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Rumor: Fuji to Release Minor X-T1 Upgrade with a 4K Viewfinder in July



Fuji’s X-T1 already has one of the most impressive electronic viewfinders in the mirrorless world, but if recent rumors are to be believed, that that isn’t good enough for the Japanese company.

According to an updated rumor report by Fuji Rumors, Fuji is indeed planning to release an incremental update to the much-loved mirrorless shooter (as we reported earlier in the week) and they’re doing it simply because they want to replace the current 2.36K EVF with a higher-resolution 4K version.


Initially dubbed the X-T1b, now the X-T1p, the name is uncertain but the existence of this camera, strange though it is, seems to be a near-certainty.

According to FR‘s sources, the camera will be officially announced the first week of July, so we don’t have to wait long to find out, but assuming the rumors are accurate, what do you think of this move?

Is this just an excuse to fix the button issues that have plagued some of the X-T1’s, is it about a better viewfinder, and are either of those reasons good enough to urge Fuji to jump on the incremental upgrade train that Nikon and Canon are so frequently lambasted for? Let us know in the comments.

(via Fuji Rumors)