Fuji unveiled today its first weather-sealed X-series camera, the Fujifilm X-T1. The camera maker says that the T stands for “tough”. Another first in Fuji’s high-end cameras is the X-T1’s tiltable LCD display. And check out the viewfinder, which Sam Byford of The Verge claims to be “the most comfortable and attractive electronic viewfinder we’ve used to date”, and “the world’s fastest Real Time Viewfinder,” according to Fuji. When it becomes available for purchase, Fuji is going to sell the X-T1 mirrorless interchangeable camera for $1,299.95 for the body alone, and $1699.95 with the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.
Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:
“Fujifilm is delighted to announce the X-T1, the latest addition to the award-winning X-Series range. A premium interchangeable lens camera, the X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance (when paired with a weather resistant X mount lens), together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. What’s more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.”