Bonus Leak: Several Real Life X-T1 Images and More Specs Find Their Way Online


We don’t like sharing two stories about the same camera in one day, but the Fuji teaser we told you about this morning was followed in short order by a massive photo leak and more spec information that we figured you would appreciate seeing/hearing about.

This info once again comes to us courtesy of the good people at Fuji Rumors, only this time it’s not an official teaser but an honest to goodness leak courtesy of one of the site’s sources.

Here are the photos, showing what appears to be the rumored X-T1 IRL:





As far as fresh spec information, the source told FR that the camera will have a tilting screen, max ISO of 51,200, magnesium body, a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF with 0.77x magnification and 0.005s lag (world’s best according to Fuji Rumors), 0.08s AF speed (also world’s fastest according to FR) and built-in WiFi.

(via Fuji Rumors)

  • YS

    I’m confused. Between the 14mm f/2.8 and the Touit 12/2.8, what more do you want? A 10mm f/2.8?

    That portrait tele is coming soon, and there are flashes, and what kind of studio lighting gimmick and video accessories do you need? I do both with a Panasonic GH3, and all use non-Panasonic accessories. The only thing really lacking is a fast telephoto zoom.

  • MDiamond

    Does anybody know the dimensions?

  • Joven

    I’m going to guess that it’s hard for you to make friends in real life. My point was that a lot of these retro-styled cameras resemble each other. So yes, it does looks like a camera from the 80s, which is the point of the OM-D, Df, and Sony A7.

  • Sky

    You remember it other way around: First of all – Olympus was the first one to get retro styling on a mirrorless, not Fuji, and they as well as Fuji got inspired by Leica which kept on doing that for ages (even to the point where Fuji released X-pro 1 which basically looks like poor man’s Leica – dedicated Fuji M-mount adapter makes it only more obvious).
    Nikon was the first one to ressurect film-era dials onto a DSLR, but that’s nothing new per see – both: Canon and Nikon for ages had cameras offering these – even in XXI century. So they hardly got inspired by Fuji.

    I know that Fuji fanboys want to have some reason to feel “special”, but here you missed the mark by quite a bit.

  • Colin Peddle

    It’s the 23mm 1.4, that’s been available since the end of 2013. It’s about $899.

  • Andy Farrell

    “the exposure compensation dial was quite a bit smaller, as it’s used far less than the shutter speed dial.”

    By you, perhaps, but not everyone shoots in fully manual mode. A lot of people shoot in aperture priority, meaning the ev comp dial gets used almost all the time, and the shutter dial very rarely.

  • superduckz

    Sadly, in the “Camera Universe”, “Facts” and “marketing” are two entirely different realities. Please direct me to the massive product leak hype, sneak peeks and announcements that even remotely approached the “retro” Df campaign. And at least the Df is attempting to harken back to a past product line that actually, you know, existed under the Nikon brand.

  • Nathan Blaney

    I guess what I meant was, I like the minimal, streamlined design of the current X-Series cameras. Visually and functionally, any change to that impacts my interest in them considerably.

  • Opie

    I’m don’t own a Fuji, I don’t shoot digital, and I could care less about mirrorless cameras in general. My contextual understanding of camera design extends outside the bounds of the past decade (the 20th century, to be specific, since we’re still in the 21st).

    What Olympus did was only “original” within the mirrorless game. At best, it was a simple evolution when considered in the scope of all modern cameras.

    More importantly though (and to my actual point), all they did was bring back the retro *aesthetic*, retaining the mode-based interface. Retro for retro’s sake, nothing more. They had no interest, and made no progress, in redefining the control layout. Putting a physical mode dial on a camera is no more than a pander to people who think they want tactile control but don’t understand what it entails. Anyone who has used a simple, classic camera like a Pentax K1000 knows what a pleasure it is to shoot with dedicated shutter, aperture, and ISO controls. Many of us had been waiting years for a camera to bring it back. For remembering this, Fuji deserves at least a modicum of credit – certainly more than Olympus or Nikon.

    All things considered, the first digital camera I remember seeing with a dial interface was the Panasonic L1. But of course, nobody has even mentioned them. Guess they were too early for it to count.

  • John

    And Nikon is ahead of FujiFilm by far, real 100% optical viewfinders, Full Frame sensors, a range of lenses that last way back to the 70’s, and depending on which body you buy, even further back as with the Df … The X-series are not bad cameras at all, but bashing on other brands, like Nikon, is just stupid….

  • John

    I think what they’re trying to do with this strategy of shipping a new X body every 6 weeks is to try to actually make money by building an as diverse platform (market wise) as they can using the same development and technology. It may actually work, there’s a lot of “common” people out there using the X-compacts now, and a lot of them will one day upgrade to a system where they can switch lenses, and as it is now they already got quite a range to chose from…. I’m actually not particularly sure that these cameras really are aimed at the “pro-market” at all…

  • John

    And how’s that?

    By another APS-C mirrorless with 6 lenses on the market…

    I REALLY think not…

  • Pedant

    “How original.” – HOW ORIGINAL!!

  • Opie

    While I can’t speak to Sky’s intentions, I can say that I have no interest in “bashing” any brand, including Nikon. Every camera brand out there brings something interesting to the table, which is why they’re all still standing.

    What bothers me is when companies are heaped with praise for innovations and advancements they had no hand in pioneering, thereby ignoring the rightful party. Nikon makes great cameras, I’m happy to admit that. Unfortunately, I hear a lot of false accreditation when it comes to how many aspects of the modern camera landscape they’re responsible for.

    My initial response was to “Rob” who asserted that Nikon was using physical dials years before Fuji. Of course they were, because that was the status-quo of the industry. What he failed to mention was that they were also quick to get rid of said dials when the industry turned once again. They were following the pack, so to speak.

    Fuji did not invent physical dials…nobody said otherwise. What they *did* do was akin to a politician taking an unpopular stance on an issue after public opinion has already swung. Once the waters are safe, plenty of others are going to dive in, but that doesn’t mean the (re)initiators deserve no credit. Look at any of Nikon’s modern SLRs and it’s clear they were happy to excise the dial-based control scheme from their products. This is fine, if it’s how they choose to build their cameras, but their faithful are sometimes too quick to give them credit in both directions.

  • Daniel Campagne

    Am I the only one that noticed the distance scale on the lens makes no sense? (no distance is indicated! )

  • Woody ONeal

    Fuji has released more LENSES for their mirrorless cameras than Canon and Nikon have released mirrorless cameras, combined.

    I REALLY think so…

  • sinisterbrain

    Looks very cool, but does it at least have an electronic “cable” release so one could use an intervolometer? Can it tether?

    I’m a fuji fan, but those are things I’d love to see.

  • superduckz

    You must use a higher end pro style camera. Even the prosumer Nikon D5100 would be a vastly easier to use camera with a few topside adjustments. WAY too much menu nesting.

  • superduckz

    There hasn’t been a REALLY interesting Nikon DX series lens in quite some time now.

  • Matt Boggs

    This must be coming from someone who have never extensively used a Fuji X camera. Sure Nikon on paper takes better pictures, has more lenses, better AF, better build. But its missing that X factor. I have a Sony FF system and the Fuji X system. If I am shooting things that don’t need super fast AF (sports) I go with the Fuji X every time. Shooting with it just feels right, it makes you want to never put it down. Even the quality of the files is much better than other cameras in some respects. I love the high-iso performance (yes, I know the ratings are not right) and the colors and sharpness. I LOVE the lenses. Every single one is tack sharp wide open. Even the zooms. Once you stop looking at charts and graphs to determine who makes the best camera and pick up one and shoot, Fuji wins.

  • Mike

    Well said! It isn’t about the retro style at all. For all intents and purposes, the SLR was so well refined that all the majors all really looked alike because it all WORKED. You mentioned the old Pentax, I’ll mention the Yashica…. They were the same in fit and function, the film advance, the ISO and shutter speed knob, the self timer, cable release in the threaded shutter release button, film advance indicator etc. it was PERFECTION. Bringing back form and function including the simple concepts of film speed, film advance (as a function and thumb rest), shutter speed, double exposure enabling, f-stops, aperture opening et all would in my opinion be a real seller. I for one would welcome my old SLR with digital guts in lieu of film. That film advance lever would drive menus forward, and activate IF DESIRED, all the doo dads that technology has bought together.
    I think Fuji did a nice job with the X-100 series. Let’s see if the other brands learn something and bring out their versions. To all the Leica lovers out there I can appreciate their emotional attachments to the brand. It is hard for us Harley guys to admit that Japanese bike reliability is currently better…. But OmG, nothing like having the “real” thing.

  • Alex Hill

    My interest is in the EVF and AF, if they deliver, this may be a turning point re camera design. The Nikon 1 has a very good AF but very poor EVF. Other ML don’t have good AF, especially for continuous shooting. Let’s see if this one does it right. But not being able to select the AF point is a miss, even though it’s not exactly clear what the early previewer meant by that.