Fujifilm X100T First Look Preview
Earlier today Fujifilm introduced several new products including a new large sensor compact camera called X100T – a newer improved version of the existing X100S camera as well as two new lenses and a silver version of the X-T1 we reviewed earlier this year.
On the video above the Fuji guys takes a look at some of the new improvements introduced into the X100T (from a usability standpoint they seem to be more than what the mare specs will tell you). Talking about specs – here are some of the main ones:
- Sensor: 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor (with on-sensor phase detection elements)
- Lens: 23mm lens (35mm equivalent in 35mm) f/2.
- Viewfinder: Hybrid EVF with 2.3m dot LCD and more advanced overlays in optical mode
- LCD: 3.0″ 1.04m dot rear LCD (720 x 480 pixels)
- Macro: Macro shooting down to 10cm.
- Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control function
- Shutter: Optional electronic shutter (max shutter speed up to 1/32,000 sec!).
- Filter: Classic Chrome film simulation mode
- Video: 1080p @60, 50, 30, 25 and 24fps with exposure control.
- Microphone: Stereo mic input (2.5mm).
- Extra features: 7 customizable buttons (customizable Q menu), Built-in ND filter.
- Price: $1300 (on Amazon).
The new X100T
The new silver edition X-T1 will not just look different but also include a few interesting improvements including maximum shutter speed of 1/32,000 sec when using the electronic shutter (just like the X100T), a new Classic Chrome film simulation mode and an option to disable film mode effects in the viewfinder. The silver edition X-T1 will be available in November body only for just under $1500.
Both versions of the X-T1 will get a new firmware update this December.
The new Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition
Fuji also announced two new lenses – the first is a pro level zoom telephoto lens – 50-140mm F/2.8 R LM OIS WR – here are some specs:
- Fuji X-Mount lens – 50-140mm (76-213mm in 35mm Equivalent) with a f/2.8 aperture.
- Advanced optical design with 23 elements in 16 groups including 5 ED Elements & 1 Super ED Element.
- Nano-GI and HT-EBC lens coatings.
- Built in optical image stabilization and a triple linear AF motor for silent focusing (the lens does not extend).
- Weather sealed – dust and moisture resistant capable of working in temps as low as 17°F.
- 7 blade rounded diaphragm.
- Price: just under $1600 (on Amazon), available starting mid October 2014.
The new XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
The second lens announced by Fujifilm is the 56mm f/1.2R APD, – a new version of the existing 56mm f/1.2 lens by Fuji, this time with a special twist called apodizing filter or APD. This should give you a better more aesthetically-pleasing bokeh and a bit more sharpness and contrast. One interesting point – the new APD filter reduced the light which enters the lens by about 1 stop compared to the older lens. The lens itself will arrive at the market on December 2014 and will be priced at $1500 (around $500 more than the exiting 56mm lens).
The new XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD
You can check out Photographer Nathan Nelson review of this lens and comparison to the non APD version here.
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