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Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1'

By dpreview staff on Jan 23, 2014 at 20:12 GMT

Last week, Fujifilm teased a new, apparently high-end X-series camera. Inevitably this has lead to a flurry of new rumors, much speculation about the camera's specification and now a slew of product photographs courtesy of Japanese site digicame-info.com (English translation), apparently showing an 'X-T1'.

A very official-looking leaked image which shows the 'X-T1', a rumored high-end X-series mirrorless camera from Fujifilm, which the company has been teasing for a few days. The X-T1 is rumored to share the same 16MP X-Trans II sensor as the X100S and X-E2 in a weather-sealed body.
The X-T1 is also rumored to feature a 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and 8 fps continuous shooting, which (if true) would make it the most capable X-series model that Fujifilm has yet produced. 

At this point, we're not sure whether Fujifilm will have anything really new to announce when the camera finally gets officially launched, but you can be sure that when it does, we'll be on hand with a full report. 

Via: PetaPixel

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jmiki
By jmiki (3 months ago)

Like the looks, hope the rumored specifications are true. One item I will miss from the x-pro 1 is the thread cable release. Perhaps it conflicted with the rumored weatherproofing.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

Good thought, but the Df has one and is weatherproofed too.

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km25
By km25 (3 months ago)

With an APS-C sensor 16-20 MP is about ideal with todays technology. 16MP gives you the best low light and 20MP the best IQ. The differences in IQ and noise are in the real world of use subtle. But 22-24MP, it may not work well in low light. A FF sensor would be better. In the world of mirror less, Sony is proving that lens size starts to limit the real usefulness of such an idea....world better served by DSLRs in my book. Pros shot Nikon D4s at 16MP day in and day out...and get paid!

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ZoranHR
By ZoranHR (3 months ago)

I m impressed how people who like retro so much style dont mind EVF. Even when it's proportionaly too big for body.
Fuji found an exellent way on market,it is very obvious now.

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binauralbeats
By binauralbeats (3 months ago)

No such thing as too big an EVF.

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

@binaural: if the EVF is big, it must be backed up by high resolution. Larger screens with lower resolution look awful. I hope that the spec for this EVF is wrong, that in fact, it is much higher resolution. The EVF in the olympus (a very nice camera) has too low of resolution to properly focus without the aid of peaking or magnification. I tried it out recently in Yodobashi with a slower f/4 lens and found still, that it was difficult to focus next to the medium-sized OVF of my D800.

More resolution is key, not just size.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

The X-T1 will surely have focus peaking and it is rumored that Fuji is working on colored focus peaking for FW updates. Maybe we will see it here.

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new boyz
By new boyz (3 months ago)

This.Is.Retro.

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (3 months ago)

Trouble is, Fuji has no SLR's of note to be retro about. Unlike Nikon and Olympus.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

Fujica

good they don't mention any or pretend they have some tradition like Oly, which gives the designers the freedom to have a better design. the camera does look beautiful.

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (3 months ago)

RichRMA - what you said wins the "what does that matter/doesn't make sense" award comment. Seriously

What matters is fuji seems to have gotten a camera with the right controls and seems like it will be a great camera. Needs to be reviewed of course.

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camerosity
By camerosity (3 months ago)

if it has anything less than 24 megapixels I will laugh out loud

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88SAL
By 88SAL (3 months ago)

Shoot film?

5 upvotes
PVMcKay
By PVMcKay (3 months ago)

While you're all alone, looking in the mirror, pleased as pudding with your ebullient dullness.

1 upvote
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

will have 240MPix someday,
resolve much less if Fuji still uses X-Trans.
but I won't mind X-Trans at hundreds of MPixels.

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Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (3 months ago)

"and 8 fps continuous shooting, which (if true) would make it the most capable X-series model that Fujifilm has yet produced"
First things first, I love Fujis new cameras, but 8fps or 800fps does not mean a thing if AF tracking is as bad as it is so far. DPreview should know that and not embarrass themselves by saying how "capable" camera is that is still not available for testing.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (3 months ago)

That line doesn't mean that we think 8fps alone is particularly significant - something I'd hope would be obvious from context.

The point is that 8fps (X-T1 rumored) is barely faster than 7fps (X-E2) but it will probably make a difference to someone, somewhere. Add the high-res finder, weathersealing and all the other (rumored) specs., including the battery grip, and you have a more capable camera than previous models.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

The rumor is 8 fps with AF tracking where the X-E2 is only 3 fps.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

would want to have fast frame rate regardless of focus control though of course it'll be better with good AF tracking.

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Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (3 months ago)

Why ? So you can shoot perfectly still subjects really fast ???

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DDWD10
By DDWD10 (3 months ago)

I think this body is a natural progression for the X-series. The original rangefinder look worked well with the three original 18mm, 35mm and 60mm primes, but as Fujifilm has moved on to zooms, wider and longer optics, this form factor makes sense as a more flexible alternative. Bigger grip and better EVF make this a better action shooter than the other X-series bodies. I just hope the AF is up to the task.

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Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (3 months ago)

Well said. agree completely. Hope that AF tracking is MUCH better then up till now because even entry level DSLRs are way ahead of their AF implementation so far.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

The good thing is that Fuji has been incorporating improvements from their newest cameras into their older cameras with FW updates. Let's hope that improved AF tracking and time lapse photography spreads to the existing line-up.

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

I dig the new look despite rather harsh photos.

But the current lenses work better on an SLR-styled body. Rangefinders hold and shoot better with small lenses, the 18 and 27 aside, none of which the other Fujifilm lenses can be categorised even next to FF DOF/speed equivalents.

I'm actually looking at this body to speed boost some favourite Nikkor primes for event photography. If the EVF is fast enough, despite its possible low resolution, it may be enough to replace my D800 for stopped-down flash-based photography.

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DDWD10
By DDWD10 (3 months ago)

@ jyhfeel

I agree. My X-Pro1 feels like a different camera than it did when I bought it over a year ago. The latest firmware especially brought some nice changes. I'm counting on this X-T1 to deliver the goods so I can upgrade!

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

23 f/1.4 = 35 f/2.1 FF DOF eq
35 f/1.4 = 53 f/2.1 FF DOF eq
56 f/1.2 = 85 f/1.8 FF DOF eq

Another fast lens is coming this summer and I'm sure a longer fast prime is in the works as Fuji listens to it's customers.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

if one gets DOF eq, one gets all and everything the same in the photo as long as it's controlled by aperture.

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DDWD10
By DDWD10 (3 months ago)

Imagine an XF 90mm f/1.4. That would be incredible on this body.

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Ranford Stealth
By Ranford Stealth (3 months ago)

@DDWD10...i usually shoot beauty/fashion portraits, so a 90....yeah, thanks, now I can't sleep ;-)

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reginalddwight
By reginalddwight (3 months ago)

Looking good, Fujifilm. If they price the X-T1 right, they will have a phenomenal hit on their hands.

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Morpho Hunter
By Morpho Hunter (3 months ago)

Well, well, well......... 2014 sees the launch of three excellent cameras ..the Sony A7 and A7r and the Fuji XT1 ..... so surely it's inconceivable that Olympus will win product of the year for the third time................(you wanna bet .......hehehe)

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Cychen
By Cychen (3 months ago)

Not if A7 is a nice camera, A7R

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pdelux
By pdelux (3 months ago)

Well Olympus wont be releasing an upgrade to E-M1 in 2014 thats for sure, so it is unlikely they will finish at the top end again surely... unless the em-5 replacement is spectacular, but I think it will just inherit em-1 features.

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Pritzl
By Pritzl (3 months ago)

The only disappointing thing about the XT1 is that I probably can't afford one for quite a while... :(

Now this is retro done right! All key controls logically laid out at your finger-tips with a huge VF. Wifi and Tilt-screen are just icing on a very delicious looking cake. With the IQ a known entity, (assuming it's the same X-Trans II sensor as the X-E2/X100s) all that remains to be seen is if the performance is as snappy as expected.

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Zoron
By Zoron (3 months ago)

where's the body flash?

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pseudobreccia
By pseudobreccia (3 months ago)

I don't understand...do you seriously think it is hidden somewhere on the body?

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Robert Morris
By Robert Morris (3 months ago)

I hope this is the one that I have been waiting for. Goodbye to Nikon and Sony.
Well maybe anyway.

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

I've been unimpressed with the a7r, which I now use for still life photography. It produces amazing photographs with the same Nikkor glass I use on a D800, but the build quality and attention to detail that even a low-end Nikon D5000 offers above the A7r is stark.

If Sony could unseat themselves from the technology horse long enough to make a well-fabricated ILC body with strong base plates (like the RX1), buttons that don't seesaw, an LCD that is couched in reinforced materials, rubber latches rather than very weak and thin plastic doors, they would have done it right despite a few technical weaknesses.

As it stand, the a7r's only claim to good build quality is weather sealing and a top/front magnesium plate. In all the places that matter, it sits on par (sometimes below) a D5000 and far below a Nikon D7000, both cameras that are much too large when compared to the a7r or Nikon's film SLRs.

Very much looking forward to what Fujifilm can do.

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Anastigmat
By Anastigmat (3 months ago)

The pentaprism housing is way too big for an APS-C model. Either it is a full frame, or the stylists are running hog-wild.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

It's the largest EVF view available. Even larger than the EM-1. The optics take space.

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gerard boulanger
By gerard boulanger (3 months ago)

It's not a pentaprism since it's not a DSLR. It's an EVF housing, made to fit a very large EVF, the largest up to date.

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ZoranHR
By ZoranHR (3 months ago)

Agree.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

it may look relatively too big.

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PaulDavis
By PaulDavis (3 months ago)

Sharp looking camera. Sony should have added a left shoulder dial like this on the a7/r cameras.

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gerard boulanger
By gerard boulanger (3 months ago)

Yes, they should have and a shutter speed dial too.... Tired of PSAM mode button.

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vv50
By vv50 (3 months ago)

what psam? http://stech1.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/xt1leak_3.jpg

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

@vv50: gerard was referring to the PASM of the Sony a7/r.

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PaulDavis
By PaulDavis (3 months ago)

The a7 just needed an iso dial because the default one isn't any good because it changes when it gets bumped. The camera already has aperture, shutter and exposure comp on top.

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gerard boulanger
By gerard boulanger (3 months ago)

No, the A7 has not a shutter speed dial on top

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PaulDavis
By PaulDavis (3 months ago)

Your right it doesn't have a dedicated shutter dial up top. I should have been more specific. It does have two control dials and in manual mode. You have a shutter dial and aperture dial. I usually shoot in manual with my a7 and just consider the top rear dial a shutter dial. My bad.

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tinternaut
By tinternaut (3 months ago)

Looks a tad "Me too," but that generally isn't a problem in the camera business.

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Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (3 months ago)

Me too compared to what? Their Own x100?

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

I guess if the only cameras you had ever seen were from 2009 to the present, I would get the 'me too' thing. But this is pretty conservative SLR styling, typical of what was popular until the late 1990's when SLRs became massive and bulbous. Classy and compact is what they used to be and what the X-T1 appears to be.

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Underdog 3000
By Underdog 3000 (3 months ago)

The only issue I see is lack of in body flash. The rest is sweet. My wife (non-photo at all) thinks the wi-fi button is great.

Was debating EM1, a7R, K-3 and X-E2 but now reconfiguring.

I hope it can focus down to at least -2ev.

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carlgt1
By carlgt1 (3 months ago)

I don't quite see the point in lugging around such a beast and it's not full-frame?

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D1N0
By D1N0 (3 months ago)

It's aps-c ofcourse. And just as big as a em-1 which is m43

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cheddargav
By cheddargav (3 months ago)

Honestly, do you even think about what you're typing before you do??

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

No kidding. The camera is small. The only FF body that is even close to its size is the A7. And the Fuji lenses are much smaller and lighter

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samhain
By samhain (3 months ago)

The camera is reported to be smaller than the xe-2 (plus hump).
If you consider that 'a beast'.. you've got to be the weakest human in exsistance.

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gerard boulanger
By gerard boulanger (3 months ago)

Too bad you don't see the point.

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

@samhain: most traditional SLRs have a lower shoulder height than the X-Pro 1, about equal to the X-E2. This isn't a small camera, it is a small digital camera.

It's typical of SLRs that were around prior to the 1990's.

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darngooddesign
By darngooddesign (3 months ago)

The main body is a little smaller than theX-E2 with the EVF hump sitting higher. That's hardly a beast.

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12345ccr
By 12345ccr (3 months ago)

notice it says 18-55mm on the lens barrel? Could it possibly be APS-C?

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dengx
By dengx (3 months ago)

It is APS-C to which Fujifilm is devoted to.

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Anastigmat
By Anastigmat (3 months ago)

Pentax is also devoted to APS-C, but it is like driving into a dead end street without a reverse gear. There is only one outcome.

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Red G8R
By Red G8R (3 months ago)

Of the three latest mirrorless cameras, EM1, A7/R, and the XT1, the XT1 appeals to me the most and as soon as it's available, I'll be trying it and most likely buying it.

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photo nuts
By photo nuts (3 months ago)

Question: how do you decide the camera appeals to you most when you do not know its specs and have not seen or touched it?

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kpaddler
By kpaddler (3 months ago)

@pn

For some reason anything that looks like yesteryear's contraption sells these days. That's how!

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cheddargav
By cheddargav (3 months ago)

@kpaddler like it or not we all get drawn in to products, be it camera, car, clothes by the looks

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (3 months ago)

Yesteryear's contraptions worked well for decades, with little or no "need" to replace them every 18 months. Maybe those old timers were on to something.

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Anastigmat
By Anastigmat (3 months ago)

Other popular items are turntables, vinyl records and typewriters, and bicycles with a single gear. What is next? Slide rules?

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

Try it, you'll like it.

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

@anistigmat: vinyl records have been popular since their debut, same with single speed bicycles. The list goes on and on. Certain items return to popular culture for a brief time, but there are millions of people who have used them daily and love them and have always loved them.

If something isn't broken, why fix it?

I don't find this design to be particularly anachronistic. It has two traditional dials, but is riddled with slides, AF/AE buttons, and other things that never were on older cameras. It takes a few direct controls from the 1970's and applies them to what looks like a pretty modern, sedate homage to the SLR camera.

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iae aa eia
By iae aa eia (3 months ago)

Wow-wow-wow!, but... More fullframes, pleeeeease! The more APSs, the less expensive FFs are kept from being, and I'm tired of that. I can't stand the fact 20 years ago the poorest of the poor could have an FF and nowadays is this funny situation. And yet, some people, not the poor of the poorest nor even the poor, but the middle-class, debate over and get proud of their 8-mm to 16-mm (equiv) sized-sensor cams. Pff! What a heck!

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

The lust for FF is crazy here. Fuji has gone out of it's way to design optics for their APS-C sensor that provide a FF DOF experience. Two primes @ f/1.4 and a 56 f/1.2 (FF eqv 85 f/1.8). More fast lenses are coming. On top of this, they are sharp.

Sensor technology will continue to improve and the need for a FF sensor will diminish if the optics are there, which I think they are. I would gladly have the smaller size and weight of the Fuji.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (3 months ago)

iae aa eia:

And 20 years ago many (most) full framed SLR lenses weren't optically good enough for digital. This is separate from the vignetting thing.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

Older lenses are typically optically poorer. This is why I like mirrorless crop sensor cameras. They can use the best optical part of these older designs (the center) and they adapt to any lens. The Fuji is also set up with the same type of controls as the old lenses. Sweet deal when I have a few MF Zuikos at home.

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Anastigmat
By Anastigmat (3 months ago)

APS-C sensors are dirt cheap. FF sensors are a lot more affordable than they used to be, but still considerable more expensive than APS-C. Therefore, if you can sell an APS camera at near FF camera prices, you have made a lot of profit. Unfortunately for these camera makers, FF cameras will continue to fall in price, and their profit will be squeezed, until the gravy train comes to a screeching halt. They will then discontinue their APS-C cameras and people will be stuck with cameras with strange lens mounts and few lenses.

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iae aa eia
By iae aa eia (3 months ago)

If any of us were living in that time, some of the now old lenses would look as goog as some of today's ones do. We tend to think we didn't do our best in the past, but look, makers were impressing people the same way they're doing now!

I'm not against or don't like smaller sensor cams, I only think that 15 years are a quite good time to make FF cams more popular. I wonder if Sony hasn't been launching many and varied FF cams. Imagine if we still continued depending only on Canon and Nikon?

I still wonder why 20 years ago there were FFs for everybody (look, not saying should be the same way now) and 645s (and larger) for a quite lot of people. OK-OK, lenses are much better now and we can acheive the same (or even better) IQ on lower sensors, but, come on!, is that all? Where's the shallow DOF thing?

By the way, they say everything is bigger in Texas. Are FFs selling more in Texas? Wish I lived there. Guess I would get one used quick and way cheaper.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

At what point is a FF sensor pointless? DOF control is the primary separator, and that is mostly covered with Fuji's fast APS-C optics. So, for that extra FF money I can shoot at ISO 12,800 perhaps blow up pictures to poster size. Big deal. The benefits are not worth the negatives (size, weight and cost). Fuji's strategy with fast, sharp APS-C lenses is a solid one as they know that sensors are improving to the point where you cannot tell the difference. The future's, organic sensors will have way more dynamic range and better noise characteristics. This means it will the the optics that limit the system.

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Shamael
By Shamael (3 months ago)

this eternal DOF story is useless. With any APSC sensor and a fast lens, you can get so much shallow DOF that you do not even see anymore what is in the background. Here is an example of a NEX7 and Nikon 50/1.8

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503674/original

and here one with a 30/1.4 from Sigma

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/146798683

Now, in what does a FF makes that better. It will remain obvious that you get a shallower DOF on a FF, but on the other side you still need a smaller sensor camera to shoot tourist style shots where all has to be sharp in depth. With a 4/3 you can get both, with an APSC you come close, with FF, all in depth sharpness is a nightmare, except if you take more distance.

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iae aa eia
By iae aa eia (3 months ago)

It's not only about the DoF. There are other interesting things about FF. For example, substancial body and natural toy effect. Once again, I'm not against smaller sensors. They have their merits and they'll always be the majority (they—M4/3s, for instance—are obviously much more convenient and versaltile). I just don't understand makers making FF cams to be sitting in the premium price range. Though smaller are preferred, I bet with you that if they sold FF cams starting at, let's say, 750 bucks, man, believe me, the sales would be huge. Maybe never surpass smaller sensor cams, but they would be enough to justify lower prices. And that Leica S2?, with that—wow!—56 % larger sensor than FF?, but still TWO TIMES SMALLER than the widely used (and quite accessible; compared) 645 format? Ha! What a joke. Only Santa can buy that.

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KZMike
By KZMike (3 months ago)

Some interesting bullet points from the web site above
(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)
►support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (TS)
►start up time 0,5 sec (TS)
►►time-lapse photography function – interval timer function (TS)◄
►dual SD-Card slot (TS)
►8fps with AF tracking / (TS)
►weather sealed body / (TS)
►18-135 will be weather sealed and come in May (TS + ORS)
►tilt screen (SRP)◄

►SLR-type (Fujica) design / (SRP)
►name: X-T1 / (AS)
►WiFi / (NeS)
►smaller than the X-E2 / (AS)
►additional battery grip / (AS)
►18-55 kit lens / (AS + ORS)
►ISO up to 51200 (NeS)
►♦ in stores mid-February / (AS + ORS)
►price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (NeS + AS)
►faster AF then X-E2 (o,o8sec) / (NeS) [maybe the source mixed up faster ►writing speed (UHS-II) with faster AF-speed]

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AliRoust
By AliRoust (3 months ago)

Leica must be hating Fuji now....

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Anastigmat
By Anastigmat (3 months ago)

The Sony A7R is more of a threat to Leica. It is basically a FF SLR with Carl Zeiss lenses and most of the advantages of the Leica M series plus the advantage of autofocus. Zeiss lenses are comparable to Leica lenses but usually much cheaper.

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

@anistigmat: I also own the a7r and have an M9 on the couch. The M9 isn't mine; it is a loaner. The two have very very little in common other than a FF sensor.

First, the abstracts: the shooting style is completely different. You hold and view the a7 somewhat like an old SLR. But all of your lenses are fly by wire. You look through a normalised EVF, which is vastly different to the composing via any sort of glass, rangefinder, SLR, or otherwise. You do not control the camera with mechanical dials and there the controls on the camera are all over the place and too easy to press. The Leica is so simple to operate. It is obvious. The Sony has required me to look in a manual. I never had to do that with a digital camera before.

Secondly, the build bits: the Leica is a solid chunk of metal. So are its lenses. It relies on helicoids and lens-coupled apertures that work on or off camera. There is none of the precision or quality of the Leica in the a7. One is all grit, the other all tech.

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Shamael
By Shamael (3 months ago)

You can not compare a telemetric Leica to an A7 or A7R. What bothers Leica is that the picture quality of the A7 series, even with their lenses is in 80% of cases where they tested with M mount lenses, much better. Now, Leica will bring during this year a new model, mirrorless ILS, in APSC at beginning, with AF system and all what other similar cameras have. The only handicap might be the pricing, if they want to go with the market trend, they have to align here. I doubt that many want to pay 1 Grant more for a red DOT, not more then for a double H.

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Infared
By Infared (3 months ago)

Looks promising!

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KZMike
By KZMike (3 months ago)

The MORE I see/read about this camera the MORE I LIKE it. . .

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DonSantos
By DonSantos (3 months ago)

Nice precursor the the FF x200.

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radissimo
By radissimo (3 months ago)

I found it hilarious that Dpreview posting rumors and "leaks" and at the same time they already have an camera in their hand, surely they will post preview or first look review at the day of announcement! ;-D

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Babka08
By Babka08 (3 months ago)

Indeed. We the public are all but pawns, lapping it up. How ever did this photo sneak out?

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Anfernee Cheang
By Anfernee Cheang (3 months ago)

That shows how professional DPReview is. Every one knows there must be NDA with the manufacturer. But for rumors of major products they still want to share some news with us. So the only way is to give something still in rumored status. I personally think this is pretty much acceptable... and hilarious :D

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djrocks66
By djrocks66 (3 months ago)

This will be my next camera. :) I've been waiting for this since the Olympus E-P1 was announced. Fuji is doing everything right.

10 upvotes
babalu
By babalu (3 months ago)

for the REALLY INTERESTING VIEWS of this new camera, namely TOP and BACK, see :
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http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/three-new-fuji-x-t1-pictures.
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seems to have all the right controlls at the right place. There will be a run for this kiddo.

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3 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

I have the impression that Fujica design was copied from Canon FX.
which came first?

1 upvote
Matt1645f4
By Matt1645f4 (3 months ago)

You could argue the Canon 7 took its design from an Olympus Pen!!! Any new cameras design is limited by ergonomics, and it's place in the market.

1 upvote
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

I won't. but I agree that we don't have many good ideas about camera design (that I still repect Oly E-300 a lot).

1 upvote
attomole
By attomole (3 months ago)

I thought the Pentax LX
http://f650gs.web.fc2.com/p_LXnew.html

1 upvote
caver3d
By caver3d (3 months ago)

Sony, Nikon, and Fuji all copied the digital retro-hump styling of the Olympus OM-D series, after they saw how successful the E-M5 has been (and the feature-rich E-M1, the 2013 camera of the year). Olympus innovates, all others copy.

3 upvotes
topstuff
By topstuff (3 months ago)

Its looks like a camera to me. Same as the old film cameras lying around. That is hardly innovation. No-one is reinventing the wheel here.

2 upvotes
Paul1974
By Paul1974 (3 months ago)

No, Sony is always first. Have a look at the A900. Remember chiclet keyboards?

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

Oly E-P1, 2009-07,
Fuji X100, 2011-03,
Oly E-M5, 2012-03,

E-P1 got a very bad design in almost every aspects which wasn't liked by Oly but other designs were considered worse.

magic that a poorly designed, poorly performed camera got run away success.

this is like chess that a mistake if not checked could lead to a quick win than a perfectly calculated move.

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naftade
By naftade (3 months ago)

It foolows some very strong design lines made by Contax. It's ridiculous to say it's an Olympus copy. We're talking about retro styling here, so of cours no innovation.

1 upvote
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

Nikon Df is different for it's not a fake SLR.
Pana made the first m4/3 with an EVF above lens mount.

...

Canon FX, 1964-04,
Fujica ST701, 1970-07,
Yashica Contax RTS, 1975-11,
Pentax LX, 1980-06,

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0 upvotes
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (3 months ago)

I have a theory about these "old" camera designs. People's arms, hands and eyes are all in about the same place. So, over many years, cameras evolved with layouts that matched up with humans (apologies to lefties). Small tweaks, like Nikon moving the shutter release forward from the F to F2. Big tweaks like the forward pull advance lever on Alpas (big change = big sales success). But now, with everything up for grabs, some folks like cameras that look and operate the way they used to.

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wcowan
By wcowan (3 months ago)

It appears you are partly correct. Canon FX 1964, Fujica ST 701 1971. Asahi Pentax S3 1957. That is the earliest camera I could find that has a similar design.

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

Pentax AP, 1957-05,

I was talking about Fujica (what a cheap name). I don't know much history but I see similarities from Canon FX to Fujica to Nikon FM3A.

0 upvotes
Naveed Akhtar
By Naveed Akhtar (3 months ago)

@caver3d even if you think fuji copied oly, am happy they did. I always like Oly to build an X-trans sensor based camera. Now Fuji did it for us. .. what's the difference, who is coppying who if we end user are getting a quality product at the end of the day.

I like both Oly and Fuji!!

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

there is no good or bad. we are only playing Darwin here.

0 upvotes
RichRMA
By RichRMA (3 months ago)

Anyone think this will match the OM M1 or Panasonic GH3 for AF? I doubt it. Nice-looking though.

1 upvote
dengx
By dengx (3 months ago)

It won't, smaller sensors will be always faster even it means fractions of a second.

1 upvote
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

probably not unless it uses Panasonic sensor with Pana's control technology in both the camera and lenses (better Fuji redesign lenses from scratch).

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0 upvotes
Naveed Akhtar
By Naveed Akhtar (3 months ago)

Even if it will be fractionally slower in AF maybe in few labs tests, it would be still very useful and without any practical cons!!

0 upvotes
UnitedNations
By UnitedNations (3 months ago)

So Nikon messes up with the DF, ... & then Sony messes up too with the A7,....
& now it seems our ONLY HOPE for 2014 camera shopping rests with how much Fuji can deliver with the X-T1... how exciting....+_+

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Ocolon
By Ocolon (3 months ago)

Dear dpreview team, I think 'the rumors are true' was Hasselblad’s recent slogan, not the one from Fujifilm.

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

most rumors are invented by fools.

0 upvotes
billybones1918
By billybones1918 (3 months ago)

Ugh, battery grip - rather have better batteries

2 upvotes
trixf64
By trixf64 (3 months ago)

Yes yes quite beautiful indeed. Buuuuut this old school appeals to us art style shooters. I blow things up huge and aps is just old old old. Until full frame I am sticking with ugly modern stuff. I really want this come on now fuji.

0 upvotes
Hugo808
By Hugo808 (3 months ago)

"when the camera finally gets officially launched, but you can be sure that when it does, we'll be on hand with a full report. "

I bet you're playing with one in the office right now!

17 upvotes
G1Houston
By G1Houston (3 months ago)

You can see the back of the camera and more spec here:

http://www.fujirumors.com/enjoy-more-x-t1-images-evf-specs-bigger-evf-than-e-m1/

From the back, you can see very smart button designs, ISO dial in 1/3 stop (Nikon, take note!), and the dials are multifunctional and the back is clean without too many buttons. Nice.

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2 upvotes
Todd Ka
By Todd Ka (3 months ago)

If they would implement some sort of bar-code embedding technology like the S5...

0 upvotes
white shadow
By white shadow (3 months ago)

Ah, it is time for Fuji to get serious by coming out with a weather-proof body but what about the lenses?

Now, the body is getting bigger together with their lenses. I don't see much advantage in size compared to an APS-C DSLR body.

What about the speed of the tracking focus eventhough it maybe able to shoot 8 fps? Can their lenses do it? Do they have a capable external flash to coup with the fast fps to, say, take photos of models walking on a runway? Or is this another "travel camera" to compete with the Oly EM1?

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Tonio Loewald
By Tonio Loewald (3 months ago)

If you look at the size comparisons (based on known lens size) the XT-1 is narrower than the X-Pro1 and a bit smaller than a Nikon FM, making it quite small compared to APS-C DSLRs. (The Canon SL-1 is probably closest, but thicker front-to-back — and bear in mind the XT-1 seems to have a flip out rear LCD and is weather-sealed.)

5 upvotes
Sean65
By Sean65 (3 months ago)

I wonder if everyones justification of dumping their 'cumbersome' DSLR's and buying in to the small retro chic market still stands now the the small retro chic cameras have put on a few pounds and are now practically the same size and weight as the DSLR's that were dumped.

As always with Fuji, it looks very nice.

3 upvotes
jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

The target audience for this camera is more D7100, not D3300. In this regard, the camera is small and light. Similar dimensions to the EM-1, but APS-C size sensor.

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Juandante
By Juandante (3 months ago)

Nice, waiting for a FF version because of a7

0 upvotes
Jogger
By Jogger (3 months ago)

Nice, all it needs is an FF sensor.

4 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

I'd say good lenses, but then the body needs to be redesigned.

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technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

Fuji lenses are not up to your standard yab. You are such a professional and all. Move along. Nothing of interest for you here.

15 upvotes
thx1138
By thx1138 (3 months ago)

@jogger

You will now incur the wrath of the rabid Fuji fanboy for mentioning the F word. Remember APS-C is the best format in the world until the company produces FF, in which case FF is the best format in the world and APS-C sucks.

3 upvotes
makofoto
By makofoto (3 months ago)

No FF needed ... other cameras provide that

13 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

I'm hoping it's medium format. Then yab may think it is half decent.

2 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

what do you know medium format is?

0 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

Whatever it is you can't afford it so stick with your small Nikon FF cameras yab.

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

I can afford nothing that won't work well.

1 upvote
jaygeephoto
By jaygeephoto (3 months ago)

An X-Trans type sensor 6cm X 4.5cm, 60 megapixels.

0 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

You saying MF cameras don't work well now yab? Nothing pleases you does it? Oh hang on FF Nikons do*.

* Excludes Df

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

X-Trans is designed for cost saving (low pass filter) at the cost of resolution for already resolution challenged sensors.

one should at least understand what sensor size means before talking about going to a different format.

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technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

Why don't you go MF then yab?

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

do you have any idea about MF?

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technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

Do you yab?

2 upvotes
Ranford Stealth
By Ranford Stealth (3 months ago)

Now...what does yab use and recommend? Hasselblad? Phase One? Is 40mp enough? Does he possess a camera?

0 upvotes
Tripeiro
By Tripeiro (3 months ago)

Retro done right, unlike that overpriced nikon monstrosity...

29 upvotes
Stephen Scharf
By Stephen Scharf (3 months ago)

This looks like it will be the Fuji X-camera equivalent to my much loved Olympus OM-1, which will be killer.

I'm thinking I'll have two X series kits: an X-T1 with the zooms, and the X-Pro1 with primes for the classic Leica experience.

Sweet!

1 upvote
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

OM-1 is a famous low-cost low-quality camera.
X-T1 may be a premium-price low-quality one.

0 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

What is wrong with you yabokkie?

19 upvotes
Geoff Brown
By Geoff Brown (3 months ago)

OM-1 low quality, I don't think so. It was one of the most popular and sought after 35 mm SLRs in its day.

9 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

OM-1 was popular for the low quality -> low price.

I got two of them both second-hand overhauled ones with third-party shutter which was said better in quality than original manufacture, 100 US each with 50mm prime.

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Tonio Loewald
By Tonio Loewald (3 months ago)

You should go back through all of yabokkie's posts for some context.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

> should go back through all of yabokkie's posts

so thankful that tears come to my eyes.

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technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

That's the same response people would get it they went through your posts. Tears of laughter (at you).

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Stephen Scharf
By Stephen Scharf (3 months ago)

The OM-1 was and is, a legendary 35 mm camera, reknown for it's innovation at the time, and it's range of optically superb range of lenses. I still have the two bodies that I learned photography on, and they function perfectly. Also, the OM-1 was the standard issue "pool" camera for UPI, the press syndicate competitor to AP at the the time.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

both of mine worked perfectly for strength training of babies.

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jyhfeei
By jyhfeei (3 months ago)

Working out, yab?

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Ranford Stealth
By Ranford Stealth (3 months ago)

Strength training of babies....just when you think you've heard everything

1 upvote
jwalker019
By jwalker019 (3 months ago)

I'm short of cash right now :( but this goes on my wish list if it performance is even equal to X-E2 (and it sounds like it will be better) :)

1 upvote
nathondetroit
By nathondetroit (3 months ago)

I hope the Xpro2 gets an ISO dial as well. Regardless, what a killer flagship model!

7 upvotes
bgbs
By bgbs (3 months ago)

I think its time to start building a second system. With Nikon and Canon, you don't know what will happen, because hey are like sleeping giants while smaller manufacturers are like hard working ants coming out with products after products.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (3 months ago)

Yes, Canon and Nikon are so lazy because they already built all this stuff 10-15 years ago.....

8 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

m4/3" is currently the only mirrorless system that I'd use for the fast AF when I don't care much image quality but if anyone does care, should go straight and start with D610 + 24-70/2.8G and have both top class performance and best cost performance.

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technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

Got a few grand lying around have we yab?

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

it'll cost one more going with m4/3" or Sony or Fuji and end with lower quality/performance.

0 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

One more what? Why don't you get MF if quality is all you are about yab? FF is so limiting right?

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

you should figure out what quality MF can deliver first.

0 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (3 months ago)

Sorry yab. I see where you're coming from. With the Nikon you get a free lifetime supply of oil. That does make it much better value.

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Ranford Stealth
By Ranford Stealth (3 months ago)

So you have a D610 & 24-70 f2.8? Or are you just talking about it? Or do you have a Hasselblad maybe? No, you wouldn't like the AF. What do you use for shooting baby strength training?

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Robert A
By Robert A (3 months ago)

Not quite enthralled with an SLR-style camera, even if it is mirrorless. Regardless of how many technical strengths this camera offers over the XE-2 and its competitors, it really doesn't offer much product differentiation. For my needs, if it's got an APS sensor, it also should have an optical viewfinder like the X-Pro 1.

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

I'd prefer a large viewfinder (better > 5 inch),
as well as a large grip (7D fits my hand best).

0 upvotes
makofoto
By makofoto (3 months ago)

With that many EVF pixels ... who needs an optical finder? Have you ever looked at a high end EVF?

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (3 months ago)

or no EVF at all. just stick a smart phone to the back.
or iPad mini.

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edu T
By edu T (3 months ago)

yabokkie,
something like your "preferable" camera, APS-C format + 4.8" lcd + big grip + android OS has been around for some 6mo:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/Samsung-Galaxy-NX/3.

If it's not near enough, please start making sense!
:-)

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shigzeo ?
By shigzeo ? (3 months ago)

makofoto: EVFs are getting better all the time. In very dark places they allow you to shoot what you could not with an OVF. But, if you are a manual lens user, they still come up short in a number of areas. Primarily, this is because the EVF isn't just a framing device for your lenses. You have to use it to focus. And even today's best EVFs are slow to refresh in comparison to no-lag OVFs, and because they rely on lines of pixels to delineate objects from one another, speedy focus must be aided by things like peaking. A good OVF (or even a mediocre one like the D800's OVF) is bright enough that f/2 and faster lenses can be focused instantly. The best lenses just 'pop' into focus. The same lenses on good EVFs do not pop, they wobble, or under fluorescents, jiggle, or they simply can't delineate fine details until zoomed in.

They are getting better, but are in no way a true alternative. That may come, but it will be years from now.

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Robert A
By Robert A (3 months ago)

The point here is, what's so special about this camera? So it's got a nicer viewfinder, weather sealing, faster AF, etc. Another camera will have an even nicer specs. Fuji stood out from the pack when it introduced the X100 and the X-Pro 1 because those were truly different from the typical stuff other mfrs were making at the time.

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rdub
By rdub (3 months ago)

Would it be that it might take the X-pro lenses?

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DDWD10
By DDWD10 (3 months ago)

Oh, it be.

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Ranford Stealth
By Ranford Stealth (3 months ago)

Pirates? Or copious quantities of cider?Ahaaarrrr

0 upvotes
al_in_philly
By al_in_philly (3 months ago)

If this camera sells well (my guess is that it will), perhaps Olympus's next itteration of the E-M1 will balance classic smart styling with useful ergonomics as well.

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taomeister
By taomeister (3 months ago)

Way to go Fuji, leaking like a downpour. If the AF improvements / tracking is a significant enough improvement it might be time to retire the X-Pro1 or relegate it to backup duty.

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