Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Preview

Fujifilm has announced a new Graphite Silver edition of its popular X-T1. Feel free to read that full review HERE to get a sense of how this camera performs because, for the most part, the new Graphite Silver edition is quite similar to the original, featuring 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.

However, with the new Graphite Silver edition, you not only get that fancy (and sturdy) paint scheme, but also Natural Live View 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, the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition ads 'Classic Chrome' film simulation to its feature set.

All of that, and I'm sure a couple bells and whistles thus far unmentioned, add about $200 to the cost of a standard X-T1.

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Features
  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Dust and water-resistant body
  • 75 points of weather sealing
  • Freeze resistance to 14°F (-10°C).
  • EXR Processor II
    • World's fastest AF of 0.08 seconds
    • Startup time of 0.5 seconds
    • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
    • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • Phase detection AF
  • Motion predictive AF
  • 8fps Continuous Shooting
  • 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
    • Natural Live View**
    • 0.005sec lag-time
    • Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
    • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
    • Four different display modes:
      • Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.
  • 3" tilting LCD monitor (1.04M dot)
    • Digital Split Image
    • Focus Highlight Peaking
  • Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds**
  • ISO200 - 6400,
    • extended ISO 100 to 12800 or 25600
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography
    • intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
  • NEW 'Classic Chrome' film simulation mode**
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps
    • bit rate of 36Mbps
    • alternate frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps
    • Manual focus available during video recording
  • Built-in WiFi
    • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app
    • Wireless Communication function
    • INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android)
  • Included Accessories
    • Leather Strap
    • Aluminium Hot Shoe Cover
**NOT found on the original (black) X-T1

Future Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Features
(available December, 2014 via firmware)
  • 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
  • manual video shooting
  • Phase Detection AF support for One Push AF
  • Metering area focus area interlocking
  • 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. 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

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