Breaking News: X-T1 Confirmed, Fujifilm Makes Official Announcement
Last week we shared the Fujifilm teaser with you. Part of that post was a bit speculating that the new X series camera would be the long rumored X-T1. Today, Fujifilm confirmed the rumors, and officially announced the X-T1.
This is a bid deal, as you may have guessed with all the buzz surrounding this camera. Some have even said that this is the camera that the Nikon Df should have been, though that may be a bit premature. Still, it is hard not to see the similarities in appearance – though, if I am being honest, I dig the X-T1 look a lot more than the Df.
Fujifilm X-T1 Specs
- 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
- 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
- 0.5″ 2.360k-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Continuous Shooting up to 8 fps
- Intelligent Hybrid AF System
- Digital Split Image and Focus Peaking
- EF-X8 Shoe-Mount Flash Included
The 16mp sensor seems a little small in this day and age, but it’s not bad. I am liking the physical dials and pop out LCD screen. Built-in wifi is an awesome feature that I love on my 6D, and I fully expect 90% of ILC cameras to be coming with it from this point on.
And the price on this bad boy, at only $1299 for the body, is an affordable alternative for anyone who may have the Nikon Df fever, but can’t afford its price. If you are convinced and want to get in on this now, you can jump on over to B&H to get yours pre-ordered with the body only or in the kit with the 18-55mm kit lens.
What are your thoughts on this new X-T1 from Fuji? Will it live up to the hype? Is it what the Df should have been? Let us know in a comment below.