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.
From what is visible in the teaser, the Fujifilm X-T1 will feature built-in WiFi, which is something that the rumor mill has already said. An autofocus assist light is present, too.
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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.