The price of the Fujifilm X-T1 weathersealed mirrorless camera has been thrown into the rumor mill once again, but this time it brings better news since it is smaller than previous estimations.
Our readers are already accustomed to the news and rumors regarding Fujifilm. The Japanese company has managed to set the whole digital imaging world on fire by teasing the launch of a new X-series mirrorless interchangeable lens camera which is bound to occur on January 28.
There have been several gossip talks before the teasers, but speculation is still not taken seriously by most people, despite the fact that this particular source has been right multiple times in the past. Anyway, the attention has turned to Fuji as soon as the teaser went live and now everything is talking about it.
Among the huge list of rumors surrounding the X-T1 weathersealed camera, one of them has been focused on the price. Sources in Japan have claimed that the device would retail for an amount around 180,000 yens, which represents about $1,730.
Usually, these sums are not exactly as simple as a currency conversion, as there are other factors to take into consideration. Either way, all the sources who have leaked information about the shooter have recently reported that the X-T1 will not be priced somewhere between the price of the X-E and X-Pro series, as initially suggested.
New details point to $1,300 price tag for the Fujifilm X-T1 instead of $1,730
The latest Fuji X-T1 price rumors are actually agreeing that the weatherproof model will be more expensive than the proclaimed X-series flagship. However, sources in Europe say that the company will sell this baby for €1,200, which is still expensive but a more decent amount than $1,730.
Converting €1,200 into good old American dollars would give you a price of about $1,630. However, the X-E2 is selling for €899 at Amazon Germany, while the US version of the mirrorless camera is selling it for $999.
If the same idea applies to the X-T1, then the weathersealed shooter will be sold for $1,300 in the United States, which is not very much, considering its specifications list.
A single lens kit containing the 18-55mm optic will be sold for €1,600 (probably $1,700 in the US), while an 18-135mm lens kit would set you back €1,800 or $1,900 stateside.
Fuji X-T1 price could be justified by the impressive and extended specs list
According to inside sources and the camera’s leaked photos, the Fujifilm X-T1 will feature the same image sensor found in the X-E2, a large electronic viewfinder with 0.77x magnification, maximum ISO sensitivity of up to 51,200, dual SD card slots, tilting screen, built-in WiFi, and continuous shooting mode of up to 8 frames per second.
The electronic viewfinder is said to be the best in its class and it is based on OLED technology with a resolution of 2.36-million dots. Additionally, autofocus speeds are rumored to be as quick as those of the X-E2, while an additional battery grip will ensure that photo shoots last for hours in a row without swapping batteries.
The good thing is that the rumors will turn into news in about a week, so make sure you stick with us to find out all the details as soon as they become official.