More Fujifilm X-T1 photos and specs have been leaked online along with the release date of the weathersealed XF 18-135mm zoom lens.
It would have been awkward for a day to go by without a new Fujifilm rumor. Everybody has gotten accustomed to the rumors and industry fans are even expecting to see how this saga unfolds with each passing day.
During the past 24 hours, more Fujifilm X-T1 photos have showed up on the web. They have been escorted by a few more specifications that photographers will have at their disposal if they purchase the camera.
Additionally, the people familiar with the company’s internal affairs have managed to reveal the release date of the XF 18-135mm lens, which will be weathersealed so that photographers can use it in harsh environments.
New Fujifilm X-T1 photos and specs point to a very fast mirrorless camera
The new Fuji X-T1 images do not tell us something that we did not already know. In both shots, the camera is pictured alongside the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens. The two will make a nice kit that is believed to cost around €1,600 / $1,700 depending on the market.
As for the new specs, it seems like the weatherproof shooter will offer a time-lapse photography mode. An interval timer will allow users to set the frequency of the photos and, after the desired footage is captured, owners will be able to brag with an awesome time-lapse video of their favorite place.
The EXR II processing engine will “allow” the camera to have a shutter lag of only o.05 seconds and a timeframe between shooting consecutive photos of only 0.5 seconds. The latter is identical to the booting time and it tells us that the X-T1 is a speedy device that will not keep users waiting.
It is worth reminding that the camera will sport a dual SD card slot with UHS-II writing speeds, 0.08-second autofocus speed, 8fps continuous shooting mode (with AF tracking enabled), and battery grip support.
All in all, Fuji wants to make sure that photographers will save as much time as possible and focus on capturing images, rather than swapping cards, batteries, and waiting for the camera to write content on the card.
Fuji to begin selling weatherproof XF 18-135mm lens in May 2014
Little is known about the XF 18-135mm lens. However, it will definitely be a weathersealed model and, according to the latest intel, its release date has been set for May 2014.
The price for this optic and the X-T1 could be €1,800 / $1,900. If the lens comes out in May, then the X-T1 might become available around the same time, too.
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