Cameras

Fujifilm's X-T1 Looks Stunning in Silver

Our favorite X gets an impressive new color.

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We fell in love with the Fujifilm X-T1 when it was released earlier this year. Even though it was a remix of the already great X-E2, the new form factor, high performance, and innovative EVF made this camera an Editors' Choice winner.

Now, Fujifilm has introduced a brand-new take on the same camera. Instead of the hammered black finish that the original X-T1 came out in, you can now buy a very sexy Graphite Silver edition. While not as bright as, say, the silver version of Olympus's OM-D E-M5, the Fujifilm is a striking blend of subtle metallic undertones with a satin finish. The painting process is a complex one, involving multiple layers of primer and different tints, and it's a $200 premium option.

We spent some time with the Graphite Silver X-T1 at the Fuji booth here at Photokina 2014 and the color is stunning in person. It's really something you should check out in person if you get the opportunity.

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We're not sure if Fujifilm plans a matching battery grip for the Graphite Silver edition of the X-T1

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The camera's grip remains black to make the X-T1 look even more like a classic film SLR.

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It's hard to get in photographs, but the metallic undertones of the paint are subtle.

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The X-T1's physical controls look even more striking in silver.

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Not only does the top plate get the new Graphite Silver color, the mode dials have also changed color to match.

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Even the tilting screen gets the camera's fresh new color.

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With a flash and an accessory grip, the X-T1 becomes a very chunky camera.

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The camera even manages to stand out with a big Fujinon 50–140mm f/2.8 lens mounted.

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We think that like the Olympus OM-D E-M1, the Fujifilm X-T1 absolutely deserved the sterling treatment.

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We can only speculate on whether or not Fujifilm will eventually release silver lenses for its X-Mount system.