Fujifilm updates X-series with X100T and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

Fujifilm has announced one new X-series camera, the premium compact X100T, as well as an updated color option for the well reviewed X-T1 that also includes a couple feature upgrades.
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First, the new X100T is the company's new flagship premium compact fixed lens camera. In addition to a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor mated to the speedy EXR Processor II and a bright FUJINON 23mm F/2.0 fixed lens, the X100T offers a new Hybrid Viewfinder with an Electronic Rangefinder that reduces display lag and adds automatic brightness controls. Other features include 'Classic Chrome' film simulation, which mutes tones reproduces deep colors,  Macro Mode, Full HD 1080p Video recording at up to 60 frames-per-second, output for a stereo mic, and built-in WiFi for compatibility with free apps like the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app and the INSTAX Share app.

The Fujifilm X100T will be available in Silver/Black or all Black in mid-November (2014) for $1299.95.


Fujifilm also announced the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition. This special edition body has everything we loved about the X-T1 -- the latest generation 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with the segment's fastest autofocus (0.08 seconds), Full 1080p HD Video Recording at up to 60 frames-per-second, built-in WiFi, etc -- but adds a unique Graphite Silver triple-layer paint job as well as a few upgrades. First, the Graphite Silver edition has been improved with Nature Live Fiew in the EVF (electronic viewfinder), which allows you to see images as if you were seeing them through your own eyes and not a camera. Further, you can disable Preview Picture effects to help frame shots that you're planning to augment. This new edition is now equipped with a high-speed electronic shutter capable of a maximum 1/32000 speed that can be set in 1/3 steps ("using the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R, XF35mmF1.4 R, or the XF56mmF1.2 R lenses"). Finally, like the X100T, the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition ads 'Classic Chrome' film simulation to its feature set.

And if that wasn't enough, both the original X-T1 and the X-T1 Graphite Silver edition are going to get a new firmware update this December, adding AutoFocus Area direct selection, function replacement for the AE-L/AF-L buttons, Focus Area size variability during MF, Macro Mode direct selection, Q Menu customization, video frame rate selection (adding 50, 25, and 24 frames-per-second), manual video shooting,  Phase Detection AF support for One Push AF, Metering area focus area interlocking, and Expansion of the Program Shift setting area.

The Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver edition body will be available in late November (2014) for $1499.95 (a $200 premium over the standard edition). The current X-T1 black model is already on sale, but this September (2014) there will be a new kit, available in black only, that includes an XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens for $1,899.95



For more information, please see the full Press Releases below:



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Valhalla, N.Y., September 10, 2014 - FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X100T, a premium compact, fixed lens camera designed for photographers looking for the ultimate in image quality, performance and functionality. The X100T comes newly equipped with an advanced Hybrid Viewfinder with an Electronic Rangefinder that now gives users reduced display lag times, automatic brightness controls and a Natural Live View shooting display.

The new FUJIFILM X100T blends award-winning image quality with a renowned design that gives enthusiast and professional photographers the most important controls and functions at their fingertips. The X100T combines the resolution and power of the APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and EXR Processor II with a bright FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens for optical excellence.

And to give photographers a new type of film simulation to work with, the X100T ships with Fujifilm's new 'Classic Chrome' film simulation that delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction for beautifully dramatic images. 

Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder with Electronic Rangefinder

The FUJIFILM X100T uses an improved Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder with Electronic Rangefinder that allows focusing as if using a mechanical rangefinder. While in optical viewfinder mode, pushing the OVF / EVF switching lever to the left will switch the viewfinder to electronic rangefinder mode. Additionally, Focus Peak Highlight and Digital Split Image can be selected, and the magnification of the focused area can be changed. Compared to the X100S, the frame coverage in the X100T has been increased from 90% to 92%, and the field of view can now be accurately checked closer to the actual subject. The X100T also uses Real-time parallax correction for more accurate image composition. Reframing after bringing the image into focus is no longer necessary, allowing for a seamless shooting experience.

Photographers also now have access to Shooting Effect Reflection settings within the Hybrid Viewfinder to recreate selected camera effects, including Film Simulations. When turned off, users can see the natural view. The image within the finder is displayed at the maximum frame when shooting under dim light and dark areas such as night scenes, enabling shooting while looking at a smooth image, all while greatly reducing display lag time. 

Range of controls expanded, upgraded body

The FUJIFILM X100T now allows photographers to set the aperture to 1/3 steps using the aperture ring, while the exposure compensation dial has been extended to ±3 stops. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and through the adoption of a 4-way controller to improve operability. The X100T is also now equipped with 7 customizable Fn buttons for a truly personal shooting experience.


The FUJIFILM X100T has an upgraded body that is die-cast magnesium on the top surface and bottom of the body for a highly durable and functional design. The X100T's aperture ring, shutter speed dial, and exposure compensation dial now have a groove shaped pattern for an improved feel and grip. The X100Talso features a high-definition 1.04M-dot 3" LCD has for extraordinary visibility.

New "Classic Chrome" film simulation

Fujifilm's unprecedented image quality has been cultivated through the development of photographic films over the past 80 years and helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees, just as photographers remember the scene. The X100T ships with the new 'Classic Chrome' film simulation mode, which delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction.

 

FUJIFILM X100T key features:

·       16.3MP APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor

·       EXR Processor II

·       Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF) equipped with an Electronic Rangefinder

o   Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.08 seconds

o   Fast start-up time of 0.5 seconds

o   Shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds

o   Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds

·       FUJINON 23mm (35mm in 35mm format Equivalent) F2 lens in 8 glass elements in 6 groups with

     FUJINON's proprietary HT-EBC coating

·       ND filter equivalent to 3 stops of aperture

·       High speed continuous shooting of 6fps (25 frames continuously in JPEG at full resolution)

·       Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds

·       High-definition 1.04M-dot 3" LCD

·       NEW 'Classic Chrome' and other film simulation modes

·       Macro mode to 3.9" (10cm)

·       Focus Peaking function and Digital Split Image display

·       Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats

·       Manual focus available during video recording

·       Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi

·       Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer

·       Output for Stereo Microphone

·       Interval timer shooting (1 second to 24 hours up to 999 frames)

 

FUJIFILM X100T Accessories:

·       NEW Hand Grip MHG-X100 for increased grip; possible to swap the battery and media while the grip is attached to the camera; tripod screw hole can be placed in the optical axis center, and the base parts are equipped with a 38mm width dovetail protrusion plate

·       Wide Conversion Lens WCL-X100 dedicated wide conversion lens for expanding the field of view by multiplying the fixed focal length by approximately 0.8x, converting it to 28mm (35mm format equivalent)

·       Tele-conversion Lens TCL-X100a dedicated tele-conversion lens for narrowing the field of view by multiplying the fixed focal length by approximately 1.4x, converting it to 50mm (35mm format equivalent)

·       Leather Case LC-X100S that allows users to swap the battery and media when the case is attached to the camera

·       External Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1 to record a realistic voice along with high-quality, smooth, Full HD videos

 

The FUJIFILM X100T will be available in Silver and all Black in mid-November 2014 for USD $1299.95 \ CAD $1399.99.

 

Watch the @FujiGuys video here.

 

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and thin film coating technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.9 billion, at an exchange rate of 102 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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Valhalla, N.Y., September 10, 2014 - FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new special edition FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver, a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers an instant image preview. The X-T1 Graphite Silver also includes the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the segment's fastest autofocus of 0.08 seconds*1 for professional photographers and enthusiasts who want the ultimate in image quality in all weather conditions.

Triple layer coating for a remarkable Graphite Silver finish

The new FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver edition uses a triple layer coating to give it a unique and durable fit and finish. Following an antioxidant treatment on the magnesium body, a matte black undercoat (primer) is applied to the X-T1 as a first coat. The black undercoat tightens the colors of the shadowed areas and makes the highlighted areas stand out. Then, the X-T1 body is rotated at a high speed while thin coats of ultra-fine paint particles are layered using a computer controlled "Thin-film Multilayer Coating Technology" for a smooth and luxurious Graphite Silver finish. Finally, the X-T1 is given a clear coat for extra durability and a deep gloss finish that subtly changes its appearance depending on how it is struck by the light.

Natural Live View and increased shutter speed

The FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver edition has been upgraded with a new Natural Live View in the EVF that displays images just as the naked eye sees them. With the X-T1 Graphite Silver edition, users can disable the Preview Picture effects from viewfinder image while shooting to display a truly natural image composition just as they would see with an optical viewfinder.

The FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver edition is now equipped with a high-speed electronic shutter that has a maximum speed of 1/32000 second that can be set in 1/3 steps when using the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R, XF35mmF1.4 R, or the XF56mmF1.2 R lenses. Additionally, the mechanical shutter will not operate when any speed for the electronic shutter is selected for a completely silent shooting experience.

New "Classic Chrome" film simulation

Fujifilm's renowned image quality has been cultivated through the development of photographic films over the past 80 years and helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees, just as photographers remember the scene. The FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver edition ships with the new 'Classic Chrome' film simulation mode, which delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction.


FUJIFILM X-T1 and XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR kit in black announced

For professional and enthusiast photographers who want the ultimate in X-Series image quality and weather-resistance, the FUJIFILM X-T1 and XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR will be available as a kit (black only) in late September 2014. The FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a durable, weather-resistant zoom lens with a 27-206mm equivalent that has the world's most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization system. With more than 20 sealing points for a dust-proof and weather-resistant design, the lens gives photographers a wide range of outdoor shooting capabilities. With the X-T1 and XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR combination, photographers can now have an outstanding shooting experience in a remarkably light-weight kit for this zoom range.

Exciting firmware update coming December 2014 (X-T1 Graphite Silver and X-T1 Black)

Fujifilm will release a free, comprehensive firmware update in December 2014 specifically for the new FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver and the original X-T1 Black that will give users exciting new features and controls to dramatically enhance their X-T1 shooting experience, including:

1.     AF Area direct selection - Users can select the focus area with the 4-way controller, without pressing the Fn Key.

2.     Function replacement for the AE-L/AF-L buttons - The currently locked AE-L/AF-L button function will now be interchangeable, depending on the user's preference.

3.     Focus Area size variability during MF - Users will be able to change the focus area in Manual mode during One Push AF with the AF-L button.

4.     Macro Mode direct selection - Users will be able to directly turn ON or OFF the Macro function in Auto Focus mode to expand the distance measurement range to the short-distance range. This will be possible without accessing the pop-up menu screen.

5.     Q Menu customization - The update will render the items and layout of the Q Menu, used for quick access of frequently-used items, changeable to the user's preference.

6.     Video frame rate selection - In addition to the existing 60fps and 30fps selections, 50fps and 25fps, as well as a 24fps selection will become available to users. 50fps and 25fps allow video editing in the PAL region, such as Europe and elsewhere, without converting the frame rate. The 24fps will offer movie-like video capture and play back.

7.     Video manual shooting - Users will be able to select ISO sensitivity prior to shooting videos, as well as adjusting the aperture and shutter speed during video shooting.

8.     Phase Detection AF support for One Push AF - With One Push AF, operated by pressing the AF-L button during manual focusing, the update will enable Phase Detection AF with quicker focusing speeds.

9.     Metering area focus area interlocking - The update will enable users to interlock the AF area position with the metering area when spot metering is selected.

10.  Expansion of the Program Shift setting area - The update will enable the current Program Shift, in which the low-speed side is 1/4 second, to be shifted to a maximum of 4 seconds.

 

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver edition key features:

·       16.3 million Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor

·       Dust and water-resistant body with more than 75 points of weather sealing. Freeze resistance to 14°F (-10°C).

·       EXR Processor II

o   World's fastest AF of 0.08 seconds

o   Startup time of 0.5 seconds

o   Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds

o   Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds

·       Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second

·       High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder

·       Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x

·       Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)              

·       Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models) and new Natural Live View    

·       Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.

·       Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3" tilting LCD monitor

·       Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking

·       Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds

·       ISO200 - 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 - ISO6400 available)

·       Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design

·       Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames

·       NEW 'Classic Chrome' and other film simulation modes

·       Focus Peaking function and Digital Split Image display

·       Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats

·       Manual focus available during video recording

·       Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi

·       Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer

·       Leather Strap and Aluminium Hot Shoe Cover are bundled with the FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver edition

 

The FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver edition body will be available in late November 2014 for USD $1499.95 \ CAD $1499.99 in addition to the current FUJIFILM X-T1 black model.

The FUJIFILM X-T1 and XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR kit will be available in black only, in late September 2014 for USD$1,899.95\ CAD $1,999.99.

Watch the @FujiGuys video here.

*1: Fastest AF speed among digital cameras equipped with an APS-C or larger sensor. Measurement conducted by Fujifilm research based on CIPA guidelines using the X-T1 equipped with XF14mmF2.8 R lens in High Performance mode as of January 2014

  

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and thin film coating technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.9 billion, at an exchange rate of 102 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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