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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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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