Contextualized by its unique sensor design and high-resolution electronic viewfinder, the Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is an advanced camera poised for both action and multimedia shooters. Featuring a 16.3MP APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II, this camera can record up to 8 fps, as well as full HD movies, with an expandable sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200. Fujifilm's proprietary X-Trans sensor uses a unique randomized pixel array in order to avoid the use of a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter, therefore providing images with the utmost sharpness and clarity. Furthermore, the X-T1 is designed within a weather-resistant magnesium alloy body that houses a 0.77x-magnification Real Time Viewfinder, tilting LCD, and a manual, dial-based control scheme. Complementing the tried and true Fujifilm technologies, the X-T1 features an enhanced handling system that enables its use in a wide variety of shooting situations.
The imaging system is benefitted by the Intelligent Hybrid AF system, which uses both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly and accurately. Enhanced manual focusing capabilities are also a result of these technologies; Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking are two methods for quickly and precisely determining focus using intelligent focusing aids for improved control and optimized efficiency. For image monitoring, review, and menu navigation, both a 2,360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 1,040k-dot tilting LCD screen are available. The body design extends this versatility through the implementation of manual, physical control dials on the top plate of the camera as well as customizable buttons and a Q Menu button for expedited access to some of the most useful settings. This control scheme further enables an intuitive built-in Wi-Fi system for direct sharing of imagery to an Android or iOS mobile device for instant sharing online.
Full HD 1080p movie recording in multiple frame rates is possible and a 2.5mm microphone input permits the use of an optional external microphone for improved audio quality with recordings. Full-time continuous focusing is supported while taking video, also, as well as the use of Film Simulation modes. Film Simulation modes make use of Fujifilm's history of producing both negative and slide films, and allow you to apply those films' characteristics to your digital imagery to better suit your intended look.
Included with the X-T1 is the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens; a wide-to-tele zoom providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-206mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. This lens integrates an advanced five-stop equivalent optical image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit working with longer shutter speeds or greater focal lengths and a linear motor-drive AF system provides fast, smooth focusing capabilities. Its optical design includes four aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and an HT-EBC coating has also been applied to reduce surface reflections and offer greater image clarity. Additionally, this lens features 20 seals about its design to render it weather-resistant for use in inclement shooting conditions.
The X-Trans sensor also works to provide highly effective noise reduction and a clean signal-to-noise ratio. This enables smoother-looking imagery that becomes especially apparent when photographing in low-light situations with an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200. Additionally, a top continuous shooting rate of 8 fps is possible, for up to 47 consecutive frames, to benefit working with moving subject matter.
When working with manual focus, two additional features can be employed for enhanced critical focusing in a more controllable manner. By using the phase-detection pixels located on the imaging sensor, Digital Split Image technology is able to assist in acquiring precise focus through the implementation of four striped focusing aids; akin to a rangefinder focusing method, once these stripes have been lined up, sharp focus can be ensured. Also contributing to manual focus accuracy, Focus Peak Highlight has been integrated and enables a more objective system of focusing by way of highlighting sharp edges and lines of contrast, using one of three colors, once they are in focus.
Beyond the technical aspects of the viewfinder, an adaptable graphical user interface has also been designed to increase efficiency during shooting. Four different viewing modes are available:
In addition to the four viewing modes, the shooting information displayed within the viewfinder can also be customized to suit one's needs. 19 different settings can be toggled on or off depending on preference.
Furthermore, the magnesium alloy body also features approximately 80 points of weather sealing to protect itself from dust and moisture, as well as temperatures as low as 14°F, for confident use in trying conditions.
An HDMI port enables high definition playback of movies to an HDTV and the inclusion of a 2.5mm input supports the use of an optional external microphone for enhanced sound quality.
Eight Advanced Filters are also available to creatively enhance the look of imagery, and include: High Key, Low Key, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, Pop Color, Dynamic Tone, and Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple).
An advanced optical image stabilization system compensates for up to five stops of camera shake to better enable the use of slower shutter speeds and longer focal lengths. Additionally, a linear AF motor an inner focusing mechanism are utilized to provide fast, responsive focusing performance that is also smooth and nearly silent. This lens is also characterized by its weather-resistant design, which utilizes 20 distinct seals and an internal ventilator for smooth handling and protection from dust and moisture.