Fujifilm USA has issued a service advisory for owners of the X-T1 who are experiencing light leaks and flare issues.
Fuji USA says the light leak and flare issue occurs on a “limited number of early production X-T1 cameras” with serial numbers below 41A05201 (serial numbers 41A05201 and higher are not affected). Fujifilm is asking anyone concerned about their camera to contact a Fujifilm Repair Center at 1-800-659-3854 (ext. 3461) to get their camera looked at and, if needed, repaired free of charge.
Fujifilm has announced firmware updates for five cameras and a three lenses, bringing extra lens compatibility to the cameras, and improved optical image stabilization to the lenses, among other features.
The five cameras that have new firmware are the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, and X-A1. The update provides them with compatibility with the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 lens:
- Addition of compatibility with XF56mmF1.2R.
- Improvement of AE accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R
- Improvement of AF accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R (only for X-E2)
As for the lenses, people who shoot with the XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm, and XF55-200mm will see:
- Improvement of OIS function for movie shooting when panning and tilting a camera.
- Improvement of OIS function for still image shooting.
- Fixed a bug where the maximum aperture always displays F5.6. (only for XC16-50mm. )
- Improvement of AF response during continuous shooting with X-E2 and X-T1. (for XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm)
The new mirrorless camera uses the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II as their X-E2 and X100S cameras. In addition, the X-T1 has a die-cast weather-sealed aluminum body, a huge electronic viewfinder, and super-fast auto focus with continuous burst shooting up to 8 frames per second.
Fujifilm X-T1 Key Features and Specs:
- 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
- EXR Processor II
- Lens Modulation Optimizer technology
- 1920 x 1080 60p full HD video
- 3-inch 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD display
- Sensitivity: ISO 200 to 6400, expandable to ISO 100 and 25,600
- 8 FPS burst in continuous AF mode (JPEG)
- 75 points of weather sealing
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Built-in intervalometer
- Compatible with super-fast SDXC UHS-II memory cards
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.