Fujifilm X-T1 IR (With Infared Technology) Brief Review



  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • X-Trans sensor (no optical low-pass filter)
  • Photographs UV and and IR wavelengths 380-1000nm (compared to 400-700nm)
  • Weather sealed
  • Autofocus as fast as .08 seconds
  • 8 fps burst shooting
  • Electronic viewfinder with four display modes
  • Dual control wheels
  • Five mechanical dials for adjusting settings
  • 3” tilting LCD
  • Focus Highlight Peaking
  • RAW
  • Manual modes
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Optional battery grip for extended battery life
  • Release Date: 2015-08-02
  • Final Grade: 96 4.8 Star Rating: Recommended

Fujifilm adds infared with the Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Fujifilm's top-of-the-line camera not has an infrared option.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 1/9/2016

There are a lot of features packed into the Fujifilm X-T1. Now, Fujifilm has added just one more--the ability to photograph more than just the visible light spectrum.

The Fujifilm X-T1 IR includes infrared technology. Where most cameras capture the 400-700nm wave length, the X-T1 IR can shoot 380-1000nm, which includes ultraviolet and infrared light. While not a feature for most consumers, it's useful for fine art as well as scientific work like crime scene photography and medical applications.

Outside of the additional infrared technology, the X-T1 IR is nearly identical to the X-T1, with a weather-sealed body, X-Trans sensor and 8 fps burst speed.

The Fujifilm X-T1 IR will be available beginning October 31, retailing for $1,699.99.

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Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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