Way to go Fuji! The Fujifilm X-T1 will be something like a Fujifilm APS-C version of the popular OIympus OM-D E-M1. Fujifilm fans have been lurking in the corners for this beast to finally show up. As seen in the teaser on the Fuj hompage (see image below) the new mirrorless camera will be announced on January 28th. And from the looks of it this will in all probability be a huge success. Just look at the manual controls and the size of the body. It is Fuji´s birthday and what a nice present they are giving themselves! This camera will not be rangefinder style like the Fujifilm X-Pro1 or Fujifilm X-E1/X-E2 but will feature a pentaprism-like hub housing the new and improved EVF and giving it all a more DSLR-like feeling, great handling with full manual control and smug looks.
These are the specs that are very likely 😉
- high performance EVF (far better resolution than previous versions)
- further improved AF
- 16 MP APS-C X-Trans sensor II (same as in XE-2)
- integrated grip
- seperate scroll wheels for ISO, shutter speed, exposure compensation
- Fn-button on top plate as well as a seperate movie-button
- availability in silver/black or plain black (first deliveries probably in springtime)
This is what Fuji fans have been waiting for. Congrats to Fujifilm Corporation! We will be eagerly awaiting the full specifications and the price of course. If it comes in between the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and the Fujifilm X-E2 pricewise, Fuji will have to ship boatloads of this gear across the atlantic. It will be a no-brainer for all who have already invested in XF-lenses and accessories. And for those who previously were undecided between the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the new Sony Alpha a7/A7r…well, soon there will be a new kid on the block. A mini DSLR-like body featuring APS-C size sensor will probably hit the sweet spot offering compact enough lenses. This is something the Sony cannot easily compete with. Olympus may still be one up in this regard but the Micro Four Thirds sensor can by no means match the latest Fuji X-Trans output.
No doubt this thing will be a winner. Will you rush to pre-order this beauty? I know a lot of people already have…