Photos of the soon-to-be-released Fuji X-T1 have made their way online. Digicame-info.com has posted leaked photos supposedly showing the new camera, expected to be officially announced next week.
The X-T1 will supposedly come with a 16MP APS-C X-Trans II sensor, a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF, a shutter lag of only 0.005s, 8fps continuous shooting with AF tracking, and built-in WiFi.
Looks like a new X-Series interchangeable lens shooter is coming our way at the end of this month.
The teaser photo above and on Fuji’s website — appeared in a Japanese newspaper announcing Fujifilm’s 80th birthday, and shows a new retro-styled body.
Fuji Rumors reports that the new camera will boast a bigger and better EVF, 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor II, 8fps continuous shooting with AF tracking, a weather sealed body and a price tag of about $1,800 when it arrives in stores mid-February.
Fujifilm has announced the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS, their widest lens for the X system mirrorless cameras. It offers an angle of view equivalent to 15-36mm on a full frame, and incorporates optical image stabilization. It also has an aperture control ring on the barrel. It will be available in March 2014 for $999.95.
Key features :
- Newly designed optical system with 4 high-precision aspherical lenses and 3 extra low dispersion glass lenses.
- A powerful Optical Image Stabilization
- Enhanced resolving power at all apertures when used in-conjunction with an X-series camera** that incorporates a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) function.
- Seven-blade aperture diaphragm that helps to create smooth and round bokeh effects.
- The ability to shoot at an aperture of F4.0 from the lens’ ultra-wide 15mm focal length to its longest at 36mm.
- A minimum working distance of 24cm means that with macro photography you can capture both the small foreground detail and the wider surroundings to give your subject greater context.
- Its high-speed AF is achieved via its inner focusing system which drives smaller lenses in the middle or rear lens groups without moving the larger lenses in the front lens groups
- Thanks to light weight internal lenses and the addition of a stepping motor, the XF10-24mm lens is also very quiet to use.
- With its precision-made, responsive, and finely-tuned metal aperture and focus rings, you are ensured a superb handling experience.
Fujifilm has updated the firmware for many of its X-system lenses to offer full compatibility with the recently-announced X-E2. The upgrades allow the lenses to work properly with the camera’s phase detection AF and, for XF optics, its Lens Modulation Optimizer function. They apply to the 14mm F2.8, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS, 35mm F1.4, 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 OIS, 60mm F2.4 Macro, and XC 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 OIS lenses.
FUJIFILM has announced a new firmware v2.0 update that dramatically improves the performance of the original FUJIFILM X100, the first model in the premium X-Series line of digital cameras.
Since its release in March 2011, Fujifilm has received meaningful feedback from X100 photographers throughout the world and this firmware upgrade reflects many of their requests. This new firmware update delivers improved autofocus and manual focus, as well as other convenient features for users who apply the update.
“Photographers around the world have trusted their images to Fujifilm and the X-Series, and this new firmware update is concrete evidence that we are not only listening to our customers, but also working hard to improve our products on a continuing basis,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, Fujifilm Canada.
Key Features of New X100 Firmware v2.0
- Approximately 20% faster AF speed and enhanced focus distance compared to the previous firmware version
- Close-up focus distance shortened by 30% before needing to switch to macro mode
- Improved Manual Focus
- New Focus Peaking function assists in manual focusing by enhancing the outline of the subject in high contrast
- Improved focusing via the EVF or LCD when using wide apertures
- The camera start-up time has been shortened by approximately 0.2 seconds
- Pressing the AF button now toggles the focus area selection screen and the area of your choice can be selected
To download the new firmware and instructions on upgrading your X100 camera, please visit: