Literally Nothing new from Fujifilm, after the announcement of affordable version of X-T1 the company is now introducing infrared version of ultra popular camera X-T1. The X-T1R is designed specifically for infrared photography. The camera will become a prefect tool for infrared shooters as well as it has very wide coverage crime scene investigation and healthcare as applications.
The core specification of the camera remains same, the camera available from this October and will cost you approx $1699.95.
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL-GRADE X-T1 IR (INFRARED) MIRRORLESS CAMERA
X-T1 IR delivers high performance and unyielding results for experts in technical fields from law enforcement to healthcare and beyond
Valhalla, N.Y., August 3, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared), the first advanced infrared X-Series mirrorless camera that delivers high performance in demanding fields for technical experts, law enforcement, medical research and scientific communities. Sharing nearly identical specifications as the award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1, the FUJIFILM X-T1 IR adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the light spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm). The X-T1 IR is a premium mirrorless camera specifically designed for professionals, and pairs seamlessly with each high quality FUJINON XF lens for reliable and outstanding results.
FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared)
The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR builds on the performance and capabilities of the original X-T1, and with its new infrared technology, delivers dependable results to experts who have a wide range of work requirements, including: crime scene investigation, fine art photography, healthcare diagnostics and observation, and other scientific and technical applications. Infrared imaging is critically important in these fields because it allows users to see information that is not visible to the human eye.
X-Series performance for special applications
Experts, professionals, and practitioners can use the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR in their everyday work, and immediately benefit from its X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, its ultra wide “Real Time” EVF, and its large, high resolution tilting screen. The X-T1 IR maintains the 100% silent electronic shutter of the X-T1, and its electronic viewfinder allows perfect night vision with an infrared light source, normally invisible to the human eye. The exterior of the X-T1 IR is constructed of 100% magnesium alloy, and is built to be weather-resistant, perfect for use in hot or cold, wet or dusty, and other challenging weather conditions. The X-T1 IR has approximately 80 points of weather sealing for outdoor dependability, and can withstand freeze temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C).
The X-T1 IR focuses on both excellent image quality as well as delivering incredible speed. It uses an extremely fast and accurate autofocus system, and is compatible with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards. At up to 8 frames per second, the X-T1 IR is fit for any specialized workplace in need of first-rate photo quality, durability and performance.
FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) key features:
- Professional-grade infrared technology from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm)
- 16.3 Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
- Dust and water-resistant body with approximately 80 weather sealed points. Freeze resistance to 14°F (-10°C).
- EXR Processor II
- Startup time of 0.5 seconds
- Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
- Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
- High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
- Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
- Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
- 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.
- Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
- Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
- Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds
- ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available)
- Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
- Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
- Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats
The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) will be available in October 2015 for USD $1,699.95 USD \ CAD $2,099.99.
As we know the popularity of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras are continuously increasing since 2013. In the earliest of 2014, the company launched the weather-sealed X-mount camera – Fujifilm X-T1. Hence today we come through a series of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras including Fujifilm X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E2, X-E1, X-M1, X-A1. Also there are a total of 36 X-mount lenses for Fuji mirrorless cameras.
Now the company Fujfiilm USA has decided to release the firmware update of Fujifilm X-T1 on 29th June, 2015. Hence the users can download the firmware from the mentioned date.
Continue reading Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update Coming
Take a look a the HIGH ISO test of both the camera, (ignore the glare due to bad lighting), at the end it is very clear that both camera is producing almost same image quality due to the presence of same image sensor inside it, however the XT-10 is an affordable version of the X-T1 camera and if you are planning to buy the X-T1 and don’t need weather sealing feature than you must buy the X-T10 and save some bucks for better lenses.
Also see – Fuji Working on Medium Camera
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Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T1, the Nikon D5500 is recently announced camera whereas the X-T1 is approx 1 year old and waiting for an update.
The Fujifilm features 16.3MP APS-C CMOS image, the sensor is built with X-Trans bespoke pixel array, it actually eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter for reducing moiré and aliasing.
The Nikon D5500 features 24.2 MP sensor, EXPEED 4 processor and the best thing is the Nikon D5500 also doesn’t have low-pass filter. So by having more resolution the Nikon have upper hand here.
The Nikon D5500 features 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors, but unfortunately the AF point is active only when you are using viewfinder, while you are using the live view and video mode, the contrast based system is active.
The X-Trans AF sensor features built-in phase AF pixels, hence it features advance Intelligent Hybrid AF for quick, responsive autofocus system that is fully active all the time, either you are using viewfinder, display or while recording videos.
Hence Fuji features advance AF system compared to the Nikon D5500.
Fast Continuous shooting speed: Due to bit small resolution and small sensor the Fujifilm X-T1 canon record 16MP stills at a speed of 8 fps whereas the D5500 24 MP still are limited to 5fps.
The first and foremost thing what the user is look on the rear side is the screen of camera. If you check out the Nikon D5500, the display screen has 3.2″ rear screen swivel touch LCD whereas Fujifilm X-T1 has 3″ touch screen swivel OLED.
CIPA of camera denotes that after full charge of battery how many shots can be captured by camera. Nikon D 5500 can capture around 820 shots whereas Fujifilm X-T1 can capture only 350 shots.
If we talk about the weight of the cameras then we can check that there is minimal difference of weight in both the cameras. As The Nikon D5500 is 420g whereas Fujifilm X-T1 has approx of 440g.
Conclusion: The overall specification of both cameras is good. It depends on the consumer that for which purpose they want to purchase the camera. If we talk about the mega pixel, display screen and battery life then Nikon D5500 give cut throat competition to Fujifilm X-T1. But if we look in to auto focus points / Hybrid AF and Fast continuous shooting speed then we prefer Fujifilm X-T1 , so the choice is yours.
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Canon 7D Mk II is one of the best DSLR available in the market today where as X-T1 is a class leading mirrorless system with exceptional features, take a look at the detailed specification comparison review
Megapixel: The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is built with more megapixel as compared to Fujifilm X-T1, so the 7D Mark II is capable of producing high-resolution, well-detailed still imagery and HD videos.
Bigger Sensor Size: The BIT large sensor size of Fujifilm X-T1 makes it capable to acquire more light while shooting images, But does the result will show significant difference compared to 7D Mk II is still a question until we see image comparison.
The NO-OLPF benefit – The Fujifilm X-T1 is designed with a randomized pixel pattern to eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter whereas Canon EOS 7D Mark II includes an optical low-pass filter. Due to the absence of low pass filter Theoretically the images produced by Fujifilm X-T1 will be more clear and will have a better depth of color when compared with the images produced by Canon EOS 7D Mark II at 100%.
More AF Points: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Fast Hybrid AF system utilizes altogether 65 AF points but Fujifilm X-T1 offers just 49 AF points. So, it is clear that Canon EOS 7D Mark II will do fast and accurate focusing than Fujifilm X-T1.
Better Shutter Range: Canon EOS 7D Mark II features a shutter range of 30 – 1/8000 whereas Fujifilm X-T1 features shutter range of 30- 1/400. With a better shutter range Canon EOS 7D Mark II delivers incredibly sharp and crisp images in comparison to Fujifilm X-T1.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Canon EOS 7D Mark II features fast shooting speed of 10fps and Fujifilm X-T1 offers the top continuous speed of 8fps.
Video Mode – Almost same in both with Full HD @ 60fps
Battery Life (CIPA): With Canon EOS 7D Mark II 800 shots can be taken in one battery cycle and on the other hand Fujifilm X-T1 battery rating is 350 shots. (According to CIPA).
Dimensions: Fujifilm X-T1 is smaller Canon EOS 7D Mark II so it is more handy to use.
Weight: Fujifilm X-T1 is almost half in weight as compared to Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
High ISO TEST
Image analysis – We are not able to notice any major difference in the image quality of both the camera. But yes Canon is showing bit better images with less noise.
Verdict: Based on specification comparison review, image analysis and Lens support we highly recommend you to buy Canon 7D Mark II
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Fujifilm just announced the X-T1 sliver camera, the camera features same core specification as of the X-T1 camera but it the X-T1 silver comes with many minor upgrades on software level, take look at the list of improvements below
- Design: The X-T1 comes with a Triple layer coating that gives your camera super smooth finish.
- New Live View: The Sliver X-T1 now feature Natural Live View mode in the EVF, that gives you excatly same colors as you look from a naked eye by disabling the Preview Picture effects of shot settings.
- Introduction of electronic shutter: Fujifilm also added the electronic shutter with the announcement of Fujifilm X-T1 silver, now you can strech the shutter speed of the camera to 1/32000 that can be set in 1/3 steps when using the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R, XF35mmF1.4 R, or the XF56mmF1.2 R lenses.
- The additional advantage of the electronic shutter is silent shooting, when you select the electronic shutter option the camera will use electronic shutter only, so it gives you a excellent option for low noise work when needed.
- Classic Chrome film simulation – Fujifilm added a the famous ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation mode in X-T1 silver edition, in that mode you get warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green tress…
Now all the digital features features listed below will be added to the old and new X-T1 camera in December 2014.,
(1) Direct selection of AF Area
The update will let users select the focus area using the 4-way controller, without pressing the Fn key.
(2) Unlocked AE-L/AF-L buttons
The function of the AE-L/AF-L button is currently locked, but will be interchangeable, depending on the user’s preference.
(3) Variable Focus Area during MF
When working in Manual focus mode, the update will enable changing the size of the focus area during Instant AF with the AF-L button.
(4) Direct selection of Macro mode
In Autofocus mode, the update will enable the Macro function to be turned on or off, without accessing the pop-up menu screen.
(5) Q Menu customization
To make the Q Menu (used for quick access of frequently-used items) even more efficient, the update will allow its items and layout to be changed to the user’s preference.
(6) New video frame rates
As well as the existing 60fps and 30fps selections, 50fps, 25fps and 24fps options will be available with the update. 50fps and 25fps allow video editing in the PAL regions, such as Europe, without converting the frame rate. 24fps offers a cinema-like view.
(7) Manual shooting in Video mode
The update will enable ISO sensitivity selection prior to shooting videos, as well as the ability to adjust aperture and shutter speed during movie recording.
(8) Phase Detection AF support for Instant AF
In Instant AF mode, which is operated by pressing the AF-L button during manual focusing, the update will enable Phase Detection AF, providing faster focusing speeds.
(9) Interlocking of Metering and Focus areas
Users will be able to interlock the AF area position with the Metering area when Spot Metering mode is selected.
(10) Expansion of shutter speed in Program Shift mode
In the current Program Shift mode, the slowest-speed setting is 1/4sec, but this will increase to a maximum of 4secs.
Fujifilm X-T1 sliver finally announced by Fujifilm, one thing is sure that Fujifilm X-T1 is coming with some sort of software update… the new features include electronic shutter that allows you to use shutter speed upto 1/32000 without noise + the new film simulation mode is also added and price is approx price is about 1500 Canadian Dollar.
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