Fujifilm has introduced the X-T1 IR, a version of its flagship mirrorless camera designed specifically for infrared photography. The camera captures light from UV, visible and infrared portions of the spectrum, from approximately 380-1000nm. While Fujifilm cites crime scene investigation and healthcare as applications, there are plenty of 'regular photographers' who will find the X-T1 IR intriguing as well.

Everything else is unchanged from the standard X-T1, which means that the camera has a 16MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor, rugged, weather-sealed mag-alloy body, large EVF, tilting LCD, and much more.

The Fujifilm X-T1 IR will ship this October for $1699.95.


Press release:

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL-GRADE X-T1 IR (INFRARED) MIRRORLESS CAMERA 

X-T1 IR delivers high performance and unyielding results for experts in technical fields from law enforcement to healthcare and beyond 

Valhalla, N.Y., August 3, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared), the first advanced infrared X-Series mirrorless camera that delivers high performance in demanding fields for technical experts, law enforcement, medical research and scientific communities. Sharing nearly identical specifications as the award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1, the FUJIFILM X-T1 IR adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the light spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm). The X-T1 IR is a premium mirrorless camera specifically designed for professionals, and pairs seamlessly with each high quality FUJINON XF lens for reliable and outstanding results.

FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared)

The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR builds on the performance and capabilities of the original X-T1, and with its new infrared technology, delivers dependable results to experts who have a wide range of work requirements, including: crime scene investigation, fine art photography, healthcare diagnostics and observation, and other scientific and technical applications. Infrared imaging is critically important in these fields because it allows users to see information that is not visible to the human eye. 

X-Series performance for special applications

Experts, professionals, and practitioners can use the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR in their everyday work, and immediately benefit from its X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, its ultra wide "Real Time" EVF, and its large, high resolution tilting screen. The X-T1 IR maintains the 100% silent electronic shutter of the X-T1, and its electronic viewfinder allows perfect night vision with an infrared light source, normally invisible to the human eye. The exterior of the X-T1 IR is constructed of 100% magnesium alloy, and is built to be weather-resistant, perfect for use in hot or cold, wet or dusty, and other challenging weather conditions. The X-T1 IR has approximately 80 points of weather sealing for outdoor dependability, and can withstand freeze temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C).

The X-T1 IR focuses on both excellent image quality as well as delivering incredible speed. It uses an extremely fast and accurate autofocus system, and is compatible with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards. At up to 8 frames per second, the X-T1 IR is fit for any specialized workplace in need of first-rate photo quality, durability and performance.

FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) key features:

  • Professional-grade infrared technology from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm)
  • 16.3 Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Dust and water-resistant body with approximately 80 weather sealed points. Freeze resistance to 14°F (-10°C).
  • EXR Processor II
  • Startup time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
  • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)  
  • Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models)
  • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
  • Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds
  • ISO200 - 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available)
  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats

The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) will be available in October 2015 for USD $1,699.95 USD \ CAD $2,099.99. 

Fujifilm X-T1 IR specifications:

Price
MSRP$1699
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution4896 x 3264
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorEXR Processor II
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayX-Trans II CMOS with modified filter sensitive to 380-1000nm light
Image
ISO200-6400 (RAW), 100-51200 (JPEG)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsLarge, Medium, Small
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampAF assist illuminator available
Manual focusYes (MF Distance Indicator)
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD (RGBW)
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.77×
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Programmed AE
  • Shutter Speed priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual exposure
Built-in flashNo (External flash EF-X8 included)
Flash range8.00 m (ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe or built-in flash)
Flash modesAuto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, Suppressed Flash, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous High
  • Continuous Low
Continuous drive8.0 fps
Self-timerYes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (+/- 1 to +/- 3)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p)
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesGeotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave
Remote controlYes (RR-90 remote release (not included))
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-W126
Battery Life (CIPA)350
Weight (inc. batteries)440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz)
Dimensions129 x 90 x 47 mm (5.08 x 3.54 x 1.85)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)
GPSOptional
GPS notesvia smartphone