Just under a month since Fujifilm announced the X-T1 in January, the highly anticipated mirrorless body is available in limited quantities for $1,299. B&H has likely fulfilled the pre-orders and has some left for those of you who did not.
The X-T1 has the second generation 16.3Mp APS-C CMOS II sensor, similar to that found in the X-Pro1 along with a second generation EXR II processor. Unlike the X-Pro1, the X-T1 has a hybrid OVF with 2.36M dots at 0.77x (the highest in its class) that supports focus peaking, and is advertised to only have 0.005 seconds of lag-time. Furthermore, the X-T1 boast wicked fast phase-detect AF at 0.08 seconds. It is built of sturdy mag-alloy, has the best weather sealing in the X-series and has built in Wi-Fi connectivity.
Modularity is at the heart of the X-T1 design, it can use a vertical battery grip, hotshoe-mounted flashes, grips, and cases. Functionality wise, I expect the X-T1 to work more like a DSLR than a more traditional mirrorless body.
The OLED viewfinder is what makes this camera most interesting to me, when shooting vertically the display rotates to allow for easy reading and adjusting while looking though the viewfinder.
I'll be picking up a X-T1 for rental to give it a shot as a travel and walk-around camera. The X-T1 is available here if you want to grab one before they go on backorder.