Being a Fuji fanboy, I feel I need to give some thoughts on the official Fuji X-T1 release. There is a lot of info on Fuji Rumors. And Rico did a good review on it.
I mentioned before, I won’t buy this camera. But there are certain things I am excited about.
Wow, when I heard about the EVF, I got excited. Realistically, unless there is a major breakthrough, there is nothing more we can do with the sensors. The only way to improve the camera is improving the other stuff.
The EVF sounds like a dream come true. A second window to check focus? That sounds awesome. Bigger, better, clearer, and better than ever? That sounds great as well. Pretty soon, EVFs will have a major advantage over OVFs.
I hope they have a even better EVF for the X-Pro 2 and X-E3. If they do, I’m definitely upgrading just for the improved EVF. It won’t let me take better pictures, but it will make my life easier when taking pictures.
So that’s it. I only care about the awesome EVF that it supposedly has. Everything else is gravy.
Of course, real tethering support will be great too.
Fujirumors just posted leaked pictures of the X-T1 and its probable price. Wow, what a sexy looking camera. I am a fan of the rangefinder design, but I must admit, the camera looks sweet. I love the ISO dial on the right, which I suggested in my previous blog post. I’m sure Fujifilms listened to me. 😉 Now, if the shutter dial is in 1/3 stops, this camera will be the best camera with traditional manual controls.
Of course, I won’t get the camera. There’s nothing wrong with it. It even has some of the features I would love to have in my X-E1: better EVF, better AF, better LCD, faster responsiveness, WiFi, and so on (I don’t care about the weather sealing). But it still won’t let me take better pictures.
The only reason I would need to buy a new camera is if my current camera breaks, or when I want a new vanity item. Besides, the $1800 price is pretty hefty. But man, my G.A.S. is raging from looking at the photos.