The first Fujifilm X-T1 teaser has made its way onto the web with a confirmation of the January 28 launch date of the weathersealed mirrorless camera.
Before announcing a ground-breaking product, companies tend to tease certain products that they are revealing. A Fujifilm mirrorless camera, which has been rumored in the past few months, is the next device to enjoy its public teasing.
According to the rumor mill, it will be called X-T1 and will become official on the 28th of January. The company itself is confirming the Fujifilm X-T1 launch date with the help of a teaser, although the retail name has not been unveiled, meaning that users will have to wait until the end of the month to hear it.
Fujifilm X-T1 launch date revealed in first official teaser of the mirrorless camera
The teaser does not tell us much. However, it confirms a few gossips that have not been taken very seriously by the company’s fans. It appears that the weatherproof camera will indeed feature an Olympus OM-D like design, mainly due to the large electronic viewfinder placed in the top middle area on the device’s back.
The Fujica ST can be considered a reference design, too, but first we need to see the silver model, as the teaser only shows us the black version.
The electronic viewfinder on the X-T1 is said to be a high-performance model that is unrivaled in its class. It has a hot shoe mount on top of it, but a built-in flash is nowhere to be seen.
The Fujifilm X-T1 teaser also tells us the company’s intentions: this camera is aimed at professionals. They will be able to set the ISO with their left hand thanks to a dial placed on the top left side of the shooter.
Additionally, their right hand will control the shutter speed and the exposure compensation, thanks to a pair of dedicated dials on the top right side. The shutter button is located between these couple of dials and alongside the video mode button.
What Fuji X-T1 rumors still require official confirmation
Meanwhile, inside sources are reporting that the weatherproof X-T1 will pack a 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, continuous mode of up to 8 frames per second with AF tracking support, tilting screen on the back, AF system faster than the X-E2 one, extra battery grip, and support for UHS-II SD cards.
Fujifilm will allegedly sell the shooter for a price between that of the X-E and X-Pro series, so it could be anywhere between $1,000 and $1,100. As confirmed by the company, stay tuned for January 28 to find out the full details.