Everything old is new again, and Fujifilm is proving it true by releasing retro looking cameras that pack all the wallop of modern day pro-level digital shooters. Just previewed are the X100T and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition, which add to the existing lineup of Fujifilm’s popular old school-style cameras, with notable improvements.
The X100T includes an improved hybrid viewfinder and also carries with it new modes for focus peaking, split image, and filter simulation. Like earlier models, the X100T comes with a 16.3 MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor and a 23mm f/2 lens. In addition to an upgraded body design that includes a layer of magnesium to top and bottom, there’s also a new command dial and a four-way controller, both enabling easier manipulation of functions. Suggested retail price should be around $1,300.
Not content to let color alone take center stage as the only reason for the X-T1’s overhaul, Fujifilm has imbued the facelift with a few minor improvements including a boosted shutter speed of 1/32,000 that can be muted for discreet photo taking, and a redesigned electronic viewfinder. Retail price for the X-T1 GSE will be around $1,500 for the stripped-down version and $1,900 for the kit that includes an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
The X100T and the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition will be available in mid-November and late-November, respectively.