a crisply detailed view of whatever you’re shooting, the X-T1’s EVF lets you immerse yourself in the action, just as you’d feel with a traditional optical viewfinder.

But while the vision it creates is the smoothest and purest yet on a digital camera, the X-T1’s viewfinder also packs in breakthrough technologies to help your photography. The viewfinder’s newly designed Graphic User Interface provides a fresh shooting experience with clear details and a comfortable at-a-glance view of your settings.

Its four display modes offer a shooting experience impossible with an optical viewfinder:

  1. 1. “FULL” mode takes full advantage of the high magnification ratio of the X-T1’s viewfinder to give an unrivalled view of the scene
  2. 2. “NORMAL” provides an optimum view, including shooting settings
  3. 3. “DUAL” is specially designed for manual focusing with a clever split view. Where the regular view and manual focus area can be simultaneously checked (with Digital Split Image™ or Focus Peak Highlight)*4
  4. 4. For a “PORTRAIT” view in “NORMAL” and “FULL” modes, the interface automatically rotates when the camera is held vertically
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World’s fastest AF speed

The perfect view needs autofocus to match and with its EXR Processor II and X-Trans™ CMOS II sensor*4, the X-T1 delivers. The new X-Trans™ sensor has phase detection AF built in so a world-beating response of just 0.08 seconds is achieved*5 and the EXR Processor II allows a super-fast 0.5 second start-up time*6, 0.05 second shutter time lag and a 0.5 second shooting interval*7. It also allows up to 8 frames per second*8 with tracking AF and is the first-ever model** to be compatible with SDXC UHS-II format memory cards, so the data writing speed in continuous mode increases to about twice that of a conventional card*9.

Tough, weather-resistant design

As good as it looks and handles, the X-T1 is also tough enough to take on almost any shooting assignment. Thanks to approximately 80 points of weather sealing, the camera body is dust-resistant and water-resistant, giving it plenty of protection from dirt and moisture. With it offering freeze resistance to -10°C, it enables full-fledged field photography without worrying about the weather or the season and the LCD features tempered glass for additional outdoor protection.

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The optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) has the same hardy structure, so when twinned with the XT-1 body, it’s completely secured against the elements.

Fujifilm is launching three weather-resistant zoom lenses to complement the X-T1 camera, these will all be available during 2014, with the XF18-135mm launching in June. The three lenses are the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.

Traditional handling, modern response

With five mechanical dials on the top-plate, two command dials on the front and rear and six fully customizable function buttons, the X-T1 feels and functions like a proper photographic tool in the hand. The top-plate includes machined-aluminum double-deck dials for the shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, metering and drive modes, and each is designed to turn with a reassuring click, while their textured surfaces gives a firm purchase when setting up a shot. With their exposure values clearly marked, settings be checked at a glance without using the rear LCD and the dials are perfectly arranged so that functions can be changed without removing your eye from the viewfinder. The six customizable function buttons and two command-dials arranged on the front and rear complete the picture, ensuring whatever setting is desired it can be reached in an instant.

Advanced X-Trans II Sensor and EXR II Processor

Featuring the same X-Trans CMOS II sensor as the celebrated X-E2. The X-T1’s X-Trans II sensor controls moiré and false color generation by using an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement. This removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution.

The EXR Processor II corrects even fractional blurring at the edges of the lens, as well as diffraction blur caused when narrowing the aperture. Image quality is further enhanced by the inclusion of a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) for interchangeable lens cameras. This advanced technology has been made possible by the integrated development of lens, sensor and processor and is based on the optical performance and characteristics of each individual lens to maximize its resolving power.

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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Official Fujifilm X-T1 Sample Photos | Fujifilm

The FUJIFFILM X-T1 is a precision instrument, but one that’s combined with a functional beauty. Now, this fusion has resulted in a new high-performance premium camera in the X series.

  • “Multi Mode Viewfinder”
    The world’s highest* viewfinder magnification ratio of 0.77x The world’s fastest** display with a lag-time of just 0.005 sec.
  • X-Trans™*** CMOS II & EXR Processor II
  • 80 years of photo film research adds up to color reproduction that’s second to none.
  • Weather Resistant – dust-resistant, water-resistant and -10°C low-temperature operation.
  • No matter whether the power is on or off, analog dial operation connects your vision and the camera.

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The new Fujifilm X-T1 interchangeable lens camera | Fujifilm

Fujifilm is delighted to announce the X-T1, the latest addition to the award-winning X-Series range. A premium interchangeable lens camera, the X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance (when paired with a weather resistant X mount lens), together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. What’s more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.

The Real Time Viewfinder revolution

Combining a unique wide-angle view, along with the world’s highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera*, the X-T1’s electronic viewfinder provides a truly immersive shooting experience. But it’s the viewfinder’s display speed that really sets it apart; with a lag-time of just 0.005sec** — that’s one tenth the speed of conventional digital cameras*** — you’ll feel a total connection to the subjects you’re shooting………

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Interview with Luca Bracali | Fujifilm

Renowned photographer Luca Bracali likes to travel light – and he finds X-series cameras perfectly suited to his nomadic lifestyle.

Based in the tiny city of Pistoia in Tuscany, Luca Bracali is a man with a mission and international reach. Now aged 48, he’s spent the last 25 years of his life shooting, filming and documenting our planet in all its glory, and often works up to 15 hours a day. His obsession with travel is so consuming that it extends to his family: when his youngest daughter was ten years old she’d already visited 30 countries, accompanying her father as he captured images of every sort of creature from lions on the savannah to bears in the American wilderness. Taking his first black & white photo at just six years old, Luca has always been creative, bursting with ideas since he was a child – but a gift of a 50mm F1.2 lens from a photography professor got him hooked. After high school, Luca started work as a photojournalist following car and motorcycle events. “My first assignment was a motocross race,” he laughs, “and I still remember the words of my director who told me: ‘Luca – not so bad, but to get a good picture out of your roll we need to stitch together two frames: one for the front wheels, the other one for the back wheels…”

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More FUJINON LENS XF56mmF1.2 R Sample Images | Fujifilm

A fast F1.2 lens with a focal length of 85mm* that delivers beautiful background bokeh so it’s ideal for portraiture. The lens’ incredible resolving power is thanks to a new optical design featuring 11 elements in 8 groups. Two ED (extra-low dispersion) elements and one double-sided aspherical element are used to control spherical and chromatic aberrations, while a further four of the elements feature convex surfaces to ensure excellent light coverage, even when shooting wide open. Like other XF lenses, the XF56mmF1.2 R is designed to be comfortable in use and has a premium quality look and feel…..

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New Corporate Slogan for the Fujifilm Group:
Value from Innovation | Fujifilm

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of its original founding, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has created a new corporate slogan, “Value from Innovation.” Beginning this month, the Fujifilm Group will adopt the slogan for its global operations. In response to the dramatic decline in the demand for photographic film since year 2000, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation has carried out a series of structural reforms. The company has moved away from its core business of photographic film and has been reborn as a company that is now involved in a diverse array of business operations……

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The future of X-Trans? Fuji files patent for sensor with enlarged green
and white pixels | Imaging Resource

Fujifilm has something of a reputation for pushing boundaries when it comes to sensor technology, and it looks set to continue that tradition, with a new patent from Japan. Taking into account the fact that the human eye is more sensitive to luminance noise than color noise, Fujifilm’s patent specifically has larger green and/or white pixels, which would specifically help with that. If it sounds like we’re a bit fuzzy on the details, that’s because we are. We’re attempting to pick apart a machine translated Japanese blogpost, as well as the patent itself. The patent itself was filed in 2012, and published in late December of 2013 — though we’re not 100% sure if that means the patent has been awarded……

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FUJINON LENS XF10-24mmF4 R OIS | Fujifilm

Its ultra wide to standard focal length capabilities make it the perfect choice for shooting dynamic, high impact landscapes images with excellent detail from the foreground to the far distance.
Sample Images with X-E2

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Notes from the Fuji team on the CES stand today | Chris Dodkin

Initially they said 24 feb for the 56mm, then said  Mid March – so looks like some movement possible there. They ended saying 56 and 10-24 both mid march for sure. The mysterious fast wide – Wouldn’t commit to a focal length, but from the conversation I’d guess it’s most likely 16mm f/1.4 (24mm Equiv FF). When asked about the lack of camera release in the X-Series at CES this year, it was noted that there is a bigger show in Japan at the end of Jan…. so I will be watching that show closely. 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. They did confirm constant 2.8 zooms this year (as we knew) – the are going for the high yield lenses first rather than the niche lenses – filling out the key primes and zooms…..

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Fuji @ CES 2014 – First Pass | Chris Dodkin

Fuji have a large stand at the show – smaller than Canon/Nikon, but still a sizable (and no doubt expensive) piece of real-estate. They have a larger X-Series demo area than 2013, which of course can accommodate the increased number of X-Series products available to demo. The booth is well staffed – plenty of Fuji representatives to talk to and demo equipment. The X-Series takes pride of place on the stand – with a prominent display case at the front corner……

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