Fujifilm is once again rumored to release an update to the X-T1 mirrorless camera this summer in the body of the X-T1P, instead of the X-T1b, which was previously rumored.
This is one of the oddities of the rumor mill, but it may be crazy enough to be true. It comes from trusted sources who have been right in the past and you know that where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Now that we got this out of the way, it becomes more and more clear that Fujifilm will release an X-T1 update this summer, even tough the weathersealed camera was just launched earlier this year.
We should not call it a replacement or successor for the time being, although we are taking all possibilities into consideration.
Previously, it has been said that the camera will bear the X-T1b name. However, new sources have pointed out that this will not be the name because the new weathersealed X-mount mirrorless camera will actually be called Fujifilm X-T1P.
Fujifilm X-T1P is an update to the X-T1 and comes packed with a higher-resolution viewfinder
The upcoming update to the first weathersealed X-series camera will not be very different from the X-T1. It has been speculated that light leak issues are gone as well as the mushy D-pad buttons, although there are no more mentions about that in the new rumor.
Either way, the so-called Fujifilm X-T1P will be only a minor upgrade to the original X-T1. It appears that the sole change in the specs list is the built-in electronic viewfinder. It will remain as fast as the current model, but it will feature a resolution of 4-million dots, which is a lot bigger than the 2.36-million-dot EVF in the X-T1.
The gossip talks about the specifications stop here, but we should take this with a huge grain of salt, as stated above.
Fujifilm will introduce the X-T1P to the public sometime in early July
As for the announcement date, it is rumored that the Fujifilm X-T1P mirrorless camera will become official in early July, probably during the first week of next month.
The price is still unknown, although it would be weird if the price was different from the X-T1’s price tag, despite the addition of an improved viewfinder in the camera.
For the time being, Fujifilm X-T1 can be purchased at Amazon for a price around $1,300