When using lenses with very wide apertures, like the Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R and the XF56mmF1.2 R, it's possible to achieve a very shallow depth-of-field and beautiful bokeh along with a sharp subject. However, when using these wide apertures in very bright light, like on a sunny day, shutter speed can limit shooting options and mean the widest aperture settings are unavailable. To fix this, the FUJIFILM X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition now includes an electronic shutter mode with a top speed of 1/32000 sec, meaning you can use wide apertures more easily than ever before.
The optical viewfinder in a DSLR requires a mirror box that makes noise as it moves up and down during an exposure, but the FUJIFILM X-T1 has a special design with no such mechanism, so shooting is quieter. To complement this, even the sound of the shutter opening and closing can now be removed thanks to the new electronic shutter mode. No noise at the beginning or end of the exposure makes the camera incredibly useful for subjects like nature, weddings, or live events when users need to remain quiet.
A sixth choice has been added to Film Simulation, which gives a unique luster and depth to photos; Classic Chrome. Classic Chrome was inspired by feedback and requests from X Series photographers and its look is inspired by printed images in magazines from the glory days of photo journalism, rather than a specific film type.
With slightly muted tones and deep color reproduction, it's a clear departure from the existing five types.
Rather than a pure record of the scene, Classic Chrome offers photographers a more expressive, and artistic look to their shots.
One of the great benefits of an electronic viewfinder is that what you see is what you get'; the final image is displayed in real-time so any Film Simulation modes or other effects can be checked while shooting. But users sometimes need to see colors close to how they're viewed with an optical finder, or to focus on shadow detail, which some high-contrast effects block out. To aid this, the Natural Live View function has been added and, when "PREVIEW PIC. EFFECT" is turned Off in the menu, an image close to the naked eye is displayed during live view.
Whether it's through a viewfinder, on an LCD screen, or with the naked eye, we all see color differently, so to ensure that users get the perfect view, vividness of the image displayed can now be adjusted through 11 levels, from -5 to +5. This function can be controlled separately for the electronic viewfinder and the LCD monitor, so it remains totally effective no matter what the lighting conditions or shooting style.
"AF+MF" function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.
Once tethered HS-V5 software (optional accessory) lets users control the camera from the PC and transfers the images shot on the camera over to the PC automatically.
The update will let users select the focus area using the 4-way controller, without pressing the Fn key.
The function of the AE-L/AF-L button is currently locked, but will be interchangeable, depending on the user's preference.
When working in Manual focus mode, the update will enable changing the size of the focus area during Instant AF with the AF-L button.
In Autofocus mode, the update will enable the Macro function to be turned on or off, without accessing the pop-up menu screen.
To make the Q Menu (used for quick access of frequently-used items) even more efficient, the update will allow its items and layout to be changed to the user's preference.
As well as the existing 60fps and 30fps selections, 50fps, 25fps and 24fps options will be available with the update. 50fps and 25fps allow video editing in the PAL regions, such as Europe, without converting the frame rate. 24fps offers a cinema-like view.
The update will enable ISO sensitivity selection prior to shooting videos, as well as the ability to adjust aperture and shutter speed during movie recording.
In Instant AF mode, which is operated by pressing the AF-L button during manual focusing, the update will enable Phase Detection AF, providing faster focusing speeds.
Users will be able to interlock the AF area position with the Metering area when Spot Metering mode is selected.
In the current Program Shift mode, the slowest-speed setting is 1/4sec, but this will increase to a maximum of 4sec.
Photos are directly sent from the camera to instax SHARE Smartphone Printer.Photos can turn into instax prints.
Add software lock function.
The update will let users prevent from the unexpected dial / button operation.
Expand the number of CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE from one to three.
By registering different conditions in advance of the shooting, users can change white balance conditions quickly.
In manual exposure mode, the EVF / LCD are displayed with previewing set shooting conditions.
To display, along with a mode of ignoring exposure condition, users will be able to select a mode of ignoring white balance condition.
The update will let users expand variations of external flash photography especially with modeling lights of different color temperature.
By registering the function to the Fn button, users will be able to change settings in quick operations.