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Fujifilm X-T1 rumor round-up ahead of its January 28 launch


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Before the official launch of the new Fujifilm X-T1, we have decided to create a rumor round-up that consists of everything you need to know about the weathersealed camera.

There are less than 24 hours left until the official announcement of the new X-series camera. Over the weekend, more photos, information, and a detailed specifications list have appeared, so it would be nice to create a Fujifilm X-T1 rumor round-up. This way, you will have a better idea of what to expect on January 28.

We will begin with the recently-leaked list of specifications, which confirms a few details, but dismisses a rather important one.

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Photo of the Fujifilm X-T1 with an external flash mounted on its hot shoe.

Fujifilm X-T1 rumor round-up: more specs, photos, and details leaked ahead of official announcement

The new X-T1 will feature a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II APS-C image sensor (identical to that of the X-E2 model) and EXR II image processing engine, which will provide a 0.5-second boot and shooting interval times, 0.05-second shutter lag, and 0.08-second autofocus speed (as fast as the X-E2).

The continuous shooting mode is better than that of the X-E2’s system, as it supports up to 8 frames per second with AF Tracking enabled. The X-E2 can only do 3fps with this system turned on.

Its electronic viewfinder is based on OLED technology and offers a 0.77x magnification rate and its lag stands at 0.005-second. On the other hand, the 3-inch 1,040K-dot tilting screen on its back is based on LCD, but it is covered in reinforced glass for improved protection.

The base ISO sensitivity range will stand at 200-6,400. However, it can be extended through built-in settings between 100 and 51,200. Shutter speed will range between 1/4000th of a second and 30 seconds.

The X-T1 records full HD videos at up to 60fps. These features are available in harsh weather conditions, thanks to the body and dials that are made of magnesium and aluminum materials. There are 80 points that seal the body, so that the camera becomes dustproof and withstands temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius.

Built-in WiFi function allows photographers to easily transfer content to a smartphone or tablet.

Unfortunately, it seems like the X-T1 does not have two SD card slots. The sources who have previously said this are wrong and the leaked photo which has showed us this fact probably contains an optical illusion, too, caused by wishful-thinking. However, the camera does support UHS-II writing speeds, meaning that it will save RAW files about 50% more quickly.

Fuji to add an external flash to X-T1’s package, offer a new 18-135mm kit lens this spring

The camera is not as big as some sources made us believe, as it is similarly-sized to the X-E2. It measures 129 x 89.8 x 46.7mm and weighs 390 grams, while the X-E2 is sized at 129 x 75 x 37mm and has a weight of 350 grams.

Fujifilm X-T1 price is rumored to stand at around $1,300. Its kit lens will be the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS, but the 18-135mm secondary kit lens will become available by the end of spring 2014 for about $1,800.

Since there is no built-in flash, the shipping package will contain an external flash that can be mounted on the camera’s hot shoe.

The X-T1 battery is identical to the one found in the X-Pro1 and X-E2 cameras. However, users can attach an additional VG-XT1 battery grip that provides extra power.

This completes the Fujifilm X-T1 rumor round-up ahead of the mirrorless camera’s launch on January 28. Stay tuned, as the company may still have some surprises in tow!

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