In a recent interview published at dpreview website Fujifilm manager Toshihisa Iida said
” Q.Will X-Trans sensors get bigger, in the future?……. Answer: At the moment we’re focusing on the APS-C format but in the longer term, after we’ve completed our lens lineup… I can’t deny the possibility. ”
It would make perfect sense for Fujifilm to release a FF X-Series camera since Sony already announced it at the end of 2013 and it is beyond any doubt that it is possible to do since Fujifilm is a expert in doing innovating things beyond consumer or competitors expectations.
I have a strong hope that we will soon see Fullframe compact and mirrorless camera from Fujifilm possibly at the end of 2014 or at the beginning of 2015.
Latest info about Fujifilm x200 surfaced over the web, according to the rumor the fuji x200 will feature a newly developed sensor, no-optical low pass filter due to X-trans technology and advance contrast+Phase based AF sysytem, however the source is new so take it as grain of salt,
Fuji X200 rumored specification
- 24MP X-Trans sensor
- faster AF than X100S
- tilt screen
- new fixed lens
- new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1
- wider detection area
There are also some confusion about the X200 sensor size, since some new sources saying that the upcoming camera from fujifilm may feature a fullframe sensor, however based on my experience fujifilm will not do such a experiement with ultra popular X100 series.
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The Fujifilm X-T1 is latest camera from fuji X-series mirrorless system and on the other hand the OMD E-M1 is flagship camera of digital OMD series, the basic and most common difference between these two camera is the size of the sensor, the Fujifilm X-T1 features a large APS-C size sensor and Olympus E-M1 have M4/3 Size sensor.
For more detailed specification take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below…
Sensor: Fujifilm X-T1 features a 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor, the X-Trans bespoke pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern that completely eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter without moiré and aliasing problems.
Olumpus E-M1 Comes with a Four Third format sensor, the sensor is smaller and will not perform as X-T1 camera in-terms of noise and dynamic range.
ISO Range of X-T1 is one stop more than Olympus E-M1, so you will sure get less noise in X-T1 images.
AF system: Both autofocus system that employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods / Both sensor have built in phase AF points so you get fast Auto Focus speed during still and video shoot.
Shutter: The Olympus E-M1 have upper hand here since you get better shutter range and fast top continuous shooting speed compared to fujifilm X-T1.
Image Stabilization: The Olympus E-M1 have built in Image stabilization, it compensates for camera movements up to five shutter speed steps. The five axis work in vertical angle rotation, horizontal angle rotation, horizontal shift, vertical shift, and rolling camera shake movements.
Display:: The X-T1 features 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor and on the other hand Olympus E-M1 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen, so Olympus wins here.
Both camera features rugged body and built-in WiFi Connectivity.
Verdict: The Fujifilm X-T1 will give you bigger sensor, more ISO range, no optical low pass filter for super sharp images and better video mode, on the other hand the E-M1 will give you bit fast shutter speed and built-in 5 axis image stabilization.
We recommend you to buy Fujifilm X-T1.
Buy Fujifilm X-T1 from Amazon || B&H
Buy Olympus E-M1 from Amazon || B&H
Fujifilm X-T1 available for pre-order at Amazon and B&H, the X-T1 comes with 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, Hybrid AF System, Continuous Shooting up to 8 fps, 0.5″ and captures Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, on the back side we have a decent 2.360k-Dot OLED Viewfinder and a 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor.
Now take a look at the pre-order options
Pre-order Fujifilm X-T1 from Amazon [with lens and without lens both options available]
Pre-order Fujifilm X-T1 body from B&H
Pre-order Fujifilm X-T1 body + kit lens from B&H
The long rumored Fujifilm X-T1 camera announced today, the camera features 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor, no optical low pass filter, the standard ISO range of Fuji X-T1 is ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600,and 51200. The X-T1 become World’s fastest mirrorless camera featuring a AF speed of 0.08 sec, Startup time of 0.5 sec, Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. The Fuji X-T1 continuous shooting speed is 8 frames per second with active Hybrid AF (that includes phase and contrast), on the rear side we have High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder and 3″ tilting touch screen with 1.4m pixels resolution.
The X-T1 Dust and water-resistant body comes with more than 75 points of weather sealing. Freeze resistance to -14°F
Fujifilm will also weather-resistant zoom lenses in 2014, XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.
FUJIFILM X-SERIES REACHES A NEW PEAK WITH WEATHER RESISTANT X-T1
X-T1 features a huge, real-time OLED viewfinder, extreme AF speed, and premium craftsmanship for photographic freedom anywhere
Valhalla, N.Y., January 27, 2014 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-T1, a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers a near-instant image preview, the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the segment’s fastest autofocus of 0.08 seconds1 for a truly remarkable photographic experience anywhere.
The FUJIFILM X-T1 now gives professional and enthusiast photographers the award-winning imaging power of the X-Series in a water, dust and temperature resistant body that braves outdoor challenges like never before.
OLED viewfinder perfection
The FUJIFILM X-T1 combines a unique wide-angle 2.36m dot resolution OLED view with the world’s highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera 2 and shortest display lag-time of just 0.005sec3 to react as quickly as you need in any environment.
The OLED viewfinder also includes cutting-edge technology to bring users even closer to their subjects. The X-T1’s viewfinder uses a newly designed Graphic User Interface that provides an exciting shooting experience with clear details and a comfortable at-a-glance view of your settings.
The X-T1 has four OLED EVF Display Modes:
- “FULL” mode takes full advantage of the high magnification ratio of the X-T1′s viewfinder to give an unrivalled view of the scene
- “NORMAL” provides an optimum view, including shooting settings
- “DUAL” is specially designed for manual focusing with a clever split view. The regular view and manual focus area can be simultaneously checked (with Digital Split ImageTM or Focus Peak Highlight)4
- “PORTRAIT” view in “NORMAL” and “FULL” modes automatically rotates the displayed information when the camera is held vertically
Award-winning 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II
The FUJIFILM X-T1 uses the award-wining EXR Processor II and X-Trans™ CMOS II sensor with built in phase detection that delivers an astonishing response time of just 0.08 seconds and a super-fast 0.5 second start-up time5, along with a 0.05 second shutter time lag and a 0.5 second shooting interval6.
The X-T1 can also shoot up to 8 frames per second7 with tracking AF and is the first-ever CSC8 to be compatible with SDXC UHS-II format memory cards for data writing speed (in Continuous Mode) that is approximately twice that of a conventional SD card.
Tough, weather-resistant design
The FUJIFILM X-T1 is the first weather-resistant X-Series CSC (when used with a weather-resistant lens) that performs in a wide range of challenging environments. The X-T1 uses more than 75 points of weather sealing, and the camera body is dust-resistant and water-resistant. The X-T1 is also freezeproof to -14°F for full-fledged field photography work, while the premium clear 3” LCD screen with 1.04 million dot resolution is made of tempered glass for additional outdoor protection.
Traditional handling, modern response
With five mechanical dials on the top-plate, two command dials; one on the front and one on the rear, and six fully customizable function buttons, the FUJIFILM X-T1 feels and functions like a proper photographic tool in the hand. The top-plate includes two machined-aluminum double-deck dials for the shutter speed and metering, and the ISO sensitivity and drive modes, and each is designed to turn with a reassuring click, while their textured surfaces gives a firm confirmation when setting up a shot.
With their exposure values clearly marked, the X-T1’s settings can be checked at a glance without using the rear LCD and the dials are perfectly arranged so that functions can be changed without removing your eye from the viewfinder. The six customizable function buttons and two command-dials arranged on the front and rear complete the picture, ensuring instant setting satisfaction.
WiFi and remote camera operation
The X-T1 one-touch WiFi connectivity lets you easily share images to your smartphone or tablet – pictures that these devices cannot capture – and remote shooting via smartphone or tablet using the Fujifilm Camera Remote app for unique capture opportunities.
Additional grip and weather resistant lenses
The optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1) has the same hardy structure as the X-T1, so when added to the body, it is completely secured against the elements.
Fujifilm is launching three weather-resistant zoom lenses to complement the X-T1 camera in 2014, including the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.
FUJIFILM X-T1 key features list:
- 16.3 million Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
- Dust and water-resistant body with more than 75 points of weather sealing. Freeze resistance to -14°F
- EXR Processor II
o World’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds
o Startup time of 0.5 seconds
o Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
o Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
o Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second
- High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
o Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
o Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
o Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models)
- Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.
o Full mode: Displays shooting information at the top and bottom of the screen to avoid obstruction of the view
o Dual mode: Adds a small second screen for checking focus point with Focus Peak Highlight or Digital Split Image
o Normal mode: Lets you concentrate on framing the shot in Auto Focus mode while keeping you aware of how the shooting conditions are changing, making it the perfect setting for sports and action photography
o Portrait mode: When in Full or Normal modes, it rotates the shooting information interface when the camera is turned vertically
- Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
- Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
- World’s first compatibility with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards
- Vertical battery grip VG-XT1 and three new zoom lenses offer the same weather resistance to secure the entire system
- Redesigned circuit board design enables high ISO 51200 setting
- ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto(maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available)
- Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens’ performance
- In-camera RAW converter
- Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
- Body and grip designed for correct balance when attaching telephoto and large-diameter lenses
- Two command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization
- Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
FUJIFILM X-T1 accessories:
- Dedicated all-leather case BLC-XT1 New
- Vertical battery grip VG-XT1 New
- Hand Grip MHG-XT New
- Four dedicated flash models to choose from depending on requirements (EF-X8 New, EF-X20, EF-20, EF-42)
- Protector filters (PRF-39, PRF-52, PRF-58, PRF-62 and PRF-72 (For XF10-24mmF4 R OIS) New)
- DC coupler CP-W126 NEW
- AC adapter AC-9V NEW
- M Mount Adapter for additional lens compatibility
- Remote release RR-90
- Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1
The FUJIFILM X-T1 (body only) will be available for $1,299.95, and the X-T1 with the XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens (kit) will be available for $1699.95, both in February 2014.
The FUJIFILM X-T1 uses the same FUJIFILM X-Mount as the X-Pro1, X-E2, X-E1, X-M1 and X-A1, and all FUJIFILM XF and XC lenses work with all X-Series interchangeable lens cameras.
The current Fujifilm lens family includes the following FUJINON XF and XC lenses:
- XF 14mm F2.8 R
- XF 18mm F2.0 R
- XF 23mm F1.4 R
- XF 27mm F2.8
- XF 35mm F1.4 R
- XF 56mmF1.2 R
- XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro
- XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
- XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS
- XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
- XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
- XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS
Fujifilm X-T1 Specifications
|Number of effective pixels
||16.3 million pixels
||23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans II CMOS with primary color filter
Total number of pixels: 16.7 million pixels
|Sensor Cleaning system
||Ultra Sonic Vibration
||SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
H.264 (MOV) with Stereo sound
|Number of recorded pixels
||L: (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264
M: (3:2) 3456 x 2304 / (16:9) 3456 x 1944 / (1:1) 2304 x 2304
S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664
L Vertical: 7680 x 2160 Horizontal: 7680 x 1440
M Vertical: 5120 x 2160 Horizontal: 5120 x 1440
||FUJIFILM X mount
||AUTO (Control available up to ISO6400)
Equivalent to ISO 200 – 6400 ?(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Extended output sensitivity : Equivalent to ISO 100, 12800, 25600 and 51200
||TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
||Programmed AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure
||-A203.0EV – +3.0EV,?1/3EV step
movie recording : -2.A210EV – +2.0EV)
||Focal Plane Shutter
|Shutter speed (with mechanical shutter)
||(P mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.,
(All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Time: 1/2 to 30 sec
Synchronized shutter speed for flash: 1/180 sec or slower
||Approx. 8.0 fps (JPEG : max. approx. 47 frames)
Approx. 3.0 fps (JPEG :up to the capacity of the card)
* Recordable frame number may vary depending on the type of memory card used.
* The frame rate varies with shooting condition and the number of images recorded.
||AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 type of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Single AF / Continuous AF / MF Distance Indicator
Type:Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF/TTL phase detection AF) , AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection: Area EVF/LCD : 49 areas with 7×7/ Multi
* Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types”
||10sec. / 2sec. Delay
|Interval timer shooting
Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time
||Automatic scene recognition
Custom, Color temperature selection (K)
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, underwater
|Film Simulation mode
||10 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
||Toy camera / Miniature / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft focus / Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple?
|Dynamic range setting
||AUTO (100 to 400%), 100%, 200%, 400%
||External flash EF-X8 (included) (Super Intelligent Flash)
Guide number : approx. 8 (ISO100m) / approx 11 (ISO200m)
||Activated when external flash is connected
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto / Forced Flash / Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto / Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro / Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
*Red-eye removal is
||Yes (dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
||0.5-in., approx.2,360K-dot OLED color viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area : approx. 100%
Eye point : approx. 23 mm (from the rear end of the camera’s eyepiece) Diopter adjustment : -4m-1 to +2m-1
Magnification :0.77x with 50 mm lens (35 mm format equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to – 1.0 m)
Diagonal angle of view : approx. 38° (Horizontal angle of view :approx. 31°)
Built-in eye sensor
||3.0-in, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1,040K-dot, Tilt type color LCD monitor (Approx. 100% coverage)
||1920 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels (24 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Individual movies can not exceed 29 minutes in length.
|Other Photography functions
||Auto Red-eye Removal, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Gradation), Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Color space, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Lens Modulation Optimizer, Pre-AF, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, Digital Split Image, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Interval timer shooting, Release priority/Focus priority selection, Function button setting, (RAW, Movie, etc.),ISO AUTO control, Instant AF setting (AF-S/AF-C)
||RAW conversing, Image rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites
||Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave
||PictBridge, Exif Print, Language selection, Time difference, High Performance mode, Silent mode
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HDMI mini connector
||USB2.0 High-Speed) / micro USB terminal
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Microphone/shutter release input: 2.5mm, stereo mini connector
||NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)
||0Deg.C to 40Deg.C
||10 to 80% (no condensation)
|Battery life for still images
||approx 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4R is set, LCD monitor/viewfinder on, and supplied flash EF-X8 not attached)
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
||129.0 (W) mm x 89.8(H) mm x 46.7(D) mm / 5.0 in. (W) x 3.5 in. (H) x 1.8 in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 33.4 mm/ 1.3 in.)
||Approx. 440g / 15.4 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 390 g / 13.7 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
|Starting up period
||Approx. 0.5 sec, when High Performance mode set to ON
Approx. 1.0 sec, when High Performance mode set to OFF
Take a look at the main points of anonymous email we received today, talking about the expected announcement date / details of X-Pro2
- The good news is Fuji will bring new sensor and image processor to X-Pro2 (EXR Processor III?)
- But Fuji X-Pro will not announced anytime soon due to the announcement of Fuji X-T1 – The X-T1 will become available from mid-february 2014 and Fuji will not only wait to cover up its development and production cost + to add some profit to his account.
- We may see some signs of X-Pro2 in Photokina 2014 / September, announcement is expected in at end of 2014 or early of 2013.
Take all the details as grain of salt since the news is coming from a anonymous source, also if you have time take a look at the specification comparison of to be announced X-T1 here Fuji X-T1 vs Fuji X-E2 vs Fuji X-Pro 1 – Quick Specification Comparison
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We have done a quick specification comparison review between these three camera, the to be announced X-T1 have bit more ISO range. fast continuous shooting speed, + Fuji X-T1 also gives you quick access manual control dials over the top and eye catching weather sealed retro design compared to its compatitiors.
The table may contain some errors as the final specification is not out yet, we will soon publish detailed specification comparison after the announcement of the Fuji X-T1