Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-On

Earlier today Fujifilm announced the X-T1 mirrorless camera. The X-T1 is a high end model of the X series which features a 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and a fast AF (0.08 seconds according to Fuji). It includes a a very large digital viewfinder (the largest of any camera in the market – even larger than the Canon 1D-X optical viewfinder) which has some very unique features (see below in the videos).

 The new Fujifilm X-T1X-T1-black

The above video is a hands on preview of the Fujifilm X-T1 (per-production unit) by Angela Nicholson from Digital Camera World.

Here are a few of the Fujifilm X-T1 specs:

  • 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor (similar to the one in the X-E2).
  • EXR Processor II (again, similar to the one in the X-E2).
  • Sensitivity: ISO 200-6400 and 100 – 51200 expanded (JPEG only).
  • High resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (2.36M dot) 0.77x magnification.
  • 3 top analog dials: ISO, shutter speed, exposure compensation and six programmable function buttons.
  • LCD: 3.0″ 1.04M dot 3:2 tilting screen.
  • 8 fps continuous shooting with continuous AF (23 image buffer for Jpeg+RAW).
  • Built-in Wi-Fi  – allowing for control of the camera using a new app from Fujifilm for Android/iOS.
  • Video: Full HD movie recording (1080/60p, 36Mbps bitrate), and built-in stereo microphone.
  • Clip-on external flash (included) – no built in flash.
  • Optional weather resistant battery grip (price was no announced)
  • Weather (water/dust) resistant magnesium body.
  • Weight – 400 grams.
  • Price: $1300 body only (pre-order on B&H) and $1700 with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom kit lens.

The Back of the X-T1 with its huge viewfinder


Below is an official Fujifilm promo video for the X-T1 camera – notice the interesting viewfinder options


The viewfinder options on the X-T1

Fujifilm - XT-1-viewfinder

Another look (no sound this time) on the dual image viewfinder


You can find many more reviews and previews of photography gear on our hear section here on LensVid.

The Fujifilm X-T1 with its app


Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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