Fujifilm X-T1: joining the weatherproofing bandwagon

28 Jan

After last year’s release of the submersible Nikon 1 AW1 and weatherproof superzoom Sony RX10, Fujifilm is showing eagerness to get its own weatherproof line going, first with its announcement of the FinePix S1, member of the queensized class of superzooms, with a smaller sensor but larger range of focal lengths (24 to 1200mm), and now with the Fujifilm X-T1, otherwise equipped with the X-E2’s X-Trans sensor, an electronic viewfinder and an autofocus claimed to be the fastest in its segment.

It seems that weatherproofing is set to become standard in 2014, and so it should!

Oh, and if you thought this one looks a little like the Nikon Df, then, well…

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Fujifilm promotional image.

The external display is tilting, and WiFi tethering is apparently available.

Note that I’ve previously written about Fujifilm’s tough-and-waterproof camera, the FinePix XP60. That camera is in a segment that all camera makers have submitted entrants for, but which may in time get mostly taken over by waterproof smartphones or less compromising cameras such as the Nikon 1 AW1, if the latter can prove themselves in the field.

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