Unveiled: Fujifilm X-T1 IR Mirrorless Digital Camera


Building upon the respected X-T1 camera line, Fujifilm has developed the X-T1 IR Mirrorless Digital Camera which features a modified design for capturing light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible, and infrared (IR) parts of the light spectrum measuring from approximately 380-1,000 nm. This makes it ideal for specialized applications such as law enforcement and medical research, which require access to these normally invisible wavelengths.

The camera itself shares many of the same specifications as the original X-T1, including a 16.3-megapixel resolution using an APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and the EXR Processor II. Body design remains the same with a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder which greatly assists when shooting in dim lighting, and a 100% magnesium alloy construction that has 80 points of weather sealing. Also, it has a tilting 1.04m-dot 3.0” LCD monitor.

Performance remains practically the same as well with fast focusing, an electronic shutter up to 1/32000 second, a continuous shooting rate of up to 8 fps, and a variety of different shooting modes. Full HD 1080p video at 60 fps is also possible with a bit rate of 36 Mbps for recording fine detail. With this plethora of features, the X-T1 IR ensures shooters with demanding requirements will have their needs met.


Does the restriction apply to orders made to BH from overseas.

Can the Camera be orderet direct from Fuji in Japan or a contry not USA. 

Unfortunately, I don’t know what type of restrictions there might be on the Fujifilm X-T1 IR when it comes to purchasing the camera in other markets. You would need to check with retailers or Fujifilm in the country you were looking to purchase the camera in.

I'm a fine artist and I was looking for a good ir ready camera, boy was I disapointed to find out I have to be U.S. Milatary or law inforcement to even buy this camera.  Do you mind explaining to me why as an artist I can't even purchase this camera?

Shortly after the camera was released, Fujifim USA made the decision to restrict sales to US military and law-enforcement agencies only. While there are very credible Fine Art IR applications for this camera (which Fujifilm originally touted) we are unable to sell it to persons who do not meet the specified criteria, a frustration we regret. Unfortunately our hands are tired at this time and should the restriction be lifted, we will update our web site ASAP. 

Now that Fuji has shown a willingness to use modified sensors for special purpose cameras, perhaps we can look forward to an X-T1 Monochrome, that is, an X-T1 with a sensor omitting the RGB filter layer in the sensor.  Just as the X-Pro1 was/is the digital Leica for those of us of modest means, an X-T1M could be our affordable Leica-monochrome substitute.   :-)

All fuji's come with emulation firmware, so if you want to shoot monochrome you can. Enable the flavor of monochrome best suited for your scene and the camera along with the sensor will render it live in that way. This includes the evf. 

As I understand it, the IR and UV light waves are blocked out by a built in "filter" infront of the image sensor on most digital cameras.  The X-T1 IR removes this filter, so if you wanted the versability to to shoot normally as well, would it not be possible to just screw an IR and UV filter onto the lens so only visible light passes?

Essentially yes.  Leica users had to do that with an earlier version of the M digital cameras. 

The Fujifilm X-T1 IR camera is a wonderfull photographic enginering and and after taking photos with this myself I am sure most people will like it.

It also has some great features like the canon me20fsh, besides the ability to see in the dark: http://vtd.cc/32524