The Fujifilm X-T1 may look a lot like a classic film SLR camera, but it is, in fact, a state-of-the-art digital photography powerhouse. The latest and most advanced addition to the Fujifilm X lineup of mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact digital cameras, the X-T1 boasts an ultra-high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder in what looks like an optical viewfinder housing, and the dials on the top of the camera give you quick access to shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO controls without the need to burrow through menus.
Aperture is controlled via an aperture ring on the lens, just like the good old days. But for the digital age there is an SD card slot, and the camera is capable of shooting RAW and JPEG images. At a resolution of 2.36 Milion dots, the EVF should give a fine enough image to satisfy many of those who were expecting an optical finder. The Fujfilm X-T1 features an eye-level electronic viewfinder, a 16MP APS X-Trans II sensor, a weather-sealed body, and knobs and buttons controlling its basic exposure functions. The camera simultaneously looks retro while being completely functional and ergonomically laid out. The X-T1 is targeted at both advanced amateurs and professional photographers who need to travel light.
• 75 points of weather sealing
• Dust resistant
• Freezeproof to -14 degrees F
• Tempered Glass LCD Monitor
The camera is said to be fast, with a shutter lag time that's claimed to be 0.05 seconds, which is for all intents and purposes, instantaneous. Startup time is half a second. The Fujifilm X-T1 is the first X-series camera to have an optional vertical grip. The grip, along with the camera's magnesium alloy body and several soon-to-be-announced lenses, are ruggedized against inclement weather. (The current 18-55mm kit lens, however, is not weather-resistant.)?
The Fujifilm X-T1 offers 10 film simulation modes that mimic classic Fujifilm emulsions such as Provia, Velvia, Astia, and others. Focus highlight peaking, digital split image, and electronic level, multiple exposure, release and focus priority settings, and dynamic range are among its many photography functions.
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