New product announcements from Fujifilm

Fujifilm made a few exciting new product announcements yesterday. As the Premiere Elite Dealer in Colorado, Englewood Camera is very excited to carry these new cameras and lenses.

The new X100T will be available in black or silver finish.
The new X100T will be available in black or silver finish.

Available in mid-November 2014: the new X100T. This camera features an advanced hybrid viewfinder, allowing reduced display lag times and automatic brightness controls, as well as the new “Classic Chrome” film simulation mode. This camera will retail for $1299.

Other specifications and features include:

  • 16.3MP APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF) equipped with an Electronic Rangefinder
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.08 seconds
  • Fast start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds
  • 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 silent electronic shutter with speeds 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 in OVF and EVF
  • 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)

XF50-140mm

Available in mid-December 2014: the new Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens, what has a focal length equivalent to 76-213mm, and a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. The length of the lens barrel remains constant throughout the entire zoom range, and features a weather resistant and dust-resistant finish that can also work in temperatures as low as 14°F. Thanks to a high-performance gyro sensor, a unique image stabilization algorithm and the bright F2.8 aperture, hand-held photography is possible in a wider range of shooting conditions. The XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR also now uses the world’s first Triple Linear Motor for fast and quiet autofocusing and shooting. The 50-140mm will retail for $1599.

Key features:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with more than 20 sealing points
  • Triple Linear Motor for high-speed, quiet AF and nearly silent operation
  • Comprised of 23 glass elements in 16 groups with 5 ED lens elements and one Super ED lens
  • Seven rounded aperture blades for smooth, circular bokeh
  • Uses new Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technology, that alters the refractive index between glass and air to reduce ghosting and flare
  • Powerful optical image stabilization minimizes shake and blur in low light

XF56mmAPD

Available mid-December 2014: the new Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD lens, a fast and nearly silent lens for FUJIFILM X-Series CSC’s that has a maximum aperture of F1.2 to make it the world’s brightest autofocus lens for digital cameras with an APS-C sensor. In addition, the new apodizing filter makes it the ideal choice for portrait photography where every detail is crystal clear, with images set on a gorgeous bokeh with smooth outlines for pictures with a three-dimensional feel. The 56mm f/1.2 will retail for $1399.

Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Comprised of 11 glass elements in 8 groups with one aspherical glass molded lens element and two extra low dispersion lens elements
  • Enhanced resolving power at all apertures when used with an X-series camera that incorporates a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) function
  • Seven rounded aperture blades for smooth, circular bokeh
  • Inner focusing system that moves small elements in the middle or at the rear of the lens, while keeping the large, front elements stationery for high-speed AF

X-T1GSE

Available in mid-November 2014: the Fujifilm X-T1 special edition will be available in Graphite Silver!  The X-T1 is 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. Retail for this special edition camera is $1499.

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
  • 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 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

For existing X-T1 users: new firmware is coming in December 2014!

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.

 

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