Fujifilm X-T1: 5 Things to Love About the New Fujifilm X-T1

While Fuji X-Series cameras may exude that retro charm and nostalgic feel, the technology inside the latest X-Series addition, the Fujifilm X-T1, is far from dated. The new Fujifilm X-T1 is a weather-resistant premium interchangelable lens camera that takes us back to the very essence of photography with its manual shutter speed, exposure compensations, ISO sensitivity, and metering dials. Yet, the Fujifilm X-T1 now gives photographers the power of the X-Series in a water, dust, and temperature resistant body that takes on the great outdoors like never before. Here are five key features that we just love about the new Fujifilm X-T1.

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1. OLED Viewfinder Perfection for the Fujifilm X-T1

With a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers a near-instant image preview, the latest generation of the Fujifilm X-T1 boasts:

  • High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder, which is the highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x.
  • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°) in ultra fast real time with a lag-time of 0.005 second (less than 1/10 of existing models).
  • Graphic User Interface that includes cutting-edge technology to bring photographers even closer to their subjects to provide an exciting shooting experience with clear details and a comfortable at-a-glance view of your settings.
  • Four OLED EVF Display Modes:
    • Full Mode: Takes full advantage of the high magnification ratio of the X-T1's viewfinder to give an unrivalled view of the scene.
    • Normal Mode: Provides an optimum view, including shooting settings.
    • Dual Mode: Specially designed for manual focusing with a clever split view. The regular view and manual focus area can be simultaneously checked (with Digital Split Image or Focus Peak Highlight).
    • Portrait Mode: View in Normal and Full modes automatically rotates the displayed information when the camera is held vertically.

Full Mode - Fujifilm X-T1 Full Mode - Fujifilm X-T1

Normal Mode - Fujifilm X-T1 Normal Mode - Fujifilm X-T1

Dual Mode - Fujifilm X-T1 Dual Mode - Fujifilm X-T1

Portrait Mode - Fujifilm X-T1 Portrait Mode - Fujifilm X-T1

2. 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor & EXR Processor II

The Fujifilm X-T1 uses the award-wining EXR Processor II and X-Trans™ CMOS IISensor. The built-in phase detection of the Fujifilm X-T1 delivers astonishing response times including:

  • World’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds
  • Startup time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds

In addition, the Fujifilm X-T1 is the first-ever CSC 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.

CMOS Sensor - Fujifilm X-T1 Large APS-C-sized 16M X-Trans CMOS II sensor features an original color filter array that minimizes moire and color aberrations, and also includes embedded phase detection pixels. - Fujifilm X-T1

3. Traditional Handling, Modern Response with the Fujifilm X-T1

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.

  • 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.
  • X-T1 Settings: With their exposure values clearly marked, the Fujifilm 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.
  • Function Buttons & Command Dials: The six customizable function buttons and two command dials arranged on the front and rear complete the picture, ensuring instant setting satisfaction.

Fujifilm X-T1 Dials The Fujifilm X-T1 offers manual shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity and metering dials. Including the drive dial, all five dials are intuitively arranged on the camera's top-plate and the use of double-deck dials both simplifies operation and streamlines the elegant design.

4.  Weather Resistant

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 Fujifilm X-T1 features:

  • More than 75 points of weather sealing
  • Dust-resistant camera body
  • Water-resistant camera body
  • Freezeproof to -14°F
  • Premium clear 3” LCD screen with 1.04 million dot resolution is made of tempered glass for additional outdoor protection.
  • Additional grip and weather resistant lenses including:
    • Optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) with the same hardy structure as the X-T1, so when added to the body, it is completely secured against the elements.
    • Three weather-resistant zoom lenses:
      • XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR
      • XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR
      • XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR

Weather Resistant  - Fujifilm X-T1 The weather resistant structure of the Fujifilm X-T1 is sealed in approximately 80 places and is both dust and water resistant. Additionally it is designed to cope in temperatures as low as -14°F allowing field photography without the typical worries about the weather, season or general shooting environment.

5. WiFi and Remote Camera Operation for the Fujifilm X-T1

The Fujifilm X-T1 one-touch WiFi connectivity lets you easily share images to your smartphone or tablet– pictures that these devices cannot capture via the Fujifilm Camera Remote app. The Camera Remote app allows:

  • Remote control shooting via smartphone or tablet
  • Image transfer

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