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Fujifilm X-T1 offers weather-resistant body and improved EVF

By dpreview staff on Jan 28, 2014 at 04:30 GMT
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Following its cloaked appearance in a teaser ad last week (and then a comprehensive leak), the Fujifilm X-T1 makes its official debut. It's a weather-resistant, SLR-styled mirrorless camera bearing Fuji's 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor, borrowed from its X-E2 sibling. Its built-in 2.36M dot EVF is similar to that of the XE-2, though it boasts a higher 0.77x equivalent magnification and claimed lag time of 0.005 seconds. Also included is built-in Wi-Fi, now with remote capture, and a tilting 3.0-inch LCD.

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Press Release:

FUJIFILM X-SERIES REACHES A NEW PEAK WITH WEATHER RESISTANT X-T1

X-T1 features a huge, real-time OLED viewfinder, extreme AF speed, and premium craftsmanship for photographic freedom anywhere

Valhalla, N.Y., January 27, 2014 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-T1, a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers a near-instant image preview, the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the segment’s fastest autofocus of 0.08 seconds*1 for a truly remarkable photographic experience anywhere.

The FUJIFILM X-T1 now gives professional and enthusiast photographers the award-winning imaging power of the X-Series in a water, dust and temperature resistant body that braves outdoor challenges like never before.

OLED viewfinder perfection
The FUJIFILM X-T1 combines a unique wide-angle 2.36m dot resolution OLED view with the world’s highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera *2 and shortest display lag-time of just 0.005sec*3 to react as quickly as you need in any environment.

The OLED viewfinder also includes cutting-edge technology to bring users even closer to their subjects. The X-T1’s viewfinder uses a newly designed Graphic User Interface that provides an exciting shooting experience with clear details and a comfortable at-a-glance view of your settings.

The X-T1 has four OLED EVF Display Modes:

  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. "NORMAL" provides an optimum view, including shooting settings
  3. "DUAL" is specially designed for manual focusing with a clever split view. The regular view and manual focus area can be simultaneously checked (with Digital Split ImageTM or Focus Peak Highlight)*4
  4. “PORTRAIT” view in “NORMAL" and “FULL” modes automatically rotates the displayed information when the camera is held vertically

Award-winning 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II
The FUJIFILM X-T1 uses the award-wining EXR Processor II and X-Trans™ CMOS II sensor with built in phase detection that delivers an astonishing response time of just 0.08 seconds and a super-fast 0.5 second start-up time*5, along with a 0.05 second shutter time lag and a 0.5 second shooting interval*6.

The X-T1 can also shoot up to 8 frames per second*7 with tracking AF and is the first-ever CSC*8 to be compatible with SDXC UHS-II format memory cards for data writing speed (in Continuous Mode) that is approximately twice that of a conventional SD card.

Tough, weather-resistant design
The FUJIFILM X-T1 is the first weather-resistant X-Series CSC (when used with a weather-resistant lens) that performs in a wide range of challenging environments. The X-T1 uses more than 75 points of weather sealing, and the camera body is dust-resistant and water-resistant. The X-T1 is also freezeproof to -14°F for full-fledged field photography work, while the premium clear 3” LCD screen with 1.04 million dot resolution is made of tempered glass for additional outdoor protection.

Traditional handling, modern response
With five mechanical dials on the top-plate, two command dials; one on the front and one on the rear, and six fully customizable function buttons, the FUJIFILM X-T1 feels and functions like a proper photographic tool in the hand. The top-plate includes two machined-aluminum double-deck dials for the shutter speed and metering, and the ISO sensitivity and drive modes, and each is designed to turn with a reassuring click, while their textured surfaces gives a firm confirmation when setting up a shot.

With their exposure values clearly marked, the X-T1’s settings can 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 instant setting satisfaction.

WiFi and remote camera operation
The X-T1 one-touch WiFi connectivity lets you easily share images to your smartphone or tablet – pictures that these devices cannot capture - and remote shooting via smartphone or tablet using the Fujifilm Camera Remote app for unique capture opportunities.

Additional grip and weather resistant lenses
The optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) has the same hardy structure as the X-T1, so when added to the body, it is completely secured against the elements.

Fujifilm is launching three weather-resistant zoom lenses to complement the X-T1 camera in 2014, including the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.

FUJIFILM X-T1 key features list:

  • 16.3 million Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Dust and water-resistant body with more than 75 points of weather sealing. Freeze resistance to -14°F
  • EXR Processor II
    o World’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds
    o Startup time of 0.5 seconds
    o Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
    o Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
    o Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second
  • High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
    o Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
    o Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
    o 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.
    o Full mode: Displays shooting information at the top and bottom of the screen to avoid obstruction of the view
    o Dual mode: Adds a small second screen for checking focus point with Focus Peak Highlight or Digital Split Image
    o 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
    o Portrait mode: When in Full or Normal modes, it rotates the shooting information interface when the camera is turned vertically
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
  • World’s first compatibility with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards
  • Vertical battery grip VG-XT1 and three new zoom lenses offer the same weather resistance to secure the entire system
  • Redesigned circuit board design enables high ISO 51200 setting*9
  • ISO200 - 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto(maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available)
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens’ performance
  • In-camera RAW converter
  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
  • Body and grip designed for correct balance when attaching telephoto and large-diameter lenses
  • Two command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames

FUJIFILM X-T1 accessories:

  • Dedicated all-leather case BLC-XT1 New
  • Vertical battery grip VG-XT1 New
  • Hand Grip MHG-XT New
  • 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)
  • DC coupler CP-W126 NEW
  • AC adapter AC-9V NEW
  • M Mount Adapter for additional lens compatibility
  • Remote release RR-90
  • Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1

The FUJIFILM X-T1 (body only) will be available for $1,299.95, and the X-T1 with the XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens (kit) will be available for $1699.95, both in February 2014.

The FUJIFILM X-T1 uses the same FUJIFILM X-Mount as the X-Pro1, X-E2, X-E1, X-M1 and X-A1, and all FUJIFILM XF and XC lenses work with all X-Series interchangeable lens cameras.

The current Fujifilm lens family includes the following FUJINON XF and XC lenses:

  • XF 14mm F2.8 R
  • XF 18mm F2.0 R
  • XF 23mm F1.4 R
  • XF 27mm F2.8
  • XF 35mm F1.4 R
  • XF 56mmF1.2 R
  • XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro
  • XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
  • XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS
  • XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
  • XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS

*1: 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
*2: 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
*3: Fujifilm research as of January 2014
*4: “X-Trans” and “Digital Sprit Image” are a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
*5: Equipped with XF27mmF2.8 in High Performance mode
*6: MF mode *7: AF-C shooting mode
*8: RAW shooting mode
*9: Expended output sensitivity

Fujifilm X-T1 specifications

Price
MSRP$1299.95 / £1049.99 / €1199 (body only), $1699.95 / £1399.99 / €1599 (with XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS lens)
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 primary color filter
Image
ISO200-6400 (RAW), 100-51200 (JPEG)
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 (ISO100)
External flashYes (Dedicated TTL flash compatible hot shoe)
Flash modesActivated when external flash is connected Red-eye removal OFF: Auto / Forced Flash / Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto / Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro / Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous High
  • Continuous Low
Continuous drive8 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)
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 1.84)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)
GPSOptional
GPS notesvia smartphone
312
I own it
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I want it
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Total comments: 89
rjx
By rjx (2 months ago)

Very proud of Fuji's success over the last 3ish years. Good for them. Boy have they gone beyond where I thought they be by this time.

1 upvote
historianx
By historianx (3 months ago)

Now Fuji let's build that flash system up, give me a GN50 strobe capable of off-camera wireless or wired flash and the option to plug in an external power pack. Yo Metz are you listening? I had a dream: a 58 AF2 with Fuji mount...

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
0 upvotes
mbrobich
By mbrobich (3 months ago)

Just PRE-ordered mine. Got a FREE grip included with the pre-order !!

Dang can't wait !!!!!

0 upvotes
historianx
By historianx (3 months ago)

think that's only available in Canada, eh?

0 upvotes
ragmanjin
By ragmanjin (3 months ago)

Again eight people say they've already "had" the XT1 despite the fact that it's not even shipping until the end of next month. I call BS

0 upvotes
Ednaz
By Ednaz (3 months ago)

Would have preferred an XPro2 that had better OVF/EVF performance, smarter controls, faster internals and focus… I've got a 16mp EVF kit already (m4/3) with great lenses (Leica, Oly), smaller besides. This will probably be a great rig for people to get into mirror less, but if you're invested in a system - meaning a good selection of good (expensive) lenses, this isn't going to move you.

I do own the XPro1 and a number of the excellent Fuji lenses, but that's because of the OVF rangefinder. Performance of this will have a high bar for me… it'll take a lot to get me to spend on the X-T1 what I intended for an XPro2.

So, good for Fuji, good having a choice for those looking for something not as big and heavy as a DSLR. Just not right for me.

1 upvote
rjx
By rjx (2 months ago)

I agree with the X-PRO 2

0 upvotes
SantaFeBill
By SantaFeBill (3 months ago)

I just wish it had two things: A Bayer-array sensor, so there would be a greater option (and quality) of RAW conversion available, and a small attachable GPS unit that would automatically write GPS data to the file as the picture is taken, as is the case with my DSLRs. Come to think of it, it's probably healthier for my pocketbook that it doesn't have these. :-)

0 upvotes
Sessility
By Sessility (3 months ago)

Can't argue with the GPS if you need it, but RAW conversion of XTrans has been sorted by many RAW converters over half a year ago.

http://www.fujirumors.com/ultimate-raw-converter-shootout/

It used to be an issue 1-2 years ago when RAW converters couldn't handle XTrans yet (e.g. mushy greens), but that's all sorted now to the point where most people can't tell the difference between output from one RAW converter or another:

http://www.fujirumors.com/raw-converter-shootout-results/

1 upvote
SantaFeBill
By SantaFeBill (3 months ago)

Thanks, Sessility, but none of the three RAW converters that I currently use for my non-Nikon files (ACDSee Pro 7, DxO 9, and Capture One Pro 6) support current Fuji X-Trans sensors, according to their respective Web sites. Again, perhaps fortunately for me ... . :-)
LR may support them, but what I don't like about LR would be a long and (to the discussion here) irrelevant post.

0 upvotes
bolador
By bolador (3 months ago)

Phase focus, high quality EVF... why do mirrors still exists?

1 upvote
Paul Storm
By Paul Storm (3 months ago)

a new 16mp leaves me cold, especially for an apparent ‘pro’ level camera. another ‘improved' wrapper around the same sensor. come on bump it up to 24mp at least! this is just milking a brand.

0 upvotes
Sessility
By Sessility (3 months ago)

have a close look at real world photos - I often do (and I confess I'm a bit of a pixel-peeper) and find that the 16mp XTrans easily out-resolves my friend's Canon with 20mp (he has only L lenses btw).

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kforever
By kforever (3 months ago)

tried by myself when RX1 and X100S was launched last year. With same position same Exposure Level and same camera default, X100S had very impressive result than RX in ISO competition from 200 - 6.400 and also expand to 12.800 and good color balance. Unfortunately, i'd lost my memory card a week after.

the point is, FF with 24mp vs APS-C with 16mp and found that 16mp still make a good impression.

1 upvote
historianx
By historianx (3 months ago)

D4 has 16MP on FF. Still feeling chilly?

0 upvotes
Ednaz
By Ednaz (3 months ago)

Canon 1DX has 18mp, indistinguishable from 16. We crossed the "enough pixels" line for anything other than very high end back when we passed 12mp. I shoot two systems that are 16mp, one at 36mp, and in exhibits, printed 20x30, i routinely win money from people who say they can tell which images were from 16mp cameras.

0 upvotes
Fox Fisher
By Fox Fisher (3 months ago)

Love at first sight!!!!!!!!

0 upvotes
historianx
By historianx (3 months ago)

what, no scattered gibberish-ist posts from Yabokkie yet?

6 upvotes
Marty4650
By Marty4650 (3 months ago)

It looks like Fuji is serious, as they introduce yet another wonderful MILC camera. The high end of the MILC market is heating up, with Sony FF NEX, Samsung NX30 and now the Fjui X-T1.

This new Fuji will give the GH3 and EM1 some real competition. And competition is good for all of us. Even us diehard M4/3 folks!

I really give Fuji a lot of credit. Their X system keeps growing and improving, their lenses are very good, and they do have a slight IQ advantage with a larger sensor.

4 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

Sony could have learned a lot from Fuji, in how to design both bodies and lens systems. Not just produce lots and lots of similar bodies and a scattering of overlapping underperforming and overpriced lenses without ever creating a system, before trying with YET ANOTHER system.

2 upvotes
Gesture
By Gesture (3 months ago)

Getting closer. Take the best from the old and new. Don't need a hump. But I do feel that 1.4,000th second is more than enough shutter speed.

1 upvote
Koemans
By Koemans (3 months ago)

What?! only 16 megapixels for an 1300dollar body?!..... oh.. wait.. it's fujifilm and not canon?

*backs away slowly*

Go fujifilm!

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Sessility
By Sessility (3 months ago)

not sure whether you're being sarcastic, but from my real world comparison between the 16mp XTrans from Fuji and 20mp from a friend's Canon (we often go out shooting together, so lots of similar photos to compare), those 16mp from Fuji easily out-resolve the Canon's 20mp (also in the greens btw ;-)

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gregsk
By gregsk (3 months ago)

And how much for an 16mp Nikon D4 body? I'm sure your 20mp Canon is better that D4 as well....

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

a 16MP X-Trans won't resolve as good as a 16MP Bayer but the lower quality is thought acceptable by Fuji for the cost saving of the low pass filter.

0 upvotes
Sessility
By Sessility (3 months ago)

Actually, yabokkie, you've got that the wrong way round: 16MP XTrans typically out-resolves a 18MP or 20MP Bayer from Canikon, as countless comparisons have proven.

Maybe it's a translation issue, I'm guessing you're not fluent in English. If you post your reply in your native language, perhaps someone can translate?

2 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

Yeah yab do try getting your facts correct there's a good boy.

0 upvotes
silentstorm
By silentstorm (3 months ago)

With 1/4000 max shutter
Flash sync at 1/180
I shall call it... Mini-Pro
:D

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

sub-amatur

0 upvotes
JamesD28
By JamesD28 (3 months ago)

"16.3 million Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor"

16.3 million Megapixels....

Your move, Hasselblad.

7 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

grip is definitely one of the shortcomings of X-T1.

0 upvotes
tecnoworld
By tecnoworld (3 months ago)

Gorgeous camera, the only one thing I'm sceptical about is the x-trans sensor. I'd prefer a 24mp bayer sensor starting at native iso 100.

0 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (3 months ago)

And 24MP causes other troubles.

2 upvotes
Lucas_
By Lucas_ (3 months ago)

"World’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds" - does that include DSLR's or is it among mirrorless? How does it compares with Sony's A7/7R?

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Revenant
By Revenant (3 months ago)

Well, the footnote that goes with that claim reads:

"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."

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DDWD10
By DDWD10 (3 months ago)

"High Performance Mode"

Interesting...

0 upvotes
Beat Traveller
By Beat Traveller (3 months ago)

They do that with every release. It's quite embarrassing… I don't have a problem with the AF speed of Fuji cameras, but the idea that they have the world's fastest AF is laughable at best.

2 upvotes
Pdf Ninja
By Pdf Ninja (3 months ago)

Except they now have predictive AF tracking in the center 9 sensors, which can really track some action. But I don't believe it's the fastest, until independent reviewers confirm it. Besides, Fuji says it's the fastest ASP-C mirrorless, so that automatically excludes Olympus, Nikon 1, which are proven to be significantly faster.

3 upvotes
kforever
By kforever (3 months ago)

Oly, Nikon 1 which has smaller sensor related to small lens. The correlation is smaller lens means smaller weight and can move faster. So Oly will have the fastest for their segment and level coz they had smaller lens than APS-C size camera.

I trust for this X-T1 fast speed coz i got X-E2 and it really fast, especially in bright condition. If X-E2 so fast, then X-T1 will be more accurate and fast. If you doubt, please try it first.

1 upvote
jonny1976
By jonny1976 (3 months ago)

fujoi know how to do camera...this is undisputable.

2 upvotes
NCB
By NCB (3 months ago)

Looks to be a good camera. But ... I looked seriously at the X series and the one thing which put me off was a reputed tendency to mushy greens, which was born out in example pics I've seen (I'm interested in landscape photography, so things like good grass matter). Apart from that, a good addition to a good series.

Notice the top plate has the same controls as the Nikon Df, barring a mode dial, and it has a similar grip and position of the shutter button. I wonder if anybody will be screaming "retro - ugh!". I doubt it. Now why would that be?

The price with kit lens is half that of the Df, which is all to the good. However, the Df is full frame, has the wonderful D4 chip, and any number of usable lenses, some very good value for money. So maybe the relative pricing is about right.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (3 months ago)

Try a variety of raw extraction software, for example ACR7 is significantly different than ACR8.

The Fuji included Silkypix is decent for lower ISOs, which is surprising given how bad Silkypix is if you buy it as a stand alone program.

Then CaptureOne and PhotoNinja are both confirmed to be very good for extracting Fuji Xtrans raws.

Don't know about aperture.

1 upvote
historianx
By historianx (3 months ago)

Aperture does well, but there are issues with drastic (purpleish-blue) skin-tone shifts that have only appeared since Mavericks OS update, that were not there in Mountain Lion. Oh well one click to an Aperture WB preset and problem solved. But then I shoot people, and rarely landscapes, and portraits/people is where X-Trans excels.

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SBoudreault
By SBoudreault (3 months ago)

"good grass matter"… you're be surprised how many non-photographers cares about that too :P

1 upvote
Sessility
By Sessility (3 months ago)

good grass = no issue with XTrans since most RAW converters learned to handle it about 1/2 year ago:

http://www.fujirumors.com/ultimate-raw-converter-shootout/

http://www.fujirumors.com/raw-converter-shootout-results/

1 upvote
JackM
By JackM (3 months ago)

Very nice. Probably the closest thing we'll see to a digital K1000.

0 upvotes
Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (3 months ago)

I had the K1000 and it was nothing like this . The K1000 was a basic entry level 35mm SLR with match needle metering and no motor drive or winder that people liked because it was cheap.

2 upvotes
JackM
By JackM (3 months ago)

I was more talking about the simple, elegant design with proper manual controls. But in either case, it's still probably the closest we're going to get.

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

What sounds really interesting are 16-55/2.8 WR and 50-140/2.8WR.

3 upvotes
abolit66
By abolit66 (3 months ago)

why max shutter speed 1/4000 ?????

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peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

Because they used a cheap shutter unit with 1/4000 max and 1/180 sync speed.

5 upvotes
historianx
By historianx (3 months ago)

now there's an expert opinion... not.

0 upvotes
SBoudreault
By SBoudreault (3 months ago)

!!! I think peevee1 is Yabokkie's new ID !

1 upvote
AlexRuiz
By AlexRuiz (2 months ago)

Let's be honest, for us who do flash photography, the little pop-up flash is useless. We all use speedlights, so the 180 sync is a non-issue. And the 4000 max shutter speed, I have never reached it, let alone 8000. My D600 only goes up to 4000...not one issue on over one year of ownership.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

Why do they need 2 unmarked dials when everything needed is already on marked ones? Well, some X lenses lack aperture, so one nice to have sometimes. But two?

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Revenant
By Revenant (3 months ago)

If you want to set shutter speeds between those marked on the dedicated dial, and use a lens without an aperture ring, then you need two.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

1/3EV of difference between 1/3 stop and closest full stop value is not noticeable, neither in ISO nor motion blur. Just a distraction on shutter speed dial. A very little bit in the brightness in the scene, so for EC it is OK.

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AlexRuiz
By AlexRuiz (2 months ago)

I agree, and it is one of those small things that bothers me a bit about this camera. I only want what is essential for taking good photographs. I don't want fluff or pointless "custom" buttons. I find these things only get in the way. That is why I find the X-E1 to have the best layout. The ideal layout for me (a dream X-E3) would have hardware controls for Shutter, Aperture, and ISO. Get rid od the Exposure Comp dial and rear thumb dial.

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Dr_Jon
By Dr_Jon (3 months ago)

I wonder if the EVF lag time is the response of the panel or the time from stuff happening to you seeing it. I suspect the former. (Otherwise needs too fast exposure time for low light, well unless the 5ms is in a desert at midday.)
Does look good though.

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (3 months ago)

I really can't imagine that the lack of weather sealing significantly impacted their sales. But it will have considerably added to the price of this camera.

Considering the XE-2's lamentable plasticised jpeg skin textures at high ISO, the moving of the Q button (from somewhere reasonable to a ridiculous location, with tragic loss of the view button), the sharp cut in the shadows, the over-tightening of the EV dial; it's arguable that Fuji have been listening too much to their customers and reviewers.

Let's hope that the shadow setting now goes down to -3 (or more) to compensate for that shadow cut.

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (3 months ago)

It remains to be seen whether this model clips the shadows (and reduces shadow depth) like the XE-2, and disastrously plasticised jpeg skin texture at high ISO. We need that DR, fuji. Stop messing about.

I passed over the XE2 for that reason, depsite the highly desirable phase AF.

..and apparently the cut on the shadows was due to a comment in the dpreview review. Thanks for nothing, dpreview.

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thx1138
By thx1138 (3 months ago)

1/4000 and f/1.2/1.4 lenses should work well. Why not 1/8000 on such an advanced model at a high price point?

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (3 months ago)

Doesn't seem so high to me. Isn't it £400 cheaper than when the XP1 was released?

It's quite encouraging, on the price front, that it's so much less. It suggests to me that the blow-outs on the XE-1 and XP1 were not desperation but a genuine cost of manufacturing reduction.

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Naveed Akhtar
By Naveed Akhtar (3 months ago)

ISO100 simulation is for you for those sunny days .. i know its not same, but if you really want to use bright aperture maybe you consider carrying an ND filter! I know even then its not same, but can be least significant cons!

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abolit66
By abolit66 (3 months ago)

+1

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (3 months ago)

A decent ND filter that cancels sensor reflection is expensive. And with all those different filter sizes, very expensive.

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historianx
By historianx (3 months ago)

If you can afford this cam, and a 1.2 lens to attach to it, you can afford a set of ND filters.

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thx1138
By thx1138 (3 months ago)

Cop out, still doesn't answer why this advanced model which shouts about how good it is at everything, still only has shutter speed we see on the entry level $350 cameras. And the ISO 100 is fake, so reduced DR, so you are really at ISO 200.

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (2 months ago)

"If you can afford this cam, and a 1.2 lens to attach to it, you can afford a set of ND filters."

At $80 a pop and every other lens having a different filter size, I don't think so.

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Naveed Akhtar
By Naveed Akhtar (3 months ago)

PERFECT!

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Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (3 months ago)

I always thought an iso dial would be great. Now I am not sure.

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Naveed Akhtar
By Naveed Akhtar (3 months ago)

why, you learned its not useful or is it bec you read too many critics comments over this forum

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Martin Datzinger
By Martin Datzinger (3 months ago)

I wonder why they just couldn't let go of the retro theme and choose a more ergonomic design principle a la Olympus E-1: Remove everything on the left side of the lens mount, give it half an inch more air on the right hand side and install a whacking big default grip and battery underneath it.

If that means - for the sake of keeping everything centered - using a smaller LCD: Fine! Having such a great EVF, why bother spending so much real estate on something so redundant anyway? The ISO dial could be sneezed on the left side of the EVF housing just as well. Oh and btw, without 1/3 or even 1/2 steps, pretty please (in times of RAW, you really don't need such fine exposure adjustments anymore)

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Martin Datzinger
By Martin Datzinger (3 months ago)

And by the way ... with the added flexibility of an EVF: Please move it much further back to help guys with noses in their faces and take properly care of the eyepoint for those wearing glasses.

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Cameracist
By Cameracist (3 months ago)

E-1 was (is) the most comfortable camera I ever had...

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Plastek
By Plastek (3 months ago)

They wanted to carter hipsters.

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Stealthy Ninja
By Stealthy Ninja (3 months ago)

EVF done right perhaps.

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Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (3 months ago)

I guess this camera will support the larger telephoto lenses that Fuji is planning to release in near future. I just want Fuji to release a 90/100mm macro lens with 1:1 magnification ratio before I decide to buy into the X-system.

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AlpCns2
By AlpCns2 (3 months ago)

Looks like a very interesting camera. The build- and picture quality is doubtlessly as good as the other X-series from Fuji. Lovely design, too. Very, very tempting.

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Joachim Gerstl
By Joachim Gerstl (3 months ago)

The camera looks very nice but AF seems to be the same as in the X-E2.

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Thorgrem
By Thorgrem (3 months ago)

Except the weather resistant thing and the EVF on a divergent spot this is te same as an X-E2? I don't get all the fuss, can someone explain?

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peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

WR
2 extra dials (ISO and unmarked at the front)
Much bigger EVF with lower lag
Much faster processor (8 fps with C-AF vs 3, faster startup and AF)

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Anthony20D
By Anthony20D (3 months ago)

Wish the kit lens was a bit faster and wider or had more tele or both. Nice control layout if only Canon had come up with this.

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nonicks
By nonicks (3 months ago)

OMG.. Please take my money too Fuji. This camera is mine! You just won my heart again!

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caver3d
By caver3d (3 months ago)

Here we go. Take my money.

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DDWD10
By DDWD10 (3 months ago)

My next camera!

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (3 months ago)

That looks real nice, though what I want is more of an X100s without the OVF (more like a Ricoh Fuji GR, 50mm lens).

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gerard boulanger
By gerard boulanger (3 months ago)

A good step, Fuji

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Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (3 months ago)

Mine! Its beautiful!

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